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Capitalism’s violence, masses’ revolt show need for total view

The world today is riven between the creativity of masses in revolt and the violent degeneracy of counter-revolution, whose destructiveness even extends to the revived specter of nuclear war two decades after the collapse of the USSR. Such is the degeneracy of the globalized capitalist system, laden with destructive forces and sunk into structural crisis. The deep crisis is seen in the U.S. and abroad, economically, in unemployment and poverty, homelessness and hunger. It is seen politically, in new laws attacking workers and women, and new outbursts of racism. It is seen environmentally, with the advance of climate disruption and fake capitalistic solutions. It is seen in thought, as the lack of philosophy, of a total view, hampers the development of struggles from the U.S. to the revolutions of the Arab Spring facing counter-revolutions. Continue reading

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Handicap This! January-February 2013

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Handicap This! by Suzanne Rose England—Church of England leaders want doctors to have the right to withhold treatment from disabled newborn babies in “exceptional circumstances,” even though it will “certainly result … Continue reading

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‘We are all Greeks’

From the new March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: ‘We are all Greeks’ On Feb. 12, open rebellion broke out in Athens. “Layoffs! Layoffs…You will save Greece without the Greeks!” protesters proclaimed against the Greek parliament’s approval of a … Continue reading

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Women’s freedom, the religion of the oppressors, and the religion of the oppressed: Sharia law, the Catholic hierarchy, and the Religious Right

Guest post from Terry Moon.  This is a presentation she gave to a meeting in Chicago: The Necessity to End State Power for Bishops and Mullahs Terry Moon, September 26, 2011, Chicago I. The religion of the oppressor and the … Continue reading

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Women as Reason: No power for bishops or mullahs!

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Women as Reason: No power for bishops or mullahs! by Terry Moon The racist U.S. Right has used the specter of terrorism in attacking Muslim religious law, Sharia, as a way … Continue reading

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European revolts confront economic and political crises

The Lead article from the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: European revolts confront economic and political crises by Ron Kelch In one of the biggest demonstrations in Ireland since its revolutionary birth in 1916, 100,000 marched in Dublin … Continue reading

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European worker revolt

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters World in View European worker revolt In Europe, capitalism’s deep economic crisis continues to unfold in ways that threaten the social benefits and social safety net that working people have fought … Continue reading

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