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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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Spain, Greece, Europe: capitalist crisis and revolt

This is the lead article from the new July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Spain, Greece, Europe: capitalist crisis and revolt by Franklin Dmitryev When the bailout of banks in Spain, the Eurozone’s fourth largest economy, was announced on … 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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Remembering Margaret Ellingham on International Women’s Day

How our friends at Criticism &c. observed International Women’s Day: For International Women’s Day 2012: Margaret Ellingham, An American Marxist in Italy

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World in View: No to ‘bunga-bunga’!

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: No to ‘bunga-bunga’! by Gerry Emmett Hundreds of thousands of Italian women took to the streets Feb. 13 to protest President Silvio Berlusconi’s sexist and absurd political culture … Continue reading

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