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South Korea on strike, North Korea on ‘ice’

Over 100,000 South Koreans, mainly workers, demonstrated in Seoul. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had his uncle, Jang Sung-thaek, executed, accused of selling off part of North Korea to foreigners and of drug trafficking. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, September-October 2013, Part II

Readers’ Views, September-October 2013, Part II Continue reading

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The politics of degenerate capitalism

The rulers are not about to sit back and let revolt freely develop. All sorts of reactionary ideas and attitudes have been ushered into the mainstream of politics and the media. Continue reading

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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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Escape from Camp 14

Escape from Camp 14 is the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person born in a North Korean slave labor camp to escape, doing so at the age of 23 in 2005. Shin’s life is testament to the putrid essence of that militarized, state-capitalist totalitarian society. Continue reading

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State of the U.S. wars

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Editorial State of the U.S. wars The opening of Barack Obama’s second term made it clear that, despite all talk of ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is … Continue reading

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News and Letters Committees Call for Plenum 2013

You can find this on the News and Letters website. OFFICIAL CALL FOR PLENUM to Work Out Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2013-2014 February 24, 2013 To All Members of News and Letters Committees Dear Friends: The world today is riven between … Continue reading

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