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Bolivia’s two worlds

A new conflict broke out in Bolivia at the end of March. Thousands of miners blocked highways in five departments of Bolivia to protest a pending new mining law. Three miners were killed by the national police, while the miners took dozens of police hostage. Continue reading

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Climate change and development

Another devastating sign of capitalism’s degeneracy is its failure even to slow down climate change. Youth have spearheaded a new movement to control it. It is the actual social relations, relations of production, forms of labor, relationship to the land and other means of production, by which we can judge what must be uprooted, and to what extent any society has or has not moved to a path of development that breaks from capitalism’s never-ending growth of capital, or, as Marx put it, production for production’s sake. Continue reading

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Honduras three years after the coup

From the November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Honduras three years after the coup La Voz de los de Abajo (Voices from Below) sponsored a delegation to Honduras in September, three years after the 2009 coup which deposed the … Continue reading

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Durban climate summit: sellout, revolt

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Durban climate summit: sellout, revolt “2020 is too late to wait!” rang out the words of Abigail Borah, a 21-year-old college student/activist from Vermont. She was interrupting U.S. climate negotiator … Continue reading

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Haiti two years after the earthquake

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Haiti two years after the earthquake Two years after the devastating earthquake, Haiti’s disaster continues: More than half a million Haitians live in displacement camps, primarily in tents and plastic … Continue reading

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World food crisis, still

The world food crisis, which was hot in 2008 and then subsided temporarily, is getting worse again. It was one of the factors in Tunisia’s revolution, along with recent revolts in Algeria. The piece below, published in the June-July 2008 … Continue reading

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