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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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Handicap This! November-December 2012

From the November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Handicap This! by Suzanne Rose London, England—A disability campaigner who set up an e-petition to stop government benefit cuts has vowed to continue her fight, after gaining more than 62,000 signatures. … Continue reading

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Mali’s contradictions

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Mali’s contradictions The fracturing of Mali and the demand for self-determination of the Tuareg people in the north continue (see May-June N&L), but with grave contradictions. The National Movement for the Liberation of … Continue reading

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Palestinian solidarity

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Palestinian solidarity On the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian people, Nov. 29, we reflected on the current situation and what needs to be done to achieve peace in the Middle … Continue reading

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Palestinian women discuss statehood

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Palestinian women discuss statehood Ramallah, Palestine—The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD) organized a political discussion on the UN approach to Palestin­ian statehood. Mrs. Amal Khreishe, the general direc­tor, facilitated … Continue reading

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Big nations fiddle while climate heats up, poor starve

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Big nations fiddle while climate heats up, poor starve You don’t need a weatherman to know the wind has blown in another year of disasters: record flooding of the Lower … Continue reading

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