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Venezuela protests

What began in early February as a small student protest against a sexual assault at a university campus in the state of Tachira, which the government repressed, spread to a number of other campuses and cities, where demonstrations were also repressed and students arrested. Seizing the moment, a faction of the right-wing opposition party called for more protests, demanding the removal of President Maduro from office. Continue reading

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Venezuela election

The close Venezuelan elections of recent years have likely represented the tensions inherent in Chavismo itself. While Hugo Chavez did do things to benefit many of the poorest Venezuelans, he also maintained a relationship with the business community. 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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May-June 2013 issue of News & Letters is out

The new May-June 2013 issue of News & Letters is available on the web: News & Letters, Vol. 58, No. 3 May – June 2013 You may view this issue of News & Letters in pdf form here Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, … Continue reading

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Post-election Venezuela

From the November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Post-election Venezuela The reelection of Hugo Chávez as president is an important moment in Venezuela and Latin America as a whole. After more than a decade in power—during which his administration … Continue reading

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November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters is now available on the web

News & Letters, Vol. 57, No. 6 November-December 2012 You may view this issue of News & Letters in pdf form here Lead Obama’s re-election doesn’t end clash of two worlds The two worlds of the rulers and the ruled shone through … Continue reading

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Syrians against all odds

From the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Editorial Syrians against all odds Daraya, Aug. 25: the Assad regime continues its genocide, with 300-600 estimated killed in this Damascus suburb. The dead are unarmed men, women and children … Continue reading

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