Published Articles

newsToday, thousands of Fast Food workers across the nation are going on strike, protesting the exploitative conditions that are standard practice in the industry. I am one of those workers, existing at the point where the gears of the capitalist profit machine grind together. Today, I am striking with my fellow workers to try and effect change at the Jimmy John’s store where I work, but also to stand in solidarity with fast food workers around the nation who experience a variety of injustices in their work places every day.

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mapp-133Summary: Leftist activists continue to be murdered and tortured under liberal President Benigno Aquino III.  This process, which has especially brutal outcomes for women, is viewed in the context of U.S. neocolonial domination. An earlier version appeared in Countercurrents.org, in July — Editors

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800px-Protest_march_for_justice_for_Trayvon_in_Austin,_TXSummary:  The Trayvon Martin verdict is viewed in the context U.S. racialized capitalism. The article focuses on the structures of race/class oppression in Florida, both in the past and today, and the oppositional movements that these structures have engendered – Editors

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General_Abdul_Fatah_al-SisiSummary: The Egyptian military’s August 14 massacre of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood marked a reach for total power. The complicity of some parts of the democratic movement has placed in jeopardy the entire revolutionary wave that has gripped the country since 2011 – Editors

 

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Gezi_ParkSummary: This article examines and draws lessons from the Gezi Park protests as a new type of horizontal social struggle that goes beyond earlier Turkish politics, whether leftist or nationalist. It also analyzes the ideological control mechanisms of Turkish capitalism under Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) – Editors

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rl2Summary: Dr. Lenore Daniels, a columnist for Black Commentator Magazine, discusses Rosa Luxemburg’s legacy as a an anti-imperialist thinker and  interviews Peter Hudis, co-editor, along with Georg Adler and Annelies Laschitza, of The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg (2011). Originally appeared in OpEdNews   –Editors

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l129e206Summary: David Black’s riff on Hegel took place at a fringe meeting of the Association of Musical Marxists during the Marxism 2013 conference in London in July. It was first published on the AMM website on August 6, 2013. A video is also available, HERE  – Editors

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Although almost no one ponders
France in 1787
when the King’s Wars transmuted

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Megaphone – The Swedish Suburban Migrant

Megaphone – The Swedish Suburban Migrant

Summary: The recent rioting in Stockholm over the police killing of a Portuguese immigrant was a manifestation of the growing inequalities in Sweden, a society once seen as synonymous with social democracy – Editors

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map_of_iranSummary: Persian and English-language analyses which have attempted to comprehend these events have ranged from a dismissal of the election process as a completely engineered one, to uncritical support for the election results. [Originally appeared in Iranian Progressives in Translation, July 24, 2013.]

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