Articles tagged “Europe/Canada/U.S.”

230214uk2Summary: The Ukrainian uprising raises questions concerning different kinds of democracy, nationalism and internationalism, types of imperialism and capitalism, and the dangers of ethnic conflict and neoliberal capitalism. Comments especially welcome — Editors

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syriaSummary:  As the U.S. rattles its sabers against the Assad regime in Syria in the wake of an apparent attack on civilians with chemical weapons, the situation remains murky. A number of forces — the U.S.-Britain-France, their sometime allies Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar, the murderous Assad regime, and equally murderous jihadis — are all seeking to stifle the yearnings of the Syrian people to be free of the domination of both local authoritarians and global imperialism – Editors

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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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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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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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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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Justice for Trayvon Martin: July 15

Summary: The acquittal of the murderer of Trayvon Martin shows, “beyond reasonable doubt,” that unconscionable acts of murder and abuse against Black Americans continue to define the social and legal structures of this land, and that racism is more than ever the Achilles heel of American “civilization” — Editors

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9780956817679_cov_frontSummary: Labor historian and activist Dan La Botz reviews David Black and Chris Ford’s 1839: The Chartist Insurrection. This critical review stresses that “The authors aim is to show that modern Britain, so often thought of as a model of moderation and gradualism, …does indeed have a revolutionary, working class tradition.” Originally appeared in  New Politics  – Editors.

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2816Summary: This article, written by a member of the Slovenian Marxist left, covers the impact of the global economic crisis in terms of its effects on the population and the neoliberal maneuvers of established political forces, including on the part of the center left.  At the same time, anger and a clarity of vision concerning capitalism itself are building among the population — Editors

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thatSummary: The death of Margaret Thatcher recalled her 11 years as British prime minister. She ushered in a harsher form of capitalism, presided over increases in unemployment, inequality, poverty and homelessness, and heightened the danger of nuclear war – Editors.

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