There is a Structural Crisis of Capitalism

by Jipson John and Jitheesh P.M., originally posted on Black Agenda Report,  May 09 “Capitalism has become an “obsolete social system.” A Marxist thinker of profound originality and theoretical innovation, Samir Amin continues to intellectually equip us to comprehend, analyse and critique the “obsolete” nature of present-day capitalism, the unequal North-South divide between countries, the continued operation of imperialism, the[…]

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Trump and Israeli Collusion

“Trump is the one true believer in Israeli’s right to reign supreme in its region and in command of American foreign policy.” by Margaret Kimberley, originally posted on Black Agenda Report, May 9 Donald Trump’s decision to exit from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement on Iranian nuclear capability is in keeping with his doctrine of joining Israel[…]

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May Day in Puerto Rico: Mass marches combat austerity & privatization

Photo: The Teachers’ Federation of Puerto Rico (FMPR) continued its militant opposition to the government closing of public schools (left) during May Day in San Juan. Contingents from all regions and sectors of the people united against the assaults of U.S.-imposed austerity. By Berta Joubert-Ceci, originally posted on Workers World, May 8 On May Day, the extreme political devastation in[…]

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The Opiod Crisis, Treatment in a Capitalist Society

by Princess Harmony, originally posted on Workers World, May 10 One would think that those in charge of public health might go all in to defeat the “opioid crisis,” yet that isn’t what’s happened. Goldman Sachs recently put out a report saying that having the medical industry curing people wasn’t good for business. This is no less true with treatments[…]

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Capitalism Caused the Opiate Epidemic

by Princess Harmony, originally posted on Workers World, April 27 There’s an opiate epidemic currently ravaging the working class in the U.S. Tens of thousands of people have died already, and thousands more will die or will come close. As it stands, the opioid epidemic has decreased the average lifespan of people in the U.S. and is one of the[…]

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Teachers’ Class Struggle Defiance Inspires Millions

Photo: 75,000 Arizona teachers marched on the capitol in Phoenix on April 26, at the start of their strike. (Ralph Fresco / Getty Images) by Jeff Mackler, originally published on Socialist Action, May 7 It’s been a long while since anyone alive has seen working people successfully fight back against capitalist cruelty with winning class-struggle strategies and tactics. Today, teachers,[…]

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GWU Student Senate Passes Divestment Resolution Despite Harassment

Student arrives at George Washington University divestment vote with a member of the anti-BDS group ‘Canary Mission’ (right) continuing efforts to intimidate students. (Photo: Divest This Time) by Jesse Rubin, originally posted on Mondoweiss, April 27 After being delayed a week because of threats to their safety, the George Washington University (GW) student Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution to divest[…]

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The Warmakers

Israel launched a major attack on Syria last night from the occupied Syrian Golan, and Syria retaliated.   The Israelis claimed to be attacking Iran, and they initiated the attack at the same time Trump was announcing the US withdrawal from the JCPOA.   But Syria was targeted and Syria retaliated.   The damages are hard to assess.  Syria was able to mitigate[…]

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