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Written by Socialist Appeal Saturday, 20 September 2014 09:36
At the start of every semester, millions of American college students head to the campus textbook store and scrape the bottom of their bank accounts to afford the textbooks required for their classes. Prices have skyrocketed an astronomical 812% over the past three decades, easily beating out inflation, the rising costs of tuition and fees, and house prices. It is the profit driven capitalist system that mandates this academic tradition of organized robbery, and until capitalism is overthrown, students will continue to be at the mercy of the textbook cartels.
Written by Rachel Gibbs—Glasgow Marxists Friday, 19 September 2014 10:43
The Scottish Referendum produced a seismic shift in the political landscape of Scotland. The campaign shook up the whole of society and touched those who had never even voted before. The turnout was an unprecedented 85%, more than three and a half million people, bigger than any election ever held in UK history.
Written by A Marxist Internationalist from the USA Wednesday, 17 September 2014 13:07
This article looks at the situation in Pakistan, and describes on the one hand the effects of decades of rule by an inept and corrupt ruling class that has proven incapable of developing the country and on the other, highlights the immense work done by the comrades of The Struggle in building a Marxist Tendency in these every difficult conditions. [The text is a transcript of several talks given in the USA on Pakistan].
Written by Rob Sewell Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:47
Signor Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has tried to call up spirits from the deep like the Shakespearean characters Glendower and Hotspur. "I will take whatever it takes," he said a few years ago. Such spirits were supposed to save the euro and restore growth. However, while the euro has stabilized, temporarily, the European crisis has certainly deepened. This time it is threatening to plunge the European Union into the nightmare of a Japanese-style deflation.
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- Scottish Referendum: Why is the Yes Campaign Gaining Ground?
- The Inability of NATO to Prop Up Global Stability
- NATO Hypocrisy Over “Russian Invasion” as Kiev Suffers Defeat
- Q & A on the Struggle for a Higher Minimum Wage
- Political Islam in Pakistan
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