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The Failure of "Lesser Evilism" Private ownership of the means of production has hit a dead end on a world scale. The system is dying on its feet, and this inevitably has profound political and social consequences in the country par excellence of capitalism. Read the Full Story
Election 2014—Big Business Wins Again What if they held an election and nobody came? In some ways, the 2014 midterm election was very much like this. That is, democracy for the top 1% or 2%, but not for the rest of us! Read the Full Story
The Logic of Imperialism The 2003 invasion of Iraq was a disastrous and criminal adventure. Hundreds of thousands were killed or dislocated and millions continue to suffer the worst imaginable miseries and deprivations. It is a humiliating condemnation of imperialism that, due to its actions, a group once denigrated by Obama as the “junior varsity team” of terrorist outfits is now giving the planet’s mightiest military force a run for its money. Read the Full Story

Latest Marxist & Socialist News and Analysis

US Admits Failure and Reestablishes Diplomatic Relations With Cuba—A Change of Tactics to Achieve the Same Aim

Aaron Escobar-Cuba LibreOn Wednesday, December 17, the United States admitted that its attempt to bully Cuba into submission had failed. This should be seen as a victory for the Cuban Revolution and its resilience against the relentless onslaught of the most powerful imperialist power on earth, only 90 miles away from its shores. However, US imperialism has not given up on its aims: the restoration of the rule of private property and the destruction of the gains of the revolution. It has just changed the means to achieve the same result.

 

Cuba 50 Years Later—Where is the Revolution Going?

Given the recent developments in the relations between Cuba and the United States, and the coming anniversary of the Revolution on January 1, we are republishing this important article from 2009. The Cuban Revolution, on the basis of its nationalized planned economy and the Cuban people's willingness to defend it, has endured for decades despite being so closely situated to the most powerful imperialist power on Earth. As this article points out however, the Revolution is under increasing threat of capitalist restoration, and its fate is inextricably linked to the world revolution

 

Massive General Strike in Belgium: Nothing Moved By Air, By Road, or By Water

general-strike-belgiumThis is the strongest strike ever, commented General Secretary Marie Hélène Ska of the Christian union CSC. She is right. The national work stoppage on Monday, December 15 was without doubt the most “general” of 24-hour general strikes in the rich Belgian history of strikes.

 

   

Mass Protests Against Police Violence Sweep the US

garner-protest-new-yorkA grassroots upsurge has swept the US over the past few weeks, its sudden eruption marked by huge weekend marches on the East Coast and by smaller, broadly based protests across the length and breadth of the country.

 

 

   

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