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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
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World Economy: Capitalism Lurches From One Crisis to Another

latuff-fallen capital“Six years on from the financial crash that brought the world to its knees, red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global economy.” Such ominous statements may sound familiar to our regular readers. However, these words are not those of a Marxist, but of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who returned from a meeting of political leaders at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, with deep concerns about the state of the world economy. As the fires of capitalist crisis spread and continue to ignite in one country after another, optimistic talk of recovery among the ruling class has given way to a more sober assessment of the situation—to an understanding that stagnation, decline, and crisis are the new normality under capitalism.

 

Mexico: Anger Over Disappeared Ayotzinapa Students Refuses to Go Away

ayotzinapa-latuffIt is now seven weeks since the police attacked students from the Ayotzinapa teacher training college and then kidnapped 43 of the survivors and handed them over to a drug cartel. The brutal incident in the town of Iguala, Guerrero, acted as the proverbial last straw, opening up a wave of mass protests which continues to grow and spread.

 

 

South Africa: COSATU Right Wing Class Collaborators Expel NUMSA—Time to Fight Back!

Numsa logoIn the early hours of Saturday morning, November 8, the Central Executive Committee of South Africa's largest labor federation, COSATU, voted by a margin of 33 to 24 to expel its biggest affiliate, NUMSA, from the federation. This decision will have far-reaching consequences not only for COSATU, but for the liberation movement and the direction of the class struggle.

 

   

The Role of the State in the Space Race

antaresOn June 23, 1905, Orville Wright became the first person to successfully fly a powered aircraft. Just 56 years later, in April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space, when Vostok 1 made a successful orbit of the Earth. Flight, and later space travel, were viewed as an indication of humanity’s progress and ability to overcome even the most enormous of obstacles, in this case, the Earth’s gravitational pull. But the recent explosion of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket on October 28, and the explosion of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo just a few days later seem to highlight the primary obstacle in the way of humanity’s development today: the private ownership of the means of production.

   

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