December 2020 – MONTHLY REVIEW

NOTES FROM THE EDITORS The United States is now in a New Cold War with Russia and China, with the focus increasingly on the latter. Where Russia itself is concerned, the onset of the New Cold War was a direct result of the U.S.-led Western imperial strategy during the decades following the demise of the Soviet Union. In the vacuum left by the Soviet disappearance from the world stage, the U.S. grand strategy (as promulgated by Paul Wolfowitz shortly after the Gulf War with Iraq) was directed at a rapid…

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A war on disabled people

Posted Nov 19, 2020 by Eds. Originally published: Spring Magazine by David Bush (November 10, 2020) The War on Disabled People: Capitalism, Welfare and the Making of a Human Catastrophe by Ellen Clifford (Zed Books, 2020). Disability issues are not just issues for people disabled by society, they are of prime importance for the entire working class because of the relationship between disability and capitalism. The last economic crisis in Canada saw an intense and sustained attack on public services and welfare programs that disabled people require to live life. While corporations and banks were bailed…

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