Don’t Be Fooled: The Most Diverse Cabinet in History Is Pure Demagogy

Post on: January 8, 2021 Jimena VergaraOlivia Wood Biden boasts that his new cabinet “looks like America.” However, whether the cabinet “looks like” the working class has nothing to do with their interests and politics. Make no mistake: these politicians will always put the capitalists above the workers. Liberals are celebrating what is shaping up to be the most diverse cabinet ever. The new president wants to use the “diversity card” to hide the fact that his cabinet will govern for the super-rich, by applying the neoliberal recipe in times…

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Discussion for the Unite of Left Parties began

Representatives of the two organizations have already begun discussions to explore the possibility of building a unity between the Left Voice and the Socialist Party. They have held already two discussions on this matter. Comrade Niel, chamil, Wijepala and Amarasingha represented the Left Voice and Comrade Mahinda Devage, Secretary of the Socialist Party and P.D. Saranapala  represented their party. The basis of the discussion was the document which put forwarded by Left Voice comrades. Comrade Mahinda Devage said that although there are some disagreements on some theoretically issues but they…

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The Pandemic and Vaccine Nationalism

Post on: December 19, 2020 Claudia Cinatti “Vaccine nationalism” reproduces the geopolitical rivalries and tensions that have been building up since the 2008 capitalist crisis. Ultimately, it is a mirror of both capitalist competition and the irrationality of a system that transforms everything it touches — from the superfluous to the indispensable for life — into merchandise and profit. During November, some of the hundreds of vaccines in development against Covid-19 were approved, among them the one produced by the laboratory Pfizer (and its German partner BioNTech). While these vaccines…

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Notes To The People: Hegemonic and Competing Knowledge Systems

By Sumanasiri Liyanage Last week thousands of people lined up, not even respecting the one-metre safe distance recommended by the health authorities, to collect a free dose of pani (medicinal syrup) that is claimed and believed to be a cure as well as a preventive medicine for COVID-19. This medicinal syrup was invented and produced by Dhammika Bandara, an indigenous medical practitioner whose credentials are being questioned. Why did people gather in large numbers to obtain this medicine that has not yet been proven a cure for COVID-19? This may…

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Cooperatives and socialism: Prof Wolff on All Things Co-op

Professor Wolff recently joined the hosts of All Things Co-op in a special event to talk about cooperatives, Marxist theory, critiques of capitalism, and more.  In this conversation Prof Wolff shared many personal stories, including how his French father’s determination created a Latin class for him to take in his Ohio high school, his experiences in Ivy League schools, and how he became interested in cooperatives.  Wolff: “I spent 10 years of my life in these Ivy League places and they were constantly telling me economics is price theory and…

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The Stock Market Celebrates Biden’s Cabinet Picks

Post on: November 25, 2020 La Izquierda Diario Argentina The stock market posted record-breaking gains this week on the news of Joe Biden’s transition and corporate-friendly cabinet picks. These market gains mean more profits for capitalists and investors as the economic crisis continues for the working class. his week, Wall Street stocks traded at record heights. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a milestone 30,000 points, surpassing the previous record set on November 16. The other two main U.S. stock indexes likewise posted gains: the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite…

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G20: The Debt Solution

Post on: November 25, 2020 Michael Roberts The G20 summit took place virtually this past weekend, with the G20 leaders discussing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world economy. What does this mean for the current debt crisis? The following article was originally posted on Michael Roberts’ blog, “The Next Recession.” This past weekend, the G20 leaders’ summit took place – not physically of course, but by video link. Proudly hosted by Saudi Arabia, that bastion of democracy and civil rights, the G20 leaders focused on the impact…

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Trans* Liberation is Only Possible If We Overthrow Capitalism

Post on: November 20, 2020  Ezra Brain On Transgender Day of Rememberance, let us honor the Trans* lives that have been stolen by a rotten and oppressive system. The only way to ensure true liberation is to end the oppressive system of capitalism. More Trans* people have been murdered in the U.S. so far in 2020 than in the entirety of 2019. This is the reality for Trans* people under capitalism. The Trans* community is overwhelmingly disadvantaged by capitalism and tends to be poorer, more precarious, and more vulnerable. In the U.S., around 30…

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The capitalist economy doesn’t work for workers

Posted Nov 19, 2020 by Eds. Originally published: Spring Magazine by Mariam Agra and Rechev Browne (November 12, 2020)   Capitalism, an economic system of private ownership and control of production based off the exploitation of workers, is ultimately not reformable. But that doesn’t mean we can’t change economic system. We believe that socialism provides the solution to the world’s ills and that marxist theory gives us the tools to enact social change we so desperately need. Marxism: the science of how to get free The simplest way to think of a theory is as an…

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Biden will likely be worse than Obama. The left must lead the backlash, or the right will

Posted Nov 19, 2020 by Caitlin A. Johnstone Originally published: Caitlin A Johnstone Blog (November 17, 2020) It looks like a safe bet that Joe Biden will be sworn in on January 20th after successfully campaigning on returning the murderous and oppressive Orwellian U.S. empire back to its pre-Trump “normal”. The problem with this, apart from the obvious fact that it was an embarrassingly close victory only made possible by the Covid outbreak, is that returning to the pre-Trump “normal” is returning to the exact positions which created Trump. It’s like using a time machine to prevent…

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