2022-08-10: News Headlines

Staff (2022-08-10). Biden to End Trump-Era "Remain in Mexico" Border Policy; Immigrants Face Ongoing Trauma, Separation. democracynow.org The Biden administration says it is officially ending the controversial Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy that forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases wind through court, often in grueling conditions for months or years. We speak to attorney and activist Efrén Olivares with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Immigrant Justice Project about the impact of this policy, as well as ongoing efforts to reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy in 2018. Olivares represented some of the children and thei…

_____ (2022-08-09). How Activism Labour Defies Capitalism. popularresistance.org It only takes one doom scroll through social media to see there is no shortage of injustice in the world. But there is also no shortage of people who have dedicated themselves to dismantle systems of violence and advance justice through activism. | With how deeply entrenched injustice is in our society, the work to dismantle injustice is a full-time job. Despite the hours put in, this job does not fit a capitalist and colonial view of labour. | El Jones, a prison abolitionist dedicated to fighting state violence, said that for Black people, there is a historical precedent that makes it easier for this work to go…

Deweylaura (2022-08-09). What's wrong with capitalism? The Supreme Court, for starters. cpusa.org Get out the trumpets. Roll out the drums. David Brooks has just announced that he was wrong about . . . capitalism! In an op-ed prompted by a New York Times "assignment" in which columnists were asked to write about what they were wrong about, Brooks said that he didn't see the "inequalities" being …

Joel Wendland-Liu (2022-08-09). 'Maelstrom Over the Killing Fields': Dire underdevelopment and the Filipino national idea. peoplesworld.org E. [Epifanio] San Juan Jr. is a Marxist literary critic who has taught at many major universities in the U.S. and the Philippines. Born in 1938, he is the Harvard-trained author of about four dozen books in English and Tagalog on Marxist theory, criticism of U.S. racism and imperialism, literary studies of Filipino, U.S., and …

____ (2022-08-08). Xi extends condolences to Cuban president over fuel farm explosions. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, sent a message of condolence on Monday to Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel over explosions at a fuel storage facility in Cuba.

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2022-08-09: News Headlines

____ (2022-08-08). Xi extends condolences to Cuban president over fuel farm explosions. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, sent a message of condolence on Monday to Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel over explosions at a fuel storage facility in Cuba.

Orinoco Tribune2 (2022-08-08). CPUSA to Host International Anti-Imperialist Conference in September. orinocotribune.com Houston—For the past several months, the International Department and the Peace and Solidarity Commission of the Communist Party USA have been working to organize the first ever international conference hosted by the CPUSA, occurring on the weekend of September 10th and 11th. The conference comes at a very important and dynamic time. U.S. imperialism is on the march around the globe. The looming end of the unipolar world order is causing much distress among the ruling class, and they are desperate to preserve their power. Whether it's through the expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe, the continued illegal…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-08). King's Forces Attack Communist Party of Swaziland Members as Protests Continue. libya360.wordpress.com Pavan Kulkarni A protest by the Communist Party of Swaziland "I was held face down at gunpoint with my arms and legs bound behind for half an hour, while they fired shots and chased down my comrades," CPS central committee member Vuyiswa Maseko told Peoples Dispatch. The Operation Support Service Unit (OSSU), a militarized police…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). The Crypto-Fascist Group Infiltrating the Online Communist Community. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea Marxist Anti Imperialist Collective, a crypto-Strasserite group, has advocated for Socialism with Richard Spencer characteristics by endorsing the idea of a white state. Big surprise. Why should we care so much? Well, this group is using certain tactics to spread its ideas widely. MAC runs several "communist" subreddits that are easy to mistake…

Fight Back (2022-08-07). Red Theory: Marxism and the Law of Value. fightbacknews.org In our previous article we looked at what a commodity is and examined use-value and exchange-value. This discussion of value is a cornerstone of Marx's critique of political economy. The value of any commodity is equal to the socially necessary labor time required to produce that commodity. This is the Law of Value, and it is essential to understand if we are to really grasp what is revolutionary about Marx's critique of capitalism. | In Capital, Marx writes, "That which determines the magnitude of the value of any article is … the labor-time socially necessary for its production. Each individual commodity, in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). The CIA, Universities, and Anti-Communist Marxism. libya360.wordpress.com On this week's release of "On the Barricades," host Maria Cernat speaks to the French-American writer, cultural critic, and activist, Gabriel Rockhill. Gabriel completed his graduate studies under the direction of Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Alain Badiou, and is now a professor of philosophy at Villanova University. Gabriel's work in academia led him to…

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2022-08-08: News Headlines

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). The Crypto-Fascist Group Infiltrating the Online Communist Community. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea Marxist Anti Imperialist Collective, a crypto-Strasserite group, has advocated for Socialism with Richard Spencer characteristics by endorsing the idea of a white state. Big surprise. Why should we care so much? Well, this group is using certain tactics to spread its ideas widely. MAC runs several "communist" subreddits that are easy to mistake…

Fight Back (2022-08-07). Red Theory: Marxism and the Law of Value. fightbacknews.org In our previous article we looked at what a commodity is and examined use-value and exchange-value. This discussion of value is a cornerstone of Marx's critique of political economy. The value of any commodity is equal to the socially necessary labor time required to produce that commodity. This is the Law of Value, and it is essential to understand if we are to really grasp what is revolutionary about Marx's critique of capitalism. | In Capital, Marx writes, "That which determines the magnitude of the value of any article is … the labor-time socially necessary for its production. Each individual commodity, in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). The CIA, Universities, and Anti-Communist Marxism. libya360.wordpress.com On this week's release of "On the Barricades," host Maria Cernat speaks to the French-American writer, cultural critic, and activist, Gabriel Rockhill. Gabriel completed his graduate studies under the direction of Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Alain Badiou, and is now a professor of philosophy at Villanova University. Gabriel's work in academia led him to…

TeleSUR (2022-08-07). Efforts Continue to Put Out Industrial Fire in Cuba. telesurenglish.net First secretary of the Cuban Communist Party in Matanzas, Susely Morfa Gonzalez, informed via the social network Twitter that the fire caused by a fuel spill from the damaged tank number 52 has been extinguished. | Foam began to be poured ontank number 52 and the third tank has not caught fire, despite the heat and close proximity of the fire. Aug. 07, 2022.

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2022-08-07: News Headlines

_____ (2022-08-06). Big Chip In US-China Crisis. popularresistance.org One aspect of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan that has been largely overlooked is her meeting with Mark Lui, chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC). Pelosi's trip coincided with U.S. efforts to convince TSMC — the world's largest chip manufacturer, on which the U.S. is heavily dependent — to establish a manufacturing base in the US and to stop making advanced chips for Chinese companies. | U.S. support for Taiwan has historically been based on Washington's opposition to communist rule in Beijing, and Taiwan's resistance to absorption by China. But in rec…

TeleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-08-06). Conozca cinco datos curiosos sobre Federico Engels. telesurtv.net El teórico comunista estuvo motivado por el arte y la literatura desde pequeño, pues creció en un ambiente propicio para ello.

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2022-08-06: News Headlines

TeleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-08-06). Conozca cinco datos curiosos sobre Federico Engels. telesurtv.net El teórico comunista estuvo motivado por el arte y la literatura desde pequeño, pues creció en un ambiente propicio para ello.

____ (2022-08-04). China's non-CPC political parties make joint statement on Pelosi visit. ecns.cn China's eight non-Communist Party of China (CPC) political parties on Thursday released a joint statement expressing their strong opposition to, indignation at and condemnation of the recent visit of Nancy Pelosi.

Fight Back (2022-08-05). Denounce Twitter censorship on Philippine revolutionary groups. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). | Social media giant Twitter, unceremoniously suspended today the various accounts of Filipino revolutionary organizations and individuals, including my account, that of the Philippine Revolution Web Central (PRWC), as well as other representatives of the CPP and the New People's Army in various parts of the country. In total, at least 14 accounts were taken down. | This is the second round of attacks by Twitter against the CPP in the span of two months. The suspension of the accounts was done simult…

Staff (2022-08-05). Randy Alonso: "El periodismo es mirar críticamente a la sociedad" cubadebate.cu Tengo la certeza de que podemos hacer un proyecto de comunicación diferente dentro del socialismo, porque creo que hay talento en la gente que tenemos en los medios; hay una política de comunicación más abierta; mayor comprensión del papel de los medios en la sociedad, no en todas las esferas, no en todos los organismos, pero sí en la dirección del país.

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2022-08-05: News Headlines

____ (2022-08-04). China's non-CPC political parties make joint statement on Pelosi visit. ecns.cn China's eight non-Communist Party of China (CPC) political parties on Thursday released a joint statement expressing their strong opposition to, indignation at and condemnation of the recent visit of Nancy Pelosi.

WSWS (2022-08-04). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Aviation workers including cabin crew and pilots continue fight over pay and conditions throughout Europe, in Spain, Belgium, Holland and Portugal; pensioners arrested as protests continue in Iran as food inflation hits 82 percent, driving many to suicide; public sector strike continues in Lebanon as poverty levels hit 74 percent; protests in Gaza against cost-of-living crisis with electricity supplies running short, undrinkable tap water and collapsing health care; Nigerian university and college workers' strike continues over pay and to demand resources to "save" education; four shot dead by police in South Afr…

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2022-08-04: News Headlines

Boothdw (2022-08-03). The Invention of Capitalism. scheerpost.com

WSWS (2022-08-03). Karl Marx and Capitalism — A remarkable exhibition at Berlin's German Historical Museum. wsws.org The German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) in central Berlin is currently hosting a remarkable exhibition on the life and work of Karl Marx.

____ (2022-08-03). Guizhou achieves progress in economic development, poverty alleviation. ecns.cn Southwest China's Guizhou Province has made significant progress in economic development and poverty alleviation over the past decade, according to a press briefing in the provincial capital of Guiyang on Wednesday.

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2022-08-03: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-03). Karl Marx and Capitalism — A remarkable exhibition at Berlin's German Historical Museum. wsws.org The German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) in central Berlin is currently hosting a remarkable exhibition on the life and work of Karl Marx.

Chaitanya Davé (2022-08-02). $54 Billion for Ukraine While America's Millions Suffer in Poverty. globalresearch.ca

Deweylaura (2022-08-02). We must use our right to vote, not lose it! cpusa.org Issued by Political Action Commission, Communist Party USA, July 27, 2022 We the people are under attack. Corporate America, allied with religious extremists and growing fascist forces, like those who stormed the capitol on January 6, are out to destroy every gain the American people have made since the Civil War. Nothing is sacred …

Deweylaura (2022-08-02). Imperialism and socialism will not mix. cpusa.org The popularity of socialism has skyrocketed since Bernie Sanders' historic campaigns for president gave voice to the outrage, desolation, and pain caused by the dramatic and unrelieved rise in U.S. inequality over the past half century. This trend now spans three generations. It has been accompanied, with few exceptions, by rising political dysfunction, volatility, …

____ (2022-08-01). Socialism and Ecological Survival: An Introduction. transcend.org 1 Jul 2022 – Capitalism has brought the world to the edge of the abyss. We are approaching a climate Armageddon making the earth unlivable for the human and other species. Such a catastrophe is still avoidable with a revolutionary-scale reconstitution of the systems of production, consumption, and energy usage, though the time is rapidly running out.

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2022-08-02: News Headlines

Liberation Staff (2022-08-01). PSL Editorial — Black August 2022: Continuing the centuries-long struggle for justice. liberationnews.org Party for Socialism and Liberation branches across the country are organizing educational and cultural events as part of the Black August tradition that dates back to 1979, reaffirming our determination to overthrow the grinding oppression imposed by U.S. capitalism on Black America.

Special to People's World (2022-08-01). CPUSA to host international anti-imperialist conference in September. peoplesworld.org HOUSTON—For the past several months, the International Department and the Peace and Solidarity Commission of the Communist Party USA have been working to organize the first ever international conference hosted by the CPUSA, occurring on the weekend of September 10th and 11th. The conference comes at a very important and dynamic time. U.S. imperialism is …

____ (2022-08-01). Xi stresses solidarity of Chinese at home and abroad for national rejuvenation. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended and delivered an important speech.

____ (2022-08-01). Socialism and Ecological Survival: An Introduction. transcend.org 1 Jul 2022 – Capitalism has brought the world to the edge of the abyss. We are approaching a climate Armageddon making the earth unlivable for the human and other species. Such a catastrophe is still avoidable with a revolutionary-scale reconstitution of the systems of production, consumption, and energy usage, though the time is rapidly running out.

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2022-08-01: News Headlines

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-08-01). Alupo cautions RDCs on corruption, implementation of gov't programs. plusnews.ug The Vice President Jessica Alupo has called upon Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) and Resident City Commissioners (RCCs) to embrace and monitor the Parish Development Model (PDM) aimed at delivering social economic transformation to all communities in Uganda. "The Parish Development Model is the country's game changer because it focuses on family enterprises for poverty eradication …

Fight Back (2022-07-31). Red Theory: What is a commodity? fightbacknews.org Karl Marx begins his critique of political economy in the great work, Capital, with an analysis of commodities. He writes, "The wealth of those societies in which the capitalist mode of production prevails, presents itself as 'an immense accumulation of commodities,' its unit being a single commodity. Our investigation must therefore begin with the analysis of a commodity." So, what is a commodity, and why is it that Marx begins here? | First, we will define what a commodity is, and then we'll break it down. A commodity is something that fulfills some need or want, and that is produced by labor in order to be sol…

____ (2022-07-31). Xi stresses further strengthening armed forces by training competent personnel. ecns.cn With the 95th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) approaching, the Political Bureau of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held on Thursday afternoon the 41st group study session on further implementing the strategy of strengthening the military by training competent personnel in the new era.

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