(2023-09-29). "It's Not Socialism": China is a Capitalist Cheap Labour Economy, Based on Exceedingly Low Wages. globalresearch.ca
(2023-09-28). Democratic Socialism Will Prevent the Catastrophes. dissidentvoice.org Capitalism gathered resources — land, labor, and capital to start an industrial revolution that brought prosperity and elevated standards of living to much of the earth's inhabitants. Once in motion, it generated additional capital that gathered more labor and more resources in a perpetual cycle of increased production that constantly benefitted populations. The achievements did …
(2023-09-28). Capitalism: an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. mronline.org Ah, money, the driving force behind life in the modern world.
(2023-09-28). President Díaz-Canel denies zero fuel situation in Cuba. plenglish.com Havana, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Díaz-Canel confirmed on Thursday that Cuba has not and will not reach a situation of total fuel shortage, despite the tightening of the United States blockade. On his account on the social network X, he wrote, "The reinforced blockade seeks that, but socialism is planning, participation and the people in power. All problems will have a response."
(2023-09-28). The World's Most Dangerous Marxist | John Bellamy Foster | #182 HR. mronline.org Foster explains Marx's ecological critique of capitalism and how the concept of "metabolic rift" highlights the alienation between humans and nature caused by capitalism's focus on profit over sustainability.
(2023-09-28). The Voice referendum and the fraud of Australian parliament's Stolen Generations apology. wsws.org The current Voice proposal is the latest in a long line of false claims to redress the crimes of Australian capitalism, including the 2008 parliamentary apology to the tens of thousands of children removed from their families.
(2023-09-29). We are Zombies. indybay.org Zombie movies are an apocalyptic genre, in which there is an inkling that the given social order cannot last & has reached its development limits. The first great wave of zombies hit the Western culture industry during the crisis period of the seventies of the 20th century, when the "Golden Age" of post-war capitalism, full employment and mass consumption, came to an end.
(2023-09-29). For an inverted theatre. mronline.org The majority of theatre broadly falls under the umbrella of dramatic theatre. It will have a linear plotline, actors who wholly inhabit well-developed characters, structured, thought-out themes, etc. Bertolt Brecht, the German Marxist playwright, would call it escapism.
(2023-09-28). Theory or Theater: What's the Difference Between Bidenomics and Trumponomics? sputnikglobe.com US President Joe Biden looks likely to face off against his predecessor Donald Trump for a second time in the 2024 presidential election. Despite the hostile rhetoric between the two figures, Marxist economics professor Richard Wolff argues that both are peddling the same economic policy.
(2023-09-28). 1982: Marxism, the revolutionary party, and the critique of Healy's Studies in Dialectics. wsws.org The following lecture was delivered by Christoph Vandreier, the national secretary of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party) of Germany to the SEP (US) International Summer School, held between July 30 and August 4, 2023.
(2023-09-29). Xi stresses building higher-level pilot free trade zones. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, has recently delivered instructions on advancing the development of pilot free trade zones (FTZs).
(2023-09-29). Xi stresses active participation in WTO reform, stronger ability for high-level opening-up. ecns.cn The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on the afternoon of Sept. 27, convened its eighth group study session on the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the reform of the organization.
(2023-09-29). CPC leadership reviews disciplinary inspection report. ecns.cn The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee convened a meeting on Sept. 27 to deliberate a comprehensive report on the first round of disciplinary inspections launched by the 20th CPC Central Committee. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting.
(2023-09-28). The House of Anti-Communists, and the Nazi Monster It Spawned. orinocotribune.com
(2023-09-28). Xi stresses WTO reform, opening-up. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, underlined on Wednesday Beijing's commitment to actively and comprehensively participate in the reform of the World Trade Organization and in making adjustments to international economic and trade rules.
(2023-09-28). Xi stresses building higher-level pilot free trade zones. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, has recently delivered instructions on advancing the development of pilot free trade zones (FTZs).
(2023-09-28). Xi stresses active participation in WTO reform, stronger ability for high-level opening-up. ecns.cn The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on the afternoon of Sept. 27, convened its eighth group study session on the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the reform of the organization.
(2023-09-29). Cuban singer Annie Garces completes Valencia tour; now is in Madrid (+Photos). plenglish.com Madrid, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Annie Garcés has completed a tour of Valencia cities that included concerts and talks, and she will perform at the Festival of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) that begins in Rivas-Vaciamadrid this weekend.
(2023-09-28). Cuba takes measures to deal with complex fuel situation. plenglish.com In his speech at the closing session of the 10th Congress of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), Cuba's largest mass organization, the head of State noted that the rumor related to a total shortage of fuel in Cuba is false. | Díaz-Canel assured that "with the greatest transparency and traditional attachment to truth that has characterized the Revolution from the beginning, the people have been informed about everything that the leaderships of the Cuban Communist Party and the Government are doing to confront the problems that generally affect Cubans and the world, due to multiple crises." He…
(2023-09-29). "I Am Not Now, Nor Have I Ever Been": Musings on Communism and Anti-Communism. counterpunch.org March 2024 will be the seventieth anniversary of Edward R. Murrow's 1954 See It Now program that kicked McCarthy's butt all over the TV screen. Murrow ended with these words: "The actions of the junior Senator from Wisconsin have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad and given considerable comfort to our enemies. And whose fault is that? Not really his. He didn't create this situation of fear; he merely exploited it — and rather successfully." My father woke me that evening—I was 12—to tell me about Murrow's blast and to predict McCarthy's downfall. He would indeed be censored by his…
(2023-09-27). Xi stresses WTO reform, opening-up. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, underlined on Wednesday Beijing's commitment to actively and comprehensively participate in the reform of the World Trade Organization and in making adjustments to international economic and trade rules.
(2023-09-29). Venezuela To Launch China-Backed Poverty Elimination Program. popularresistance.org Caracas, September 21, 2023 (venezuelanalysis.com) — The Venezuelan government has announced a new social program focused on fighting poverty and inequality, which will be supported by China's International Poverty Reduction Center. | On Monday, during his weekly TV program, President Nicolás Maduro said that the "Social Equality and Happiness Mission" was "almost ready" to be launched and its main purpose is to "optimize the fight against inequality, against poverty and to build a more harmonious country." | Although Maduro did not give details, he stressed that the social program will work alongside the C…
(2023-09-29). Poverty is growing in Puerto Rico, under U.S. colonialism. mronline.org Poverty is rising in one of the world's oldest colonies: In Puerto Rico, 41.7% of people, including 57.6% of children, live in poverty. This is nearly four times the U.S. rate. And Puerto Rican workers are getting poorer even while unemployment falls.
(2023-09-28). Poverty Is Growing In Puerto Rico Under US Colonialism. popularresistance.org Poverty in Puerto Rico, under US colonialism, is getting worse over time, not better. | More than two-fifths of Puerto Ricans suffer from poverty, and nearly three-fifths of Puerto Rican children live in poor households. | In 2022, the poverty rate in the colonized US "territory" grew from 40.5% to 41.7%, according to US Census Bureau data. | A staggering 57.6% of Puerto Rican children live in poverty. And 38.8% of families are below the poverty line. | Poverty has been growing in Puerto Rico even at a time when more people are working. The unemployment rate fell from 13.1% to 9.9% in 2022, while poverty got wors…
(2023-09-28). Venezuela Government to Launch China-Backed Poverty Elimination Program. orinocotribune.com