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2024-05-23: News Headlines

newleftreview (2024-05-23). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

ecns.cn (2024-05-23). Xi inspects Rizhao in east China's Shandong Province. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, inspected the city of Rizhao in east China's Shandong Province on Wednesday afternoon.

Editor (2024-05-23). Ianir Milevski (ed) "Marxist Archeology Today: Historical Materialist Perspectives in Archeology from America, Europe and the Near East in the 21st Century" mronline.org Archeology has always been a political science. Since its inception the field has attempted to trace our lineage as a species along the lines of identity, territory and culture. Though often portrayed as a discipline slightly closer to the hard sciences than historiography, it is much closer to its distant cousin in the social sciences than towards anything resembling an empirical practice.

newarab (2024-05-23). Why I called out Suella Braverman's gaslighting live on TV. newarab.com Last week former UK government minister Suella Braverman tried to jumpstart her stalling career. She attempted to pick a fight with pro-Palestine So, to up the stakes, she decided to debate me, a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), live on

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2024-05-22: News Headlines

WSWS (2024-05-22). University of Michigan police violently clear anti-genocide encampment. wsws.org Four students were arrested and several more injured after riot police assaulted the peaceful encampment early Tuesday morning. The police attack came less than two weeks after the lecturers' union forced through a poverty contract that doubled as a political betrayal of the students and workers, who have protested for months against the Gaza genocide.

Adam Fishbein (2024-05-22). Many Asian American Renters Are Struggling to Pay for Housing. cepr.net Asian American households have the highest median income of the major racial and ethnic groups. Although Asian Americans have a higher median income than the non-Hispanic white population, they also have a higher poverty rate than the white population on the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). (The SPM is a more comprehensive poverty measure that also …

Editor (2024-05-22). Ian Angus's "The War Against the Commons": A vital new history of the bloody rise of capitalism. mronline.org Primitive accumulation is the historical process through which capitalists stole their wealth or took it by force. Canadian ecosocialist Ian Angus has contributed an excellent new book on this history, covering the violent transition from feudalism to capitalism in depth while demonstrating its continuing relevance to the modern world..

newleftreview (2024-05-22). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

newarab (2024-05-22). Why I called out Suella Braverman's gaslighting live on TV. newarab.com Last week former UK government minister Suella Braverman tried to jumpstart her stalling career. She attempted to pick a fight with pro-Palestine So, to up the stakes, she decided to debate me, a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), live on

2024-05-22 20:56:33 | 20:56 EST | by | 7 | 0 | 0 | 5 | 0 

2024-05-21: News Headlines

Isaac Nellist (2024-05-21). Labor's budget: 'An unearned veneer of humanity'. greenleft.org.au Treasurer Jim Chalmers said Labor's third budget will 'ease cost-of-living pressures', but it does not include any raise to JobSeeker or other payments. Isaac Nellist reports.

newleftreview (2024-05-21). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

2024-05-21 14:21:30 | 14:21 EST | by | 4 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 0 

2024-05-17: News Headlines

Joel Wendland-Liu (2024-05-17). 'Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation'. peoplesworld.org When wealthy, Harvard-trained ultra-right Senator Tom Cotton described racial slavery as a "necessary evil" in 2020, he made two crucial admissions. First, the enslavement and consequent genocide of millions of Africans by Europeans and Euro-Americans between 1492 and the 1880s was a necessary feature for the development of capitalism (and consequent European and U.S. imperialism …

WSWS (2024-05-17). UK Labour Party rail policy: A pro-capitalist rescue plan. wsws.org Labour's rail plan is not a programme of "renationalisation" but an effort to save a collapsed privatisation strategy and to safeguard the interests of British capitalism.

Eric Brooks (2024-05-17). Envisioning socialism with American characteristics. cpusa.org This piece is a contribution to the Pre-Convention Discussion for our 32nd National Convention. During Pre-Convention Discussion, all aspects of the party's program, strategy, and tactics are up for consideration and debate. The ideas presented here are those of the author or authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Communist Party USA, its membership, or their elected leadership bodies. — Editors | In envisioning the future of socialism in America, it is crucial to understand it not as a utopian reconstruction of our economy from scratch, but as a pragmatic evolution of existin…

Eric Brooks (2024-05-17). Develop "healthcare struggles" cpusa.org This piece is a contribution to the Pre-Convention Discussion for our 32nd National Convention. During Pre-Convention Discussion, all aspects of the party's program, strategy, and tactics are up for consideration and debate. The ideas presented here are those of the author or authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Communist Party USA, its membership, or their elected leadership bodies. — Editors | Let's update and expand our party's analysis of "Healthcare Struggles." The party program should emphasize the role of special oppression in this discussion. Racist medical experimen…

newleftreview (2024-05-17). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

Eric Brooks (2024-05-17). Anti-work is anti-socialist. cpusa.org This piece is a contribution to the Pre-Convention Discussion for our 32nd National Convention. During Pre-Convention Discussion, all aspects of the party's program, strategy, and tactics are up for consideration and debate. The ideas presented here are those of the author or authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Communist Party USA, its membership, or their elected leadership bodies. — Editors | There is a peculiar trend in the western left. It goes by many names, by many different modes of expression, but it remains the same essential thought: Anti-work. Whatever one wishes…

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2024-05-16: News Headlines

Peter Hudis, Kevin B. Anderson, Heather Brown, Lyndon Porter, Fernando Baleia (2024-05-16). From the genocide in Palestine and Ukraine to the fascist threat: Working toward a revolutionary, Marxist-Humanist response. links.org.au Today's global capitalism is sinking into unimaginable levels of barbarism. Nowhere is this barbarism more glaring than in Israel's genocide in Gaza…

newleftreview (2024-05-16). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

Basit Mahmood (2024-05-16). Paul Mason applies to be Labour's candidate in Islington North in bid to replace Jeremy Corbyn. leftfootforward.org Paul Mason has put his name forward, saying he was passionate about tackling the scale of poverty in the borough.

newarab (2024-05-16). Nakba yesterday, Nakba today: My grandmother's two keys. newarab.com "History repeats itself, first as a tragedy, second as a farce." | Karl Marx coined the phrase to denote the cyclical nature of history. When tragedies reoccur in the same context they become a farcical spectacle, pointing not only to the cynical human nature but also the poor imitation of past events. | My 94-year-old Palestinian grandmother, Ghefreh, does not know Karl Marx, and I doubt she cares about philosophy. But she understands that tragedies do recur and that history can "often rhyme" — to quote Mark Twain. | "The tent turned into a house in a refugee camp. The refugee camp turned into a communi…

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2024-05-15: News Headlines

kwjorinoco (2024-05-15). President Maduro: Venezuela Is Transitioning to Socialism. orinocotribune.com By ensuring that Venezuela is on the path to socialism, the head of state, Nicolás Maduró, pointed out that the construction of a society with the principles of equality, peace, and solidarity "takes time, but we have advanced thanks to the ideology of Comandante Chávez." | President Maduro emphasized that thanks to the conscience and values of Venezuelan society, it has been possible to build an organized state of social well-being with a clear and human vision, according to a presidential press release. | "We have an important vanguard in the people, in the common man, in the common woman," said the president d…

WSWS (2024-05-15). Amazon Labor Union hosts Stalinist Communist Party of Greece. wsws.org The union's fraternizing with Stalinist parties, like its relations with the anticommunist trade unions, is aimed at building a new labor bureaucracy while ignoring the needs of Amazon workers.

newleftreview (2024-05-15). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

Eric Brooks (2024-05-15). Fascism: three-part test. cpusa.org This piece is a contribution to the Pre-Convention Discussion for our 32nd National Convention. During Pre-Convention Discussion, all aspects of the party's program, strategy, and tactics are up for consideration and debate. The ideas presented here are those of the author or authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Communist Party USA, its membership, or their elected leadership bodies. — Editors | Georgi Dimitrov's definition of fascism is often cited, yet key parts of his quote are not always included or fully appreciated: | [F]ascism is not a power standing above class, nor…

Eric Brooks (2024-05-15). Towards a vibrant future: re-establishing a national YCL. cpusa.org This piece is a contribution to the Pre-Convention Discussion for our 32nd National Convention. During Pre-Convention Discussion, all aspects of the party's program, strategy, and tactics are up for consideration and debate. The ideas presented here are those of the author or authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Communist Party USA, its membership, or their elected leadership bodies. — Editors | In 2019, the CPUSA's national convention laid down a pivotal resolution: the facilitation of a national Communist youth organization. Since then, local YCL clubs have cropped up arou…

newarab (2024-05-15). Nakba yesterday, Nakba today: My grandmother's two keys. newarab.com "History repeats itself, first as a tragedy, second as a farce." | Karl Marx coined the phrase to denote the cyclical nature of history. When tragedies reoccur in the same context they become a farcical spectacle, pointing not only to the cynical human nature but also the poor imitation of past events. | My 94-year-old Palestinian grandmother, Ghefreh, does not know Karl Marx, and I doubt she cares about philosophy. But she understands that tragedies do recur and that history can "often rhyme" — to quote Mark Twain. | "The tent turned into a house in a refugee camp. The refugee camp turned into a communi…

2024-05-15 20:52:53 | 20:52 EST | by | 8 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 0 

2024-05-13: News Headlines

WSWS (2024-05-13). The struggle for socialism against British imperialism and the Labour Party. wsws.org This is the text of the speech delivered by Thomas Scripps, the assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to the 2024 International May Day Online Rally.

newleftreview (2024-05-13). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

2024-05-13 13:55:42 | 13:55 EST | by | 4 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 0 

2024-05-10: News Headlines

WSWS (2024-05-10). The return of fascism and war in Germany and the fight for socialism. wsws.org This is the text of the speech delivered by Christoph Vandreier, the national secretary of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Germany), to the 2024 International May Day Online Rally.

newleftreview (2024-05-10). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

2024-05-10 14:48:37 | 14:48 EST | by | 4 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 0 

2024-05-09: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2024-05-09). Youth rebellion over Gaza illuminates the wretchedness of capitalism. peoplesworld.org It was inevitable that global North governments' full-throated support for Israel's genocide against Palestinians would result in furious retribution from their citizenry. That this retribution began in the U.S. is also not a surprise, given the ongoing cycle of protests that, since October 2023, have contested the U.S. government's blank check to the Israeli government. …

Staff (2024-05-09). President Maduro Meets with Communist Party Delegation From China. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a meeting with a delegation of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), led by the vice minister of the International Department of the party, Chen Zhou. | In the meeting, reported by a Venezuelan presidency press release this Wednesday, May 8, the Venezuelan head of state was accompanied by First Lady Cilia Flores; Deputy Nicolás Maduro Guerra; the vice minister for Latin America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Rander Peña; and the vice minister for Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania, Tatiana Pugh. | On the Chinese side, Zhou w…

A Guest Author (2024-05-09). Humboldt and Gaza — Berlin Bulletin #222. workers.org By Victor Grossman Berlin This is No. 222 of the Berlin Bulletin, which Victor Grossman has been writing for decades. Grossman left the U.S. Armed Forces in the early 1950s by swimming to the Soviet Zone from the U.S.-occupied zone of Vienna, Austria. The Soviet authorities took him to East . . . |

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-05-09). Cuban president has busy agenda in Russia. plenglish.com Moscow, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Republic and First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Miguel Diaz-Canel, concluded a busy work agenda on the second day of his visit to Russia.

WSWS (2024-05-09). Genuine socialism will triumph in Ukraine. wsws.org This is the text of the introductory speech delivered by Maxim Goldarb, head of the Union of Left Forces — For a New Socialism party, to the 2024 International May Day Online Rally.

newleftreview (2024-05-09). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

Communist Party of India Marxist-Leninist Liberation (2024-05-09). Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation: The dictator is down, throw him out! links.org.au CPI(ML) Liberation — The first two phases of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections have set the tone and direction of these elections. We the people of India must now take it forward to ensure a clear victory…

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2024-05-07: News Headlines

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-05-07). Cuba and Laos seek to build fairer society. plenglish.com Cuban Communist Party (PCC) Organization Secretary Roberto Morales made that remark during the visit to Havana by Bounthong Chitmany, a member of the Political Bureau and the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP). | Both leaders participated in this capital on Monday in the opening ceremony of the 2nd Theoretical Seminar between the two political groups, aimed at analyzing the role of those organizations in human development to meet needs, preserve culture, and strengthen national values. | According to Morales, Cuba and Laos are united by the desire to build sociali…

newleftreview (2024-05-07). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

Fourth International (2024-05-07). Fourth International: Draft manifesto of revolutionary Marxism in the age of capitalist ecological and social destruction. links.org.au Fourth International — An ecosocialist society is needed, and can be achieved only through a revolution. This manifesto tries to assess the best ways and means towards this aim.

Jason Hickel (2024-05-07). Jason Hickel: Climate, energy and natural resources. links.org.au Jason Hickel — Ecological breakdown is being driven by the capitalist economic system, and — like capitalism itself — is strongly characterized by colonial dynamics.

Mike Ervin (2024-05-07). Smart Ass Cripple: When Worker Insecurity Is a Must. progressive.org Devotion to capitalism requires leaving a lot of people behind. Our system has made about as much room as it is going to make for disabled people, columnist Mike Ervin writes.

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