Category: Class

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John Feffer: The Most Important Election of Your Life: (Is Not This Year)

If and when that new, neo-fascist party fields its charismatic presidential candidate, that will be the most important election of our lives

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Boris Kagarlitsky: Great Day in European History

The hard line policies agreed upon by the bureaucratic and financial elites in spite of the people ultimately undermined the stability of the system

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Alfredo Lopez: An Emancipation Proclamation for the Digital Age

The problematic relationship of Black people and the Internet persists

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Paul Street: Miranda, Obama, and Hamilton: an Orwellian Ménage à Trois for the Neoliberal Age

Miranda’s Hamilton is in this sense a perfect cultural wrap up to the ugly neoliberal Obama years. It is a brilliant ahistorical monument to Orwellian, fake-progressive bourgeois identity politics

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Patrick Bond: Flight of corporate profits poses biggest threat to South Africa’s economy

The only short-term solution is a radical tightening of exchange controls against corporations and wealthy individuals

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George Monbiot:

They denounce the transfer of public money from the rich to the poor. They are intensely relaxed about the transfer of public money from the poor to the rich

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Jean Bricmont: The European Dead End

The moment European people balk at the policies being imposed on them, they are ignored and accused of being populists and racists

Megan Carpentier: Let’s drug-test the rich before approving tax deductions, US congresswoman says

Gwen Moore to propose bill requiring tests for returns with itemized deductions of more than $150,000, in response to right’s ‘criminalization of poverty’

Will Evans: Growing temp industry shuts out black workers, exploits Latinos

It’s a dynamic playing out in cities across the country, as some employers choose Latinos for jobs black workers once often had

Dawn Tefft: Strikes Sweep France, Opposing Labor Law Rollbacks

Just as the tourist season is starting in France, strikes are preventing half the trains from running. Fuel is in short supply, as workers blockade oil refineries. The news is full of riots, burning tires, and police attacking protesters. Strikes across multiple industries are shutting down transportation across France, as workers protest a labor reform Read more…

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