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This year marks the 150th anniversary of Volume I of Marx’s Capital, a book with the most profound impact on human society of any political work in history.
It’s the 150th anniversary of the publication of Capital, Volume I. Ever wondered what the fuss was all about? Get together with a group of friends and check it out.
What the hell is going on over at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)? Have socialists or some malcontents infiltrated the place with the aim of bringing it down from the inside? Nah. It is just three research wonks who wrote a document saying that the benefits of “neoliberalism” may have been “oversold.” The IMF acts… Read more »
The massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando has produced a national wave of anguish and righteous anger, especially among LGBTQ and Latina/o communities, at the loss of so many promising young lives. Now the search for answers has begun. Most politicians blame global terrorism in some fashion, from the explicitly anti-Muslim bigotry of Donald Trump… Read more »
The elections process in the United States: Is this what democracy looks like? The widespread support for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, who share the message of “the system is rigged” however much they disagree otherwise, shows that people are skeptical. Very skeptical — with plenty of reason. The great idea of democracy is that… Read more »
Whenever there is a murderous assault on civilians in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attempts to accuse the Kurdish independence movement rather than ISIS, whose atrocities in the region are notorious. After suicide bombers attacked Ataturk airport in Istanbul, killing 42 people and injuring 239, Erdogan hedged, saying that “the bombs that explode in our… Read more »
Before, during, and after this election season, there are several economic myths that the capitalist system and its two party political representatives perpetuate, manipulate, downplay and upsell to justify their existence. We are going to examine, nay, debunk, six of these myths. 1. Immigrants take away “American” jobs. Whenever the ruling class needs to stoke… Read more »
The Freedom Socialist Party is hosting discussions exploring the meaning of Trump’s victory and strategies for what next. Come add your ideas! • LOS ANGELES — Wed., Dec. 7, 7:00pm, 6120 S. Vermont Ave. • 323-732-6416 or firstname.lastname@example.org • MELBOURNE — Wed., Dec. 14, 6:30pm, 580 Sydney Rd., Brunswick. • 03-9388-0062 or email@example.com • NEW… Read more »
Una cuestión está clara después de la victoria de Donald Trump: nada está resuelto. A pesar de los predecibles llamados por parte de los demócratas y republicanos por la unidad y la harmonía, la polarización reflejada en estas elecciones sólo se está agudizando. Las protestas comenzaron inmediatamente con la noticia de la elección de Trump…. Read more »