11 July, 2013 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor
1. Anti-Executive Summary: Marx’s theory of revolution is not one that correlates the improving or worsening prospects for revolutionary overthrow with improving or worsening economic conditions. In this regard, Marx is neither a “crisis=revolution” advocate, nor a “growth=revolution” theorist.
10 July 2013 — Greanville Post
State Capital Wins Again
Egypt is at war. More accurately, Egypt is experiencing yet another battle in its ongoing class war. The battle is so fierce because the primary combatants are the two most powerful social forces in Egypt, both factions of the capitalist class – the military as the state capitalist class and the Ikhwan (the Muslim Brotherhood) representing the competitive capitalist class.
6 July 2013 — The Greanville Post
The Snowden affair has revealed even more about Europe than about the United States.
Certainly, the facts of NSA spying are significant. But many people suspected that something of the sort was going on. The refusal of France, Italy and Portugal to allow the private aircraft of the President of Bolivia to cross their airspace on the mere suspicion that Edward Snowden might be aboard is rather more astonishing.
April 1999 - Monthly Review Volume 50, Number 11
[I first read this essay back when I was living in South Africa and what with all the fuss over the Old Man, I remembered this essay and how it helped explain the contradictions of Mandela, the 'peacemaker' indeed, what made him a peacemaker and its limits.does or did teach Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. WB]
2 July 2013 — RT
“Snowden did ask to stay in Russia. However, when he found out Russia’s position on the matter and the associated conditions he decided not to stay in Russia,” said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. Snowden is still held up in a Moscow airport and has issued asylum bids to 15 countries, the spokesman added.
1 July 2013 — Venezuela Analysis
The DataGate? It began in Rome when the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the visit of Hugo Chávez. In May 2006, U.S. secret services organized a massive espionage operation against the Venezuelan president. The Italian capital was intercepted for a week.
26 June, 2013 — The Wolf Report nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor
1….of staring blankly into space
Everywhere. And everyone. Smartphones. Everybody’s staring at his or her smartphone. Some are staring at their smartphones, multi-multi-tasking I suppose. Or just showing off, as if one flat screen can’t possibly make him or her available enough to all those out there dying to connect. Multiple smartphones. On the first day of Christmas, the true love offers one Blackberry. On the second day, two Samsung Galaxy 4s. On the third, three Iphones. But nobody’s giving anybody Nokias, that’s for sure. There is no Christmas for Finland.
12 June 2013 — New Left Project
Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin’s long-awaited The Making of Global Capitalism, said to be ten years or more in the making, is ‘about globalisation and the state’. More precisely, Panitch and Gindin use its 450 pages to provide an important, informative, and well-written account of the predisposing factors, emergence, expansion and transformations, of global capitalism, as seen through the lens of the strategic actions of the US federal government.
10 June 2013 — New Left Project
Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin’s The Making of Global Capitalism is a landmark study of the construction and evolution of the American capitalist empire. To my knowledge, it is the best in existence, wide-ranging in time as well as in space, perceptive, deeply informed, and sophisticatedly nuanced in its analyses. NLP
6 June 2013 — New Left Project
Özlem Onaran is Professor of Workforce and Economic Development Policy at the University of Greenwich and until 2004 was based at Istanbul Technical University. She discussed the social, political and economic context to the Gezi Park protests with Anastasia Giamali in an interview for the Greek newspaper Continue reading this....
4 June 2013 — New Left Project
On the opening page of their superb work on the political economy of the American Empire, Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin outline the fundamental premise of their study: that the American state has played ‘an exceptional role in the creation of a fully global capitalism and in coordinating its management, as well as restructuring other states’.
27 May, 2013 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
“There is a great divide between what freedom means to the capitalists and workers. For capitalists it means freedom to exploit, how and whenever they please…For workers it can mean nothing less then liberation from the chains of poverty and oppression.”
15 May 2013 – Haïti Liberté
Well over 15,000 people poured out from all corners of Haiti’s capital to march alongside the cortege of cars that carried former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide back to his home in Tabarre from the Port-au-Prince courthouse he visited on May 8.
Thousands more massed along sidewalks and on rooftops to cheer the procession on, waving flags and wearing small photos of Aristide in their hair, pinned to their clothing, or stuck in their hats.