Why today’s radicals must read Marx’s Das Kapital by Mike Wayne

21 June 2012Counterfire

Mike Wayne is a Professor in Screen Media at Brunel University in London. His most recent book is  Marx’s Das Kapital For Beginners.

The relevance of Marx’s Das Kapital to the modern capitalist world is once again getting a hearing. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the opening up of China to international capitalism, the political and economic elites declared that a new economic paradigm had arrived, bringing with it undreamt promises of wealth and consumer bliss as long as the market was left to do its own thing. Plenty of people listened to them. But their hubris and complacency rested on a massive historical amnesia that blinded them to an elementary truth borne out by nearly 400 years of history: namely that capitalism remains structurally prone to major economic crises.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 29 June 2012

29 June 2012 — williambowles.info

 

WikiLeaks’ Assange defiant over UK police request

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said it was almost certain he would not leave his embassy refuge on Friday to enter a British police station as part of his extradition process to be.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/28/us-wikileaks-assange-idUSBRE85R0ZG20120628

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NATO Proxies Turkey and Saudi Arabia Move to War Footing on Eve of Syrian ‘Peace Summit’ By Finian Cunningham

28 June, 2012 — Global Research

The NATO-backed covert aggression against Syria could be reaching a tipping point for all-out war involving state forces. That should be no surprise. For the past 16 months, NATO and its regional proxies have been steadily increasing the violence and turmoil inside and outside Syria, while the Western corporate-controlled media maintain the ridiculous fiction that the bloody chaos is largely due to the government forces of President Bashar Al Assad cracking down on “peaceful protesters”. 

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 29 June 2012

29 June 2012— williambowles.info

 

Judge orders prosecution to explain stonewalling in Bradley Manning case

World Socialist Web Site

A military judge on June 25 ordered Army prosecutors to address accusations that they have withheld evidence from the defense team of accused whistleblower Bradley Manning.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/jun2012/mann-j29.shtml

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 28 June 2012: The American People Are Angry?

28 June 2012 — Information Clearing House 

Obama Stalling His Way To War With Iran
By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett

Obama is locking America into a path that is increasingly likely to result in yet another U.S.-initiated war in the Middle East during the first years of the next presidential term. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31714.htm

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 28 June 2012: Israel treats every Palestinian child as “potential terrorist”: government-backed UK study

28 June 2012 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Israel Army Asks For Extensive Deployment On Egyptian Border
IMEMC – Israeli paper, Maariv, reported Thursday that senior leaders of the Israeli army are demanding the government to grant the army $15 billion over the coming five years, in order to deploy the military in full capacity along the border with Egypt. … 

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