István Mészáros: Capitalism and Ecological Destruction

2 October 2017 — Climate & Capitalism

In Memoriam

István Mészáros, Dec. 19, 1930 – Oct. 1, 2017

“István Mészáros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical materialist tradition has yet produced. His work stands practically alone today in the depth of its analysis of Marx’s theory of alienation, the structural crisis of capital, the demise of Soviet-style post-revolutionary societies, and the necessary conditions of the transition to socialism. His dialectical inquiry into social structure and forms of consciousness — a systematic critique of the prevailing forms of thought — is unequaled in our time. No less a historical figure than Hugo Chavez referred to him as the ‘pathfinder’ of twenty-first century socialism.” —John Bellamy Foster

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The Puerto Rico Humanitarian Crisis: Media Disinformation, Crimes and Cover-ups By Massoud Nayeri

3 October 2017 — Global Research

Without any doubt, the Puerto Rico humanitarian crisis not only exposed the fraud of Mr. Trump’s “Make America Great Again” nationalist slogan but it also uncovered the criminal offense against the victims of the Hurricane by the U.S. “leaders”. Regardless of any excuses, either because of an old “law” from 1920’s or because of a clear case of negligence and incompetence -either way- the authorities in the White House and Congress have already committed a crime in this regard and they have to be brought to justice.

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Catalonia’s Referendum: Selected Articles

2 October 2017 — Global Research

On Catalonia’s Referendum

By Moon of Alabama, October 02, 2017

Polling stations were set up for today. But Spanish laws do not allow for such polls or a separation. Catalonia, like other Spanish regions, already has a good degree of autonomy. If Catalonia were to secede the Basque areas in the north would likely follow. Spain would fall apart. Under Spanish law the referendum is illegal. The central government sent police to prevent the procedure. Street melees ensued. Continue reading