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20 February 2019 — mronline.org

The state and accumulation under contemporary capitalism

Historically, capitalism develops institutions and ideologies that justify surplus extraction and capital accumulation. In the last decades of the twentieth century, the financialization of capitalism initiated a new era of accumulation which is known in academic contexts as finance-capital-driven neoliberalism.

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Sweezy on the rise of fascism

Both Sweezy and Dimitrov agree that fascism arises in the middle class and becomes a threat when the bourgeoisie embraces it, but Sweezy’s unique contribution is to demonstrate fascism’s relationship to the postwar transitional period of class equilibrium.

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Oil, Neocons, Monroe Doctrine: author explains origins of Trump’s Venezuela plan

The U.S. has revitalised its old Monroe Doctrine, seeking to take Latin America countries and most notably Venezuela, famous for its rich oil reserves, under control, French journalist Gilbert Mercier has told Sputnik, explaining why the “overt coup attempt” in Caracas is doomed to failure.

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Venezuela’s missile crisis: a conversation with Juan Contreras

A grassroots leader from the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas looks at the historical forces operating behind the showdown unfolding right now in the Bolivarian Republic.

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Financial blockade: Chronology of a strategy to destroy Venezuela

Sanctions against Venezuela are real and palpable mechanisms of destruction of the State, identity and, with it, of Venezuelan society.

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The legitimacy of Venezuela’s President

The right-wing opposition in Venezuela, openly directed by the United States, is attempting a coup to impose an interim president, a figure not recognized in the country’s Constitution, disregarding the will of 6,248,864 citizens who voted for Nicolás Maduro.

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Inside the neoliberal laboratory preparing for the theft of Venezuela’s economy

Among the academics pushing hard for regime change in Venezuela is Ricardo Hausmann, now an adviser to Juan Guaido, who has “already drafted a plan to rebuild the nation, from economy to energy.”

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United States: defend Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first two Muslim women in the U.S. Congress!

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are under attack for who they are–as Muslim Arab-American women, and as progressive critics of U.S. foreign policy not only in Palestine but throughout the Middle East and in Latin America as well.

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