The Discovery and Rediscovery of Metabolic Rift

28 July 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Ian Angus

“Nature is the proof of dialectics, and it must be said for modern science that it has furnished this proof with very rich materials increasing daily.”—Frederick Engels

Video: Ian Angus discusses the scientific developments that led Marx to develop metabolic rift theory, and a new generation to rediscover it in our time.

Feature presentation at the SWP Marxism Festival in London, UK, on July 6, 2019.

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28 July 2019 — theplanningmotivedotcom

USA first quarter 2019 report pdf (report)

GRAPHS rate of exploitation & surplus value (spreadsheet)

[I thought the following postscript to the USA first quarter report worth reproducing here. WB]

A short note on the UK. “Levelling up” or an unguarded level crossing with a train approaching.

As expected Boris Johnson was elected Prime Minister. He really is the mushroom growing on the rot of empire. He promises great things, declaring all it takes is for the British people to be positive and to cosy up to the USA. It seems his enthusiasm has caught on leading to a bounce in the polls. It is interesting to see, now that he has been elected, how the press and TV have closed ranks to shine the best light on him.

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20 Essential Books on Marxist Ecology (Updated)

27 July 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

As the great American labor organizer and socialist Mary Harris ‘Mother’ Jones said: “Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.” 

by Ian Angus

It’s two years since I published my last Essential Reading list. Since then I’ve received many suggestions for additions, and many new books have been published. It’s time for an update.

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The Malaysian Airlines MH17 Tragedy, Suppression and Tampering of the Evidence. New Documentary

21 July 2019 — Dances with Wolves

By John Helmer, Moscow

A new documentary from Max van der Werff, the leading independent investigator of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster, has revealed breakthrough evidence of tampering and forging of prosecution materials;  suppression of Ukrainian Air Force radar tapes;  and lying by the Dutch, Ukrainian, US and Australian governments. An attempt by agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to take possession of the black boxes of the downed aircraft is also revealed by a Malaysian National Security Council official for the first time.

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