Are we being served? By William Bowles

21 October 2013

Central to us on the left is the dilemma of a seemingly indifferent working class to the changes that impact directly not only on our material well-being but on the corporatisation of our cultural lives. Some argue that it’s down to the prevailing sense of powerlessness as the gulf between those who govern and the governed, deepens and widens. But there is perhaps another explanation for our disenfranchisement; the role of the ‘middle class’ as a mechanism of social control.

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SYRIZA: The Great Social and Political Movement of Subversion

7 August 2013 — The   B u l l e t • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 860

Political Resolution, First Congress of SYRIZA

1 The Conference of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) is a continuity and a breakthrough in its course, which started in 2000, continued with its official founding in 2004, and was sealed when it took on the historic responsibility to deliver the Greek people from the catastrophic neoliberal memoranda policies that have turned our country into a debt colony and led its creative, social, and productive forces to marginalization.

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Google & Facebook Discussed Secret Systems for U.S. to Spy on Users By Pratap Chatterjee

8 July 2013 — CORPWATCH: Holding Corporations Accountable

Google and Facebook have discussed – and possibly built – special portals for the U.S. government to snoop on user data, according to revelations sparked by an investigative series of articles by Glenn Greenwald of the Guardian. 

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Michael Lebowitz: Socialism for the 21st century — re-inventing and renewing the struggle

9 January 2013 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

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[The following presentation was delivered to launch La Alternativa Socialista, the Chilean edition of The Socialist Alternative, in Concepcion, Santiago and Valparaiso, November 2012.]

By Michael A. Lebowitz

Every <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>socialist in the 21st century should try to answer two questions.

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Britain: Labour promotes anti-immigrant chauvinism By Jordan Shilton

12 January 2013 — WSWS

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has intensified his party’s promotion of anti-immigrant chauvinism. In two speeches now, Miliband has decried what he terms are uncontrolled levels of <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>immigration, while advocating a strengthening of national identity.

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There Is No American Left By Salvatore Babones

27 December 2012 — Australian Options

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Photo: Iowa Democrats / Flickr)

[Nor British for that matter. WB]

In September 2012 Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel attempted to break the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) with a bid to privatize Chicago’s public schools. The mayor’s proposal was based on a plan to subject teachers (and schools) to performance measurement based on students‘ standardized test scores.

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