New Occupational Breast Cancer Study Challenges the Cancer Establishment

3 April 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 796

By James Brophy, Robert DeMatteo, Margaret Keith and Michael Gilbertson

As part of a team of international researchers, we have produced a new epidemiological study[1] on the causes of breast cancer. This study adds considerable weight to a growing body of evidence that challenges the prevailing beliefs of the cancer establishment that has minimized the risk of breast cancer posed by occupational and environmental exposures to chemicals. Continue reading

The Strike in Southern Europe By Sahra Wagenknecht

12 November 2012The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 728

A storm is brewing in Southern Europe. In Greece on November 6 and 7 another general strike will take place. On November 14 Portuguese, Cypriot, Spanish and Italian trade unions intend to go on strike in opposition to the austerity policies of the European Union. Belgian and British trade unions, as well as the European and German trade union confederations, are also calling for action. If the mobilization is successful, this transnational strike will be a milestone in the formation of a European protest movement desperately needed to prevent the final demolition of the European welfare states.

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Video: Occupy Socialism: Alternatives to Economic Inequality, Imperialist War and Ecological Destruction

29 September 2012Socialist Project

View complete playlist (in 3 parts) or watch individual parts here: Part 2 (20 mins) and Part 3 (Q+A, 17 mins).

Ingo Schmidt is an economist, a writer, and a labour educator. He is the Coordinator of the Labour Studies Program at Athabasca University. Continue reading

When Will We See Tanks in Barcelona? By Esther Vivas

15 October 2012The BulletSocialist Project E-Bulletin No. 713

“Independent Catalonia? Over my dead body and those of many other soldiers.” It was with these words that on August 31, retired infantry lieutenant-colonel Francisco Alaman Castro referred to the possibility of an independent Catalonia. And he added: “We will not make it easy. Although the lion seems to be sleeping, they have no interest in provoking it too much, because it has already given enough proof of its ferocity over the centuries. These plebs are not up to much, if we know how to confront them.” Continue reading

A Triumph of the Radical Left in Greece: A Message to Europe By Haris Golemis

12 May 2012 — The BulletSocialist Project E-Bulletin No. 632

The recent electoral results in Greece was a serious blow to the governments of Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy [referred collectively as ‘Merkozy’], as well as to all those arrogant neoliberal parties, politicians, analysts, EU, ECB and IMF officials who thought that the European people can suffer passively and for an indefinite period the extreme austerity policies of neoliberal orthodoxy, which supposedly aim to an exit from the capitalist crisis in Europe.

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Greek Lessons: Democracy versus Debt-Bondage By David McNally

26 February 2012The Bullet • A Socialist Project e-bulletin No. 602

It is a truism to say that democracy began with the Greeks – less so to say that it originated in popular rebellion against debt and debt-bondage. Yet, with the Greek people ensnared once more in the vice-grip of rich debt-holders, it may be useful to recall that fact. For the only hope today of reclaiming democracy in Greece (and elsewhere) resides in the prospect of a mass uprising against modern debt-bondage that extends the rule of the people into the economic sphere.

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Greece: From Despair to Resistance By Panagiotis Sotiris

14 February 2012 — The Bullet • Socialist Project – E-Bulletin No. 598

On Sunday 12 February 2012 the people of Greece, in demonstrations and street fights all over the country expressed in a massive, collective and heroic way their anger against the terms of the new loan agreement dictated by the EUECBIMF ‘troika’ (Eurpoean Union, European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund). Workers, youth, students filled the streets with rage, defying the extreme aggression by police forces, setting another example of struggle and solidarity.

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Kadima’s Black Flags and Israel’s Image Problem By Dan Freeman-Maloy

30 November 2011 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 575

Israel is currently experiencing an internationally visible collapse of its ‘liberal democratic’ camp, raising significant problems for a state whose underlying theocratic and apartheid features have historically been partially covered from international view by liberal democratic pretenses.

Given that the governments of Greece and Italy are apparently being seized for direct political rule by the financial system, one might suggest that dispensing with democratic niceties is the international order of the day. Perhaps, then, Israel won’t find itself all that isolated after all. But it might. In any case, developments in Israel and the commentary that they have triggered should provide the opportunity to forcefully brush aside any lingering illusions about Israeli establishment ‘moderation.’ Such illusions are little more than an unfortunate hangover from years gone by, when Israeli colonial rule found unlikely allies even among ostensible Western progressives.

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Political Crisis in Italy and Greece: Marx on ‘Technical Government’ BY Marcello Musto

17 November 2011 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 570

In recent years Karl Marx has again been featured in the world’s press because of his prescient insights into the cyclical and structural character of capitalist crises. Now there is another reason why he should be re-read in the light of Greece and Italy: the reappearance of the ‘technical government.’

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