Lines of Debate: the Subaltern and the Proletariat of the World

Monday, May 29, 2017

Marcel van der Linden Interviewed by Paula Varela Left Voice. Reverberations of the international crisis have resurrected the idea of the working class as revolutionary political actor from…

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Introduction to Pambazuka’s Special Edition on the labour movement in Africa

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Shaun Whittaker. This article first appeared in Europe Solidaire Sans Fronitiers on 26 January 2017. In the face of multiple crises of profit-driven socio-economic systems that have driven…

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1,736 social, economic and labor protests across Egypt in 2016: ECESR

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mada Masr. This report first appeared in Mada Masr on December 26, 2016 According to a report published by the independent Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) on…

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No easy answers: why left-wing economics is not the answer to right-wing populism

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Zack Beauchamp, Vox. On November 20, less than two weeks after Donald Trump’s upset win, Bernie Sanders strode onto a stage at Boston’s Berklee Performance Center to give…

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Imperialism in the Twenty First Century: Book Review

Monday, March 13, 2017

Michael Roberts blog. A review of imperialism in the Twenty First century by John Smith, published by Monthly Review Press John Smith’s book is a powerful and searing…

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Is Africa rising? A critical perspective (2) – “a makeover of the mechanisms of domination and social injustice”

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Jean Nanga, Europe Solidaire Sans Frontiers. The narrative about Africa in the international media, in particular the economic press, as well as in academic journals, is changing. It…

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Blood in the Water: the Trump Revolution Ends in a Whimper

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mike Whitney, Counterepunch. The Flynn fiasco is not about national security advisor Michael Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador. It’s much deeper than that. It’s about Russia. It’s about Putin. It’s…

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Rising global inequality 150 years after Capital

Thursday, February 23, 2017

from Michael Roberts blog. A very small elite owns the means of production and finance and that is how they usurp the lion’s share and more of the…

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Donald Trump’s foreign policy: the “logic of an illogical mind”

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Interview with Ardeshir Mehrdad. Ali Damavandi: In part one of our interview (with Barabari TV) you covered the background to the ascent of Trump to the presidency of…

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Davos: responsible capitalism

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Michael Roberts. Today, the global political and economic elite meet in Davos Switzerland under the auspices of the World Economic Forum (WEF).  Every year the WEF has an…

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Wage growth in Britain 1850-2015

Friday, December 9, 2016

Since the global financial crash of 2008, average real incomes in Britain have taken the biggest plunge since the 1860s, when “Karl Marx was scribbling in the British…

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Women in Middle East: Rregion ranks ‘last’ on gender equality

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The New Arab. Women in the Middle East have faced patriarchal prejudice and deeply-rooted discrimination in efforts to bridge the gender chasm and improve female participation in public…

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The death of neoliberalism and the crisis in western politics

Friday, November 11, 2016

Martin Jacques, The Guardian. The western financial crisis of 2007-8 was the worst since 1931, yet its immediate repercussions were surprisingly modest. The crisis challenged the foundation stones…

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Green Gold: How ISIS Is making as much money from wheat as from oil

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Annia Ciezadlo, Souciant. As ISIS comes under increased attack in some of the region’s most fertile lands, Middle East agriculture researcher Eckart Woertz discusses how the militant group…

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The global debt hangover

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Michael Roberts. The legacy of the global financial crash and the Great Recession has left a huge mound of debt globally that weighs down the world capitalist economy. …

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Leila Khaled on ISIS and Islamism, Syria and the Palestinians

Monday, September 26, 2016

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos, Defend Democracy Press. ISIS is a criminal organization which was created, and is used, by the USA. As for Syria, it was not only the intervention…

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ISDS: A court that empowers corporations to bend countries to their will

Friday, September 9, 2016

Chris Hamby, BuzzFeed. Say a nation tries to prosecute a corrupt CEO or ban dangerous pollution. Imagine that a company could turn to this super court and sue…

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Political Islam, Part 3: How it effects society

Friday, August 19, 2016
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Ardeshir Mehrdad, Illustrations by Ardeshir Mohassess. An illegitimate child of advanced capitalism, Political Islam has profound effects on the society that gives birth to it both before and…

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The development of capitalism in Egypt

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Patrick Clawson, Libcom. An article which first came out in 2014 which remains of interest to anyone interested in fundamentally changing the Middle East. Major work by Patrick…

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Stalling or escaping?

Friday, August 5, 2016

Michael Roberts. As I reported in a recent post, global economic growth has been slowing from its already below-average level.  US economic growth has dropped away in the…

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Pakistan budget: Another disaster for the working class

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Muhammad Khan Ahmedani Socialist World Once again the Pakistani government’s Budget proposal fails utterly to meet the needs of the masses. The proposal for 2016-2017 will further push…

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‘Our stomachs will make themselves heard’: Sankara on food justice today

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Amber Murrey Links Interesting review on negative effects of food-aid Earlier this week the international NGO, Save the Children, reported that the food shortage in the drought-affected Tigray…

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Contemporary imperialism

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Semir Amin Monthly Review This article is part of a series Middle-East-4-Change is highlighting that look at the economic impact of imperialist globlisation on peripheral countries Lenin, Bukharin,…

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Capitalism and Its Current Crisis

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Prabhat Patnaik Monthly Review This article is part of a series Middle-East-4-Change is highlighting that look at the economic impact of imperialist globlisation on peripheral countries The “thirty-year…

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The New Imperialism of Globalized Monopoly-Finance Capital: An Introduction

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

John Bellamy Foster Monthly Review This article is part of a series Middle-East-4-Change is highlighting that look at the economic impact of imperialist globlisation on peripheral countries It…

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The “New Turkey”: Fetishizing Growth with Fatal Results

Monday, June 13, 2016

Zuhal Yeşilyurt Gündüz Monthly Review This article is part of a series Middle-East-4-Change is highlighting that look at the economic impact of imperialist globlisation on peripheral countries Turkey’s…

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Imperialism in the Era of Globalization

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik Monthly Review We are posting these series of articles that came out late in 2015 in Monthly Review because of their relevance to…

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The “New Turkey”: Fetishizing Growth with Fatal Results

Friday, June 3, 2016

Zuhal Yeşilyurt Gündüz Monthly Review Turkey’s ruling party has turned the country, which it calls “the new Turkey,” into a capitalist nightmare: a triad of neoliberal economics, political…

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The World Economy: Trouble Ahead

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Marty Hart-Landsberg Report from the Economic Front Economic conditions are not good and the signs are for more trouble.  The post-Great Recession recovery has been incredibly weak and…

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Pakistan – protest continues despite high temperatures

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

IMT Pakistan In Defence of Marxism More and more sections of the working class are coming out to protest for their demands as the economic crisis deepens in…

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