Is Turkey the next country for a “proxy and long war” of the Transnational Elite?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ylli Përmeti, Posted on Pravda.ru on July 31, 2017. While Russia helped Ankara ‘without conditions’ during the coup – a massive fire exploded near the military base of…

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Financial crisis ten years on: another slump on the horizon?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Michael Roberts, Posted on Michael Robert’s blog on August 8, 2017. It’s ten years on to the day since the global financial crash began with the news that…

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Financialization Has Turned the Global Economy Into a House of Cards: An Interview With Gerald Epstein

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

C.J. Polychroniou, First posted on Truthout on July 23, 2017. Contemporary capitalism revolves around neoliberalism, globalization and financialization, with the latter being the dominant force in this triad….

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How the Pentagon Views the World Situation

Monday, August 7, 2017

Michael Pröbsting and Almedina Gunić. Posted on Revolutionary Communist International Tendency, 25 July 2017. The Pentagon recently published a major study reflecting how US imperialism views its own…

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The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since World War II

Thursday, July 27, 2017

John Dower. Posted on TomDispatch on May 17, 2017. World War II marked the apogee of industrialized “total war.” Great powers savaged one another. Hostilities engulfed the globe….

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Southern Insurgency: Challenging the narrative of working-class powerlessness. Book Review

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Book Review by Kyle Brown, International Socialist Review. Challenging the narrative of working-class powerlessness. By Immanuel Ness: Pluto Press, 2015 · 240 pages · $28.00 There is perhaps…

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Marx on Immigration: Workers, Wages, and Legal Status

Friday, May 5, 2017

David Wilson. Posted on Monthly Review Volume 68 Number 9. On April 9, 1870, Karl Marx wrote a long letter to Sigfrid Meyer and August Vogt, two of…

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The roots of sectarianism in the Middle East

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Omar Hassan. First published at Red Flag and appeared in Socialist Worker on February 1, 2017. It is nearly impossible to find a mainstream news report about the…

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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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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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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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Trump presidency: how far will the darkness spread?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mohammad Reza Shalguni Trump’s election to the presidency last November was not a normal event and in all likelihood will be remembered as a watershed moment in history….

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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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Trump in the White House, by Noam Chomsky

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Noam Chomsky, Defend Democracy Press. CJ Polychroniou: Noam, the unthinkable has happened: in contrast to all forecasts, Donald Trump scored a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton and the man…

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A more dangerous world is probably coming after the US election

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos, Defend Democracy Press. It is probably the first time, since the crisis of Weimar Germany, that such phenomena have appeared in the centre of the world,…

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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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Convergence of the war hawks

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Keegan Farley, IMI-Studie.  Hilary Clinton and a bipartisan plan to extend American Power. Perhaps it goes without saying, but whenever a new president of the United States comes…

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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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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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Book review: does terrorism work? A History

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thomas Nagel, London Review of Books. Does Terrorism Work? A History by Richard English, Oxford When I am hit with news of yet another terrorist attack, I often…

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The remaking of a global working class

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beverley Silver, Roar. The dominant approach in the social sciences since the 1980s had been to assume that labor and class-based mobilizations are a relic of the past….

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Food Sovereignty in Rebellion: Decolonization, Autonomy, Gender Equity, and the Zapatista Solution

Monday, August 22, 2016

Levi Gahman, Znet. One of the biggest threats to food security the world currently faces is neoliberalism. It’s logic, which has become status quo over the past 70…

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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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Libya: a legitimate and necessary debate from an anti-imperialist perspective

Monday, August 8, 2016

Gilbert Achcar, Le Monde Diplomatique. First published in Znet March 2011 – we believe is still of interest as it poses a methodology of how to approach such…

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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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American imperialism: exceptionalism and universalism

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Thomas Meaney London Review of Books American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers by Perry Anderson, Verso, A Sense of Power: The Roots of America’s Global Role by John…

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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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