Labor and Class in Iran: An Interview with Mohammad Maljoo

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Paola Rivetti. Published by MERIP on May 26, 2017. Mohammad Maljoo is a Tehran-based economist researching labor issues and the transformation of capital-labor relations in post-revolutionary Iran. Widely…

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Exploring the Shadows of America’s Security State: Or How I Learned Not to Love Big Brother.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Alfred McCoy. First published on TomDispatch.com on August 24, 2017. [This piece has been adapted and expanded from the introduction to Alfred W. McCoy’s new book, In the…

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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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How the Syrian Regime Capitalises on Property Destruction and Land Legislation

Friday, August 4, 2017

Jihad Yazigi. Posted on All4Syria on 27 July 2107 For decades, land and property issues have been a source of conflict in Syria. Over the course of the…

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The Revolutionary Imagination: Rosa for Our Times

Friday, July 28, 2017

Mark Harris. Posted on Counterpunch on July 21, 2017. “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”—Rosa Luxemburg It was 98 years ago that the brilliant…

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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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The reproduction crisis and the birth of a new “out of law” proletariat (an interview with Silvia Federici)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Silvia Federici and Francesca Coin. This post first appeared on Left East on July 10, 2017. Feminist philosopher, political economist, and activist Silvia Federici on the transformation reproductive…

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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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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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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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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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Turkey’s Fragile Bonapartism

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Barış Yıldırım and Foti Bensiloy, Left Voice. Turkey may hold a referendum on the transition to an authoritarian presidential system as soon as late March; however, Erdoğan’s Bonapartist…

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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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To “leftist” admirers of Assad’s Syria

Friday, February 3, 2017

Farouk Mardam-Bey, Pulse. As a Syrian who has always identified politically with the left, I am particularly appalled by those men and women who call themselves left-wingers —…

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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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Women in Middle East: Region 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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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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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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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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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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