Mexico’s Left Takes to the Street, Celebrates Achievements / by W. T. Whitney Jr

Supporters of Mexican President Andrés Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador stand on a statue’s platform as they cheer him during a march in support of his administration, in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. | Fernando Llano/AP “Sometimes there are revolutions but people keep on thinking the same way. But now we are seeingContinue reading “Mexico’s Left Takes to the Street, Celebrates Achievements / by W. T. Whitney Jr”

Western media has not much evolved from the era of the yellow peril in its routine China-bashing / by Felix Abt

[Source: yahoo.com] Originally published in CovertAction Magazine on November 27, 2022 It is common for Western media to automatically imply or label everything that happens in China as “evil.” The most recent case concerns the events surrounding former Communist Party Chairman Hu Jintao at the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. [Source: jpost.com]Continue reading “Western media has not much evolved from the era of the yellow peril in its routine China-bashing / by Felix Abt”

On the development of China’s environmental policies towards an ecological civilization / by Efe Can Gürcan

Haze of pollution in Beijing. 2006. (Photo: David Barrie / Flickr) Originally publishedin Friends of Socialist China on November 15, 2022 We are very pleased to republish this important article by Efe Can Gürcan, Associate Professor at Türkiye’s Istinye University, which originally appeared in Volume 3 Issue 3 of the BRIQ (Belt & Road Initiative Quarterly). TheContinue reading “On the development of China’s environmental policies towards an ecological civilization / by Efe Can Gürcan”

On Why Capitalists Are Guilty of Social Murder / by Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels directing the construction of a barricade in the streets of Elberfeld during the riots of May 1849 in Prussia. (Universal History Archive / Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin on November 28, 2022 In 1845, Friedrich Engels wrote a scathing condemnation of English capitalism, The Condition of the Working ClassContinue reading “On Why Capitalists Are Guilty of Social Murder / by Friedrich Engels”

Beating around the bush: polycrisis, overlapping emergencies, and capitalism / by Güney Isikara

Photo: Jernej Furman Originally published in Developing Economics on November 22, 2022 It is in vogue nowadays to describe the multifaceted and intertwined crises of capitalism without referring to capitalism itself. Obscure jargon of ‘overlapping emergencies’ and ‘polycrisis’ are brought up to describe the complexity of the situation, and they serve, with or without intention,Continue reading “Beating around the bush: polycrisis, overlapping emergencies, and capitalism / by Güney Isikara”

Haiti in the Caribbean: A political economy perspective on the urgent crisis of imperialism / by Tamanisha J. John

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, and former president Bill Clinton at opening of garment factory in Haiti on October 22, 2012 (Photo: Getty Pool) Originally published in Black Agenda Report on November 23, 2022 Often, when you mention Haiti in conversation and the anti-imperial struggle that has consistently been waged by the Haitian people againstContinue reading “Haiti in the Caribbean: A political economy perspective on the urgent crisis of imperialism / by Tamanisha J. John”

The Russian Winter offensive / by Gordon M. Hahn

Originally published in Russian and Eurasian Politics on November 22, 2022 The only way Ukrainians will see anything approximating a holiday season is if a ceasefire can be arranged by New Year’s Day, and it just might happen, regardless of President Volodomyr Zelenskiy’s repeated assertions that there will be no negotiations with Russia until itContinue reading “The Russian Winter offensive / by Gordon M. Hahn”

Club Q killings are part of capitalist violence and hatred / by Colorado May Day Club

With the murderous attack on patrons of Club Q in Colorado Springs, we’ve once again witnessed massive gun violence against innocent people and yet another assault on the rights – and lives – of LGBTQ+ people. This horrific act was committed even as those at the club were observing the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance,Continue reading “Club Q killings are part of capitalist violence and hatred / by Colorado May Day Club”

World Peace Council’s 22nd Assembly concludes in Vietnam: Pallab Sengupta elected new President / by IDC

The 22nd Assembly of the World Peace Council (WPC), was held from November 21 to 27 in Hanoi and the northern province of Quang Ninh. The event was the first of its kind to be held in Vietnam. The new executive committee of 40 members elected Pallab Sengupta, General Secretary of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation, as President of the WPC with absoluteContinue reading “World Peace Council’s 22nd Assembly concludes in Vietnam: Pallab Sengupta elected new President / by IDC”