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IASWI’s Statement on Assassination of Qasem Soleimani and its Aftermath

Say no categorically and proactively to U.S. warmongering and stand firmly in solidarity with the working class and the poor and oppressed people of Iran, and not the tyrannical Iranian regime, and help strengthen anti-capitalist, anti-poverty and social and economic justice movements in Iran and across the region.

Yes, the PMC Exists: A Reply to David Camfield

[PDF][Print]In a recent New Politics essay David Camfield argues that the “PMC” (shorthand for “professional-managerial class”) does not exist and that belief in it hinders socialist organizing. He presents a simplified, partly inaccurate version of the . . .

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Fighting back is the only way out of Bolsonaro’s Brazil

[PDF][Print]Brazil dominates Latin America’s economy. And although the coup in Bolivia, uprisings in Chile, Ecuador, and Columbia, Trump’s threats against Iran, Australian megafires, mass strikes in India and France, anti-government protests in Lebanon, and the British . . .

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Remembering and Forgetting: No to War with Iran!

[PDF][Print]The criminal negligence of the Iranian regime and military — shooting down a passenger airliner that had just taken off from their own Tehran airport — should immediately remind us of the dozens, if not hundreds . . .

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France at a Crossroads

[PDF][Print]The nationwide general strike in France, now in its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the streets protesting President Macron’s proposed neoliberal . . .

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Review: “Tramps and Trade Union Travelers” by Kim Moody

[PDF][Print]Kim Moody, Tramps and Trade Union Travelers: Internal Migration and Organized Labor in Gilded Age America, 1870–1900. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2019.
Kim Moody has written another very interesting and provocative book on labor. His other books have . . .

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How Mayor Lumumba was Bought: The Closed Bloomberg Meeting in Jackson, Mississippi

[PDF][Print]The saying that politics makes for strange bedfellows is a statement that speaks to the many allegiances, alliances and compromises that one must make when engaging in electoral politics. One might think that there could be . . .

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The Federation of Teachers of Puerto Rico needs your help

We are reposting this appeal from No Borders News.

Doug Henwood Has It Wrong This Time

[PDF][Print]Doug Henwood, who often has so many intelligent and useful things to say about economics and politics, has it wrong this time. A few days ago on his Facebook page he commented on an article that . . .

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The Boeing and Volkswagen Debacles

Ruling Class Errors and Working Class Imperatives

[PDF][Print]The Boeing Company, a huge global, high tech aerospace corporation has stumbled badly with enormous adverse financial consequences. The Boeing Max 8 tragedy and other corporate tech blunders should encourage us, especially those of us in . . .

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The “PMC” Does Not Exist and Why it Matters for Socialists

[PDF][Print]2019 was the year when “PMC” entered the vocabulary of many radicals in the U.S. and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the Anglosophere. As Alex Press observes, “’Professional-managerial class’ (PMC), a term coined by . . .

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Neo-Colonial Economics in Central Africa: A Very Short History

[PDF][Print]Word War Two as the death-knell for colonial empires is a well-trodden and essentially erroneous narrative. Empires’ relationships with their colonies were uprooted, modified and given the gloss of ‘independence’ but retained injustice and exploitation at . . .

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México: Year One of the “Fourth Transformation”

[PDF][Print]This is an statement marking the first year in office of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador [AMLO] published in Unidad Socialista, the publication of the Liga de Unidad Socialista, a socialist organization in México. The editorial . . .

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The Socialist Position on the Latest U.S. Attack on Iran: The Assassination of Suleimani

[PDF][Print]President Donald Trump has virtually declared war on Iran with the assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, in an airstrike near Baghdad International Airport. The assassination of Suleimani will very . . .

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How General Strike Rhetoric Became A City-Wide Reality

A review of Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919 by Cal Winslow (Monthly Review Press, 2020).

Trump’s Reckless Assassination of Iranian General Is an Act of War

[PDF][Print]The Middle East and the world woke up on the morning of Friday, January 3 to the shocking news that U.S. missiles had struck the Baghdad Airport, in a targeted assassination of Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani.
Donald . . .

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Writing an Obituary for Neocons

[PDF][Print]The New York Times obituary of neocon historian Gertrude Himmelfarb shows why  neoconservatives remain a potent political force in U.S. politics: many liberals can’t imagine a socialist challenge to capitalism that doesn’t apologize for authoritarianism.
The NYT’s . . .

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Taking Stock, Settling Accounts: Coming to Terms with Stalinism

[PDF][Print]I have written at some length about my experience as a member of Workers World Party, which I left due to the organization’s flawed political practice. What I’ve said less about is my psychological and ideological . . .

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The UK Election: A Car Crash on the Left Side of the Road

[PDF][Print]It was probably no surprise that Joe Biden announced that the huge victory for Boris Johnson and the Conservatives and the mauling defeat of Labour under Jeremy Corbyn’s radical leadership was a warning to fellow Democrats . . .

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Beyond Impeachment: Challenges Facing the U.S. Left in 2020

While the effort of House Democrats to impeach Trump has not undermined his hold on power, the real test lies in taking the battle against him beyond the confines of the impeachment process.

Mataron a Frank Ordoñez

El jueves 5 de diciembre de 2019, Frank Ordoñez, de 27 años de edad, un chofer de UPS y padre de dos hijas, fue matado en un tiroteo entre la policía y dos sospechosos que huían de la escena de un robo.

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