Capitalism & Crisis

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“An injury to all”: the class struggle is back in Italy

by Alfredo Mazzamauro on November 24, 2014

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As Renzi’s center-left government intensifies the project of neoliberal restructuring, a wave of self-organized class struggle takes off across Italy.

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Has the time come to revive the radical political pamphlet? /The Rules’ critique of neoliberalism as presented in The One Part Planet proves that it is.

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No progress without struggle: on history and teleology

by Thomas Barker on November 11, 2014

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In Britain, right-wing policies and reactionaries are on the rise. But progressives, wrongly, still think these belong on the scrapheap of history.

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Parasite Europe creates its own “illegal” migrants

by Christopher Patz on November 9, 2014

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It has been 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, yet Germany and Europe’s new borders are fast becoming more heavily militarized than ever.

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Post image for Spokes on the anti-austerity wheel: moving beyond reform

If we want to envision an anti-austerity movement that can genuinely empower people, we will have to create one that moves beyond austerity altogether.

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Post image for The next financial crisis may be just around the corner

As growth stalls, stocks tumble and investors fret, the question is no longer if there will be another crisis, but when and where it will strike first.

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The traumas and dramas of post-Cup, pre-Olympic Brazil

by Christopher Gaffney on August 25, 2014

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A decade of mega-events is unrecognizably transforming Brazil’s urban landscape, with the poor excluded and the benefits reaped unequivocally by the rich. 

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Post image for Argentina is right to defy the Taliban of global finance

Financial fundamentalism of vulture funds and US Judge Griesa — not Argentine contempt — are to blame for the country’s second default in 13 years.

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Manolada workers: ‘no Greek would want this job anyway’

by Tamara van der Putten on August 1, 2014

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As a Greek court frees the shooters and employer of 35 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers, the plight of Greece’s migrant workers is brought back into focus.

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As the EU sells its soul by pushing Greece to privatize its natural and cultural heritage, ordinary citizens are mobilizing to save their common wealth.

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