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Solidarity with the Chicago Factory Occupation

NYC Local of Socialist Party USA | Speak-out! Organize a demo at your local Bank of America! Victory to the occupiers! more...  0 Comments


Thomas Riggins | Republicans are a bunch of hypocrits

Research shows that Republicans only give lip service to humanistic values.

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Life After Bankruptcy

Jurgen Habermas | The privatization mania has ended. What worries me most is the outrageous social injustice. The socialized costs of system breakdown hit the most vulnerable groups the hardest. Politics is necessary for the public interest, not the market. The collapse of the Soviet Union produced a fatal triumphalism. A tension always exists between capitalism and democracy because the market and politics are based on opposite principles. more...  0 Comments

Coalition Poised to Topple Canada's Conservative Government

Jacob Scheier | Canada's three opposition parties have formed a potentially progressive coalition in an attempt to topple the recently re-elected Conservative minority government. Such a transition of power, despite Conservative objections, is in accordance with the parliamentary system and therefore democratic. The question that remains, should the coalition be successful, is how much will the New Democratic Party's often progressive agenda shape this new government. more...  0 Comments

You’ll still get more change from McDonalds than you will from Obama

MN Roy | Now that Barack Obama has picked a cabinet that Carl Rove feels at home with, isn’t it time for the “left” to look reality in the face instead of keeping their heads up the Democrats’ derrieres and acting as if “everything is possible” because the preferred candidate of the capitalist class won. more...  3 Comments

Progress or Regress? : Considering the Future of Leftist Politics under Obama

Jeremy Cohan | The Platypus Affiliated Society in New York presents a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A to critically evaluate the widespread assumption that the election of Barack Obama presents an opportunity for today's Leftists. Asking how opportunity can be distinguished from opportunism, Platypus has invited several intellectuals and activists to publicly think through the foreseeable pitfalls and potentials posed by the passing of the Bush-era into the age of Obama. more...  3 Comments

Philippines: An urgent call to the NDF and the GRP regarding the recent killings

Collective | An urgent call to the National Democratic Front (NDF) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) regarding the recent killings of farmers!

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India's 911: Muslim Pope brother hurt in 'Army of Pure' shooting

Ahmar Mustikhan, Freelance Journalist | Shabbir Nooruddin, brother of the pope of a Muslim sect, was hurt at the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai when the Pakistan-based 'Army of Pure' turned India's famed Bombay or 'City of Joy' into one of tears for three whole days. He is still in hospital. more...  0 Comments

Lets Unite to Change Peak Oil, Resource Depletion, and Over Population

Frank Gifford | There is an amazing momentum of exploitation by the United States. Peak Oil, Resource Depletion, Climate Change, and Over Population. These problems really are imminently solvable, but only if we are able to perceive them as problems. Entropy Pawsed and Peace Communities are working to unite people to help to solve these problems. more...  0 Comments

Martyr remembered, brother faces U.K. jail

Ahmar Mustikhan, Freelance Journalist | Glowing tributes were paid to Nawabzada Bala'ach Marri at a meeting at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC on Saturday afternoon. The victim's brother Hairbiyar Marri and Faiz Baloch face jail in the U.K. for trying to organize Baluch resistance against military brutalities. more...  0 Comments

Editorial Cartoon: White House Bathroom, Jan. 21 2009

Mike Flugennock | Rahm Emmanuel? Tom Daschle? Eric Holder? Hillary, f'crissakes? Just in case you're still wondering – you're certainly not the only one marveling at the number and quickness of old Clinton mobsters and liberal interventionists crawling out from under their rocks to score cushy gigs with the Change Administration. No goddamn' wonder President-Elect Change practically fell over his wingtips trying to disavow himself from the Donkeycratic Leadership Council when they were giving him big ups way back at the dawn of the last Presidential "Election" campaign... more...  2 Comments

SP-USA Says NO to Post-election Racist Attacks

SP-USA | White supremacy is a primary enemy of working class solidarity. The recent racist attacks are purposeful attempts to divide working people against each other. The socialist left has learned the hard lessons of the 20th century and will oppose any racist attacks be they cultural or physical. more...  19 Comments

Mumbai carnage: world unity to punish culprits must

Ahmar Mustikhan | As India and Pakistan were trying to mend fences, the attacks in Mumbai are aimed at making the two arch-rivals come eyeball-to-eyeball once again, a Pakistani intellectual argues. But the Baluch believe whatever the motives the rogue agency must be taken to task y the world. more...  1 Comments

The Financial Crisis in Biblical and Theological Perspective

Ulrich Duchrow | The owners of capital started to create a bubble in the financial markets through various kinds of speculation in order to drive up the returns by derivatives, options etc, creating Casino-Capitalism, de-linked from the real economy (which real economic process can yield returns of 25% plus?). This system must collapse. more...  0 Comments

Viva Obama: yes we can change the world

Ahmar Mustikhan | Even before the new U.S. adminstration has taken charge of office there is widespread joy among the forgotten and stateless peoples of the world, like the Kurds and Baluchs in the Middle East, who were denied statehood by the British that their fate may change soon, thanks to the strong advocacy of balkanization by U.S. Vice President-elect Joe Biden.
A young Baluch rights activist Noordin Mengal was deported from Newark in June most probably because of his name and small beard, though he is totally secular. more...  6 Comments


NYCLAW -- New York City Labor Against the War | This is not change we can believe in. more...  0 Comments

Offe's Paradox | Klaus Offe, a left thinker, once proposed Offe's paradox, the idea that "while capitalism cannot coexist with, neither can it exist without the welfare state. Canada has done better than some countries in protecting social welfare
The welfare state is not dead; what is dead is people's economic security. more...  0 Comments

In the Madhouse

Reiner Metzger | The crisis will force up unemployment by 2%. The proposed measures are outrageous. Consumption must urgently be started up again. This is an unfathomable tunnel vision among the elites of the world. In a crisis, a new approach must be adopted. more...  0 Comments

VIDEO: Joseph Stiglitz on NOW, 11/20/2008

demandside | Insight on the economic meltdown from a Nobel Prize winning economist. Joseph Stiglitz talks about misplaced priorities in handling the economic meltdown and what we should do next. Our focus must be on Main Street and the foreclosure problem. more...  0 Comments

Obama supporters: The Trouble With Eric Holder

forwarded by Skinny John | Holder was part of the legal team that in 2005 developed strategies for securing re-authorization of the Patriot Act, the anti-democracy legislation that your incoming President Obama voted to renew! Is this what you voted for? more...  1 Comments

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