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The Crisis in the ATU: Labour Shoots Itself in the Foot

By Sam Gindin and Herman Rosenfeld. This article was first published on Socialist Project. A sign of the tragic disarray of the Canadian labour movement is the extent to which its misadventures keep piling up. As the turmoil within the union representing the Ontario government’s unionized employees (Ontario Public Service Employees Union – OPSEU) hits […]

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Trump Flux

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Photo by Matt Johnson | CC BY 2.0 The pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus taught that “all is flux” — that “nothing stays still,” and therefore that “no one can step in the same river twice.” The political philosophers of Greco-Roman antiquity understood this to be a metaphysical claim without political implications.  […]

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Trump Flux

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Photo by Matt Johnson | CC BY 2.0 The pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus taught that “all is flux” — that “nothing stays still,” and therefore that “no one can step in the same river twice.” The political philosophers of Greco-Roman antiquity understood this to be a metaphysical claim without political implications.  […]

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Fraud Suit Exposes Anti-Democratic Views in Democratic Party

By Norman Solomon / TruthDig. When DNC Chair Tom Perez, right, speaks at an event also featuring Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, there’s a stark contrast between establishment cliches and progressive populism. (Matt York / AP) Nine months after losing the presidency, the Democratic Party is in dire need of a course correction. Grass-roots enthusiasm for […]

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Does Oliver Stone Have a Weak Spot for Dictators?

By Peter Kuznick. This article was first published on History News Network. {iframe width=”100%” height=”600″}https://www.youtube.com/embed/BrBoj760aD8{/iframe} In Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, Susanna Martin was executed for being a witch. The evidence against her was compelling and irrefutable. In capital cases like this, testimony by at least two eyewitnesses was required to convict. One man testified that […]

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Questions and Implications of the French Elections:

By Pierre Rousset / Socialist Project. Mélenchon, La France Insoumise, Populism Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s presidential and legislative campaign this year was different from the previous ones. There was a huge change in the relationship to political parties in general and to his former Left Front allies in particular. It’s important to understand the reasons for this […]

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Will Washington’s New Pro-Moscow, Anti-Beijing Gang Drive a Wedge Through the BRICS in 2017?

By Patrick Bond. This article was first published on Socialist Project. The weeks following an underwhelming Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) mid-September summit in Goa and the United States presidential election in November have unveiled ever-widening contradictions. Thanks to blatant corruption, presidential delegitimation has reached unprecedented levels in both Brazil and South Africa; while ruling-party religious degeneracy […]

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Let’s Get Serious About Inequality and Socialism

By Michael D. Yates. This article was first published on Truthout. Supporters cheer during a campaign event with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a Democratic presidential hopeful, at Drexel University in Philadelphia, April 25, 2016. (Photo: Mark Makela / The New York Times) Thanks to the presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders, economic inequality and […]