Month: April 2022

Politics, War

Ukraine — The War Escalates

In recent days the war in Ukraine has escalated. The situation now is more alarming than ever.  Hostilities are no longer confined to Ukrainian territory. There have ...

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Capitalism, News, Work

Slavery in the US Today: Operation Blooming Onion

You thought that slavery had been abolished in the United States? Earlier this year federal prosecutors completed Operation Blooming Onion. They uncovered a conspiracy to bring in ...

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Environment, History

The Right To Roam

Last Sunday was the 90th anniversary of the Kinder Scout trespass, when on April 24, 1932 hundreds of young workers walked on privately owned land in the Peak ...

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Capitalism, Class, Economics, Work

A Novel That Makes Socialists

Robert Tressell’s The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists is a book that has made (or helped make) many socialists, at least in Britain. It has long been popular in our companion party, ...

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Technology, War

Is Mars Planet B?

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, plans to colonize Mars. The Chinese government also plans to set up a base there. Are they crazy? Or is Mars our Planet B -- a place where humans can survive after they mess up Planet A, the Earth?

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Words of Wisdom

"Any profiteer is free to shorten the lives of his countrymen by denying them the essentials of life and he does this as a member of a highly respected class. The police protect him and his gains against the victims..." Professor Damodar Dharmananda Kosambi -- mathematician, historian, philologist, and geneticist

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International relations, War

War Resistance in Russia and Ukraine

This report on the many forms of war resistance in Russia and Ukraine, from anti-war protests to desertion of military personnel, is reposted from the website of the International Workers' Association.

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