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Class Struggle and Imperial Wars as the Motor Force of US History
Introduction The American welfare state was created in 1935 and continued to develop through 1973. Since then, over a prolonged period, the capitalist class has been steadily dismantling the entire welfare state. Between the mid 1970’s to the present (2017) labor laws, welfare rights and benefits and the construction of and subsidies for affordable housing... Read More
PARIS – ‘To arms, Frenchmen! Man the barricades!’ No, it’s not the French Revolution of 1789 but a sort of déjà vu. France is now gripped by an increasingly ugly, dangerous leftist uprising that could ignite similar unrest across Europe. The world’s premier tourist destination is being plunged into chaos. A ham-handed attempt by the... Read More
PARIS – Ah, the joys of Paris in the springtime. Riots every day and night; vandals smashing store windows and looting; traffic jams horrendous even by this city’s standards; air, train and metro disruptions. Tear gas wafts in the air. Add to this toxic mess the ongoing guerilla war between Uber cars and Paris’ notoriously... Read More
Thoughts for Labor Day
Labor Day is a holiday that has outlived its time. Like Christmas, Labor Day has become a time-out period. As Christmas has become a shopping spree, Labor Day has become the last summer holiday. The holiday originated in 1887 to celebrate the contribution made by American workers to the strength and prosperity of the United... Read More
Pension-pilfering, Wage-eviscerating and Union-busting in Seattle
It’s the same everywhere. The giant corporations are so loaded with dough, they don’t know what to do with it. Even so, they know what they DON’T want to do with it. They don’t want to pay their workers their fair share. That’s against their religion. They’d rather disrupt production, annihilate the local economy and... Read More
Michael Hudson on the Union Solidarity International podcast dissecting the economic predicament, debt deflation, the problems of dollar hegemony, and the need for debt jubilees. Apologies – the audio has a reverb.
And Why America Needs It
Big business has launched a no-holds-barred propaganda blitz against the Employee Free Choice Act. Their goal is to scare people into believing that if the bill passes it will trigger higher unemployment and a deeper recession. According to opponents, there's even the threat of creeping socialism. The truth, of course, is far less dramatic. The... Read More
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What Was John McCain's True Wartime Record in Vietnam?
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