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by Editors — last modified 2016-05-07T14:44:47-04:00
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Critiquing Chavismo's Shortcomings: An Interview with Miguel Rodriguez Torres

by JBB — last modified Aug 29, 2016 09:39 AM
21st-century socialism needs to adapt itself to today’s world, with today’s technology, within a globalized economy. This is the reality that we must take into account in order to transform Venezuela. We would not have to close private media, but we can compete against them and produce high-quality television because that’s what people want.

Paris restaurant 'refuses to serve Muslim women' | BBC

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Aug 28, 2016 06:21 PM
"French anti-Islamophobia organisation CCIF said that "following the umpteenth Islamophobic incident which... led to the humiliation of two young Muslim women" its director would be speaking outside the local mosque on Sunday evening. The CCIF, which says it is offering legal and psychological support to the two young women, appealed for no protests outside the restaurant itself."

China’s Pivot to World Markets, Washington’s Pivot to World Wars

by JBB — last modified Aug 27, 2016 11:18 AM
by James Petras | Canadian Dimension | While President Obama’s “pivot to Asia” has been largely a wasteful military strategy to encircle and intimidate China, Beijing’s “pivot to markets” has successfully enhanced its economic competitiveness. As a result, over the past decade, China’s growth rate is three times that of the US; and in the next decade China will double the US in ‘robotizing’ its productive economy.

Greece Was the Prologue

by JBB — last modified Aug 27, 2016 10:53 AM
by Elias Ioakimoglou & George Souvlis | Jacobin | Austerity experiments in Greece set the stage for a radical restructuring of Europe by elites.
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