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Homophobic liberals

by JBB — last modified Nov 14, 2018 08:39 AM
Harri Englund | Africa is a Country | In Malawi, artists, especially poets, usually associated with progressivism and intellectualism, are the vanguard of a new homophobia.

Advancing Socialism with Technology

by JBB — last modified Nov 14, 2018 08:33 AM
Does technology advance capitalism or does capitalism advance technology? And how Utopian is a society without work which operates to the benefit of working class people? Stella Rooney says it’s not Utopian for wealthy people who already live such a lifestyle. She argues the left must advance an economic strategy which acknowledges the potentials of technology and how we can use it, but that this must be decoupled from the capitalist framework…

We Can Have Beautiful Public Housing

by JBB — last modified Nov 14, 2018 08:24 AM
by Meagan Day | Jacobin | From Vienna to Chile, the success of social housing for the working and middle classes shows how beautiful homes can coexist with urban housing for all.

Renminbi: A Century of Change

by JBB — last modified Nov 12, 2018 09:55 AM
by Sit Tsui, Qiu Jiansheng, Yan Xiaohui, Erebus Wong and Wen Tiejun | Monthly Review | There is considerable interest in the history and characterization of China’s economy. This overview of the evolution of the renminbi from the late Qing dynasty to the present, shows how China’s political and economic changes in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries are reflected in the development of its highly contested modern currency system.

Directing the Revolution | Jacobin

by Roxanne Dubois — last modified Nov 12, 2018 08:27 AM
Political cinema can sometimes be too highbrow for a mass audience. But in the 1960s and early '70s, French-Greek director Costa-Gavras showed that films with a revolutionary message can also be popular.
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