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The October Revolution

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:36
100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution


Dear Friends,

A hundred years ago, yesterday, the people of the Tsarist empire overthrew a vacillating government to protect and extend their first revolution of February 1917. These men and women - such as those above - founded the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). This new state - a state of the workers and peasants - produced a new kind of possibility, that a socialist state could be created and that a socialist society might be possible.

I was in England last week to join in the commemoration of the events of 1917 held by the Marx Memorial Library and the Trades Union Congress

The International Division of Humanity

Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/19/2017 - 03:11


Wang Du - Medecine Interne
Photo Wang Du, 'Medecine interne' 2016


Dear Friends,

On Sunday, the forces of Chavismo won 17 out of 22 governorships in Venezuela. The signal this sends is important - it showed that the social forces behind the agenda of Chavismo - of Venezuelan socialism - have not been extinguished by the Right's concerted campaign and by the United States (with Trump putting his foot into the race - interfering directly in the elections of Venezuela, something that has the US political system aflutter with allegations of Russian interference). These social forces have also not been exhausted by the

Divest from the War Machine Summit


CODEPINK invites you to learn with us as we kick off a Divest from the War Machine campaign. Join us and a broad coalition of partner organizations for a day of examining the current state of the war machine (surprise- it’s thriving!) and learning the skills and knowledge necessary to use divestment as a tool to shine a critical light on the weapons producers that supply and profit from deadly hyper-militarism both at home and abroad. 


Speaker Vijay Prashad: 

Taking on the War Machine

4:00pm - 4:30pm, October 21, 2017

(October 21, 2017 at 9am - October 22, 2017)





Guest Post by John Pilger - The Rising of Britain's 'New Politics'

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Fri, 10/06/2017 - 23:10

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[John Pilger, veteran journalist, returns to the blog with a searing essay on the British Labour Party's equivocation on Britain's role as an adjutant to US imperialism. John gets to the heart of the problems within British

Medea Benjamin & book reviews

Submitted by admin on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 13:22
Medea Benjamin


Dear Friends,

Saudi Arabia, which has been pumping oil at record high levels, has now indicated that it would boost its oil production ahead of crucial talks next month to freeze oil levels. The game played by Saudi Arabia has hurt oil exporting states such as Venezuela and Russia. Next month, OPEC and non-OPEC states will meet to renew talks about a freeze in production, which would of course raise oil prices. The dangerous game played by Saudi Arabia has put the kingdom itself at peril.

But of course this is news best left to the business pages - if that. More important to tackle the min