Opinion

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Kyrgyzstan: A “free market” disaster

The convulsions in the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan have a lot less to do with the yearning for democracy there than they do with the aftermath of the World Trade Organization's forced "liberalization" of its economy.

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What is the role of government?

Tea partiers say "No" to a government headed by Barack Obama. In reality, the role of government is part of the class struggle, and was at the heart of the health care refrom fight.

Land grab: Something new in capitalist arsenal

A new wave of land takeovers by international monopoly capital is taking place.

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Tax Policy and class struggle

Who pays taxes, the rich or poor, is an important party of the class struggle.

We looked into the future and the problem is us

Harsh talk about Obama from the left can easily become a substitute for examining our inadequacies. Wouldn't we be well served to look into the mirror?

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Helping the homeless isn’t profitable

Accused of deliberately destroying unsold winter clothing, including gloves and overcoats, instead of using them to clothe the homeless and poor, two New York City retailers, H&M and Wal-Mart have beat hasty retreats in recent days.

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New vampire film takes a bite out of capitalism

Having premiered at the 34th Annual Toronto Inter-national Film Festival on September 11, 2009, but seeing its wide theatrical debut on January 8, 2010 (I caught it yesterday in Chicago), "Daybreakers" is a thinking man's vampire film.

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Avatar: Hollywood science fiction, political reality

What makes Avatar so interesting is that when one looks beyond the science fiction story, one clearly sees the policies of our government serving the multi-national corporations.

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Marx in Copenhagen

"Goodbye Africa, goodbye South Asia; goodbye glaciers and sea ice, coral reefs and rainforest; it was nice knowing you." Such was George Monbiot's dismay as the recent Copenhagen Climate Conference ended.

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Conscious of capitalism at Whole Foods

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey seems to be getting a lot of press recently.

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