Opinion

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Ukraine, “Morning Joe,” and the new Cold War

Over the past few weeks the American people have been served up a steady stream of words and images by the major media about the conflict in the Ukraine.

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How to stop corporate criminality

If you want any more evidence that U.S. corporate executives and financial finaglers are nothing more than crooks in costly suits, all you needed to was right on the front page of The New York Times.

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Greed and the pain in Spain

The European Union's response to the economic chaos gripping the continent seems a combination of profound delusion, and what British a reporter called "sado-monetarism" -- endless cutbacks, savage austerity, and widespread layoffs.

The euro and European disintegration: Should we care?

The EU set up a monetary union, but it needs a political union based on the empowerment of working people, not just bankers, to survive this crisis.

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No cheering for fiscal treaty in the streets of Europe

Cutbacks and layoffs have touched off huge street protests, general strikes, and the collapse of governments. 

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MF Global meltdown shows U.S. vulnerable to Eurozone crisis

The collapse and bankruptcy of MF Global, led by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, demonstrates the vulnerability of the U.S. financial system and economic recovery to the Euro crisis.

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Columbus Day questions

On this Columbus Day, let's consider the discrepancy between how newcomers are celebrated in our history but ostracized in our society.

 

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European workers have nothing but chains to lose

Shying away from political union now means the collapse of the Euro, the common market and the growth and economies of scale it promises.

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Free online movie, Debtocracy, tells story of Greek debt crisis

Debtocracy, a free online movie distributed under Creative Commons license, exposes roots of Greece and Europe's debt crisis and offers an alternative to austerity policies.

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Europe and U.S. have same problem: capitalism

Major sections of capital believe the debt crisis gives them a golden opportunity to completely shift the costs of the "reproduction of labor power" to working people and break their fighting spirit.

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