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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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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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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A victory for one is a victory for all

Americans have a lot in common with the people in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America struggling against debt austerity.

Victory Day celebrated abroad

Here in the U.S. May 8th is called "Victory in Europe" day. We should celebrate it more than we do.

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