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Can Europe survive painlessly without Russian gas?

Can Europe survive painlessly without Russian gas?

Russia has historically been the European Union’s largest supplier of natural gas. After the 2006 and 2009 Russia-Ukraine-Europe gas disputes, followed by tensions in the wake of the 2013-14 Ukrainian crisis, the EU has sought to reduce its dependency on Russian...

Turkey’s economic struggles

Turkey’s annual inflation rate hit 36.1% in 2021, the highest in President Erdogan’s 19 years in power. In the meantime, the Lira has lost more than 40% of its value. Maria Demertzis sits down with Elina Ribakova, Deputy Chief Economist of the Institute of...

O impacto da dívida pública brasileira no estado brasileiro

Neste estudo Paulo Lindesay traça o historial da dívida pública brasileira desde a década de 1970 até à atualidade; mostra sua relação com a dívida ecolôgica e a perda de direitos sociais; e por fim apresenta 6 propostas concretas avançadas pela Auditoria Cidadã da...

Rosa Luxemburgo e a dívida como instrumento do imperialismo

Rosa Luxemburgo e a dívida como instrumento do imperialismo

[103 anos atrás, Rosa Luxemburgo foi morta a tiro e o seu corpo atirou-se ao Canal Landwehr de Berlim. No entanto, ela não pôde ser apagada da história, pois a sua vida e obra são extremamente relevantes na nossa busca de um mundo melhor. Reimprimimos este artigo para...

Quels systèmes alimentaires… demain ?

Laurent Delcourt était l'invité de l'émission Bruxelles ma belge, sur RCF Radio, pour donner un avant-goût des sujets qui feront l'objet du webinaire organisé le jeudi 27 janvier par le CETRI et FIAN (Quels systèmes alimentaires… demain ?) à l'occasion de la sortie du...

Les cinq dilemmes Nord-Sud de la crise écologique

Réformer le mode de production des grandes industries et le niveau de consommation des populations les plus riches. Mieux, les transformer. Sous peine d'hypothéquer le sort des générations futures en aggravant celui des actuelles, dont les composantes les plus...

Xiomara Castro ya es la primera mujer presidenta de Honduras

Xiomara Castro ya es la primera mujer presidenta de Honduras

Victoria Korn La izquierdista Xiomara Castro, primera mujer en gobernar Honduras, asumió este jueves un país golpeado por la pobreza, la migración, el narcotráfico y la corrupción, mientras apaga una crisis en el Parlamento que amenazó su liderazgo. De 62 años y...

Who Sleeps Under the Bridge?  

In the same month when Tory government ministers had their drunken knees-up in the Downing Street garden – there was the case of the woman who had obeyed the regulations and by so doing was unable to say goodbye to her mother who died alone in a care home.  There was...

The Politics of Ethicide in an Age of Counter-Revolution

We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are all tied together… you can’t really get rid of one without getting rid of the others… the whole structure of American life must be changed. – Martin Luther King, Jr. The brutalizing...

One third of Biden’s Cabinet are Jewish Zionists

The US became increasingly Zionist subverted in the 1960s after Apartheid Israel gained nuclear weapons and after the assassinations of JFK and Robert Kennedy. Support for Apartheid Israel (and hence for  the repugnant crime of Apartheid) is now a pillar of US...

Make the Whole World Know that the South Also Exists

Make the Whole World Know that the South Also Exists

Shefa Salem (Libya), Life, 2019. On 19 January 2022, US President Joe Biden held a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The discussion ranged from Biden’s failure to pass a $1.75 trillion investment bill (the result of the defection...

LAS SILLAS DE SOLEDAD

LAS SILLAS DE SOLEDAD

La experiencia de los profesores de una escuela pública porteña en el rescate de los pibes desconectados por la pandemia: nunca es tarde, le dicen a la ministra Soledad Acuña, cuando existe decisión política. La entrada LAS SILLAS DE SOLEDAD se publicó primero en El...

EL ALTERADO INFUSO

EL ALTERADO INFUSO

Fogwill, el mercader fracasado, y la extensión de la dictadura por otros medios. La entrada EL ALTERADO INFUSO se publicó primero en El Cohete a la Luna.

El cascabel al gato

El cascabel al gato

Dada la concentración creciente de la riqueza, la recaudación total de impuestos patrimoniales debe y puede llevarse a un 3% del PBI en el corto/medio plazo y al 5% en un objetivo de más largo plazo. La entrada El cascabel al gato se publicó primero en El Cohete a la...

Aboriginal Tent Embassy marks the illegal 1778 occupation

Invasion Day in 1972, when the Tent Embassy was set up, dawned bright in Sydney, New South Wales. As far as I have been able to ascertain, history doesn’t record what the day was like in 1778 when Captain Arthur Phillip sailed into what is now known, variously, as...

Bloody Sunday 50 years on – a symbol of ongoing injustice

On the streets of Derry in British-occupied Northern Ireland on January 30, 1972, writes Stuart Munckton, British soldiers opened fire on an unarmed civil rights protest. Forteen civilians — six of them teenagers — died in the massacre remembered as Bloody Sunday.

Pechino nella bolla del virus e delle Olimpiadi

Pechino nella bolla del virus e delle Olimpiadi

Gli abitanti della capitale cinese fanno lo slalom (è il caso di dirlo) tra le regole imposte per combattere la pandemia, diventate ancora più incomprensibili nei pochi giorni che mancano all’apertura delle Olimpiadi invernali. Leggi

Voglio avere cent’anni

Voglio avere cent’anni

“Quando avevo vent’anni ero convinto che sarei morto giovane in un incidente d’auto come James Dean. Non ci ho pensato più fino a quando, a 55 anni, ho cominciato invece a provare un certo interesse per la longevità”. Le riflessioni di Garrison Keller, alias Mr Blue,...

The Lack of Hospital Beds Is a National Crisis

The Lack of Hospital Beds Is a National Crisis

America is experiencing a massive shortfall in hospital beds, harmful to both COVID and non-COVID patients needing care. But the pandemic didn’t create the hospital bed crisis — it exacerbated an existing one that our government refuses to address. A medical worker...

Nina Turner Is Coming Out Swinging — Again

Nina Turner Is Coming Out Swinging — Again

This week, Nina Turner announced a second run for Congress in Ohio’s 11th District. She spoke with Jacobin about fighting pro-corporate Democrats, frustrations with the Biden administration, and why “evil never sleeps, so good can never take a vacation.” Nina Turner...

Drones are back, so are we

On 20 July 2021, the government proposed a new security bill which will, among other things, authorize police drones, the same drones that our collective efforts managed to reject four times last year. The government is rushing to undermine our precious victories...

U.S. government pays big money for bad news about Cuba

U.S. government pays big money for bad news about Cuba

The cruder U.S. methods for destroying Cuba’s revolutionary government—military attacks, bombings of hotels and a fully-loaded airplane, violent attacks on officials, biological warfare—did not work. Nor has economic blockade, which of course continues. A more subtle...

Chile: a poesia da vitória e os desafios do poder

Chile: a poesia da vitória e os desafios do poder

José Andrés Murillo, entrevistado por Maurício Ayer O anúncio do gabinete ministerial de Gabriel Boric, presidente eleito do Chile, causou o impacto de um símbolo de mudança. Na foto oficial, o novo ministério, que tomará posse no próximo dia 11 de março, surge como...

27 de janeiro de 2022

Pós-Capitalismo | por José Andrés Murillo Chile: a poesia da vitória e os desafios do poder Um filósofo e ativista nas lutas sociais descreve o cenário pós-eleitoral. Boric e seu lugar no tabuleiro político. O surpreendente ministério. Os poderes e o papel da...

Portugal: o desastre a evitar

Portugal: o desastre a evitar

Nos tempos em que o ex-presidente do Brasil Fernando Henrique Cardoso e eu éramos amigos, conversávamos com frequência. A conversa começava sempre na sociologia e terminava invariavelmente na política. Numa dessas conversas, no Palácio do Planalto em Brasília, porque,...

The long road to nonviolence

Six months ago, in this same space, we proposed replacing the national motto with one that discarded violence as a way of relating to each other or of resolving conflicts and looking to the long term, because “what can we… Marcelo Trivelli

Chile: Historical debt of teachers

Another big step in the struggle for the payment of the so-called “Historical Debt” was taken by the Metropolitan College of Teachers of Chile, led by its President Mario Aguilar, together with 15 members of the Chilean teachers’ union, by… Redacción Chile

Rui Rio, «homo populi» • Pedro Levi Bismarck

   A campanha de Rui Rio foi bastante inteligente, não na forma de exposição de qualquer conteúdo político, mas na postura que adoptou tanto nos debates como nas «arruadas». Foi talvez o primeiro a perceber que o melhor modo de tirar votos a André Ventura não seria...

A utilidade de André Ventura • Luhuna Carvalho

    A campanha eleitoral das legislativas de 2022 veio revelar algo que até agora não era óbvio. André Ventura não é, por agora, a “ameaça à democracia” que se supunha, mas, pelo contrário, é a máquina respiratória que assegura a continuidade dessa democracia face à...

Contra el pago de la deuda, la movilización es el camino

Entre las reivindicaciones contenidas en el escrito, se incluyen algunas como que «la deuda la paguen quienes la fugaron» y que el país tiene que destinar sus recursos «al desarrollo de su economía y a la restitución del tejido social severamente dañado». Asimismo...

Garantizar la competencia

Garantizar la competencia

Desde principios de los noventa hasta 2009 y 2010, cuando la AFA rescindió el contrato con TSC (Televisión Satelital Codificada, asociada al Grupo Clarín), la emisión de contenidos comenzó a diversificarse por el pase de esos derechos al Sistema de Medios Públicos....

A brush with revolution: art and organising

A brush with revolution: art and organising

‘Don’t tell women what to wear, tell men not to rape’: an anti-rape protest in Delhi. Painting by Sarbjit Johal During an art workshop I ran for women at the Tamil Community Centre, Hounslow, in 2015, I asked participants what they wanted from the political parties...

Samba-fusion: marching to our own drums

Samba-fusion: marching to our own drums

The author with a drumming band at a protest in London, August 2021. Photo by Jonathon Vines In my activism and doctoral research in the London samba-fusion community, my goal is to learn how to use culture as resistance. Samba, as a Brazilian music genre and culture,...

Próximo Aeropuerto Martín Villa

Cojamos al que fue durante dos décadas secretario general de la UGT, Cándido Méndez, y durante ocho años de CCOO, José María Fidalgo, y coloquémoslos junto al torturador franquista Antonio González Pacheco, "Billy el Niño". Ahora sumemos al retrato a Felipe González...

Brasil: 2022 construir victorias

Es necesario construir el mejor camino para conquistar una amplia mayoría electoral contra Bolsonaro, obtener una victoria histórica contra el neoliberalismo y preparar ya las condiciones políticas para el ejercicio de un gobierno que atienda las urgentes y profundas...

Mr. President, Stay Out of Ukraine

By Ted Galen CARPENTER The onset of a belated bout of common sense in Joe Biden’s administration has reduced the danger that the United States would intervene with its own military forces if war broke out between Russia and Ukraine. At one time, Biden, Secretary of...

We Don’t Need a Department of Homeland Security

We Don’t Need a Department of Homeland Security

Andrea Mazzarino Since 9/11, we’ve overfunded a second Pentagon capable of focusing on whatever it considers to be most politically expedient. The post We Don’t Need a Department of Homeland Security appeared first on The Nation.

Impedire il ritorno della guerra

La tensione fra i blocchi politico militari che si fronteggiano intorno alla crisi dell’Ucraina è ulteriormente cresciuta. Il futuro è più che mai incerto. Ma proprio per questo occorre ricordare che le crisi politiche non si risolvono con i carri armati ma con la...

“Benvenuta Omicron”

Omicron ha riportato al centro dell’attenzione dei media ospedali e Pronto soccorso, con gli scenari di sempre. Occorre, ovviamente, agire ora, ma, insieme, bisogna attrezzarsi per una convivenza di medio-lungo termine con il virus. E per farlo si deve guardare...

Shakespeare in Gucci

Come ha detto il regista Ridley Scott a proposito del suo ultimo film: «La storia dei Gucci riecheggia quella dei Borgia o dei Medici: si uccidevano l’uno con l’altro per affermarsi. Amore, passione, odio… sono i motori del mondo secolo dopo secolo. Non è cambiato...