A Journal of People report
An alliance of two major communist parties in Nepal is heading towards a major victory in the just concluded elections. It is now almost certain the leftist alliance would win, and will be forming the next government in the Himalayan country.
The ruling Nepali Congress, which was the largest party in the last election, won only 10 seats while the Left alliance was on Sunday won 72 of the 89 seats so far. According to results released by the Election Commission, the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN- UML) has won 51 seats while its alliance partner CPN Maoist Centre has bagged 21 seats. Two Madhesi parties have won five seats. The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal led by Upendra Yadav has won 2 seats whereas Rastriya Janata Party led by Mahanta Thakur has bagged 3 seats. Naya Shakti Party led by former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai has won one seat and an independent was among winning candidates.Read More »
“[I]n this open step the sheep wander from Asia into Europe, and the Kirgiz shepherd drives them back again into Asia without knowing that he has crossed a geographer’s frontier.”
Thus describes Geroid Tanquary Robinson a part of Russia in Rural Russia under the Old Regime, a History of the Landlord-Peasant World and a Prologue to the Peasant Revolution of 1917. (Chapter I: “Serfdom and the earlier servile wars”, University of California Press, Berkley & Los Angeles, 1960)Read More »
A Morning Star Editorial | December 09, 2017
“THE most powerful international corporations must not be allowed to continue to dictate how and for whom our world is run.”
This sentence from Jeremy Corbyn’s landmark Geneva speech yesterday sums up a growing mood of defiance among ordinary people.
The sense that the planet is dominated and exploited by an unaccountable elite lies behind repeated demands from developing countries for a greater say.Read More »
Rev. William Barber II, with the “Poor People’s Campaign,” speaks to the group after they prayed inside of the Capitol Rotunda in protest of the GOP tax overhaul, Dec. 4, in Washington. | Jacquelyn Martin / AP
If you’re expecting a gift card from your boss as an end-of-year bonus, enjoy it this year because you probably won’t get one in 2018.
The Senate tax bill would ban such rewards. Why? Because Republican lawmakers are determined to prevent ordinary workers from pocketing a $25 or $50 gift card without reporting it as taxable income.Read More »
by ROBERT B. REICH
Trump and congressional Republicans are engineering the largest corporate tax cut in history in order “to restore our competitive edge,” as Trump says.
Our competitive edge? Who’s us?
Most American corporations – especially big ones that would get most of the planned corporate tax cuts – have no particular allegiance to America. Their only allegiance is to their shareholders. Read More »