by Richard D. Wolff
Logos Journal |Winter 2018 Vol. 17 No. 1
Concepts of Class
The concept of class poses profound problems for theory and practice. This is true across the academic disciplines and in the confused incoherence around “class issues” when concepts of class surface in economic, political and cultural discourses.Read More »
Image Courtesy: Business Day
The long-term costs of allowing a handful of corporations to take over healthcare and agriculture in developing countries, in exchange for vaccinations and hybrid seeds sold at discounted price, is likely to be a forbidding one – one that the populations of the Global South will be suffered to pay once the process of monopolization is complete.
The possibility of a handful corporations monopolizing healthcare and agriculture in the developing world is a very real risk today. Closely associated with these corporations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) – the richest and the most powerful philanthropic foundation shaping these sectors globally – aids them in the process of monopolization by granting huge funds to its network of NGOs to carry out activities which mainly benefit these selected corporations, in many of which the foundation has considerable financial stakes. Read More »
by Carol Widom
Courtesy of FMPR
More than 16,000 public school teachers in Puerto Rico walked out of the classrooms and marched to the Capitol in San Juan this Monday (March 19). They strengthened a crescendo of militant actions to demand investment in public education and against private school vouchers and the massive privatization plans of the island’s schools, known as the Charter Laws. The one-day strike was called by a broad coalition of labor, community and education groups (Frente Amplio en Defensa de la Educación Pública [FADEP]), and led by the progressive and anti-colonialist Teachers’ Federation (Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico).Read More »
FACEBOOK faced new questions today about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices.
The revelations are embarrassing following the US-based internet giant’s apologies in US and British newspapers for exposing users’ data to Cambridge Analytica, a consultancy firm which worked with the Donald Trump campaign in the US and the Leave campaign in Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership.Read More »
by Ben Chacko
Supporters of Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shout words of support during a rally in Quedas do Iguacu, Parana state, Brazil
BRAZIL’S former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has vowed that neither legal persecution nor violent intimidation will stop his fight for the presidency after his campaign convoy came under gun fire.
Shots hit two buses in the caravan that has been touring Parana state in southern Brazil yesterday. Officials of Lula’s Workers Party, which has won all presidential elections since 2002 but was removed from power in a constitutional coup in 2016, said Parana was the only state not to have provided a police escort for the campaign.Read More »
Granma | March 26, 2018
The omnibus spending bill approved by the United States Congress last week includes $20 million USD for subversion against Cuba. Photo: The Washington
WASHINGTON.– The omnibus spending bill approved by the United States Congress last week, to fund the government until mid-2018, includes $20 million USD for subversion against Cuba and $600 million for border security with Mexico, which President Donald Trump plans to use to build a wall.
The amount of money allocated to promote regime change in Cuba, camouflaged under the euphemistic term “democracy programs,” contrasts with the massive cuts to the State Department and United States foreign aid to developing countries.Read More »
Granma | March 19, 2018
Fidel was the first head of state to visit the liberated area of South Vietnam. Photo: Archive
“Those who live on fish and rice, and wear silk, far away, in Asia, on the seashore, below China,” as Cuban National Hero José Martí described the Vietnamese in Un paseo por la tierra de los anamitas (A stroll through the land of the Annamites), have always been friends of Cuba.Read More »