Journal of People report
Ford may have to cut production of some models, which will reduce U.S. jobs, and all these are because of tariff war with China, which the U.S. has initiated.
Ford has informed employees this week of a planned reorganization that will cut salaried jobs as the automaker seeks to improve profits and revive its stock price.Read More »
Sweden, an amazing economy to many utopians or to the naive about capitalism, is experiencing pains capitalist economies feel. Capitalist crisis has already torn down that façade of the utopia. Ordinary citizens in Sweden are seeing the dream demolished. It is being manifested into politics, into electoral process in Sweden. At the same time, ordinary citizens are trying to stand against deceptions that all varieties of bourgeoisie politics practice. The following interview of Bosse Kramsjo, a participant in an on-going Occupy Movement, about 20-months long, to save a hospital, narrates the movement. Bosse, now engaged with ecological farming along with his wife Maria Norgren, has authored books and articles exposing capitalist development, NGO-trickery and micro credit business. To Bosse and Maria, engagement with ecological farming is part of their struggle against profit-driven, chemical-stuffed agriculture-industry owned by big companies. Bosse was a faculty member in a development studies related institute run by the Swedish government. Farooque Chowdhury, a freelancer from Dhaka, Bangladesh, recently interviewed Bosse. The movement shows the Occupy Movement, in many forms, illuminates areas in regions far away from the heart the movement originated. The Occupy Movement also shows that people initiate moves in areas and at times, the mainstream abandons.Read More »
Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century by John Smith, Monthly Review Press, 2016.
Even in the days of Brexit and Donald Trump, the dominant theme of the corporate media remains that the rising tide of ‘globalisation’ will lift all boats. Some go so far as to claim that the UK and the US are not for globalisation because it favours the developing nations. Others do recognise the division between the exploited multitude and the exploiting elite, but they pose such divisions at a global level, independent of the division between developed and developing nations. Even those who discuss imperialism have focussed on the spheres of finance and/or the realm of extractive industries, and may ignore the sphere of manufacturing.Read More »