In a blistering evisceration of phoney Marxists, ZOLTAN ZIGEDY excoriates those academics and their dupes who peddle trendy nonsense that was never a threat to capitalism
GOOGLE knows that I have an abiding interest in Marxism. Consequently, I receive frequent links to articles that Google’s algorithms select as popular or influential.
Consistently at the top of the list are articles by or about the irrepressible Slavoj Zizek.Read More »
A Journal of People report
A RAND Corporation study finds: Over the past several decades, US news media have shifted towards advocacy and emotional appeals.
The study report – News in a Digital Age, Comparing the Presentation of News Information over Time and Across Media Platforms – released earlier this week, argues that between 1987 and 2017, news content has shifted from event- and context-based reporting to coverage that is “more subjective, relies more heavily on argumentation and advocacy, and includes more emotional appeals.”Read More »
by Ben Cowles
BEN COWLES recommends an excellent Marxist critique of the video-games industry
Marx at the Arcade: Consoles, Controllers and Class Struggle
by Jamie Woodcock
(Haymarket Books, £12.99)
ON THE face of it, Marxists might not seem to have all that much to say about video games and gamers might not necessarily have all that much interest in Marx. But Jamie Woodcock’s brilliant book explains why they both should.Read More »
by Steve Sweeney
A US aircraft takes off from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
IRANIAN communists have called for unity among the country’s progressives striving for peace in response to US sabre-rattling intent on provoking war with Tehran.
The Tudeh Party noted “a very worrying rise of tensions between the racist, pseudo-fascist, and reactionary Trump administration and the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran” in recent days.Read More »
by Marcus Barnett
FBU members stand with Miguel Roldan (centre), a Spanish firefighter facing 20 years in prison for rescuing refugees off the coast of Italy
“WE stand with you” was British firefighters’ defiant message to a Spanish firefighter facing prison time for saving drowning refugees.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) meeting at the union’s conference gave four standing ovations today to Miguel Roldan, a firefighter based in Seville in southern Spain.Read More »
by Marcus Barnett
ANGELA RAYNER told firefighters today: “You will always have a sister and comrade in Parliament.”
Speaking at the FBU’s Blackpool conference, the shadow education secretary and former union representative told delegates: “I will always say what needs to be said — because we as a party have pussyfooted around what needs to be said for far too long.Read More »
López Miera stressed that many Chinese fought alongside Maceo, who left their mark due to their combative self-sacrifice and revolutionary convictions. Photo: Archive
The First Deputy Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, Army Corps General Álvaro López Miera, received on Tuesday morning the Director of the Political Work Department of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, Admiral Miao Hua, who began a working visit to Cuba, with the aim of exchanging experiences in the political-ideological and cultural fields.
The welcoming ceremony included both officers paying tribute to Antonio Maceo and Francisco Gómez Toro at the Cacahual Mausoleum, a site that recalls Cuba’s independence struggle, and highlights the examples of its heroes as valuable weapons in the deconstruction of the ideological lies that imperialist forces launch against the peoples of the world.Read More »
by C J Hopkins
So, the election-meddling Putin-Nazi disinformationists are at it again! Oh yes, while Americans have been distracted by Russiagate, Obstructiongate, Redactiongate, or whatever it’s being called at this point, here in Europe, we are purportedly being bombarded with Russian “disinformation” aimed at fomenting confusion and chaos in advance of the upcoming EU elections, which are due to take place in less than two weeks.Read More »