Tag Archives: Exploitation

War: Who is it Good for?

After being charged taxes for working on their land by feudal lords, many European workers then came under the yoke of capitalists, forced to accept undignified and unsafe working conditions in factories and inadequate pay for the work they did. … Continue reading

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MEXICO: A Country of Self-Defence

In Mexico, people do not only feel obliged to arm themselves and fire as a legitimate form of defence. They also work in the informal economy as a legitimate form of defence; emigrate without documents as a legitimate form of … Continue reading

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The Mexican People Judge the State

The Mexican Chapter of the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) (www.tppmexico.org) was born in 2011 ‘from below’ and, for that reason, has not appeared in the country’s main media outlets – focussed as they are on counter-information and misinformation. As a … Continue reading

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JRF Essays on Poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Prospect magazine have published nineteen essays on Poverty.  The JRF is a funder of research for social change in the UK which aims to reduce poverty and strengthen communities.   Below are some quotes … Continue reading

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MEXICO: The New Year Advance of the Autodefensas in Michoacán

08/01/14 – In the main square of the Parácuaro municipality of Michoacán, citizens showed their support for the community autodefensas (Self-Defence Forces), which had arrived the previous Saturday to fight off the Caballeros Templarios (‘Knights Templar’ Cartel) that controlled the … Continue reading

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Understanding of International Politics Based on Objective Historical Analysis

Historical analysis in international relations should not be focussed on the denunciation of certain regimes, but on understanding why tension exists between nations, and what the best ways to deal with such tension are. For, considering American actions in Hiroshima … Continue reading

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We Need to Forge a Culture of Solidarity!

There are facts that, although they have been repeated many times, must not lose their impact. Hunger is one of these. This does not refer to malnutrition, which continues to condemn a thousand million people on our planet to suffer. … Continue reading

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Principles of Mandela Hidden from the Media

“Mandela was a political activist and agitator… Before and after his release from prison, he embraced an unabashedly progressive and provocative platform.   As the world remembers Mandela, here are some of the things he believed that many will gloss … Continue reading

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UK Conservatives Against Mandela

In spite of heartfelt speeches some right-wingers may have given regarding Nelson Mandela, “we mustn’t let those who opposed Mandela’s struggle pretend they didn’t”. Many Western party leaders “described his organisation as terrorist”, believed sanctions were wrong, and “wore T-shirts … Continue reading

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US Conservatives and Mandela

In the USA, “the conservative movement… took great pains to condemn and demonize Mandela and the African National Congress, doing all they could to undermine the economic boycott of South Africa and the anti-apartheid movement.” Reagan, for example, “placed the … Continue reading

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