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Cierre del gobierno — ¿Quién sufre?

By October 4, 2013

2 de octubre Incapaces o reacios a llegar a un acuerdo para ampliar el gasto del gobierno, el Congreso estadounidense ha provocado un cierre del gobierno. Rápidamente despedirá temporalmente a 800.000 trabajadores/as gubernamentales, mantendrá a otros/as empleados/as trabajando sin paga y amenazará recortar algunos programas sociales esenciales como el de asistencia para mujeres, infantes y […]

 

Defiant voices at the U.N.

By October 3, 2013

U.S. military threats against Syriadominated the opening of the United Nations General Assembly debates on Sept. 24, but voices from Latin America and the Caribbean answered them, loud and clear. Bolivian President Evo Morales put the responsibility for war and devastation squarely on U.S. imperialism. He called for a “court of the people, of major […]

 

Shutdown. Who suffers?

By October 2, 2013

Unable or unwilling to reach an agreement to extend government spending, the U.S. Congress has provoked a government shutdown. It will quickly “furlough” 800,000 government workers, keep others working without pay, and threaten cuts to some essential social programs like Women and Infants Care and institutions like the Centers for Disease Control, already diminished by […]

 

Las verdaderas armas de destrucción masiva

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Durante las próximas semanas jefes de estado y ministros de relaciones exteriores de los depredadores países imperialistas y de las naciones en desarrollo tratando de defender su soberanía hablarán en el podio en las Naciones Unidas al reunirse la Asamblea General. Los medios corporativos están llenos de especulaciones sobre lo que dirán representantes de Washington […]

 

The real WMDs

By September 25, 2013

Over the next few weeks heads of state and foreign ministers from predatory imperialist countries and developing nations trying to defend their sovereignty will take the podium at the United Nations when the General Assembly convenes. The corporate media are full of speculation about what representatives of Washington and Israel will say about the plan […]

 

Urgent appeal for Herman Wallace

By September 24, 2013

The United States has imprisoned so many people that some politicians and judges are finally questioning the laws that have put so many behind bars — like the draconian drug laws that snare only the poor and don’t make a dent in real addiction. Some of this may be a reluctant response by the authorities […]

 

Korea, Rodman style

By September 19, 2013

Dennis Rodman’s skill as a basketball All-Star is matched by his penchant for making “outrageous” statements that hit home — to use a metaphor from another sport. In other words, he often says what others may be thinking but dare not utter out loud. He has certainly touched a prickly nerve of the U.S. imperialist […]

 

Editorial: Una grieta que deja entrar la claridad

By September 18, 2013

En esta época de armas terriblemente destructivas y de la capacidad de agencias gubernamentales estadounidenses de espiar sobre todas las comunicaciones privadas — cuando son digitalizadas, como la mayoría ya son — hay una tendencia a considerar al estado capitalista como todopoderoso, un gigante que puede arrollar a todos/as si así lo quiere. No lo […]

 

A crack that lets in light

By September 11, 2013

In this age of horribly destructive weapons and the ability of U.S. government agencies to pore over everyone’s private communications — if they are digitized, as most are — there is a tendency to regard the capitalist state as all-powerful, a juggernaut that can roll over everyone if it wants. It isn’t and it can’t. […]

 

Unions must reach out to youth

By September 8, 2013

The AFL-CIO Convention should put on its front burner how to win the loyalty of youth to organized labor. To win them, the unionists will have to do the right thing, the courageous thing. Taking this step is vital for the very survival of the movement. At one time, the children of most union members […]

 
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A brief history of ‘marriage,’ part 22

Patriarchal heterosexual marriage under slavery & feudalism In her well-researched book, “Marriage, a History,” Stephanie Coontz suggests that one of the objectives of patriarchal political domination was to stamp out the vestiges of matrilineal kinship solidarity that still manifested themselves in the form of competing family coalitions and dynasties. “Ultimately,” she says, “none of [the patriarchal ruling-class] efforts succeeded in displacing the marriage alliance system from its central role in politics and economics. “But three attempts to curtail aristocratic family power eventually had particular significance for the development of marriage in Western Europe. […]

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