News Ticker

Articles by Fred Goldstein

Slowdown, unemployment plague world capitalism

April 23, 2015

The finance ministers of the largest capitalist economies exuded gloom and pessimism at the recent Washington meeting of the G-20. “Six years after tackling the global financial crisis, the world’s top economic policy makers are struggling to exit crisis-management mode and lift growth out of a [...]

Prison profiteers drive detention of immigrants

April 22, 2015

CCA-run Idaho Correctional Center, located in Boise, Idaho. The U.S. prison system is more and more becoming a profit center for big private corporations. The detention of undocumented immigrants fleeing persecution has become a special source of “profit from misery.” A new study from [...]

Sobre Cuba, Irán, Ucrania: Obama, un centrista, cede a la derecha

April 21, 2015

Los vericuetos de la política exterior del Presidente Barack Obama, desde Cuba a Irán a Ucrania, muestran la capacidad de la derecha para socavar las políticas de las fuerzas centristas dentro de la clase política de la clase dominante. Esta es una expresión de las fuerzas expansionistas y [...]

On Cuba, Iran, Ukraine: Obama, a centrist, yields to right wing

April 15, 2015

WW photo: Greg Butterfield The twists and turns of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, from Cuba to Iran to Ukraine, show the ability of the right wing to undermine the policies of centrist forces within the ruling-class political establishment. This is an expression of the expansionist, [...]

A lesson in liberalism: Ramsey Orta, Mayor de Blasio and the cops

April 14, 2015

Orta (left) with family, supporters, Sept. 5, Staten Island, N.Y.WW photo: Johnnie Stevens New York — Ramsey Orta, whose cellphone video of killer cop Daniel Pantaleo choking to death unarmed Eric Garner sparked a movement against racist police murders, was finally released on bail on April [...]

Washington finally deals with Iran even as State Dept. reneges on terms

April 7, 2015

April 6 — The agreed nuclear framework negotiated between the Iranian government and an unholy alliance of imperialist bandits, in addition to China, must be put in proper perspective. Whatever the terms of the framework agreement, and whatever the ultimate outcome of the negotiations, the fact [...]

Mass protests, boycott specter make anti-LGBTQ laws bad for business

April 6, 2015

March 31 protest at Indiana state Capitol. It is rare when the capitalist class openly reveals its relationship to its political servants. But in the cases of the bigoted so-called “religious freedom” laws passed in Indiana and Arkansas, some of the biggest corporations in the U.S. panicked in [...]

Bosses get $243 billion subsidy for paying low wages

March 30, 2015

Workers want bosses to pay them a living wage. Protest in Baltimore, May 2014.WW photo: Sharon Black The capitalist class has found more and more ways to pay tens of millions of workers below-subsistence wages by shifting what should be the cost of wages onto government at various levels. This [...]

ISIS, Netanyahu, Iran – U.S. imperialist plans unravel

March 26, 2015

Two deeply related issues that are of concern to anti-imperialists have been stirring U.S. capitalist politics. The first is the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu given to a joint session of Congress and his subsequent victory in the Israeli elections. The second is the nuclear [...]

Desaceleración de economía capitalista mundial arriesga trabajadores

March 24, 2015

Los grandes medios de difusión capitalistas han estado comentando recientemente acerca de la caída de los precios del petróleo crudo y la gasolina. Promueven la idea de que esto ayudará a las/os trabajadores y desempeñará un papel en la reactivación de la economía. Los economistas de las [...]
1 2 3 12