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Articles by Fred Goldstein

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 [...]

Slowing world capitalist economy puts workers in danger

March 17, 2015

The big business media have been crowing recently about the fall in the prices of crude oil and gasoline. They promote the idea that this will help workers and play a part in reviving the economy. Big business economists, on the other hand, are buzzing with concern that the fall in crude oil prices [...]

Ferguson, Attica, Zimmerman and the capitalist state

March 9, 2015

Attica prison rebellion Several judicial rulings in recent weeks demonstrate the determination of the capitalist government to shield the front-line forces of the repressive, racist state — especially cops and prison guards — from individual punishment. While city police departments and prisons [...]

German imperialism and the Greek debt crisis

March 4, 2015

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble For five years the European Central Bank, dominated by German finance capital, has engineered bailouts and imposed austerity on Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Italy. And for five years various establishment economists, politicians and pundits in the [...]

Syriza cede ante banqueros de euro

March 3, 2015

24 de febrero – El gobierno izquierdista Syriza en Grecia ha aceptado una retirada negociada de sus promesas electorales después de un cara a cara con los banqueros europeos, liderados por el capital financiero alemán. Esto pone fin a esta última fase de la lucha del pueblo griego contra [...]

Syriza backs down to euro bankers

February 24, 2015

The sign says “Homeless” during a Greek protest march last year. Feb. 24 — The leftist Syriza government in Greece has accepted a negotiated retreat from its election promises after a faceoff with the European bankers, led by German finance capital. This ends the latest phase of the [...]

Problems of Greek crisis as predatory lenders demand austerity

February 17, 2015

Feb. 16 — The eyes of both world finance capital and class-conscious workers and revolutionaries have been on Greece in its struggle against austerity. The central focus of that struggle has been in Brussels this past week, with tense negotiations between Greece’s social-democratic Syriza [...]

Después de votar contra austeridad/Masas griegas esperan cambios

February 10, 2015

El nuevo gobierno izquierdista socialdemócrata del partido Syriza llegó al poder en Grecia con un programa anti-austeridad el 25 de enero. El Partido apuntó contra los fuertes recortes presupuestarios y privatizaciones neoliberales impuestos por la “Troika” – El FMI, el Banco [...]
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