Human Power is its own end – Karl Marx
July-August 2014, Vol. 59, #4

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    Low-wage workers strike, reach for a new way of life

    July 1, 2014
    The recent wave of strikes at Walmart and fast food restaurants signals the discontent brewing among the growing number of low-wage U.S. workers. They give notice that the far-reaching restructuring of jobs that was accelerated by the Great Recession also has a subjective side of revolt. A week of strikes and demonstrations at Walmarts across the country peaked with events in 20 cities on June 4 alone. Chants of “Respect! Now!” joined the official demands of “$25,000 per year and enough hours to support our families” and an end to retaliation against workers who strike or speak up....
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  • Ramadi, Iraq, 2013. The Maliki government’s heavy-handed crushing of the Sunni protest camp this year was a key factor in the current uprising.

    WORLD IN VIEW: New imperialism founders on Iraq

    July 5, 2014
    A lightning offensive saw Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, fall to the insurgents. The pattern extended itself to Tikrit, farther south, then Samarra, and the battle spread to the oil refining center of Baiji. Most of this was first attributed to ISIS. The question was asked, then: Why and how could a well-armed force of 20,000 Iraqi troops, armed and trained by the U.S., dissolve in the face of 800...
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  • Right wing wins in Europe

    July 8, 2014
    It's been dubbed a "political earthquake" that has struck the heart of the European Parliament. Yet this surprising victory for the right—where Britain's own United...
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