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January 21, 2015 – Statement of the International Socialist Tendency on the Paris shootings

Excerpt: “Ever since 9/11, we have seen the same cycle in which imperialist war in the Muslim world provokes jihadi terrorist atrocities that are in turn used to justify more wars that in turn provoke more atrocities … The Paris shootings are the latest turn in this cycle.”

January 7, 2015 – The Myth of Personal Life Under Capitalism – Part I

In the first part of a two-part series, Susan Rosenthal takes apart the liberal notion of personal choices and shows how profoundly capitalism shapes our private lives.

June 20, 2014 – RE: ISIS takeover of Iraq

If the United States can invade Iraq and seize its wealth, why can’t anyone else do the same?

May 27, 2014  –  “Misogynist” violence?

Elliot Rodger clearly hated the women who rejected him. However, portraying the Santa Barbara massacre as “misogynist” violence takes us in the wrong direction.

Rodger stated that he wanted respect as an “alpha male,” and he chose to establish his masculinity by killing people – women and men. Such twisted thinking is cultivated in a society that depends on the oppression of women and on gender stereotypes that help trap women (and men) in an oppressive family system. READ MORE

 May 21, 2014 – Garment workers and fashion models join forces

“At first glance the runways of New York and the factories of Bangladesh couldn’t look farther apart, and yet we are all working in the same industry—the fashion industry—which is a $1.5 trillion business, where the work is overwhelmingly performed by young women and girls…We’re all trying to assert our rights in a hostile labor environment, and we all want to have a voice in our work.” Dissent

March 19, 2014 U.S. protest over Russia claiming Crimea

The world’s #1 imperial power scolding the world’s #2 imperial power for its imperial behavior.

January 27, 2014 – Obama’s Brain Initiative

President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative is described as “a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind…”  This initiative may lead to better treatment for brain diseases. However, the mind is not the brain. Mapping the brain to understand the mind is as useless as dissecting Leonardo DaVinci’s brain to understand the Mona Lisa. (SR)

January 6, 2014 – It’s just business

Kicking millions of Americans off unemployment insurance is a smart business move for capitalism. More people desperate for work will lower the price of labor and raise profits. The capitalists don’t care about the misery they cause – it’s simply the cost of doing business. (SR)

July 13, 2012

The cause of labor is the hope of the world

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