The Pygmalion Virus in Three Acts [2017 Avaaz Series | Part II]

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer Act One In Greek mythology, Pygmalion was a sculptor who carved a statue of a beautiful woman out of ivory. A statue so beautiful, that Pygmalion fell in love with it. The symbolism in the play by George Bernard Shaw is premised on Henry Higgins falling in love with his own creation. [Source]…

Capitalism vs Socialism and the Absurd Logic of Political Centrism

Enrique Ubieta, editor of the journals Cuba Socialista and La Calle del medio, talked with Cubadebate about political centrism, neo-annexation, and the permanent clash between socialism and capitalism, as conflicting systems – all important issues in the ideological struggle underway around the world today. José Raúl Concepción | nacionales@granma.cu When the world had two political…

USA: Oligarchs Succeed! Only the People Suffer!

By James Petras Introduction On a scale not seen since the ‘great’ world depression of the 1930’s, the US political system is experiencing sharp political attacks, divisions and power grabs. Executive firings, congressional investigations, demands for impeachment, witch hunts, threats of imprisonment for ‘contempt of Congress’ and naked power struggles have shredded the façade of…

Dispatches from the Borderlands: The Devil in the Details

By It’s Going Down In order to understand and contextualize the current moment we must look back at the process through which immigration status changed from a civil issue to a criminal one. Though we will begin this process contemporarily, in the interest of expediency it should be stated that the entire process of all…

Zapatistas Urge Scientists to Join in Building a Better World

‘With all the damage that the capitalists have done to the people through their misuse of science, can you create a science that is truly human? Can we work collectively to defend life and humanity?’ In December and January, the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN, Zapatista National Liberation Army, commonly called the Zapatistas) held a…

Caribbean Reparations Movement Must Put Capitalism on Trial

The struggle for reparations in the Caribbean should become a site of the class struggle and organizing the people for socialism or communism. By Ajamu Nangwaya Why is the reparations movement in the Anglophone Caribbean not putting capitalism on trial in its campaign to force British imperialism to provide financial compensation for its industrial and…