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The Military’s Return to Brazilian Politics

The Military’s Return to Brazilian Politics

MARCH 14, 2022 Dossier No. 50 Originally From: https://thetricontinental.org/dossier-50-brazil-armed-forces/ Throughout history, the Brazilian Armed Forces have looked inwards towards their own territory and peoples. They are centred around the construction of an ‘internal enemy’ to justify its tactics, strategies, and accumulation of forces. The art for this dossier highlights emblematic ‘internal enemies’ constructed throughout history. These portraits, placed alongside other historical artifacts, rekindle a collective memory. They are, in fact, portraits of ourselves – the people, the poor, and the dispossessed – in the act of resistance. Introduction Brazil is in danger of becoming a country whose political economy is…
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Restoring the role of social work in a transforming society

Restoring the role of social work in a transforming society

by Steve Rogowski14th March 2022 Originally Published on : https://www.transformingsociety.co.uk/2022/03/14/restoring-the-role-of-social-work-in-a-transforming-society/ As we begin Social Work Week , I came across Steve Burghardt’s new book ‘The End of Social Work’ which describes the dire state of social work in the United States. His argument is that social work there is at a very low point in its history, this resonating with aspects of the UK situation as outlined in the second edition of my book ‘Social Work: The Rise and Fall of a Profession?’   As I have continually argued, social work’s high point in the UK was in the 1970s when social services…
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The Russia Problem

The Russia Problem

MARCO D'ERAMO _ 07 MARCH 2022 For once, we find ourselves sharing the barely hidden wishes of the Pentagon, White House and entire Western establishment: if only a nice group of boyars could unite in an old-style plot to overthrow Putin and put an end to a war whose objectives remain difficult to comprehend. By boyars I mean the upper echelons of the armed forces or billionaire oligarchs and their contacts in the intelligence and security services; a whole class of potentates who seem ever more uncomfortable with their leader’s adventurism. Yet even if Putin fell and his adventure in…
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The Russia Problem

The Russia Problem

MARCO D'ERAMO 07 MARCH 2022 For once, we find ourselves sharing the barely hidden wishes of the Pentagon, White House and entire Western establishment: if only a nice group of boyars could unite in an old-style plot to overthrow Putin and put an end to a war whose objectives remain difficult to comprehend. By boyars I mean the upper echelons of the armed forces or billionaire oligarchs and their contacts in the intelligence and security services; a whole class of potentates who seem ever more uncomfortable with their leader’s adventurism. Yet even if Putin fell and his adventure in Ukraine…
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For a Cuba with Democracy and Solidarity

For a Cuba with Democracy and Solidarity

By: Samuel Farber March 9, 2022 This article, which originally appeared in Spanish in La Joven Cuba, the principal independent left-wing blog in Cuba, on Feb. 21, 2022, under the title “An Alternative for Cuba: political and economic democracy,” provides a critical perspective on the economic policies of the Cuban government and of some of its critics, and offers an alternative to both. The Economic Reforms Implemented by the Governmentand Proposed by its Critics The economic reforms in Cuba should be analyzed in economic terms as well as in terms of their social and political consequences, especially with respect to their impact on the…
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Russian Imperialism

Russian Imperialism

From the Tsar to Today, via Stalin, the Imperialist Will Marks the History of RussiaBy: Zbigniew Marcin KowalewskiMarch 4, 2022 Sergei Nikolsky, a Russian philosopher specializing in culture, argues that perhaps the most important thought for Russians “from the fall of Byzantium to the present day is the idea of empire and being an imperial nation. We have always known that we inhabit a country whose history is an uninterrupted chain of territorial expansions, conquests, annexations, their defense, temporary losses and new conquests. The idea of empire was one of the most valuable ideas in our ideological baggage and it was…
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