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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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US: Union study reveals gender and race pay disparities in Tribune’s syndicated newsrooms

US: Union study reveals gender and race pay disparities in Tribune’s syndicated newsrooms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLcQimYX_BM Tribune Guilds Pay Equity Study Brussels 16 March 2022 - On Wednesday 2 March, members of the Tribune Publishing Guilds released a study highlighting pay inequities based on race, gender and ethnicity in Tribune's newspaper U.S. newsrooms. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its American affiliate, The News Guild, in urging the media group to create a more fair work environment for all employees. The findings are based on data including the salaries of 384 members and survey responses showing that "Tribune does not compensate workers fairly, that employees accept more work while being denied raises, that collective bargaining has had…
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East Europe newsletter: news from the social movements and the left

Back to the Russian Empire   By WISOTZKY FabianVladimir Putin's version of history is little more than propaganda to justify his war aimsFor the last two weeks, analysts have been puzzling over Russian president Vladimir Putin's motives for launching the invasion of Ukraine. Ilya Matveev, a left-wing Russian sociologist, states that Putin's motivations lie neither in economic nor geopolitical security interests, i.e. not in the West and NATO, since these factors do not explain the current turn of events. Reflecting critically on his (...)- Russia & Eastern Europe / History (past), Anti fascist , Campism vs Internationalism, Russia, Ukraine (eng)Understanding Russia Today, w/ Simon Pirani [podcast]   By PIRANI Simon, Victors ChildrenAnyone…
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India-Radical Socialist Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

India-Radical Socialist Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Details : Published on Tuesday, 01 March 2022 16:18Written by Radical Socialist 1. We condemn Russia as an imperialist aggressor using the dreams of an old imperial epoch to justify expansionism, and are deeply concerned at this precedent  that may later affect any other former Soviet republic. 2. As when the US invaded Iraq, we do not use the language of diplomacy, we do not seek UN intervention, but call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the aggressors. 3. This demand does not date only to 2022. We demand the Russian withdraw from every inch of Ukrainian territory. That…
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‘Economic war’

‘Economic war’

Which companies have pulled out of Russia — and which have not? By David Leonhardt and Ian Prasad Philbrick A line for A.T.M. of Alfa Bank in Moscow last month.Victor Berzkin/Associated Press ‘Economic war’ It’s hard to think of a precedent: The British government yesterday ordered Chelsea — one of the world’s most glamorous soccer clubs and Europe’s defending champion — to stop conducting almost all its business operations. Chelsea can no longer sell tickets or sign players. A team-owned hotel near Chelsea’s West London stadium stopped taking reservations, while the official souvenir store abruptly closed. “Shoppers, who had been filling baskets with…
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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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