Marx’s theory of working-class revolution by Alan Maass

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by Alan Maass
SocialistWorker.org
Oct. 14, 2010

In the first part in a series on “The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx,” Alan Maass, author of The Case for Socialism, looks at the building blocks for Marx’s view of the world. This will be a session at Marxism Day Schools taking place around the U.S.

WHEN I was a senior in high school, I learned about what happened in England in 1215. But not 1213 or 1217. And I didn’t have a clue about anywhere else in the world at any point in the 13th century.

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New War Rumors: U.S. Plans To Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
October 15, 2010

Two recent news items emanating from the United States have begun to reverberate in Pakistan and give rise to speculation that growing American drone strikes and NATO helicopter attacks in that country may be the harbingers of far broader actions: Nothing less than the expansion of the West’s war in Afghanistan into Pakistan with the ultimate goal of seizing the nation’s nuclear weapons.

The News International, Pakistan’s largest English-language newspaper, published a report on October 13 based on excerpts from American journalist Bob Woodward’s recently released volume “Obama’s Wars,” in which during a trilateral summit between the presidents of the U.S., Afghanistan and Pakistan on May 6 of 2009 Pakistani head of state Asif Ali Zardari accused Washington of being behind Taliban attacks inside his country with the intent to use them so “the US could invade and seize its nuclear weapons.” [1]

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Russia Today Interview with Hugo Chavez

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RTAmerica | October 15, 2010

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who is in Moscow for talks on cooperation between Russia and Venezuela, has given an exclusive live interview to RT.

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Time to Break Up the Too-big-to-Fail Banks? by Ellen Brown + The Daily Show: Foreclosure Crisis

by Ellen Brown
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webofdebt.com
October 15, 2010

Looming losses from the mortgage scandal dubbed “foreclosuregate” may qualify as the sort of systemic risk that, under the new financial reform bill, warrants the breakup of the too-big-to-fail banks. The Kanjorski amendment allows federal regulators to pre-emptively break up large financial institutions that—for any reason—pose a threat to U.S. financial or economic stability.

Although downplayed by most media accounts and popular financial analysts, crippling bank losses from foreclosure flaws appear to be imminent and unavoidable. The defects prompting the “RoboSigning Scandal” are not mere technicalities but are inherent to the securitization process. They cannot be cured. This deep-seated fraud is already explicitly outlined in publicly available lawsuits.

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China-Turkmenistan Score: Another Wave of US-Mujahideen Contracts? by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
15 October, 2010

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Extreme Competitions May Bring More Familiar Extreme Measures

Here is one of the latest on China-Turkmenistan Pipeline deals:

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has announced the discovery of yet another gas field on the right bank of the Amu Darya River in Turkmenistan, holding in excess of 100 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas.

Separately, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow inaugurated a new compressor station at the Bagtiyarlyk fields, estimated by Chinese engineers to hold 1.6 trillion cubic meters of natural gas.

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