Why You Should Be A Socialist In 2023

Occupy May Day 2012

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Second Thought on Dec 23, 2022

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about socialism becoming more popular over the past few years. There’s a reason for that! The capitalist system has shown itself to be incapable of solving the problems it creates, and more and more people are living a worse life than their parents or grandparents. What’s going on here, and is socialism the way forward?

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Michael Hudson and Radhika Desai: Multipolarity and the Decline of US Hegemony

Smash US Empire

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by Michael Hudson
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January 25, 2023

Geopolitical Economy Report on Jan 13, 2023

Introducing Geopolitical Economy Hour: This is the first episode of a show being hosted every two weeks by economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson. They present the program and discuss the rise of the multipolar world and decline of US hegemony.

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There is Room in the Tent for Everyone, by Kenn Orphan

San Francisco - Mission District: Building Bridges of Solidarity: Breaking Down Barriers

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Previously published on Jan. 15, 2022
January 17, 2023

When I was in college, I had the privilege of doing an internship in Los Angeles that was connected to a vibrant inner-city church. While I was there, I was introduced to some of the most radical leftist politics I’ve ever known. It was in this setting that I saw vibrant programs for the working class and for youth being implemented by Black churches. It is also where I learned about Liberation Theology, a Christian movement that was transforming communities all over Latin America at the time as a direct challenge to capitalism and American imperialism.

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The Radicalization of Martin Luther King, Jr. + MLK: Where Do We Go From Here?

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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Previously published on Jan. 20, 2013
January 16, 2023

“One day we must ask the question, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” And when you begin to ask that question, you’re raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., “Where Do We Go From Here?” Aug. 16, 1967

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Coup Attempt: Bolsonaro Supporters Invade Congress, Supreme Court, and Office of President in Brasilia

Invasão do prédio do Congresso Nacional-Invasion of the National Congress building

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Struggle ★ La Lucha
Peoples Dispatch, Jan. 8, 2023
January 9, 2023

Supporters of the former president Jair Bolsonaro invaded the Supreme Federal Court, National Congress, and the Planalto Palace, the office of the president, this Sunday January 8, breaking through the blockade of the Military Police and the National Security Force of the Esplanade of Ministers in Brasília.

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Brian Becker and Lee Camp: What Next For The Anti-War Movement?

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“If Americans were dying like they were in Vietnam or in Iraq, we’d have a giant anti-war movement, but if you can get other people to do all the bleeding, if you can get Ukrainians to die, if you can get them to do all the suffering or the Russians, there’s no political blowback at home so the warmakers have all the advantages of war without the disadvantage of an anti-war movement.” — Brian Becker

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Rev. Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock: Christmas, Charity, Anti-Empire and the Revolutionary Jesus

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Originally published Dec. 24, 2014
December 23, 2022

with Chris Hedges

David Alexander Bullock on Dec 25, 2018

Rev. Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock discuss the real meaning of Christmas with Paul Jay.

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Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War, by Henry Hagins + John McCutcheon: Christmas in the Trenches + Balls To War

Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War by Henry Hagins + Balls To War

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by Henry Hagins
Workers World, Dec. 16, 2014
Originally published Dec. 24, 2015
December 22, 2022

The “Christmas Truce of 1914” was a short-lived, unofficial lull in combat between two antagonistic rival forces, determined to exercise military, political and economic supremacy over each other in Europe and in the colonized world, to which these imperial powers lay arrogant false claim. One of the bloodiest episodes in human history, World War I was largely played out on the battle-scarred lands of France and Belgium, starting in August of 1914.

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Vijay Prashad and Lee Camp: The United States Is Opening The Jaws Of Hell As Wide As Possible

On the walls of the former American embassy

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MintPress News on Dec 14, 2022

We’ll be talking about Ukraine, Peru, China, and how to gain power in the struggle for a better world.

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Peru’s Systemic Political Crisis Deepens as President is Arrested + Peru: Was it a Coup?

2021 DEC 1 Official Visit of Secretary General Luis Almagro to Peru

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theAnalysis-news on Dec 11, 2022

The arrest of Peru’s leftist President Pedro Castillo represents the latest and most serious twist in the country’s ongoing systemic political crisis, says Peruvian Ph.D. student and columnist Francesca Emanuele.

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Chris Hedges: American Midnight: The Great War, A Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis

Mural of workers holding placards

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 9, 2022

High school history textbooks have as remarkable ability to leave out one of the most crucial moments in 20th century history that took place during World War I and its aftermath.

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Michael Hudson: European Union Pressures

Socialism or Barbarism?

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 6, 2022

Questions from Almayadeen TV, Lebanon by Mohammad Itmaizeh

1: In light of the conditions that Europe is experiencing, in terms of high energy prices and the repercussions on the industrial sector, like the closure of factories and the high cost of production. In your opinion do European countries have the capacity and resources to prevent industrial investments from “escaping”? Especially since the US plans in general to restore industry to its lands, thus, it may represent an opportunity to lure European industries to move to there and take advantage of cheap energy prices. This shift will have wide repercussions on Europe’s productive capacities and competitiveness, as well as on its trade balance. So, what happens to the position of Europe in the global economic system? Will it remain part of the capitalist center or deviate from it?

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