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Russia, China strike accord at APEC meetings

Russia, China strike accord at APEC meetings President Vladimir Putin has met with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Vladivostok. The meeting, which took place on Friday, has become the second between the … Continue reading

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Lonmin, Platinum Industry at Root of Marikana Massacre in South Africa

Lonmin, Platinum Industry at Root of Marikana Massacre in South Africa 44 people killed in week of violence prompting government to declare week of mourning By Abayomi Azikiwe Editor, Pan-African News Wire – Lonmin Platinum PLC has ordered its striking … Continue reading

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The 18th CPC Party Congress Special: The Coming of a Second Chinese Social Revolution?

The 18th CPC Party Congress Special: The Coming of a Second Chinese Social Revolution? China: Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence as a Global Power: Some Lessons from the Past By Prof. James Petras via The 4th Media. Introduction The study of … Continue reading

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“World War III of Contending Systems and Ideologies—Socialism versus Capitalism—For Global Hearts and Minds”

“World War III of Contending Systems and Ideologies—Socialism versus Capitalism—For Global Hearts and Minds” Socialism versus Capitalism: Who Will Win? Revolutionary Consciousness as a Material and Motive Force An old aphorism says: “A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged; … Continue reading

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The Great Transformation: From the Welfare State to the Imperial Police State

The Great Transformation: From the Welfare State to the Imperial Police State James Petras -  Introduction: The United States has experienced the biggest political upheaval in its recent history: the transformation of a burgeoning welfare state into a rapidly expanding, … Continue reading

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The Electoral Victory of Political Islam in Egypt by Samir Amin

The Electoral Victory of Political Islam in Egypt   By Samir Amin –  The electoral victory of the Muslim Brotherhood and of the Salafists in Egypt (January 2012) is hardly surprising.  The decline brought about by the current globalization of … Continue reading

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The Western Welfare State: Its Rise and Demise and the Soviet Bloc

The Western Welfare State: Its Rise and Demise and the Soviet Bloc Introduction: One of the most striking socio-economic features of the past two decades is the reversal of the previous half-century of welfare legislation in Europe and North America. … Continue reading

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