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Capitalism’s Climate COP-out

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by Ursula Rozum and Frank Cetera

Authors’ note: Our goal is to provide an analysis of recent local and global developments in addressing the climate crisis from an ecosocialist perspective, one that seeks an alternative to the current global model of capitalist exploitation—a model that respects democracy, cooperation, and a preservation of the commons.

 

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The Government Shutdown and the Failure of the Two Party System

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by Aly Wane

I’ve repeatedly observed that the entire political spectrum in the US is tilted to the Right in relation to most European democracies. That is, in terms of most European politics, the Democrats would be considered moderates at best (if not moderate conservatives) and the Republicans represent a Far Right sensibility.

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The People vs. “Free” Trade

Can resistance to corporate trade policies help create the movement we need for the better world we want?

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by Ursula Rozum

Author's Note: The following article is written with information from the Green Shadow Cabinet, Citizen Trade Campaign and PopularResistance.org.

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The Hidden Perils of “Immigration Reform”

Perspectives on Immigration Reform

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by Aly Wane


Thousands rallied to call for comprehensive immigration

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Will Senate Reform Bill Pass in House?

Perspectives on Immigration Reform

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by Barrie Gewanter and Jose Perez

In June, the US Senate passed S.744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” a bill intended to be a comprehensive approach for immigration reform. The next step is now in the House, whose leaders have rejected a comprehensive approach in favor of piecemeal reform bills. While the fate of immigration reform will rest in the hands of a joint congressional conference committee, it is useful to examine the bill the Senate has already passed.

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Thinking Through the International Minimum Wage Conundrum

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by Saptarshi Lahiri

In the wake of the May 2013 Savar garment factory tragedy in Bangladesh, Mike Elk, labor journalist for the progressive publication In These Times, broke a story about police spying on the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS).[1] While the story was primarily about the political issue du jour, i.e., encroachment on civil liberties,  my attention was drawn to what the protesters were actually demanding: “United Students Against Sweatshops aimed to put pressure on retailers like Gap, Children’s Place, Wal-Mart, Target, to sign the Bangladesh accord

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War Economics

A Look at the Underlying Motives for the Current US Imperial Strategy

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by Seth Rutledge

Editor’s Note: This month the War Update has deviated from its original form to provide an analysis and context for the current violence and unrest in the Middle East.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS COMING TO SYRACUSE

Thu, Aug 22, 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Henninger High School

The Syracuse Peace Council will join our social movement allies to "greet" President Obama in Syracuse on Thursday - bring your voice to speak out about his all of the above energy policy that includes HYDROFRACKING and 

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Feminism is Humanism (and Humanism is Anti-Capitalist)

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by Amelia Ramsey-Lefevre

At age 16, I discovered in myself a need for specifically female camaraderie and I set out to start a women’s group at my high school. The first students I approached about this possibility were women in my class who I estimated to have similar views or values as me. I was shocked when the first few people I asked—the women who I thought were sure yeses—reported that they did not, with any regularity, experience sexist discrimination, and they were not interested in my women’s space.

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Migrating Capital, Migrating People

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by David Van Arsdale

I’ve had the privilege of taking Onondaga Community College students to Mexico annually over the last five years on a study abroad program focused on history and social and economic development. Given the disproportionate news coverage here in the US of Mexico’s “drug war,” students are consistently shocked by the high levels of safety, civility and cultural richness they experience in Mexican municipalities.

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