By Milton D’León, LTS
Thursday, December 20, 2012
In the context of the uncertainty created by the critical state of Chávez’ health, regional elections were held throughout the country, where new governors and legislative councils of each state were elected, elections that were marked by a high rate of abstention. As is now public knowledge, chavismo managed to impose itself in 20 of the 23 governorships of the country, in addition to obtaining the majority in the legislative councils of all the states.
By PTS, Argentina
Friday, November 16, 2012
Netanyahu’s extreme right-wing government has now announced that this is just the beginning of a major offensive, leaving the possibility of an invasion of Gaza with ground troops, for which, 75,000 soldiers have already been called up. Let us recall that the last time the Zionist state invaded Gaza in the operation known as “Cast Lead,” it killed around 1,400 Palestinians, as well as destroying the already miserable infrastructure of this city, where 1.7 million Palestinians live crowded together in refugee camps.
For years, the international economic crisis has been exerting pressure on the local economy, mainly through falling nickel prices...the increase in food prices (Cuba must import 80% of the food that it consumes...and scarcity of credit. What has prevented the economy from collapsing, from 2008 until now, is the financing in various ways that Venezuela (the biggest economic partner since 2003) gives Cuba.
How Not to Do Another New Reading of Marx’s Capital: On an Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital by Michael Heinrich
Karl Marx’s Capital can be an opaque work, even if it strives to develop it’s arguments as simply as possible. It’s no accident that there are 150 years of politically inspired misunderstandings by dubious friends and outright enemies of it’s pages which seem to offer enlightenment about the thrust of Marx’s “critique of political economy” and what Capital is saying; that’s why interpretive commentary is so often necessary, especially as contributions to it’s exegesis come on the market which simply no longer deserve to be apologetically called misunderstandings.
"The administration tells us that we should not discuss tax reform in the election year. They would prefer to keep all discussion of the tax laws in closed rooms where the administration, its powerful friends, and their paid lobbyists, can turn every effort at reform into a new loophole for the rich and powerful."
Agitation From Above: Politicians and the Media Agitate the Citizens in the Right Way for the State's Crisis Policy
How the people should mentally cope with the crisis which they are made responsible for in practice.