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A new book offers important insights into the role played by Middle Eastern states in the rise of brutal reactionary forces such as Islamic State. What’s missing, however, is an assessment of the potential of...

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The theatrical release and commercial success of Straight Outta Compton, a biographical film that chronicles the rise and fall of hip-hop’s super group N***** Wit Attitude (N.W.A), takes place at an important period in Black America, with...

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On July 28, the bid to bring the summer Olympics to Boston was laid to rest. Mayor Marty Walsh conceded the defeat on a plan he initially championed – after six months, the public pressure and opposition...

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Mad Max: Fury Road takes place in a post-apocalyptic patriarchal world starved for water, petroleum and bullets, weaving science fiction thrills out of today's struggles against the injustices of capitalism....

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On May 27, top ranking officials of FIFA were indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on a variety of charges including racketeering, money laundering, and wire fraud. ...

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In spite of all the important steps forward, there remains widespread oppression of women across the globe. This can be seen at its most extreme in societies where women are categorised as second class, and...

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Arundhati Roy’s most recent polemic against injustice, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, is a sturdy demolition of the ruling classes’ sprawling edifice of lies. ...

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The show’s cynicism and resonance reflect the American public's dashed hopes, the current economic turmoil, a deep mistrust in the political system, and a groundswell of social protest since Occupy. ...

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The Transitional Program, by Leon Trotsky Capitalism is facing a crisis of legitimacy. We’re given war, poverty, and environmental destruction to satisfy the profits of a tiny minority. The 1%  get bailed out for bringing the...

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“The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.” -Karl Marx,...

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