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Mariana Mazzucato’s new book is a detailed exposé of the parasitic character of modern capitalism, drawing on Karl Marx’s theory of the source of value creation. But understanding the law of value is only a...

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Corbyn: the strange rebirth of radical politics By Richard Seymour Published by Verso Books, 2017, $16.95 Reviewed by Mark Best Originally published in Socialism Today, Issue 221 (September 2018), the political journal of the Socialist Party (sister party of Socialist Alternative in England...

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein Activists in the U.S. are in great debt to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. It confirmed that mass...

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May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France By Mitchell Abidor AK Press, $15 Fifty years have not dulled the excitement of the general strike in France in May 1968 which...

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Review of Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith A common, but mistaken, view of consciousness holds that it is primarily an emergent feature of the brain,...

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As dynamic teacher strikes in the South are demonstrating the power of workers when organized into a determined struggle, it’s a good time to explore important questions about the strength and capacity of the working...

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Striking analysis in heat of 1917 will deepen any reader’s understanding Iain Dalton, Leeds Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) ‘Trotsky in 1917’ is the most complete collection in English of some of the...

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Catalonia in Revolt

March 25, 2018

A Spanish capitalist crisis In last year’s uprising in Catalonia, bitterness at national oppression merged with anti-austerity anger – above all, for hundreds of thousands of workers and young people. The Spanish state’s brutal response...

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Refinery Town by Steve Early, recently published in paperback, is the inspiring true story of a California city taking the lead in the fight against corporate politics. This book gives activists a chance to study...

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By Yanis Varoufakis   Published by Atlantic Books, 2017 Reviewed by Paul Murphy TD Adults In The Room is a must-read for those who aspire to building a left that can achieve governmental power and...

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