Fiona Edwards writes: The US ruling class is ramping up its belligerence towards China. This new cold war threatens not just China but all of humanity. It is vital that the Western left grasps the enormous stakes involved in ensuring the total defeat of US’s new cold war and discards any temptation to take a neutral position on this massive life-and-death issue. US imperialism is desperate to contain the rise of China, retard the country’s economic development and maintain the US’s domination of world affairs. The Covid-19 pandemic is greatly accelerating the relative economic decline of the US vis-a-vis China,…
Tony Norfield looks at China-US power relations and examines whether the US can stop China’s rise. This was first published on Tony’s Economics of Imperialism blog.
Rampant editorial collective statement PostedJune 1, 2020 If police brutality, the pandemic, and impending economic depression robbed us all of a future, this rebellion is the beginning of our collective struggle to take it back. We are in the middle of the most powerful upsurge of nationwide urban rebellions since the 1960s. This rebellion is a long time coming. While the future is uncertain, it is clear that a tremendous force was unlocked by the demonstrators who faced off against the police in every major American city this weekend. The nation has followed the example of those in Minneapolis who…
‘A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.’
Let the blood flow, the leaders of the shithole country said. The blood of brown and black people does not matter.
There’s nothing rare about Donald Trump’s latest “shithole countries” comment: the US president has a decades long history of racism