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CNI/EZLN: The Time Has Come

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This communique was originally published by Enlace Zapatista. To To the People of Mexico, To the Peoples of the World, To the Media, To the National and International Sixth, We send our urgent word to the world from the Constitutive Assembly for the Indigenous Governing Council, where we met as peoples, communities, nations, and tribes of…

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Alvaro Reyes: Zapatismo: Other Geographies Circa the “End of the World”

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Originally Published by Society and Space.   Introduction: the walking dead As daylight broke across the Southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas on 21 December 2012, news cameras fixated on the throngs of tourists that had overtaken the state to witness the ‘end of the world’ purportedly predicted by the ancient Maya. Yet in the cities of…

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Wolfgang Streeck: How Will Capitalism End? (¿Cómo terminará el capitalismo? – incluído en Español)

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This article was originally published in the New Left Review.  En español aquí. There is a widespread sense today that capitalism is in critical condition, more so than at any time since the end of the Second World War. [1] Looking back, the crash of 2008 was only the latest in a long sequence of political…

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Paul Mattick with John Clegg and Aaron Benanav: The Economic Crisis in Fact and Fiction

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This article was originally published June 3, 2011 in The Brooklyn Rail. Paul Mattick’s most recent book, Business as Usual: The Economic Crisis and the Future of Capitalism, was just published by Reaktion Books. In late April, he sat down with John Clegg and Aaron Benanav of the journal Endnotes. Rail: Recent reports suggest that…

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Krisis Group: Manifesto Against Labour

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This article was originally published Dec 31, 1999 by the Krisis Group. 1. The rule of dead labour A corpse rules society – the corpse of labour. All powers around the globe formed an alliance to defend its rule: the Pope and the World Bank, Tony Blair and Jörg Haider, trade unions and entrepreneurs, German…

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Secular Stagnation, or is it worse?

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This article was originally published Sep 15, 2016 in Agence Global.  The world’s economists have been wrestling with something they have found difficult to explain. Why is it that stock market prices have continued to go up despite the fact that something called growth seems to be stagnant? In mainstream economic theory, it’s not supposed…

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