The war in Iraq may lead some to think that another age of colonial occupation has begun. Yet eminent Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood believes that imperialism under capitalism is distinguished by a new sort of militarism — that of war without end. The drive for endless war results from the tension between capitalism’s global … Continued
Against the Grain
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In-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social, and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is co-produced and co-hosted by Sasha Lilley and C.S. Soong.
Neoliberal prescriptions applied around the globe have left many progressives skeptical of orthodox economic theory. And yet what alternative theories exist? Labor economist Michael Yates argues that Marxism provides us with a means of understanding our world, with all its poverty and inequality, in a way that isn’t abstracted from reality.
Noted writer, filmmaker and public intellectual Tariq Ali has extensively studied the history of resistance in Iraq from the days of the British empire. In a speech provided by Working TV, he talks about why we should be hopeful in these dark times.
Is North Korea the US military’s next target? Could be. But contrary to reports that Kim Jong Il is irrational, psychotic, or even insane, North Korea’s policies are logical and consistent, driven in large part by US threats and aggression dating back more than a century. John Feffer describes the way things look from the … Continued