The Limits of Identity Politics on Race

A black British woman said a visit to El Nido, Palawan, was the “worst four days” of her life. Elayne Peddy said she was ridiculed mercilessly by Filipino people. They said things like: “I was called a fat, ugly monkey, big fat black girl. One woman in a shop just grabbed my stomach and said…

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Cockshott on Excess Deaths in Ukraine under Capitalism

The following post was made by Paul Cockshott on his Facebook page which I’ve reprinted here: “Left is the plot from Trump’s presidents report on the iniquities of socialism. Shows that there was a famine in the the Ukraine in the 1930s which for one year raised the death rate there. Right is a plot…

Israel Threatens Naval Blockade of Iranian Oil

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced to the world yesterday that his country is ready to begin a blockade of Iranian oil shipments. Such a move would be crippling for the Iranian economy. The embattled politician made the threat at a navy cadets’ graduation ceremony in Haifa on Wednesday. “Iran is trying to bypass the…

Venezuela Moves PDVSA European Headquarters to Moscow

The government of Venezuela has made the decision to move its European office of the state oil company to Russia. The move comes as the company is under assault from the US and other imperialist countries. The Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA) is currently being moved from the Lisbon to Moscow to avoid any other…

Microsoft Workers Reject Military use of their Virtual Inventions

Some people may not know that Microsoft is in the military hardware industry. This has passed quietly for the most part with the mainstream media being fairly ambivalent about it. Thus far they’ve been fairly lucky. That luck seems to have run out. Reports are floating around that employees of Microsoft’s development division are unhappy…