Albert responds to R. Burke's critique of Parecon (Participatory Economics)
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The recent controversy over claims of Russian hacking of the DNC during the 2016 presidential elections overlook the fact that the US government has been interfering in elections throughout the world for decades.
Mark Harris speculates that the recent Women's March on Washington, as well as its' sister marches in other cities, is the beginning of a successful movement against capitalism in the US.
The Socialist Imperative
1959- Founding of the pro-independence organization Movimiento Pro Independencia (MPI) and its newspaper Claridad.
1964-66- The local press informs that the government plans to approve strip mining projects. The MPI and the autonomist group Vanguardia Popular present environmental objections. The debate around mining marks the birth of the modern ecology movement in Puerto Rico.
As we approach the anniversary of atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Diana Johnstone reminds us that the decision to use the bomb was purely political, not military, and that it signified the start of the Cold War.
Scott Santens provides empirical evidence that the provision of a Universal Basic Income leads to a greater sense of community and cooperation amongst it's recipients.
Samir Amin provides a world-systems analysis of the current upsurge of nationalism, and draws a distinction between progressive and reactionary versions.
In this article, Damien White offers a sympathetic yet critical appraisal of the works of Murray Bookchin and their relevance for the 21st century.