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On May 27, an Argentine court in Buenos Aires convicted 14 military officers of conspiring to commit, and of committing crimes against humanity during the country's "Dirty War" of 1976 to 1983. This was a long trial, and a number of aging defendants died before its conclusion. There have been...
On June 25, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald Trump was asked if he would consider a debate with Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Trump agreed saying, "If he paid a sum toward charity I would love to do that." Shortly after, the Sanders campaign twitter tweeted...
Three decades ago, Vietnam embarked on what it calls a "renewal" process that brought rapid development after years of war, famine, and poverty. The ideological and economic approach of combining their socialist goals with a market system has seen many gains, but also brought new dangers. During a recent visit to Vietnam, People's World sat down with Bui The Giang, the Director General for Western Europe and North America Affairs for the Communist Party of Vietnam's Commission of External Relations. In the course of this in-depth talk, Giang discussed Vietnam's journey towards economic prosperity, its commitment to sticking to a...Show All
In Engel’s address at the graveside of Karl Marx, he said “Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.” Another pertinent quote is that according to the labor theory of value, “all value comes from nature altered by human labor.” In the past, Marxists have focused on the labor part of that equation, noting that how human labor is organized, how production is organized, is the fundamental determinant...Show All
The Southern California district of the CPUSA, has been connecting with various social justice groups for several years, which has made it possible for us to join together and hold several activities in the community. One such event was a 6-week introductory course on Marxism in Spanish. At each session we had a home cooked meal which facilitated the participant's attendance by not having to stop and have dinner elsewhere. This allowed us to socialize for half an hour before each session. The courses included, imperialism, historical materialism, dialectical materialism, methodology, women's equality and Latin America and the path to...Show All
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