Archive for June, 2012

Defend those in support of workers’ rights in Iran

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Free all members of the “Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations” in Iran Petition | GoPetition

Abolishing prostitution

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

“Prostitution is only a specific expression of the general prostitution of the labourer” K. Marx. Economic and philosophic manuscripts, 1844. Recently Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the Socialist Minister for Women’s Rights in France said that she wanted the abolition of prostitution. A good idea. The only trouble with that idea is that it will be difficult to [...]

John Gray on Žižek’s ‘Sorelianism’

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/jul/12/violent-visions-slavoj-zizek/

‘living in Wolkenkuckucksheim’

Monday, June 25th, 2012

On the crisis, here.

Argentina: Exit last time

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The recent outburst by the Argentinian tennis player David Nalbandian who kicked an official during a match just because he was frustrated resembles what the president of Argentina is doing when it comes to the Falklands, she is using the Falklands as a diversion , in so doing she does not have to speak about [...]

Notes from the steam room – If your labour is risky we won’t withdraw ours

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

On a day of industrial action by bus drivers it is worth reflecting on yesterday’s action by an estimated 100 000 doctors working in general practice and NHS hospitals where notices were posted long ago about bullying and harassment at work. To drive home the point, Mr. Andrew Lansley, the Secretary of State for Health, [...]

The eternal return of the automatic subject

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

“Many years ago I appraised World Bank loans to development banks along lines very similar to the Mansion House proposals. Banks will take cheap money because they can use it. But they seldom use it in the way intended. And in cases where the World Bank forced them explicitly to advance credit to the desired [...]

From communist to Holocaust denier: Garaudy dies

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The negationist Roger Garaudy is no more We ought never to rejoice in the death of anyone. But we won’t miss Roger Garaudy, who was once the main thinker of the PCF. Later he changed his marxist-leninism for a a hard-line islamic position. Incredible. He hence never understood what Marx said, namely: “the critique of [...]

Football misery – the Value Cup

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The nasty nationalist events in Poland have reappeared. The old rivalry between Poland and Russia has spilled into the streets. Thugs from both sides are determined to take the matter into their own hands. So much for proletarian unity that was the leitmotiv of the USSR and Polish leaderships when these countries were under the [...]

Civil War in Syria

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The Russian leadership has been caught with its pants down. Putin is backing the Assad murderous regime even more. More attack helicopters are on their way to kill more Syrian people. SYRIA has always been a client State of the Russians, it was so in the time of Assad’s father, and the USSR. In return [...]