Dilma Rousseff – Brazil’s place is not with the US but independent and alongside China

1st September 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

Forces in Latin America seeking national independence and socialism are increasingly interacting with China. Illustrating this was a recent speech by Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s former president, organised by Brazil’s School of Latin American and Global Studies. Rousseff spoke about China’s economic development and its influence in Latin America – and criticised the harmful role of Brazil and Latin America’s submission to the United States.

Labour should be leading the way on the climate

27th August 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

Labour Leader Keir Starmer has recently staked out a distinct position from the Tory government on climate change, that falls well short of what is needed. Labour proposes that £30 billion is put into a “green recovery” – well below the £85 billion investment proposed by the TUC. There needs to be an unremitting campaign to pressure the government, but Starmer is reluctant to challenge it.

COVID + Capitalism = Death

29th July 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

Life expectancy for people in the US dropped by one-and-a-half years from 2019 to 2020 and for Black and Latino people by three years. More than 3.3 million people in the US died in 2020, the most ever in US history.

Long Hot Summer, Fighting in the Burning House

26th July 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

The split in the ruling class – between those who want to continue with business as usual and those who will try to find solutions compatible with capital – is sharply apparent in the US. In the EU the current that thinks this crisis can be “managed” with a few adaptations is in charge – indicating what an unjust transition could look like.