A New Dangerous Stage of the Colonial Plunder of Puerto Rico by U.S. Imperialism

By Héctor Reyes, Puerto Rico has been a U.S. colony since 1898. Arguably, the two most exacting moments for the Puerto Rican people under the U.S. boot had been: (1) the actual moment of the 1898 invasion of the Island when the U.S. placed it under direct military rule for the following three years, causing … More A New Dangerous Stage of the Colonial Plunder of Puerto Rico by U.S. Imperialism

New Book by Alexander Gallas: The Thatcherite Offensive – A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis

From Haymarket Books: In The Thatcherite Offensive, Alexander Gallas provides a class-centered, Neo-Poulantzan political analysis of Thatcherism. Drawing upon Greek state-theorist Nicos Poulantzas, Gallas challenges both mainstream and critical accounts of British politics in the 1980s and 90s. He shows that Thatcherism’s success and novelty, indeed its unity as a political project, lay in the … More New Book by Alexander Gallas: The Thatcherite Offensive – A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis

Tom Palley on Trumponomics: Neocon Neoliberalism Camouflaged with Anti-Globalization Circus

By Tom Palley, A key element of Trump’s political success has been his masquerade of being pro-worker, which includes posturing as anti-globalization. However, his true economic interest is the exact opposite. That creates conflict between Trump’s political and economic interests. Understanding the calculus of that conflict is critical for understanding and predicting Trump’s economic policy, … More Tom Palley on Trumponomics: Neocon Neoliberalism Camouflaged with Anti-Globalization Circus

Who Is Behind the Assault on Public Schools?

by Howard Ryan Over the past three decades, public schools have been the target of a systematic assault and takeover by corporations and private foundations. The endeavor is called “school reform” by its advocates, while critics call it corporate school reform. Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg has given it the vivid acronym GERM—the global education reform … More Who Is Behind the Assault on Public Schools?