(2022-05-03). Sri Lanka: Opposition JVP seeks to divert mass struggle into dead-end of parliamentary politics. wsws.org The JVP is promoting a fantasy—that an election and a new bourgeois government will be able to wave away the immense crisis of global and Sri Lankan capitalism and thus solve all the social ills facing working people.
(2022-05-03). Rusia destruye centro logístico de armas en Odesa, Ucrania. telesurtv.net Los sistemas de defensa aérea rusos derribaron también seis drones ucranianos y un misil Tochka-U.
(2022-05-02). The Different Ways That US And Chinese Governments Use Their Power. popularresistance.org Russia's war on Ukraine both reflects and deepens a global split that should remind us of Karl Marx's famous remark: "No social order ever disappears before all the productive forces, for which there is room in it, have been developed; and new higher relations of production never appear before the material conditions of their existence have matured in the womb of the old society." The United Kingdom already lost its particular social order—its empire—while the United States is now losing its. | Despite differences, both of these social orders shared a mostly private form of capitalist relations of pro…
(2022-05-02). Military Situation In Ukraine On May 2, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org
(2022-05-02). Ukraine claims Turkish combat drones sank Russian patrol boats in Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily Sabah/Agence France-PresseMay 2, 2022 Ukraine reports destroying Russian ships in Black Sea Kyiv reported on Monday that its Bayraktar TB-2 drones sank two Russian patrol boats near Snake Island in the Black Sea…. "Two Russian Raptor boats were destroyed at dawn today near Snake Island," Ukraine's Defense Ministry said in a statement distributed on …
(2022-05-02). Hedges: The Age of Self-Delusion. scheerpost.com "Portion Control." [Original illustration by Mr. Fish] | By Chris Hedges | Original to ScheerPost | Blinded by what Barbara Tuchman calls "the bellicose frivolity of senile empires," we are marching ominously towards war with Russia. How else might we explain Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's public declaration that the US goal is to "weaken Russia" and Joe Biden's request for another $33 billion in "emergency" military and economic aid (half of what Russia spent on its military in 2021) for Ukraine? | The same cabal of generals and politicians that drained the state of trillions of dollars in the debacles i…
(2022-05-02). A Nordic Initiative for Peace in Ukraine and Lasting World Peace. transcend.org Oslo, 27 April, 2022 – The war in Ukraine once again shows that the world is like a city with brutal gangs constantly roaming the streets, looting and fighting with loads of heavy weapons. No one will ever feel safe in such a city. The same applies at the international level. No amount of weaponry can make us safe. No country will be safe until also neighboring countries can feel safe. The present international system is broken; to avoid future wars we need deep reforms.
(2022-05-02). Poseidon: One of the Weapons of the Russian Federation. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara In a speech in St. Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that "if someone intends to intervene from outside in the ongoing events in Ukraine, creating unacceptable threats to us, he should know that our response to counterattacks will be lightning fast". The Russian Federation president stressed that he possesses "instruments (weapons) that…
(2022-05-02). Pelosi pledges "victory" in Kiev, Republicans back dispatch of troops, hint use of nuclear weapons. wsws.org Washington continued at full tilt into an all-out war with Russia over the weekend, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Kiev, Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger proposed to send US troops to Ukraine, and Republican congressman Michael McCaul raised the prospect of the United States using nuclear weapons against Russia.
(2022-05-02). The Different Ways That the U.S. and Chinese Governments Use Their Power to Regulate Capitalism. transcend.org 28 Apr 2022 – As defined by its productive relation of employer/employee, capitalism is now developing its productive forces and GDP growth faster in China's public form of capitalism than in the United States' private form. The role of the state is central to this decline and ascent.
(2022-05-02). Karl Marx (5 May 1818 — 14 Mar 1883). transcend.org In 1845 Marx was expelled from France by Guizot. He fled with Friedrich Engels to Brussels where they stayed for three years with intermittent trips to England to visit Engels' family who had cotton-spinning interests in Manchester. While in Brussels Marx wrote a piece against the idealistic socialism of P.J. Proudhon called The Poverty of Philosophy. He also worked on his materialist conception of history, and developed the manuscript that would come to be named The German Ideology when it was published after his death.
(2022-05-02). Texas Eco-Socialism Conference presents real, present solutions to fight climate change. liberationnews.org The overarching theme of the conference stressed, from beginning to end, that while the situation is dire, there are implementable solutions that will reverse the course of climate destruction and heal the planet.
(2022-05-02). Sharp rise in cost of living, high unemployment portend renewal of class conflict in Chile. wsws.org Police repression is already taking hold under the Boric administration against hunger riots and looting, school occupations, road blockades by truck owner-operators, and striking port and health workers.
(2022-05-02). Saudis feel let down by America, says Prince Turki Al-Faisal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) — Former Saudi intelligence chief and ambassador Prince Turki Al-Faisal blames President Biden's policies for US energy shortage and that Saudis feel let down.