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Class composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism

 
Storming Heaven by Steve Wright is the first comprehensive survey of Italian autonomist theory, from its origins in the anti-stalinist and workerist left of the 1950s to its heyday twenty years later.

REPUBLICAN FURIES

 
The US foreign policy usually develops in several ways which differ in terms of methods used to achieve this or that goal on the international scene. Right-wing Republicans, or neoconservatives, are known for promoting the most aggressive approaches in foreign policy: they see Russia, as well as some other countries, as the quintessence of evil. Many of them are members of radical protestant sects. There are two most prominent figures among them: the former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
Sarah Palin took a break in her political career after her oldest daughter Bristol had announced her pregnancy exactly during her mother`s election campaign of 2008. Since Palin had always been known for her traditional views on marriage and abortion, her daughter’s pregnancy could not but affect her ratings. But what is really worrying about Palin is her links to a fundamentalist eschatological, Pentecostal church which is outside of the mainstream of modern Christian denominations. 

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Demystifying NWO
 
 
"In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
- Attributed to George Orwell
 
 
«Во времена всеобщего обмана говорить правду - это революционный акт».
Джордж Оруэлл
Hi, my name is Mark Sleboda, and I will be your English language commentator for this section of GRANews, a segment called 'Dissent'.
In this, the time we are living in, it is often difficult, even with the seemingly unending diversity and plentitude of the internet, to find reliable sources of information amid the sea of deceit and disinformation, that the Western Mainstream Media spills into our heads. A veritable 'Tyranny of Choice' indeed. But it is difficult to find perspectives and voices that stray from the narrative of Western governments and the Western MSM. This segment is about deconstructing and dissenting from that tyrannical narrative. I hope to provide an alternative analysis and perspective of International Relations, crises and events informed from a distinctly non-Western perspective. This is our revolutionary act of 'Dissent' from the Western narrative.
Does this mean that 'Dissent' claims to be an 'objective' source of truth that you can trust implicitly? Certainly not. Such a thing does not exist. All media and theory are biased by national, ideological, religious, and economic interests and paradigms. If I may paraphrase Robert Cox, all theory (and media) 'is for someone and for some purpose'. 'Dissent' will strive to examine and deconstruct Western discourse of international relations, crises, and events, and present an alternative non-Western point of view. As with any other source of news and analysis, it is left to you to consider the arguments I raise, verify and compare them with alternate sources and perspectives, and in the end make up your own mind. I simply aim to present an oft unheard and alternative perspective from that presented by the Western government, MSM, and analyst narrative, as if from 'the Other'. Today I will be painting a broad brush stroke of the themes that the segment 'Dissent' will be exploring in the future.
By 'the West', I am referring to both a civilization and a geopolitical bloc, a hegemonic entity, centered around the United States of America, but including the United Kingdom, the European Union and Europe in general, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, as well as certain other allies and vassals, such as Japan and South Korea that have more or less and to varying degrees been subsumed into a wider 'Western' civilization.
The West is also defined by capitalism, and increasingly a virulent neoliberal strain of capitalism that drives globalization; as well as a narrow and legalistic 'liberal' interpretation of 'democracy', that denies, often aggressively, the legitimacy and right to exist of all other forms of government and political systems in a sort of modern ideological jihad or crusade.

The end of the global economy

In the past 20 years, we poured the flow of information, which refers to "the phenomenon of globalization." Meanwhile, "economic globalization" is a commonplace phenomenon of a long known process of the formation of a single world space. At various stages in history its base was, for example, the expansion of the Roman Empire, colonial conquests following after great geographical discoveries, the development of communication between nations and continents - the Great Silk Road, etc.
Moreover, statistics show that today's global economy is in some respects less integrated than the economy before the First World War.

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