Friday, December 31, 2021

China: Tech Self Reliance and Global Dominance

China Pursues Tech 'Self-Reliance' Fueling Global Unease”, Dec 27, 2021, Joe McDonald (with contributions by Yu Bing & Edith M. Lederer)AP, at <  China pursues tech 'self-reliance,' fueling global unease ( >

"US has already lost AI fight to China, says ex-Pentagon software chief: Nicolas Chaillan speaks of ‘good reason to be angry’ as Beijing heads for ‘global dominance’ ", Oct 10, 2021, Katrina Manson, Financial Times, at < >

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Saturday, December 25, 2021

Seasons Greetings from the Class Struggle - open thread

Last year, we posted this, a political article, on Christmas:

The Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving:

and the comment section turned into a complete mess of hostility...


We don't do music or open threads very frequently, but what the heck.  

Friday, December 24, 2021

China's Zero Covid Policy versus Herd Immunity Policy

"Mounting pressure on China to abandon its zero-COVID policy"


"COVID-19 infections in South Korea hit record high following implemenation of 'with COVID' policy" >

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Trump's Next Coup has Already Begun ~~ Barton Gellman

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Kentucky to Investigate Termination Threats to Workers at Factory That Collapsed ~~ Chris Walker

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bell hooks, Black Feminist Scholar and Intellectual Giant, Has Died, aged 69


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In acclaimed works Ain’t I a Woman and All About Love the writer shared her ideas about race, feminism and romance with flair and compassion

The Democrats Just Voted To Give the Military Industrial Complex a Huge Raise ~~ Tatiana Cozzarelli 

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives just passed the highest military spending package since World War II. This budget is 5 percent higher than under the Trump administration and gives the military 24 billion dollars more than Joe Biden requested

Monday, December 13, 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Chris Hedges Interview

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From Strike to Class Struggle: Building a Fighting Labor Movement in the Ruins of Neoliberalism ~~ Tatiana Cozzarelli

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Workers are going on strike and millions are resigning from their jobs. But we should not see the current and recent strikes in a vacuum or solely analyze the potential of these strikes by looking at the working class in its workplaces. This is only half the picture. There is a broader rupture, amongst working-class and oppressed people, with what was considered common sense in the neoliberal era.