[Marxism] Koizumi Goes Postal

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Sun Aug 14 09:32:16 MDT 2005

Good news from Japan is as rare as fresh and cheap toro in the  
American Midwest, at least from the point of view of an activist on  
the left.  Here's an exception.  Japan's upper house of Parliament  
unexpectedly turned down Koizumi's key piece of neoliberal  
legislation: the privatization of Japan's post office.  See John  
Mage's "Koizumi Goes Postal," on the homepage of mrzine.org today:  
<http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/mage140805.html>.  The world's last  
anti-communist Keynesian state, saddled as it is with "by far the  
largest [government debt] in proportion to GDP of any advanced  
industrial nation" (Mage, <http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/ 
mage140805.html>), lives to see another day.  Mage has some kind  
words for the JCP for its feisty fight against postal privatization.

Yoshie Furuhashi
* Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: <http://montages.blogspot.com/2005/07/mahmoud- 
ahmadinejads-face.html>;  <http://montages.blogspot.com/2005/07/chvez- 
congratulates-ahmadinejad.html>; <http://montages.blogspot.com/ 

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