[Marxism] Relay #22 available for download

Pance Stojkovski pance at rogers.com
Sat Jun 21 10:32:36 MDT 2008

~~~ Relay #22 April - June, 2008 ~~~


Neoliberalism has been the dominant policy framework in capitalist states
for some two decades now. It is clearly discredited in the eyes of the
popular majority. But it continues as the social form of organizing and
exercising power by the ruling classes in the face of a disorganized left,
except for a few challenges around specific policy issues and the
resistance of a few key countries in Latin America. 

This issue of Relay explores some of the key areas where the limits of
neoliberalism are being exposed. A series of authors -- McNally,  Aquanno,
Rude and Gindin -- debate the current credit and financial crises besetting
the advanced capitalist world. Evans, Klassen, Johnson, Hu, Joya, Hrynyshyn
and others look at some of the social, economic and political failings of
neoliberalism in Canada and beyond.  Finally, neoliberalism has been
intimately connected to the new imperialism and Joshi-Vijayan and Judson
examine Canada's imperialist ventures in Haiti and Afghanistan.

~~~ Table of Contents ~~~

* Canada *

~ Importing Blair's Failure: Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy -- Bryan
~ Revolutionary not Reformist -- Omar Latif
~ Hollowing Out? Myth and Reality -- Jerome Klassen
~ Political Relevancy and the Shop Floor -- Jay Johnston

* Finance, Crisis and Empire *

~ Global Finance, the Current Crisis and Challenges to the Dollar -- David
~ The Dollar Standard in Crisis? -- Scott Aquanno
~ Hegemony Unforlding? -- Christopher Rude
~ Decline of the Dollar, Decline of Empire? -- Sam Gindin

* Cultural Front *

~ The Oaxaca Commune - Reviewed by Dan La Botz
~ “Canada Steel” - Reviewed by Govind Rao
~ Interview J. Karol Korczynski
~ The Shock Doctrine - Reviewed by Derek Hrynyshyn

* International *

~ FOCAL: Canada’s Operative in Haiti -- Kabir Joshi-Vijayan
~ The Rise of Precarious Work for Women in China -- Xinying Hu
~ Mexico’s Katrina -- Martínez-Arroyo & Zavala-Hidalgo
~ The Unravelling of Neoliberal Policies in Egypt -- Angela Joya
~ Some Reflections on the South Korean Presidential Election -- Terry
~ Considering Canada in Afghanistan -- Fred Judson

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