[Marxism] What's new at Links: Please donate! Venezuelan economy, Silvertown excerpt, El Salvador, Paul Buhle on Jesus, Visit Venezuela!
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What's new at Links: Please donate! Venezuelan economy, Silvertown
excerpt, El Salvador, Paul Buhle on Jesus, Visit Venezuela!
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Venezuela: The political economy of inflation and investment strikes
By *Oliver Levingston*
February 10, 2014 -- This paper adopts a Marxian class analysis to
dispute the orthodox critique of high inflation in contemporary
Venezuela. It draws a parallel between the 2002-03 oil industry lock-out
and the capital strike in the Venezuelan foodstuffs industry today. In
each case, capital has suspended production to bid up the price of basic
goods and create widespread shortages.
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Exclusive excerpt from John Tully's 'Silvertown: The Lost Story of a
Strike that ... Helped Launch the Modern Labor Movement'
February 9, 2014 -- The following is an excerpt from John Tully's new
book, /Silvertown: The Lost Story of a Strike that Shook London and
Helped Launch the Modern Labor Movement/, published by Monthly Review
Press. It is posted with the kind permission of Monthly Review Press.
You can *download the excerpt HERE* (PDF), or read it on screen.
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Eyewitness El Salvador: 'An FMLN victory will empower us', say trade
By *Emily B.R. Rodriguez*
February 6, 2014 -- On a hot and breezeless day at the end of January,
representatives from 83 unions across El Salvador gathered in the Casa
Sindical (a shared union hall) in San Salvador to greet a delegation of
international election observers. We had come to ensure that the
presidential election would be free of fraud, violence and intimidation.
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Paul Buhle on a new book about radical Jesus: 'Why didn't I hear
about this in Sunday School? <http://links.org.au/node/3701>
By *Paul Buhle*
/*Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth*/
by Reza Aslan
2013: Random House
February 6, 2014 -- A better title for this best seller would be: /Jesus
Against Empire/. If the devil can quote scripture, according to
tradition, and if the recovery and analysis of assorted versions of what
became Bible text (or did not) have become a scholarly big business,
then we can hardly expect any version to be accepted by all.
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Visit revolutionary Venezuela: registrations open for 2014 AVSN
solidarity brigade <http://links.org.au/node/3700>
February 7, 2014 -- Join this year's Australian solidarity delegation to
Venezuela, December 2-13, 2014. Registrations are now open for the
Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network's 2014 solidarity tour to
revolutionary Venezuela. The tour -- to run from Tuesday, December 2 to
Saturday, December 13 (inclusive) -- will be a unique an opportunity to
observe first hand, learn about and be inspired by a grassroots movement
that is transforming not only Venezuela, but Latin America, and is
challenging the greed and destructiveness of global capitalism by
showing that a better world is possible.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3700>
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