[Debate] What's new at Links: Marxism & ecology, Markets and power, new 'New Deal'? food sovereignty, Libya
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What's new at Links: Marxism & ecology, Markets and power, new 'New
Deal'? food sovereignty, Libya
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Mauritius: Marxism, ecology and the contribution of John Bellamy
By *Lalit de Klas*
June 2011 -- Lalit [the revolutionary socialist party in Mauritius] sees
the natural universe, whether it be the air above us, the sea around us
or the Earth we walk upon, and all that lives upon it, and even outer
space, as being our collective heritage as human beings. We are part of
it, and also the guardians of it. This natural universe, our Mother
Earth, is now endangered.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2463>
Martin Hart-Landsberg: Market 'outcomes' and political power
*/"Now imagine if we had a state that engaged in transparent
planning and was committed to using our significant public resources
to reshape our economy in the public interest. ... state planning
and intervention in economic activity already goes on.
Unfortunately, it happens behind closed doors and for the benefit of
a small minority. It doesn't have to be that way."/*
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2467>
Crises real and artificial, and why a new 'New Deal' is not feasible
By *Sam Williams*
August 21, 2011 -- Since World War I, the maximum debt that the U.S.
government could carry has been determined by law. Every so often as the
maximum debt limit was approached, Congress routinely voted to raise the
debt limit. But this year the Republican-controlled House balked. The
Republican majority threatened to refuse to raise the debt ceiling
unless the Obama administration agreed not to raise taxes on the rich
and corporations or even close tax loopholes that have often enabled the
rich and corporations to pay no taxes at all.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2466>
Fred Magdoff on 'What every environmentalist needs to know about
*Fred Magdoff* interviewed by *Scott Borchert*
August 24, 2011 -- Fred Magdoff is co-author, with *John Bellamy
Foster*, of /What every environmentalist needs to know about capitalism.
/Bellamy Foster will be a featured international guest at the*second
World at a Crossroads: Climate Change -- Social Change Conference
September 30 -- Monday, October 3, 2011, Melbourne University.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2465>
La Via Campesina: Food sovereignty now! (video)
August 7, 2011 -- La Via Campesina: Food sovereignty now! from La Via
* Watch at http://links.org.au/node/2464
Libya: NATO's 'conspiracy' against the revolution; Who are the
Libyan rebels? <http://links.org.au/node/2462>
The following article, reposted from /Jadiliyya/, was written before the
entry of rebels into Tripoli on August 20-21, signalling the looming
collapse of the Gaddafi regime. It offers valuable analysis of the
dynamics between imperialism and the rebel movement and the Libyan
masses. It contends that the Western powers, in an attempt to control
the uprising, rationed their military support to ensure that significant
sections of the Gaddafi state would be retained in any post-Gaddafi regime.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2462>
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