Bangladesh is in chains, literally

Bangladesh is in chains, literally (llco.org) In his Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx wrote that the proletariat had nothing to lose but their chains. Marx was speaking figuratively. By the time Marx wrote, Europe had mostly abolished slavery, at least officially. Marx was speaking to the wage slavery of the free laborer, who nonetheless suffered intense …

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On the recent criticisms of northern Korea’s atomic tests

On the recent criticisms of northern Korea’s atomic tests (llco.org) It is reported that northern Korea has tested another atomic weapon. According to northern Korea, the device tested was a hydrogen bomb, a fusion bomb that is an advance over their fission ones. However, much doubt has been expressed over northern Korea’s claim to have …

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Understanding the Kurdish Resistance in Syria

Understanding the Kurdish resistance in Syria (llco.org) Very recently, an alliance of Kurdish forces and their allies has fought off an Islamic State offensive. Kobane, Syria was the focal point of the battle. The Islamic state is a horribly reactionary force that has been encouraged and supported by the imperialists, often through back channels. The …

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Understanding the Islamic State, ISIS, Al Qaeda in Iraq

Understanding the Islamic State, ISIS, Al Qaeda in Iraq (llco.org) The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (Al Qaeda in Iraq, Islamic State in Iraq, ISIS or ISIL, the Islamic State) has gone through numerous incarnations. In the past, it was known as “Al Qaeda in Iraq.” And today, its leader, previously known as “Abu Bakr …

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Israel’s pink imperialism

Israel’s pink imperialism (llco.org) In a recent letter, Israel’s Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar instructed the Population and Immigration Authority and the Jewish Agency to grant citizenship to the spouse of any Jew, regardless of the sexual orientation of the couple. “I do not see a distinction between Jews in heterosexual marriage and those who wed …

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More on the Islamic State

More on the Islamic State (llco.org) Speaking from the recent NATO conference, US President Obama claimed to be assembling a coalition of countries to eventually “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) that is currently seeking to establish itself in northern Iraq and Syria. (1) The United Kingdom has already pledged its …

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Bangla Zone: Our lives are our own, our future is our own

Bangla Zone: Our lives are our own, our future is our own  (llco.org) In Bangladesh, feudalism, capitalism, and imperialism all merge into one tyrannical, barbaric system. What exists in Bangladesh is an amalgam of modern and feudal exploitation and control. Global corporations, the neoliberal, comprador state, the network of globalist NGOs and charities all work …

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