Marx played many roles in his life: activist, journalist, historian, philosopher and also an economist. The crowning achievement of his efforts in economics was the three volumes of Capital. They laid bare for the first time a coherent theory of capital—the stuff that capitalists strive to accumulate.
Australian Services Union members at Geelong Library held a half-day stop-work on 2 July. It is the latest action in a dispute between management at Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) and library workers, who are spread over 21 different work sites, since their agreement ended a year ago.
India is witnessing one of the largest farmers’ protests in decades. More than 200,000 are camped out in trucks and trailers along all the highways leading into the national capital, New Delhi. As the farmer convoys were making their way, police blocked their route in several places with boulders, concrete road dividers, shipping containers and trenches. They attacked protesters with batons, tear gas and water cannons. The determined farmers pushed through regardless, shunting aside any barricades and overwhelming the police with sheer numbers.
In the period since Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian People’s Party (the Bharatiya Janata Party, JP) won a second consecutive term in last year’s national elections, there has been a steady erosion of democracy and an increase in the use of military, police and street mobs to whip up hatred towards India’s 195 million Muslims.
The danger doesn't only come from the symptoms of a virus: it comes from our distorted relationship with the natural world.
Countrywide rallies opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens drew tens of thousands around India on Thursday 19 December, capping a week of the most militant and widespread national protests seen in many years. Enacted a week ago, the CAA is the latest anti-Muslim measure passed by the far right government of Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Protests in dozens of cities have been variously repressed over the week.