Organized by Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP, Philippines) Dahil umatras si ASEC Dominique Rubia-Tutay sa pagiging guest, ang guest speakers sa session natin ngayon ay si Atty. Luke Espiritu, BMP President at Labor Representative ng National Tripartite Executive Council ng DOLE, at si Ka Leody De Guzman, Chairman ng BMP at Spokesperson ng PAGGAWA.

Online Forum “Covid19 & The Global South”

Speakers were Dr. Reihana Mohideen from the Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM, Phillipines); Dr. Kumar Jeyakumar, the ‘red’ medical doctor, Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM); Kavita Krishnan, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI-ML) and All India Progressive Women’s Association, and Dr. Hawzhin Azeez is a Kurdish academic and feminist who specializes in gender and MiddleContinue reading “Online Forum “Covid19 & The Global South””

Webinar on “The Coming Global Recession: Building and Internationalist Response”

Panellists included: – Professor Jayati Ghosh, award-winning economist Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Author of India and the International Economy (2015) and co-editor of Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development, 2018. – Quinn Slobodian, associate professor of history, Wellesley College. Author of Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (2018) – WaldenContinue reading “Webinar on “The Coming Global Recession: Building and Internationalist Response””

Aeroplanes and COVID-19: Another contradiction of global capitalism

By Hans A Baer April 16, 2020 Reprinted from Green Left Weekly While a growing number of critical scholars acknowledge that global capitalism constitutes the overarching driver of anthropogenic climate change, one of the smaller elephants in the room has been the aviation industry. The number of aeroplane flights worldwide has been growing — atContinue reading “Aeroplanes and COVID-19: Another contradiction of global capitalism”

The Self-Centered Rich Country Response to Pandemics and Crises is Wrecking Poor Countries

by TAMARA PEARSON Reprinted from CounterPunch I’m squatting on a round piece of concrete, and a 72-year-old man is sitting in the gutter, his walking stick beside him. He tells me that after being deported from the United States, he has been hiking the streets of Mexico City trying to find somewhere to stay. But allContinue reading “The Self-Centered Rich Country Response to Pandemics and Crises is Wrecking Poor Countries”

Freedom from Debt Coalition

Press StatementApril 17, 2020 Disastrous Rigidity With the world reeling from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that the assumption that the crisis can be dealt with using the usual set of orthodox tools is exceedingly flawed. Recognizing the extraordinary nature of the global crisis, even the World Bank andContinue reading “Freedom from Debt Coalition”

When Oil Markets Go Viral

The Covid-19 crisis has lead to a huge drop in the demand for, and price of, oil globally. In this article, Adam Hanieh looks at what this might mean for the global economy. Reprinted from Verso The ecological dimensions of COVID-19 have become increasingly prominent in much recent discussion, with several important contributions exploring the pandemic inContinue reading “When Oil Markets Go Viral”

For Socialist Solutions to the Capitalist Crises

By Reihana Mohideen Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), International Head We can’t go back to normal, because the normal that we had was precisely the problem —  this graffiti, scrawled on a wall in Hongkong, has become a universal slogan capturing the essence of the crisis we face, now being revealed to millions more people,Continue reading “For Socialist Solutions to the Capitalist Crises”

Emerging Cracks Within the Duterte Factions?

By Sonny Melencio, Chair, Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM) On March 23, both houses of Congress passed the ‘Bayanihan to Heal as One Act’ granting President Rodrigo Duterte additional or special powers to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Duterte signed it into law two days later, but declared that he was delegating most of hisContinue reading “Emerging Cracks Within the Duterte Factions?”