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imperialism

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Socialism 101: What do we mean by imperialism?

Today, the global political situation is dominated by war and geopolitical tensions. In recent months, we have seen Western powers supporting and arming a genocidal onslaught in Gaza and a complete inability or outright refusal of capitalist institutions to take any real action to stop Israeli war crimes. More and more people are realising that our world is not, as liberal politicians claim, based on a “rules based international order”. Instead, it is dominated by imperialism. But what do we mean by this?
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“Draped in keffiyehs and faux principles”: Sinn Féin shake hands with ‘Genocide Joe’

The political establishment have made it clear that they will happily visit ‘Genocide Joe’ Biden’s White House on St. Patrick’s Day, where the warmonger-in-chief will be presented with a bowl of shamrocks - even as thousands of working class people protest the US’ support of the genocide in Gaza. Could there be an act more sickeningly evocative of the political classes’ bootlicking of US imperialist power?
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Socialism 101: Is war inherent to capitalism?

Virtually everyone supports the idea of ‘world peace’, yet today in 2022 there are nearly 40 different wars or conflicts ongoing. And with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the threat of nuclear war, and the annihilation of us all, is greater now than it has been for decades. But why is this so?
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Hyper exploitation and profiteering – the reality of “fast fashion”

The topic of Fast Fashion, which is linked to the exploitation of workers and environmental damage, is a subject frequently discussed among young people. However, can the Fast Fashion model be eradicated within the framework of capitalism? Saana Taussi delves into the unsavoury aspects of the fashion industry - characterized by misogyny, exploitation, and ecological destruction.