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Will neuroscientists join psychiatrists, psychologists and anthropologists in condemning the use of their labour in the service of war?

Workers' struggles in China (February 2010 Part 1)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China (now including Hong Kong) up to the 10th of February.

Workers' struggles in Asia (February 2010 Part 1)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (excluding mainland China and Hong Kong) in February up to the 10th.

Christians vrs Atheists: Who's killed the most?

One of the recurring themes of evangelical Christianity is that atheism means people have no reason to look after each other, supporting the allegation that it led the deaths of millions during the 20th century. Disregarding for a moment the reality that wars are caused by elite power conflicts and generally have little to do with religious belief or a lack thereof, I thought I'd check out who led some of the more famous wars and genocides in history...

The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Tom Jennings is relieved that this film avoids lazy liberal moralising in exploring the mundane traumas of courage under fire.

Report back from the Right to Work conference

Last Saturday saw the second Right to Work conference take place in Manchester City Centre. Held across two venues; the Methodist Central Hall on Oldham street and the historic Mechanics Institute, it was billed by its organisers as “a conference of resistance and solidarity” in the face of the economic crisis.

John Rety 1930-2010

I'm sad to announce that John Rety, ex editor of Freedom and poetry editor for the Morning Star, died last night after a heart attack.

The irresistible correctness of anarchism - working class opposition to Mussolini

A lengthy critique of the SWP's attempt to rewrite the history of the resistance to Italian fascism in the early 1920s as well as the revolutionary Red Years after World War I. An important, if not well known, bit of anarchist history.

Original here: http://anarchism.pageabode.com/anarcho/the-irresistible-correctness-of-anarchism

Workers' struggles in China (January 2010 Part 2)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China (now including Hong Kong) in the last half of January.

Workers' struggles in Asia (January 2010 Part 2)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (excluding mainland China and Hong Kong) in the last half of January.

No light, no water and now not very much money...what next for Venezuela?

There are whispers as to the extent of the military's loyalty to Chávez

A currency devaluation, military expropriations, demonstrations, resignations, TV channel closures, more demonstrations – it’s been an eventful start to 2010 in Venezuela.

Who We Are

Generation Kill, by David Simon & Ed Burns

This deadpan account of a US Marine company’s exploits encapsulates for Tom Jennings the baleful banality of the Iraq war.

Donate to libcom.org

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Chavez: When red and yellow don't make green

It may seem like an age ago now in the midst of all the subsequent economic tumult over here, but I wanted to write about Chávez’ recent rhetorical excursion at the emergency Climate Change summit in Copenhagen last month.

Music of 2009

Workers' struggles in Asia (January 2010)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (exluding mainland China) in the first month of the decade (as of the 16th of January).

Workers' struggles in China (January 2010)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China in the first month of the decade (as of the 16th of January).

Ben Goldacre debunks media claims about the Public Sector "gravy train"

Some of you may have noticed a pair of stories in the Sunday Times and the Telegraph respectively claiming that "public sector pay is racing ahead in the recession".

Top ten most read libcom articles of 2009

Countdown of the top 10 most popular articles and blog entries on libcom.org in 2009.