Month: April 2019

Una sociedad dividida en dos clases sociales

25th April 2019

Si usted le pregunta a un sociólogo moderno de cuántas clases sociales existen en nuestra sociedad. Ellos contestarían que son seis, o tal vez tres, o doce, o cualquier otro número que tenga en su fantasía. Existen muchas definiciones de lo que es una clase social. Por lo general esas definiciones son falsas e inútiles […]

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Elections and the WSP (India)

9th April 2019

The class ownership of the means of production and their use to make profits is the basis of modern, capitalist society. It means there are two opposed classes: those who own and those who because they don’t own must work for those who do. Mere democratic reform that leaves untouched this class basis of society […]

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Material World: Taming the Uighur

5th April 2019

Back in September 2014, we carried an article on the Chinese government’s persecution of the Uighurs, a Muslim minority (worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/2014/2010s/no-1321-september-2014/material-world-chinas-wild-west/) The Uighur are more akin to the Turkic peoples of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, than to the Han Chinese. Following a policy conducted in Tibet, China has promoted the mass migration of Han Chinese into Xinjiang […]

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Heartland of a heartless world

5th April 2019

What connects next-generation 5G technology with a geographer’s theory of world conquest from 1904? If you enjoy intellectual breakfast snacks delivered in 5-10 minute videos from the BBC, and you can stomach the usual assumptions of the institutional elite, you could do worse than munch through bbc.com/ideas/playlists, which offers everything from a history of the […]

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