Enver Hoxha: The Theory and Practice of Revolution

I. In his brilliant works about imperialism V. I. Lenin arrived at the conclusion that imperialism is a perishing and dying capitalism, the last stadium of capitalism and the eve of the social revolution of the proletariat. In the analysis of the specific characteristics of imperialism he wrote: “… all this makes the state ofContinue reading “Enver Hoxha: The Theory and Practice of Revolution”

First lady Eva Peron ‘allowed Nazis to hide out in Argentina in exchange for treasures looted from rich Jewish families’

By David Gardner The former first lady of Argentina has been accused of accepting Nazi treasures stolen from wealthy families during the Holocaust in return for using her country as a safe haven. According to a new book, Eva Peron and her husband, former president Juan Peron, kept quiet about the number of Nazis whoContinue reading “First lady Eva Peron ‘allowed Nazis to hide out in Argentina in exchange for treasures looted from rich Jewish families’”

Cuba makes more reforms to retail sector

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba will open up more of the country’s retail services to the private sector next year, allowing Cubans to operate various services such as appliance and watch repair, and locksmith and carpentry shops, official media reported on Monday. The measures are the latest by President Raul Castro in hisContinue reading “Cuba makes more reforms to retail sector”

Congo: One hundred years of colonialism, dictatorship and war (1908-2008)

January 2, 2009 by Kambale Musavuli and Maurice Carney 2008 marked the 100-year anniversary of the removal of the Congo from King Leopold II of Belgium as his own personal property. Global outrage at the King’s brutal rule resulted in his losing the Congo treasure trove on Nov. 15, 1908. Leopold II accumulated spectacular wealthContinue reading “Congo: One hundred years of colonialism, dictatorship and war (1908-2008)”

In Terrorism-Law Case, Chiquita Points to U.S.

By Carol D. Leonnig Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, August 2, 2007 On April 24, 2003, a board member of Chiquita International Brands disclosed to a top official at the Justice Department that the king of the banana trade was evidently breaking the nation’s anti-terrorism laws. Roderick M. Hills, who had sought the meeting withContinue reading “In Terrorism-Law Case, Chiquita Points to U.S.”

‘How can you take money from a corporation. . .doing that kind of thing to perfectly good and totally innocent people?’ Catholic leader rips Chiquita; Cincinnati banana giant responds to Enquirer probe

Chiquita SECRETS Revealed MIKE GALLAGHER & CAMERON McWHIRTER Cincinnati Enquirer 3-May-1998 In response to revelations about Chiquita Brands International’s overseas business practices in Sunday’s Enquirer, a prominent Catholic bishop has called on Catholic institutions not to accept donations from Carl H. Lindner Jr. or Chiquita. Chiquita, meanwhile, issued a statement Sunday defending itself “as aContinue reading “‘How can you take money from a corporation. . .doing that kind of thing to perfectly good and totally innocent people?’ Catholic leader rips Chiquita; Cincinnati banana giant responds to Enquirer probe”

Life on a banana plantation; Growing Chiquita bananas: pesticides and hard work

Chiquita SECRETS Revealed MIKE GALLAGHER & CAMERON McWHIRTER Cincinnati Enquirer 3-May-1998 On farms from Mexico to Ecuador, Chiquita and its affiliates grow millions of bananas every year for consumers in North America and Europe. The fruit is grown and harvested in a labor-intensive process that involves an army of workers, lots of equipment, crop-dusting airplanes,Continue reading “Life on a banana plantation; Growing Chiquita bananas: pesticides and hard work”

Crisis & Capital In Wuthering Heights

The majority of Victorian literature is the product of the petty-bourgeois class, and Wuthering Heights is no different. The tumultuous ideological storms contained within demonstrate a crisis in the ideology of the 19th century Victorian petty-bourgeois class to which Emily Bronte was born. Frequently, novelists and intellectuals have a reflective role to play at aContinue reading “Crisis & Capital In Wuthering Heights”

Crisis Theory According to Marx

According to those who claim to understand Marxism but do not, in other words those that claim to understand Marxism the loudest, Marx dealt with reality like “cold, dead matter.” Of course, the authors of these theories have to resort to resolutions so flimsy that they can be seen through like glass, such as thisContinue reading “Crisis Theory According to Marx”