In his book Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis gives us his version of the events that led to the Tsipras government’s shameful capitulation in July 2015. In part two of a series of articles analyzing the book, Eric Toussaint examines Varoufakis's questionable account of the origins of the crisis and his coziness with the Greek political class.
An inquiry into Du Bois' articulation with Liberia, colonialism and its concomitant formations of Black middle classes, the history of the "Americo-Liberian" elite, and the advent of the United States as a colonial power.
Featuring works from distinguished intellectuals and key political leaders, Verso's Venezuela reading list provides the anlytical insight and historical context necessary to understand the ongoing political crisis in the country
Kim Moody on the state of organized labor, the potential for collaboration between unionized workers and grassroots social movements, and the prospects for the revival of the political strike after the logistics revolution and the election of Trump.
Tessa Morris-Suzuki's prescient essay — written for New Left Review in 1984 and included in Cutting Edge: Technology, Information, Capitalism and Social Revolution — on the contradictions of automated labor and the commodification of knowledge by software, which responds to claims about automation and value advanced by Ernest Mandel in Late Capitalism.