Dr. Kim Scipes. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your book Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization is a manifesto for the unification of the labor union movement around the world. In your opinion, is this idea a requirement in the resistance to the ultra liberal offensive? Is the idea of a global labor union front feasible?
Dr. Kim Scipes: I think we have to be careful about the idea of a global labor organization. I certainly think that labor should be talking to each other, respectfully, and perhaps more importantly, listening to each other. I think a global union front—down the road—might be a good thing, but it would have to be constructed, not just asserted on the existence of unions today. If we say a global labor front is a desirable goal down the road, what are the values on which it is built? Certainly, non-oppression of other labor movements is a necessity. But there’s also got to be a sharing of resources, as well—especially between the larger unions (mainly in the Global North) with those in the Global South. Lire la suite »
John Bellamy Foster: « The only force that can combat imperialism today is a worldwide struggle of workers »
Pr. John Bellamy Foster. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Can we consider you a modern Marxist?
John Bellamy Foster: What is meant by “modern” nowadays is always a complex topic, but setting that aside I would answer Yes, in the concrete sense that I am a engaged in the development of historical materialism in the present and see my analysis as part of a broad revolutionary intellectual heritage and scientific tradition going back to Marx. I am particularly concerned with the reunification of Marxism in theory and practice, transcending the Cold War divisions, which split apart Marxism as well, and building on the classical historical materialist tradition. Lire la suite »
Brandon Turbeville: « The connections between the United States and Daesh are there for all to see »
Brandon Turbeville. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Do you think that the agreement on a ceasefire in Syria that the US has got to Russia is not intended to give a new breath the terrorist groups to enable them to reorganize, but also to erase the traces of links between the United States and Daesh? Some information from various intelligence sources reveal that Daesh elements were exfiltrated further to Russian bombardments, what do you think?
Brandon Turbeville: I think the major reason behind the ceasefire was an attempt on the part of the Western powers, particularly the United States, to buy time for the terrorists in Syria who are now on the run because of the Russian assistance being provided to the SAA. The connections between the United States and Daesh are there for all to see – from the “ineffective” bombing campaign, the links between virtually all other groups fighting against the Syrian government to al-Qaeda and Daesh, and the leaked DIA documents that revealed the creation of a “Salafist principality” was actually the desire of the U.S. and its allies. Lire la suite »
Robert Hunziker. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: How do you explain the failure of all climate conferences? And what is still the utility of these conferences?
Robert Hunziker: The reason for failure of the Conference of the Parties (“COP”) has primarily been a result of sharp differentiation of opinion between “developed countries” and “developing countries” with the latter insisting that the developed countries should carry the burden of resolving, and controlling or reducing planetary climate change as a result of their spewing excessive emissions, principally carbon dioxide (CO2). Lire la suite »
Professor Guy McPherson DR
Mohsen Abdelmoumen : As scientist, you make an alarming report of the environmental situation. Can you explain us it?
Guy McPherson : If industrial civilization is maintained, climate change will cause human extinction in the near term. If industrial civilization collapses, ionizing radiation will be released upon catastrophic meltdown of the world’s nuclear power plants. The oceans are dying, and we are driving 200 species to extinction each day. All of these factors point toward human extinction in the near future. Lire la suite »