Monthly Review

Monthly Review is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 2, June

A Prizefighter for Capitalism: Paul Krugman vs. the Quebec Protesters
A few weeks ago, the New York Times columnist on economics devoted his space to scolding the demonstrators at the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, (April 22, 2001, Times Op-Ed page). The writer, Paul Krugman, is an MIT professor, considered by...
Brief Impressions from Chiapas
I spent ten days in Chiapas in January with Rachel Neumann, a friend and colleague. We met up in San Cristobal, the colonial city of 35,000 people where the armed takeover of the town hall building on January 1, 1994, signaled the start of the Zapatista...
California's Electrical Crisis ... and Conservation
Your March 2001 Notes from the Editors convincingly explains the failure of the deregulation of the electric industry to protect residential ratepayers, and the excessive profits garnered by electricity generators. However, you omitted the environmental...
Credo of a Passionate Skeptic
Recently I collected a number of my prose writings for a forthcoming volume. Rereading them, it struck me that for some readers, the earlier pieces might seem to belong to a bygone era--twenty to thirty years ago. I chose to include them as background,...
Imperialism and Globalization
Imperialism is not a stage, not even the highest stage, of capitalism: from the beginning, it is inherent in capitalism's expansion. The imperialist conquest of the planet by the Europeans and their North American children was carried out in two phases...
Notes from the Editors
In response to the massive popular protests against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) in Quebec City on April 20-21, the mainstream media has adopted as one of its favorite lines that the protesters, while frequently well meaning, are ignorant...
Reclaiming a Socialist Vision
In the wake of Seattle and other dramatic displays of opposition to capitalist globalization, many people are now talking about capitalism and describing themselves as anticapitalist. Great! But what do they mean? That capital's international institutions...
The Socio-Religious Origins of Brazil's Landless Rural Workers Movement
The widespread protest against the impunity, five years after the event, of the military police responsible for the 1996 massacre of nineteen Brazilian landless peasants who were occupying a road in Eldorado dos Carajas has once again drawn the attention...
We Make the Road by Walking: Lessons from the Zapatista Caravan
Imagine Times Square filled with more than a hundred thousand people of all ages and backgrounds. Some have climbed telephone poles, others have reserved spaces on balconies. Imagine them waiting there together, peacefully, not to see the ball drop...