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A Class Analysis of the Ukrainian Crisis

Viktor Shapinov, translated by Renfrey Clarke Links, International Journal of Socialist Renewal
What were the class forces behind the overthrow of the Yanukovich regime, the installing of a new regime in Kiev, and the rise of the anti-Maidan and of the movement in the south-east?

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New robots in the workplace: Job creators or job terminators?

Cecilia Kang Washington Post
Today’s robots can do far more than their primitive, single-task ancestors. And there is a broad debate among economists, labor experts and companies over whether the trend will add good-paying jobs to the economy by helping firms run more efficiently or simply leave human workers out in the cold.
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