Bulletin 655




Subject:  Political Culture vs. Politics: The Inertia of the Capitalist Ruling Class.


13 June 2015
Grenoble, France



Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,


Below please find four items that speak to the matrix of political decision making: international class struggle at an advanced level where the stakes are the highest.



Francis Feeley


Professor of American Studies

University of Grenoble-3

Director of Research

University of Paris-Nanterre

Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements

The University of California-San Diego





House Democrats Defeat TPP For Now




CEPR's Stephan Lefebvre explains why House Democrats voted against Trade Adjustment Assistance and what to expect before the revote Tuesday.






Countrywide strike 

of Afghan Teachers

“How can we teach with empty stomachs?”







Pierre Stambul : « Une police entre incompétence et collusion »

Le coprésident de l’UJFP raconte l’interpellation brutale et inexpliquée dont il a été victime chez lui il y a trois jours.

Dans la nuit du 8 au 9 juin, le coprésident de l’Union Juive française pour la paix (UJFP), Pierre Stambul, a été victime

chez lui d’un assaut toujours inexpliqué du RAID, commando dit d’élite de la police nationale. Trois jours plus tard,

il n’a toujours reçu ni excuses ni explications de la part des autorités. Pierre Stambul revient ici pour Politis sur les circonstances de cette (...)




Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything


(1:04 min.)



Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.