Posts Tagged ‘capitalist’

Capitalist Seduction: Behind the veils of the Neoliberal Spectacle

 ‘Reforming capitalism’ is essentially considered an oxymoron by the academic world that is flummoxed by the ability of capitalism to re-mould, reorient and revamp itself for sustenance without losing the cardinal jus of exploitation. Post Perestroika and Glasnost[1], which eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet Union, Capitalism in the American unipolar world has […]

Why Anti-Racism Must Be Anti-Capitalist

There have been many attempts to put a ‘humane’ face on capitalism, but it is a system built on oppression. Racism isn’t a glitch, it’s a feature – both of capitalism’s history and its present. Last summer we saw one of the largest anti-racist mobilisations in decades. In over sixty countries, protesters took to the […]

The Great Reset Initiative or The Great Neoliberal Capitalist Lie

As the mutilating power of Coronavirus strikes on lives and livelihoods and create havocs across the globe, the Davos priests of the World Economic Forum have started ‘the Great Reset Initiative’ to manage the consequences of the pandemic. It rightly recognises the urgent need for global cooperation to end the uncertainties and disruptions caused by […]

Blockchains: Building Blocks Of A Post-Capitalist Future?

Above photo: Zoran Svilar. Finding the political power to pursue a more just and sustainable economy is the hard part, but the tools to effectively execute such an economy are developing quickly. On a small boat off the coast of Thailand fishermen take stock of their haul for the day. They whip out a phone, […]

US Trade Deficits, Trump Trade Policies, And Capitalist Globalization

US Trade Deficits, Trump Trade Policies, And Capitalist Globalization Above photo: Eleanor Goldfield. Understandably concerned about the consequences of the large and sustained US trade deficit, many workers have grown tired of waiting for so-called market forces to produce balance.  Thus, they cheer Trump administration promises to correct the imbalance through tariffs or reworked trade agreements that will […]

Paul Ryan’s ‘Cindy’ Is a Cruel Figment of Capitalist Imagination

Paul Ryan used Twitter to introduce “Cindy,” a fictional mother of one who works as an assistant restaurant manager making $30,000 a year. Meet Cindy: a single mom, making $30,000 per year, who hopes to one day get beyond living paycheck to paycheck. With a $700 increase in her tax refund each year under our […]

Dilemmas Of The Radical Left In A Dying Capitalist System

Above Photo: Protesters march at the G20 Summit in London, 2009. In what I call the pan-European world (North America; western, northern, and southern Europe; and Australasia), the basic electoral choice for the last century or so has been between two centrist parties, center-right versus center-left. There have been other parties further left and further right […]

Latest Trends In The Capitalist Crisis

Above Photo: Capitalism has always been a highly irrational socioeconomic system, but the constant drive for accumulation has especially run amok in the age of high finance, privatization and globalization. (Image: Pixabay; Edited: JR / TO) Having survived the financial meltdown of 2008, corporate capitalism and the financial masters of the universe have made a triumphant return to […]

G20 Violence Prompts Calls For New Curbs On Anti-Capitalist Militants

Above Photo: Residents in the Schanzenviertel district of Hamburg pass by a pile of burned debris following looting and rioting by G20 protesters. Photograph: Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock German politicians call for Europe-wide extremism database as minister says events highlight ‘leftwing scene’s readiness to use violence’ Allies of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, have called for new curbs […]

“Greece has been a laboratory on a way out of a capitalist crisis”

Rally in Athens in support of OXI (NO ) in the run-up to the 2015 referendum The crisis in Greece has no end in sight. While the media cheered a recent agreement between the Syriza government and creditors, there is no escaping the reality of an unsustainable debt, a completely destroyed economy in which successive […]

Bouncing Back Against the Corruption of Science in Capitalist Society

Continuing from the first part of this series, one critique that is missed in the talk about the March on Science is the fact that science has often failed the proletariat, used in their oppression, and as a form of destruction. Of course, this may be too much to expect of a bourgeois progressive and […]

The Role of Science in Capitalist Society and Social Change

It was a deary day in Washington, D.C. The rain was pouring down and thousands of people were gathered in a huddled mass, listening to speakers tell about their scientific work or scientific innovations. Others uttered platitudes or nationalistic sayings, declaring the US should be “number one” in science above the rest of the world. […]

ISIS, an important wake-up call about Arab World’s problems and deficiencies

The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) is referred to as therichest terrorist organization in the world. In 2015, it earned $2.4 billion through oil exports and illegal taxation and extortion from the desperate people living under its harrowing rule. Defeating the ISIS terrorists militarily appears to be a daunting task, and people hesitate […]

Cell 411 Is About to Become Your New Favorite Tool

Don’t call 911 during emergencies, call your trusted friends instead, using Cell 411, the decentralized emergency alerting and response platform. Cell 411 is a powerful smartphone app that allows you to stream content and notify people in your cell(s) during police interactions and things like medical emergencies, car troubles and fire. Download Cell 411 for […]

Pakistani fundamentalist Taliban dubs ISIS un-Islamic local gang

The Taliban’s Pakistani branch, or Tehreek-e-Taliban, is the latest militant group angered by IS’s pretentions to a caliphate. It believes al-Baghdadi is no caliph and definitely not the leader of the world’s Muslims, rating him as merely a local gang boss. These beliefs, according to Reuters, were outlined in a scathing letter on Saturday and […]

The Capitalist Network That Runs the World

Andy Coghlan and Debora MacKenzie As protests against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters’ worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy. The study’s assumptions have attracted some […]

The Future of the Capitalist World is Controlled by 2 Students of Marx

  John GaltShenandoah September 7, 2011 What would one say if the two most powerful leaders in the West, the proverbial free capitalist world, have never held a job in private industry, never signed the front of a check, and spent their childhood and collegiate years studying under professors and affiliations who studied and professed […]

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