Historically, totalitarian revolutions have been driven by the left-wing of the middle class during times when the middle-class (or at least segments of the middle class) is rising on a socioeconomic level but has its political ambitions frustrated by deeply entrench elites. I believe this theory explains the […]
Do we already live in the world he predicted?
By Sean Gabb Whether the Coronavirus is the Spanish Flu come again I cannot say, and will not try. We shall have some grounds for knowing by Easter, and may have confirmation next year, when the annual mortality figures are published. Something I can say, however, is that […]
Dealing With Quarantine Anxiety & Depression With Johann Hari, Plus Matt On Bailouts | Useful Idiots
A reader highly recommends this episode of Useful Idiots: “Although the title implies a discussion of depression and anxiety in relation to being in coronavirus quarantine, what followed was in my opinion a more substantial discussion of longstanding issues of psychological ill-health living under neoliberalism (and neoliberalism’s interest […]
By Jp Cortez Two weeks ago, during a March 17 address to the nation in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump asked that Americans work from home, postpone unnecessary travel, and limit social gatherings to no more than 10 people. And last week, on March 27, […]
There are folks on the US right-wing who actually think Nancy is a commie. In reality, as I have said before, the neoliberals like Nancy have moved to the right of the Republicans on economics, with Charles Grassley, of all people, blasting her for it.
“The capitalists have no country!”
Oops. It’s interesting how the USA made a sudden reversion to 1918 overnight in terms of both class relations and public health.
The news ain’t all bad. By Nathan Frandino, Shannon Stapleton, Katie Paul and Stephen Nellis Reuters SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The coronavirus crisis is beginning to do something the city of San Francisco has been unable to accomplish for years – move homeless people off the streets and […]
Tucker Carlson’s program tonight has a lot of interesting information. Melissa Francis inadvertently describes the correct solution to the present economic crisis, i.e. a complete holiday on payments for everyone. Bring on the gift economy!
It’s interesting how these parody sites like the Hard Times, the Onion, and the Babylon Bee are now the most honest and accurate forms of journalism. By Zach Russell The Hard Times WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce issued a concerning report this morning, finding that 78% […]
With all due respect to organized crime.
Ideally, a serious anarchist movement in North America, as I have long argued, would be a “revolutionary left” that regards neoliberals as “the main enemy,” and “attacks the Left from the left,” by pointing out the historic treachery of the Marxists (First International, Kronstadt, Barcelona, etc), the historically […]
Yes. Since 2016, I have maintained that the real reason Trump won the election was that, rhetorically, he was the most “left-wing” (anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, anti-power elite) of the two candidates, even if he is personally just a carnival barker and has governed largely as a conventional Republican since […]
“Anyone who watched the video I posted three days ago, The Great Depression, will have seen firm documentary evidence pointing to a controlled demolition of the global economy. As a result of the fact that an increasing number of people are beginning to take these claims seriously, the […]
“Many people assume that the present crisis – engineered, as it is – will be followed by a more totalitarian system, but we should never lose sight of the fact that ‘liberal democracy’ is already a form of totalitarianism and the only difference between a system in which […]
Pushback with Aaron Maté The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of US workers without a job and the healthcare that comes with it. Economist Pavlina Tcherneva discusses how the Congressional bailout prioritizes corporate profits instead of building on the successful legacy of the New Deal. Guest: Pavlina Tcherneva, […]
The anarchist economic ideal of decentralized systems of cooperative production for local use is starting to seem like a pretty good idea.
Jeff Bezos is the John D. Rockefeller of the 21st century, and Amazon is the new Standard Oil.
Our lame-ass “progressive” politicians and media commentators need to be pushing rent strikes, debt strikes, labor strikes, prisoner releases, etc. etc. etc. Jimmie Dore seems to be one of the few that has stepped up to the plate so far. By Rachel Martin Forbes Topline: As millions of […]
By Nick Martin The New Republic I left college $25,000 in debt, a fact I’m reminded of every month when an email from Great Lakes Borrowers Services informs me that “Your Automatic Payment Will Be Made Soon.” But relative to most American graduates, I got off easy: The […]
By Eric Reed The Street While some are able to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, other people simply don’t have jobs that allow for that. Many people are in industries that are still working. However, the economic impact of the pandemic has wreaked havoc on many […]
A falling out among thieves. The only reason GM still exists is because of the last ruling class looting spree from 2008. Is the ruling class fracturing? Jamie L. LaReau Detroit Free Press General Motors and its CEO Mary Barra are in President Donald Trump’s crosshairs more than […]
As Coronavirus Spreads, Poll Shows Nearly 60% in US Believe Political System Designed Solely to Serve Rich and Powerful
We’re a majority now, but we need to get our numbers up further. By Julia Conley Common Dreams New polling out Wednesday backdropped by the continuing coronavirus outbreak shows that most of the country believes the U.S. political system works only for the wealthy and elite rather than […]
By Roge Karma Vox As of March 31, 270 million people in at least 33 states, 89 counties, and 29 cities across the US have been urged by their government officials to stay home. While these policies often come with seismic life disruptions, the vast majority of Americans […]
A new rallying cry among America’s working class: No one should pay rent until the coronavirus pandemic ends
It’s fascinating to see an article like this in the Voice of the Deep State. By Renae Merle, Heather Long and Patricia Sullivan Washington Post After losing his job as a restaurant cook last month, Casey James began contacting his Atlanta neighbors with an idea: No one should […]
The same pattern the US Left has followed since the 1970s. A relevant observation from the comments section: “I never drank the AOC kool aid. 90% of the interest in her derives from the fact that she’s a young woman of color and she’s from NYC, which we’re […]
Rent strikes, labor strikes, prison strikes. It’s happening. Read all about it here.
The “Who Cares? Act” is statism on steroids, ruling class looting on steroids, and political class opportunism on steroids.
An interesting discussion of Trump from November 2016, immediately after Trump’s election, that nails the essence of Trumpism fairly well, i.e. a symbolic triumph of populism against elitism where the principal division is social class. The speakers in this video are “conservative intellectuals” of the old-bourgeois variety, and […]
‘The Strike Wave Is in Full Swing’: Amazon, Whole Foods Workers Walk Off Job to Protest Unjust and Unsafe Labor Practices
“One of the best ways to thank essential workers is to support the fight to improve their lives.” (By: Julia Conley, Common Dreams) Labor rights advocates on Monday urged the public to show support and solidarity with Amazon employees who walked off the job at a Staten Island […]
By Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange The roller coaster ride in markets took a sharp turn higher this week after the Federal Reserve and Congress together pledged over 6 trillion dollars to rescue the financial system. Perhaps this week was an inflection point for the mass fear and […]
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What Thorstein Veblen called “conspicuous consumption.”
Yes! It’s actually happening. Krystal Ball discusses the lack of safety, unsanitary conditions, and absent paid leave the working class is facing at companies like Amazon and Whole Foods.
Kulinski comes through on the ruling class looting spree as well. Fortunately, I’ve never been anything but an anarchist, so I never had to go through the process of being “disillusioned” with politicians. I’ve always merely expected the worst and have never been disappointed.
The one man who had the balls to stand up to the ruling class looting spree. Meanwhile, the Social Democratic parliamentary deputies one again vote to give the Kaiser war credits. Jimmie smashes the hell out of “progressives” in this and calls for a rent strike, mortgage strike, […]