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Capitalism is not a result of nature 

Those at the top are 1000% invested in making Americans believe that capitalism is somehow a result of the laws of nature. This is what it was like during Feudalism as well. 321 more words


this letter has been written from the perspective of the the ailing Chairman of the People’s Republic of China and the founder of Chinese Communism, written in his last days… despite his deteriorating sanity and declining party systems, Mao in view of the past and present, writes to Stalin warning him to keep communism alive.

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Empire Files: US-Russia Relations in "Most Dangerous Moment"

Leading scholar on US-Russia relations addresses the claim being trumpeted by politicians and media on both sides of the political spectrum that Russia is now the “number one” threat to the United States. 27 more words

English Language

Follow the Leader

“Hurry up!” said Mitch McConnell.

“Our job is not to be a funnel,

But now a floodgate opened wide

To let the billionaires inside!”

For eight long years he’d been a tabler… 211 more words

Social Commentary

President Trump and anti-capitalism.

Callinicos: “Campaigned against the liberal capitalist international order.”

Most of the international left has supported the protests against Donald Trump this Saturday.

But the victory of the ‘populist’ billionaire has created serious difficulties for ‘anti-capitalist’ theories of neo-liberalism. 1,166 more words


Capitalist Realism

Mark Fisher, 1968-2017

It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism

In one of the key scenes in Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 film Children of Men, Clive Owen’s character, Theo, visits a friend at Battersea Power Station, which is now some combination of government building and private collection. 1,590 more words


Davos: a far cry from responsive & responsible leadership

(First published by fin24 & South Africa’s City Press)

The world’s most expensive and probably most successful public relations exercise concluded in Switzerland this week: the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos. 795 more words