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The possibility of post-capitalism

Capitalism must be removed and replaced with the  post-capitalist  majority revolutionary alternative.  It can’t be reformed in any major way, Swedish and Labour Party models do not impinge in any way upon capitalism’ rapaciousness. Its is like trying to make a vegetarian out of a tiger. Read more >

 

Many people have come to see the tragic refugee situation as though it were more a problem for us than for the migrants. We have stopped caring about them. The reality of this on-going crisis is nothing short of a modern-day slave trade, with migrants treated as commodities. Read more >

Remembering Dr. King Read >

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 If money, according to Augier,  “comes into the world with a congenital blood-stain on one cheek,” capital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt. Capital Vol 1 chapter 31
www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch31

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Einstein and socialism

2005 saw a double anniversary for Albert Einstein: fifty years in April 2005 since his death, and one hundred since the publication of his first seminal papers on quantum theory and relativity. No doubt there will be fulsome, and well-deserved, tributes to one of the great names of twentieth-century science. But it is likely that there will be little if any reference to Einstein’s political views, especially his opposition to capitalism, including his acceptance of the labour theory of value. Read more>

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” The emancipation of the working classes must be conquered by the working classes themselves. We cannot, therefore, co-operate with people who openly state that the workers are too uneducated to emancipate themselves and must be freed from above by philanthropic big bourgeois and petty bourgeois.”(1879 Marx and Engels )
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Wars and why

 Capitalism is war, plain and simple. It’s not just market society with a war on top, it is war all the way down, and can only be properly  understood as such. Peace is a social myth we have constructed to delude or amuse ourselves in our leisure moments eating rat stew in the trenches.  Read more > A. Johnstone

Imagine
To form an idea or notion with regard to something not
known with certainty…
(Oxford Dictionary)

It has been said that the first victim of war is the truth, but surely the first victim of orthodox education is imagination. From a very early age every worker is taught to be “practical”, “realistic” and stop “dreaming dreams”. And yet imagination is the very act of being human. Read more > R.Donnelly

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Pedalling in Ever-decreasing Circles

Cycling is popular again but what happened to the old Clarion Cycling Club?

The metamorphosis of the precarious Ordinary – “Penny Farthing” – into its essentially present-day “Safety” format in the 1880s and a steady reduction in manufacturing costs, saw the bicycle by the following decade fast-becoming the main means of personal working class transport. read More > A. Armitage

Britain’s oldest socialist journal 1904

Whole issue as print ready pdf:

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Scotch Mist

 In Scotland today it’s true that there is a struggle – as there is in England, Wales, Ireland, or rest of the world for that matter. But the struggle in Scotland is not, as the Scottish National Party would have us believe, the struggle for home rule, self-government, self-determination, or self anything. The struggle in Scotland, as in the rest of the world, is a class struggle: the struggle between the working class and the capitalist or owning class. Read more>

J.Moir

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Thicker than water/Obituary of a capitalist?

In the late 1970s a shepherd in Perthshire, Scotland was made redundant. Around the same time the Conservative Party of Margaret Thatcher was starting its privatisation programme, including the deregulation of public transport, permitting anyone to provide bus services in competition to the council services. The shepherd gave his £25,000 redundancy pay to his two children, Ann and Brian, to buy two second-hand buses.

Accelerate twenty-five years forward and their company (Stagecoach) has grown into an international transport conglomerate extending to bus, rail and airport operations, with holdings in five continents and turnover of £1.5bn. Read more >

 

Brian Gardner