I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests […]
Archives for February, 2017
The Great Money Trick — the comic. A chapter from the renowned classic of working-class literature The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell. Source: The Great Money Trick — the comic from the The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists A terrific piece of work this.
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. More […]
Whole issue as print ready pdf: Socialist Standard February 2017.pdf Editorial: The Proxy War in Syria Pathfinders: The Ladybird Book of Revolution Letters: ‘His Excellency’, & ‘Gig Economy’ So, You Want a Revolution? Cooking the Books: Abolish Money – But Not Now Greasy Pole: Laughter At A Price Material World: TCM – Cheaper and Nastier […]
50 companies spent more than $716 million lobbying Congress and the federal government last year.
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”. […]
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. War […]
1. Everything is owned by the rich 5%, while the poor 95% do all the work. 2. These two groups or classes, are always going to be at loggerheads because of it. 3. This dispute will only be settled when the 95% organise and abolish private ownership and run a democratic system of communal ownership […]