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Haley Pessin

Racism, capitalism and rebellion

I want to start by acknowledging the significance of what has happened in the last ten days. We’re now in the midst of what we can definitively say is the biggest wave of mass protests in the United States since the 1960’s

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Adapted graphic from People’s Medical Publishing House, China, 1977.

CoronaShock and socialism

CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient.

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BlackRock’s rise shows the dark direction of monopoly capitalism

Matt Taibbi concluded that the 2008 Wall Street bailout had “built a banking system that discriminates against community banks, makes Too Big to Fail banks even Too Bigger to Failier, increases risk, discourages sound business lending and punishes savings by making it even easier and more profitable to chase high-yield investments than to compete for […]

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Tsunami Ruins, Japan, 2011. Photo: CC BY 2.0/Yisris.

Revolution or ruin

We know how the first paragraph begins. We’ve read about the changing climate for over twenty years, infrequently at first and then daily until we couldn’t deny it any longer. The world is burning.

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Glasgow Times Glasgow's Banksy slams Black Friday consumerism in West End mural ...

A consumer economy?

Richard Heinberg is a very important scholar and an apparently lovely human being. His books are always penetrating, and both his contribution to and his review of Michael Moore’s corporate-green-censored movie, Planet of the Humans, demonstrate his continuing efforts to speak crucially unheard truths.

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8 May 2020: As part of South Africa’s community screening and testing programme, a Khayelitsha Eastern community team tests farm workers in Faure, where a number of positive cases were discovered. A health worker signals what the minimum social distance should be. Barry Christianson / New Frame

Dossier 20: Health is a political choice

In the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Article 25 offers an expanded vision of what it could mean to be a human being. Human beings, it notes, have ‘the right to a standard of living adequate for [their] health and well-being’. This includes ‘food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social […]

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Capitalism and the home

Capitalism & the home

We have become used to ‘stay at home’ in the corner of our TV screens, behind nightly government press conferences, repeated over and over on the radio and in social media.

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