Category Archives: Politics

Class War

There is a class war, and it is unilaterally waged by the rich against the poor. The working class and their advocates are not initiating class war, but defending themselves in a fight brought to their doorsteps. And when they … Continue reading

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Note on popular right ideology

The popular Right oppose increased taxation on the wealthy and big business because they are responsible for the creation of jobs. If they’re being taxed, they’ll have less capital to invest in their own or other businesses, and hence less … Continue reading

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Hijacking the Tea Party Movement

[alt: “Capitalism is not freedom!”; “The more the boss makes the less we make! Cut profits and bonuses now!”] American Stranger returns with a brilliant take on the ideological basis and political significance of right-wing populism in the US (the … Continue reading

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Mike Ely’s Three Tier Model of Communist Mobilization

Mike Ely of Kasama has a great post, “What a Communist Beginning Might Look Like”, describing his “three tier” model of communist organization. The model is based on three different “levels of projects” that, while relatively independent, would feed into … Continue reading

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A Bit of History for Labor Day

Via PBS: Pullman, Illinois was a company town, founded in 1880 by George Pullman, president of the railroad sleeping car company. Pullman designed and built the town to stand as a utopian workers’ community insulated from the moral (and political) … Continue reading

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Links 9/5/10

Duncan points me toward a relatively new communist journal, Insurgent Notes, and in particular a fascinating article by Jason Rhodes, “Capitalism is a Waste of Time: Godwin, Malthus & the Ideology of ‘No Alternative’”. Both Godwin and Malthus agree that … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Defense of Socialism

Please, if you haven’t already, read Albert Einstein’s brilliant defense of socialism, published in the first issue of Monthly Review back in 1949. I’m tempted to simply repost the whole thing, but I’ll restrict myself to a synopsis of the … Continue reading

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