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Paul Feldman: The Capitalist Leopard Cannot Change Its Spots

Paul Feldman: The Capitalist Leopard Cannot Change Its Spots

By Paul Feldman The dreaded “C” word is making its reappearance as commentators and economists alike openly question whether it’s capitalism as a system that’s in the mire rather than merely the banks or the euro. When even the BBC is asking pundits whether “Western capitalism” has failed the day after large-scale falls on share markets, you know something is up. And when Will Hutton, the former editor of The Observer and well-known reformer, says that“the way capitalism has been conceived and practised for … Read entire article »

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Brian Tierney: Raising The Roof On The Backs Of Workers

Brian Tierney: Raising The Roof On The Backs Of Workers

By Brian Tierney A new jobs program has finally been negotiated by the White House and Congress to put millions of unemployed workers and the poor back to work – sort of. The manufactured “crisis” around raising the debt limit is reaching its conclusion and it is now clear that a national default will be averted by employing the misery of workers and poor families to prop up the ceiling. The jobs will offer no pay or … Read entire article »

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Anna Grear: Capitalism & Legal Subjectivity in the Age of Globalisation

Anna Grear: Capitalism & Legal Subjectivity in the Age of Globalisation

By Anna Grear: A Prelude: Terra’s Predicament Once upon a time there was a planet – perfect green and egg-shell blue. It hung, fragile and ancient, in the yawning firmament of space-time. On the planet-surface – a thin crust riding a molten sea –one species outreached all others, reaching for the vaulted heavens with an inventiveness that far outstripped its own moral insight. It took a river of time and thought – but after a slow start … Read entire article »

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William I. Robinson: Global Capitalism And 21st Century Fascism

William I. Robinson: Global Capitalism And 21st Century Fascism

By William I. Robinson: The global economic crisis and the attack on immigrant rights are bound together in a web of 21st century fascism. The TCC has unloaded billions of dollars into food, energy and other global commodities in bond markets worldwide [GALLO/GETTY] The crisis of global capitalism is unprecedented, given its magnitude, its global reach, the extent of ecological degradation and social deterioration, and the scale of the means of violence. We truly face a crisis of humanity. The … Read entire article »

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BofA Protest Speech

BofA Protest Speech

Chris Hedges gives a speech in Union Park, NYC as part of a protest of Bank of America on April 15th, 2011. Length: 11:26 (video) Source: Bank of America Sucks (4/15/2011) … Read entire article »

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Must We Rebuild Their Anthill?: A Letter to/for Japanese Comrades

Must We Rebuild Their Anthill?: A Letter to/for Japanese Comrades

By Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis: Dear comrades, We are writing to express to you our solidarity at a time when the pain for those who have died or have disappeared is still raw, and the task of reshaping of life out of the immense wreckage caused by the earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear reactor meltdowns must appear unimaginable. We also write to think together with you what this moment marked by the most horrific nuclear … Read entire article »

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TNS Disclaimer: Sharing Information is Political!

TNS Disclaimer: Sharing Information is Political!

By The New Significance: One of the most incredible features of today’s online technology is the ability to share information with anyone — anywhere — around the world and with only the minimum amount of effort contained in your index finger when pressing down to click on a mouse.  This act is so subtle that many of us who do it tens, hundreds, if not thousands of times daily — never think about it.  How could … Read entire article »

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The Internet’s Unholy Marriage to Capitalism

The Internet’s Unholy Marriage to Capitalism

By John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney: The United States and the world are now a good two decades into the Internet revolution, or what was once called the information age. The past generation has seen a blizzard of mind-boggling developments in communication, ranging from the World Wide Web and broadband, to ubiquitous cell phones that are quickly becoming high-powered wireless computers in their own right. Firms such as Google, Amazon, Craigslist, and Facebook have … Read entire article »

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Happiness Has Been Consumed by Capitalism

Happiness Has Been Consumed by Capitalism

By Nina Power: We have been coerced into thinking about quality of life in terms of possessions – it’s time to rediscover those things we value. What is happiness? Although it might seem an inappropriate time to discuss such an obscure and intangible thing – what with rising unemployment, public sector cuts and a noticeable jump in the cost of living – there has been a flurry of interest in the topic recently. Action for Happiness, which has … Read entire article »

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