All content tagged: socialism

The Duran - 2020-08-09 - Original post - cached version

Oprah Winfrey is the only self-made black billionairess in America. She may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but Oprah should be given credit for her achievements. She is said to have homes in California (a 42 acre estate),  Chicago, Florida (another estate), Hawaii, New Jersey,...

The Duran - 2020-08-09 - Original post - cached version

If Donald Trump loses in November, there is a chance we could find out.

Thankfully, about the only way that can happen is if the election is stolen by the Democrats’ mail-in voting plan. Trump is unlikely to allow that to happen, but if he does lose, what then?


21 Century Wire - 2020-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Capitalism vs Socialism: which mode of economy is better?

In this spirited discussion, host Patrick Bet-David speaks with leftwing academic and economist, Richard Wolff, to discuss the pro’s and cons of socialism, capitalism and running a business in America. Watch:


Grayzone Project - 2020-08-03 - Original post - cached version

A dispatch from Bolivia shows the staggering human toll of the military coup, as an incompetent US-backed regime leaves impoverished…

The post While Bolivia’s coup regime lets its citizens die, Cuba has nearly defeated Covid-19 appeared first on The Grayzone.

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-21 - Original post - cached version

There are only a few introductory texts on socialism that manage to be accessible, witty, and broad enough to survey its history as well as contemporary thought on the subject. Nathan J. Robinson’s new book, Why You Should Be a Socialist is able to do just that by weaving together a compelling...

Strategic Culture - 2020-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Vijay Prashad explores the differences between the pandemic responses of a few countries with socialist governments and others in the capitalist order.


Too little has been made of the fact that countries like Laos and Vietnam have been able to manage the coronavirus...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-11 - Original post - cached version

What is a million dollars worth compared to the love of eight million Cubans?

— 3-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson on why he never signed a contract to become a professional boxer

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-11 - Original post - cached version

What is a million dollars worth compared to the love of eight million Cubans?

— 3-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson, on why he never signed a contract to become a professional boxer

On April 2, 2019, the Cuban Baseball Federation...

Henrik Alexandersson - 2020-07-10 - Original post - cached version

Youtube: History Never Forgets - Chinese Cultural Revolution: Destroy Four Olds »

Youtube: What was China's Cultural Revolution? BBC News »

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-07 - Original post - cached version

Let us start with the punchline: “Mass media in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia is depicting the People’s Republic of China as ‘capitalist’ because ‘capitalist’ is now a dirty word. Even people in the West see ‘market economy’ as some sort of filth.”

To call China...

Off Guardian - 2020-07-03 - Original post - cached version

n important article by journalist Ben Norton appeared on the online outlet The Grayzone describing the content of a leaked document that consists “of an executive summary of ‘Project BOA,’ outlining what it calls a ‘plan of action’ – a blueprint of concrete steps the opposition alliance will...

Henrik Alexandersson - 2020-06-30 - Original post - cached version

Läs min senaste krönika hos Mårtensson:

Vänsterns omöjliga utopi »

Om hur och varför den liberala demokratins mänskliga och medborgerliga fri- och rättigheter inte är möjliga eller ens önskvärda i vänsterns utopi.

21 Century Wire - 2020-06-17 - Original post - cached version

America shuttered as protests kicked off following the recent police killing George Floyd in Minneapolis, elevating the political action group Black Lives Matter to the forefront of the political conversation. Old wounds were once again inflamed, as the body politik now echoed calls for “...

The Duran - 2020-06-17 - Original post - cached version

This piece comprises the thoughts of a friend in America about our nation’s current situation. In his observations, he offers some positive fallout that he believes will come from all the present madness.

We offer his text with only minor edits for clarity and emphasis on...

James Bovard - 2020-06-11 - Original post - cached version

This old article popped up in a Google search so I figured I would send it for another lap around the track. 

The Freeman, December 1987   (Foundation for Economic Education)

Jamaica: No Free Market, No Miracle by James Bovard

James Bovard, a widely published writer...

Henrik Alexandersson - 2020-05-31 - Original post - cached version

Man avskaffade beredskapslagren med sjukvårdsmateriel - utan att någon riktigt vet hur det gick till eller varför. Man misslyckades med att hindra corona-smittan att ta sig in på landets äldreboenden, trots att man visste vad som var på gång. Man misslyckas med att testa för smitta i den...

Jay's Analysis - 2020-05-31 - Original post - cached version

In this video, I analyze the recent mass media obsession events which, as usual, aid the establishment. What are the origins of mobs and protests? Can they be manipulated? How does it relate to Soviet Agitprop? What are the social engineering uses of mobs and “protests”? Why does the...

The Duran - 2020-05-30 - Original post - cached version

6% of Confirmed Coronavirus-19 Cases End in Death.

Eric Zuesse

As of the end of the day on May 28th (start of May 29th), there had been a global total of 5,900,880 confirmed cases of Covid-19 (or coronavirus-19), and 361,776 total...

Strategic Culture - 2020-05-29 - Original post - cached version

With the specter of a New Great Depression hovering over most of the planet, realpolitik perspectives for a radical change of the political economy framework we live in are not exactly encouraging.

Western ruling elites will be deploying myriad tactics to perpetuate the passivity of...

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-26 - Original post - cached version


In Part I of this article, I raised some questions about the uneven distribution 0f media coverage (radio, newspapers, magazines) between leftists, social democrats and anarchists on the one hand, and Leninists on the other. The social democrats and the anarchists...

The Duran - 2020-05-24 - Original post - cached version

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Strategic Culture

There are two polar-opposite approaches for dealing with the challenge of coronavirus-19: libertarian proposals prioritize the economy above the public’s health, whereas socialist proposals prioritize...

Kafila - 2020-05-21 - Original post - cached version

  Face of Class War in Contemporary India It is time again to state one thing absolutely clearly. ‘Class struggle’ or ‘class warfare’ were not invented by Karl Marx, for he and his predecessors merely identified and named the beast. It is something that the rich and the powerful always did and...

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-19 - Original post - cached version

The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters by Frances Stonor Saunders
Cultural containment meant “ring around the pinkos”

Leftist Patron Saints

What do the following people have in common: Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Naomi Klein, Robert Reich,...

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-18 - Original post - cached version

The irony of this quote from the Dustin Hoffman movie, The Graduate, is not wasted on Duane Snider:

— One word: plastics.

That was Benjamin Braddock, just graduated from college, sitting in a swimming pool. Giving him advice on...

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-16 - Original post - cached version

I refuse to describe Iran as a victim. It is not. It is one of the most influential and strong-minded nations on Earth.

When facing mortal danger, its people unite, harden themselves and get ready to face invaders, no matter how threatening they might be.

Iran determined despite...

The Duran - 2020-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Strategic Culture

America isn’t the only country which is so corrupt as to stand at or near the top of the global coronavirus-infection rankings, but, as the June 2020 issue of The Atlantic headlines, “We Are Living in...

News Junkie Post - 2020-05-10 - Original post - cached version

This is a partial transcript of an interview of Gilbert Mercier with Kollibri Terre Sonnenblum, host of Radio Free Sunroot, on May 5, 2020. The following excerpt was transcribed by Kollibri.

Kollibri: We’re at a point now with this pandemic where capitalism is facing a crisis,...

Kafila - 2020-05-07 - Original post - cached version

  [This is the final instalment of the series on ‘Life After Capitalism – Manifesto of Hope’. Earlier parts can be accessed Part I here, Part II here and Part III here.] The Employment Paradigm In this final instalment of the series, I want to discuss the vexed question of employment and what...

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-03 - Original post - cached version

In the age of COVID-19, it’s even more obvious than it’s been for at least ten or twenty years that capitalism is entering a long, drawn-out period of unprecedented global crisis. The Great Depression and World War II will likely, in retrospect, seem rather minor—and temporally condensed—...

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-01 - Original post - cached version

May Day, or International Workers Day, is celebrated with marches and rallies every May 1 to lift up the working people and their demands for freedom, equality, and justice. That is the Red tradition of May Day. But there is also an older Green tradition in which cultures the world over...

Strategic Culture - 2020-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Before Marx socialism was a sort of voluntary wish thing, no doubt growing out of Protestant fantasies of life in early Christianity when everything was supposedly shared. There were a few attempts at building Christian socialist communities and most of them had unhappy endings – the Munster...

Dissident Voice - 2020-04-24 - Original post - cached version

Ha Manh Thang, Not Memory no. 1, 2009.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that the Great Lockdown, which has no end date, could very well lead to a loss of $9 trillion to global Gross Domestic Product over the entirety of 2020 and 2021; this number is greater than the combined...

Dissident Voice - 2020-04-16 - Original post - cached version


In Part I of this article I discussed how when Vygotsky’s work was exported to the United States it was narrowly defined as encompassing his work in child-development and cooperative learning. His interest in art history, European history and his commitment to Marxian...

Dissident Voice - 2020-04-09 - Original post - cached version

History Repeats Itself, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce

I wrote this article almost four years ago right after the Democratic primaries in 2016. I am reposting it because it demonstrates how, while history changes, the machinations of the Democratic Party are the same, or in this case,...

Kafila - 2020-04-08 - Original post - cached version

The pandemic has exposed wealthy states’ neglect of healthcare. A new medical internationalism is needed. Image Courtesy: Malpensa airport website Rare are those photographs which can be declared iconic right after they are taken, without awaiting the approval of the connoisseurs, critics or...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-31 - Original post - cached version



The field of psychology is a big capitalist business, whether it is helping capitalists with advertising, finding new consumers, selling self-help books to an anxious public, or helping psychiatrists or counselors make a living off of people’s misery. There are...

The Duran - 2020-03-24 - Original post - cached version

I guess this is taking “don’t panic!” to its ultimate end. In a severely distasteful move, Congressional Democrat members tried to attach irrelevant riders to the latest coronavirus relief bill, apparently making use of Rahm Emmanuel’s philosophy, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” As...

The Duran - 2020-03-21 - Original post - cached version

Despite the facts we are outlining in this Christianity versus Socialism series, we are faced with the fact that there are a great many people – even Orthodox Christians – who ascribe to a philosophical point of view that is not Christianity at all, but socialism. Telltale signs of this...

The Duran - 2020-03-20 - Original post - cached version

We return to our series on Orthodox Christianity versus Socialism with a look back at the three previous Articles. In our first installment we examined the basic matter of materialism (not to be punny), noting that Socialism is completely different in its worldview, treating matter itself...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-20 - Original post - cached version

The broad left has been uniting behind the Democratic Party for the past four decades without having achieved much real progress for its base constituencies. In fact, there has been considerable regress: increased inequality of wealth and income, diminished collective bargaining, increased...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-18 - Original post - cached version

If a disease can teach wisdom beyond our understanding of how precarious and precious life is, the coronavirus has offered two lessons.

The first is that in a globalised world our lives are so intertwined that the idea of viewing ourselves as islands – whether as individuals, communities...

Need To Know News - 2020-03-18 - Original post - cached version

Macron ordered a strict 15-day lockdown across the entire country, requiring people to stay at home to stop the spread of the virus. He said that police will patrol the streets and issuing fines for people without a written declaration justifying their reasons for being out.

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-17 - Original post - cached version

Capitalism gathered together resources, labor, and capital to start an industrial revolution that brought prosperity and elevated standards of living to much of the earth’s inhabitants. Once in motion it generated additional capital that gathered more labor and more resources in a perpetual...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-13 - Original post - cached version

As we approach the middle of March 2020 with Super Tuesday behind us, the moderate candidacy of Joe Biden has gained momentum, notching ten victories. The recent spat of moderate candidates dropping out (Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Bloomberg, Steyer) alongside Elizabeth Warren’s decision to stay in...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-12 - Original post - cached version

A new coronavirus called “SARS-CoV-2” — known colloquially by the name of the disease it causes called “coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19” — is wreaking havoc around the world. In Italy, the death toll has risen to 366 today and the country just extended its quarantine measures...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version

‘Super Tuesday’ in the 2020 presidential election season is over and Senator Bernie Sanders’s time as the unlikely frontrunner for the Democratic nomination may have stopped just as quick as it began. Despite an unprecedented smear campaign coordinated by the party leadership and corporate media...

The Duran - 2020-03-08 - Original post - cached version

In this section of our Orthodox Christianity versus Socialism series, we examine the historical nature of the conflict between these two religions – a conflict that is recent, and yet ignored by even some of the people that experienced it directly.

And, yes, I called socialism a...

The Duran - 2020-03-05 - Original post - cached version

In Part I of this series, we began analyzing the incompatibility between Socialism and Orthodox Christianity. This has become something worthy of study, especially recently in the United States as the rise of Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders has drawn more and more public and voter...

The Duran - 2020-03-04 - Original post - cached version

In a newsfeed I receive from Ayatollah Khameini, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, I saw this interesting post. It would appear that the Ayatollah likes socialism. He presumed, amazingly, to offer some advice to Americans about their capitalist government:

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-02 - Original post - cached version

The economic calculation argument (ECA) has to do with the claim that, in the absence of market prices, a socialist economy would be unable to make rational choices concerning the allocation of resources and that this would make socialism an impracticable proposition. Tracing the historical...


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