capitalism

Lessons Unlearned

Writing over a century-and-a-half ago, Karl Marx studied the aftermath of the 1848 revolutions that sought to drive a stake in the vitals of the European monarchies and consolidate the rule of the emerging bourgeois classes. Contrary to his critics — especially the dismissive scholars — he applied his critical historical theories with great nuance […]
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My Body Is Not Your Capital-Producing Machine

There are three basic freedoms: freedom to say NO; freedom to move away; and freedom to change what does not work. Individual freedom requires social support. To say NO, you need others to respect your choice and not force you to obey. To move freely, you need others to support your movement and not erect […]
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Exponential Explosions Shake the World: Radical Reorganiztion Required

     It’s only a few months since last we wrote about the dangers of war, pandemics, and climate change reaching a climax (https://multiracialunity.org/2022/05/07/an-exploding-world-requires-rad…), but already the crises are intensifying. Inflation, infection, injustice, impoverishment are all further endangering the lives of workers around the world.

Burning Questions before the Sri Lankan People’s Movement: Maya John

Guest post by MAYA JOHN [This article is based on a talk delivered at the online session organised by International Solidarity with the People’s Movement in Sri Lanka on a 23.07.2022] The people’s movement in Sri Lanka has entered into a deadlock with the ‘(s)election’ of Ranil Wickremesinghe as President. Within hours of him assuming … Continue reading Burning Questions before the Sri Lankan People’s Movement: Maya John →

Capitalism and Unmaking of Democracy

Rule of law, transparency, accountability and citizenship rights are fundamental pillars of constitutional democracy. These pillars are eroding rapidly. The democratic cultures based on equality, liberty, justice, reason, science, secularism, tolerance and mutual respect for dissenting and diverse opinions are declining across the globe. The corporatisation of electoral campaigns, market command over political parties, corporate control over political processes and[Read More...]

Promoting Development and Fostering the Unity of Humanity, or Dividing Labor to Conquer It?

July 19, 2022 By Stephen Gowans Microsoft president Brad Smith warns that US companies are facing a new era of growing wage pressure, owing to declining population growth and fewer people entering the workforce. To most people, upward pressure on wages is not a problem. But to Smith it’s a concern. More for labor means … Continue reading Promoting Development and Fostering the Unity of Humanity, or Dividing Labor to Conquer It? →

The Popular Uprising in Sri Lanka – What Next?

Guest post by MAYA JOHN A powerful Sri Lankan people’s movement, Janatha Aragalaya, has shattered the legitimacy of the ruling establishment of the country and has come to pose a serious challenge to the imperialist powers that have been backing the corrupt regime. Functioning from the Colombo’s Galle Face and numerous other centres which have … Continue reading The Popular Uprising in Sri Lanka – What Next? →