Category Archives: Politics

Paul Mason and postcapitalism: utopian or scientific?

Originally posted on Michael Roberts Blog:
Leftist journalist and broadcaster, Paul Mason, has a new book out at the end of this month. It’s called ‘Postcapitalism’.  I don’t have a copy but Mason has written a long article in the…

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Solidarity with Charleston

I tried to distract myself from today’s news from Charleston, but the sadness comes strong at night. The only solace is remembering that an integrated struggle against racial oppression is possible and will win. This shot from December (after the … Continue reading

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Brief Note from St. Peter (Fryer, that is)

Defenders of and apologists for the capitalist system of society have as little right to speak of the freedom of the individual as they have to speak of any other freedom. Under capitalism human individuality ‘becomes at once a commercial … Continue reading

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Daily Roundup – “Legitimacy”

“[T]he real power and authority in the kingdom lay in the hands of the chief officer of the court, the so-called Mayor of the Palace, and he was at the head of affairs. There was nothing left the King to … Continue reading

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Strike Report: More from Greece

Time to learn Greek…

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Strike Report: Israel

Israeli workers have organized a walkout in what appears to be the largest strike action in half a decade. You can find a report from The New York Times here. As the article explains, this is centrally (and defensibly, though … Continue reading

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Strike Report: Greece

From The New York Times: Greek Workers Strike Against New Round of Austerity With ever-increasing intensity, Greek workers are asked to pay more while earning less. Meanwhile, the bosses continue to use the threat of “a potentially catastrophic default” as … Continue reading

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