Posts in: theory

Marx’s Capital in the 21st century

August 2017

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Volume I of Marx’s Capital, a book with the most profound impact on human society of any political work in history.

Study Guide for Marx’s Capital

June 2017

It’s the 150th anniversary of the publication of Capital, Volume I. Ever wondered what the fuss was all about? Get together with a group of friends and check it out.

Freedom Socialist opinion — Neoliberalism is failing. Even the IMF says so!

August 2016

What the hell is going on over at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)? Have socialists or some malcontents infiltrated the place with the aim of bringing it down from the inside? Nah. It is just three research wonks who wrote a document saying that the benefits of “neoliberalism” may have been “oversold.” The IMF acts… Read more »

The unacknowledged roots of the Orlando shootings

August 2016

The massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando has produced a national wave of anguish and righteous anger, especially among LGBTQ and Latina/o communities, at the loss of so many promising young lives. Now the search for answers has begun. Most politicians blame global terrorism in some fashion, from the explicitly anti-Muslim bigotry of Donald Trump… Read more »

The grand illusion: How the 1 percent gain the “consent” of the 99 percent

August 2016

The elections process in the United States: Is this what democracy looks like? The widespread support for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, who share the message of “the system is rigged” however much they disagree otherwise, shows that people are skeptical. Very skeptical — with plenty of reason. The great idea of democracy is that… Read more »

Blaming Kurds for terrorism in Turkey

August 2016

Whenever there is a murderous assault on civilians in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attempts to accuse the Kurdish independence movement rather than ISIS, whose atrocities in the region are notorious. After suicide bombers attacked Ataturk airport in Istanbul, killing 42 people and injuring 239, Erdogan hedged, saying that “the bombs that explode in our… Read more »

6 economic myths debunked: Fact-checking the conventional wisdom

December 2016

Before, during, and after this election season, there are several economic myths that the capitalist system and its two party political representatives perpetuate, manipulate, downplay and upsell to justify their existence. We are going to examine, nay, debunk, six of these myths. 1. Immigrants take away “American” jobs. Whenever the ruling class needs to stoke… Read more »

¡No te pongas de luto, organízate! Dónald Trump y el año del voto peligroso

diciembre de 2016

Una cuestión está clara después de la victoria de Donald Trump: nada está resuelto. A pesar de los predecibles llamados por parte de los demócratas y republicanos por la unidad y la harmonía, la polarización reflejada en estas elecciones sólo se está agudizando. Las protestas comenzaron inmediatamente con la noticia de la elección de Trump…. Read more »