Say “robo-debt” to a welfare recipient or Centrelink (Australian Human Services) worker and you’ll see anguish and righteous anger. Centrelink is sending out 20,000 notices a week informing people on benefits that they allegedly owe the government money due to overpayments! Slapping a single mother or a pensioner with thousands of dollars is common. Some… Read more »
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Una petición exige que Los Ángeles los haga realidad
Los Angeles petition presents some practical solutions for threatened immigrants and homeless.
Civilians with disabilities are leading the charge.
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.
Trump’s budget is an atrocity from town to country.
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 »
Three years after Hugo Chávez’s death, Venezuela is in a state of social and economic breakdown. Plummeting world oil prices have gutted the coffers of successor President Nicolás Maduro’s government, which gets 95 percent of its revenue from oil. As the treasury dried up, the government subsidies people depended on have vanished – and with… Read more »
Yes. LA has a housing and homelessness problem. No news there. And it’s probably not news that many solutions are continually rejected by politicians and developers — capitalists all! The problems are myriad. Thrust onto the cement by sky-rocketing rents, foreclosures and evictions, homeless people routinely face the indignities of life without walls, where nothing… Read more »
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 »