13 November 2018 — In Defence of Marxism
A crunch point is approaching in the ongoing saga surrounding the highly-indebted Italian economy. This could spark a revival of the dormant euro crisis.
Mix and Match
“This is not our Europe. This is only the Europe we want to change. In place of a Europe of fear of unemployment, disability, old-age and poverty; in the place of the current Europe that redistributes income to the rich and fear to the poor; in place of a Europe in the service of bankers’ needs, we want a Europe in the service of human needs.”
We all know what Marx said Hegel forgot. We don’t know what Marx would have said about the third time, or the fourth time, or the nth time. And not just about historic personages; but about political parties, social “programs,” about all the pathetic spectacle than makes up “revolutionary democratic socialism,” “radical political economy,” the attempt to put a “human face” on capitalism.
Three months ago, the Hellenic Parliament in Greece decided to establish the Truth Committee on the Public Debt to examine the origin of the accumulation of that negative value, of capital’s anti-matter called debt, that has, pretty much, sucked Greece into a black hole.
27 April 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor
Here’s the thing about history: it always, but always, out-goofs me. I mean I’ve been known to use hyperbole, satire, spoof, sarcasm, exaggeration, and near-drunk hallucination to illuminate the macabre humor, the grinning madness that is the result of, and circulates with value production, but I’m an amateur, a naïf, when compared to what capitalism and its attenuated attendants come up with, and come up with constantly, and with straight faces…unlike me. Example, you ask? Example you get. There’s this gem, this perfect, this flawless, this naïf story:
11 March 2015 — The Socialist Project
The transitional “bridge Agreement” of the 20th of February is a truce intended by the Greek government and welcomed by the other side (the European “institutions”). Within the truce period (the next four months), the conditions for negotiating the next agreement will be shaped. This could mean that everything is still open. However, that is not true for two reasons. First, the very transitional agreement changes the balance of power. Second, the “hostilities” will continue in the course of the next four months (i.e. the review of the commitments and the re-interpretation of the terms by each party).
9 February 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor
1. Road Trip
7 March 2014 — williambowles.info
According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the expense of Ukraine’s poor. It is Greece all over again. Continue reading
1 March 2014 — Michael Hudson
As first published on Truth Out
“Let them loot.” That is the demand of the West when its NGO subsidiaries firebomb government buildings, murder policemen and loot the arms depots of military forts. Kiev is the equivalent of Kosovo as a Slavic city-of-origin. Are we seeing a replay?
12 October 2013 — Stop NATO
NATO’s Worldwide Expansion in the Post-Cold World Era Rick Rozoff
One of the most significant developments of the post-Cold War era, and certainly the most ominous, is the transformation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a military bloc created by the United States during the genesis of the Cold War in 1949, into one that has grown to encompass the entirety of Europe, has expanded military partnerships throughout the world and has waged war on three continents.
22 July 2013 — Dissident Voice
The eye-grabbing cover of Jodi Dean’s The Communist Horizon (Verso, 2012) depicts what could be the dawn of a new day. A red sun, half in view, arcs across the volume’s bottom edge. From this solid red spot, dozens of thin but widening beams fan out; crossing the background, the sunlight splits the sky itself into stripes of red and white.