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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 27.

Balancing the Books. In a recent speech, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak explained why he could no longer support all businesses (and jobs) by further financial help. He stressed that it was more important to “balance the … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 26.

Viable Jobs. The Conservative UK government, in what it thinks is a sober reflection of economic reality, decided (w/e 25th September 2020) to only continue subsidising (via a Job Support Scheme) what they consider are viable jobs. That is to … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 25

In ‘CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC 24’ in July on this blog, it was suggested that ending the Covid-19 lock-down in most countries in that month was far too soon. As predicted, the virus was allowed to continue circulating by populations, some … Continue reading

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THE 2020 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

The USA presidential election in November 2020, is set to occur at a time when the capitalist mode of production will be in the throes of the most severe crisis it has ever faced. As the competing Democratic and Republican … Continue reading

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2020: STILL THINKING INSIDE THE BOX?

Early in the year 2020, the dysfunctional socio-economic system we are all trapped in (ie the capitalist mode of production) was given its most profound shock ever. Within weeks the whole system of global production, distribution and consumption was exposed … Continue reading

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THE DANGERS OF SECTARIANISM.

Sectarianism. There has long been a phenomenon within struggles for unity against ruling elites which is the intellectual equivalent of cancer in the human body. It attacks individual units of struggle and breaks down internal group solidarity. The phenomenon is … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 24.

Victims and perpetrators. Recent media references to catching the virus have been more often than not couched in terms of, ‘it hasn’t gone yet’; ‘it’s not over’; ‘it is still there’! Its as if they imagine Covid-19 was actively seeking … Continue reading

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CAPITALISM’S WAR AGAINST NATURE.

The reason why capitalism is the first mode of production to threaten the future survival of many forms of life is difficult to understand if the detailed complexities of nature and capitalism are approached separately. However, if one accepts that … Continue reading

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HAS SLAVERY REALLY ENDED?

Domestic Slavery. Domestic forms of slavery are mostly founded on the example of the ancient patriarchal family. A male owns or controls the household and exercises power over the skills and labour of all the family members. Any economic activity, … Continue reading

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SLAVERY AND RACIST IDEOLOGY.

The entire structure of modern capitalism has been built upon the backs of wage-slavery and slavery as organised by capitalist elites and their agents. Beyond the natural world, practically everything that now exists has been sweated out of the efforts … Continue reading

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