Category Archives: Critique

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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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 23.

It may not yet be absolutely clear to most people that the present mode of production based upon capitalism is structurally falling apart. Even as it re–opens, its socio-economic foundations are continuing to crack and disintegrate. The current situation facing … Continue reading

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SELF-PROTECTING COMMUNITIES!

Hawzhin Azeez, writes: “In Rojava, Asayish (Internal Security Forces) and HPC (Civil Defense Forces) forces work together in a symbiotic relationship to provide safety and security to the community.” “The Asayish work as traffic controllers, arrest criminals, protect victims of … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 22.

Youth and Covid-19. The incredible unity and diversity of young people in the May and June 2020 George Floyd demonstrations around the world protesting police violence are to be welcomed in spite of the risks to life posed by Covid-19. … Continue reading

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