Gabes Torres: Reclaiming Abundance Under Capitalism
Is there a way we can be critical of our cultures of consumption, while also preserving the spirit of abundance? Perhaps beyond preservation, we can reinvent the meaning of abundance altogether.
George Yancy: bell hooks, We Will Always Rage On With You
You see, bell, who left us on December 15, 2021, wasn’t just a public intellectual to me, a prominent writer; she was a friend.
Kari Hammerschlag, Christopher D. Cook: Banks Worldwide Must End Funding of Factory Farms to Halt Climate Damage
As the climate crisis boils over, new research shows that reducing methane emissions is our best hope to rapidly stem the crisis.
Ramzy Baroud: Why the World Is Burning
Global warming is, in large part, the outcome of a destructive pattern instigated and sustained by capitalism. The latter can only survive through unhindered consumption, inequality, greed and, when necessary, war.
Federico García Lorca: New York (Office and Denunciation)
I know there are mountains and eyeglasses
And wisdom. But I didn’t come to see the sky.
I’m here to see the clouded blood,
the blood that sweeps machines over waterfalls
and the soul toward the cobra’s tongue.
John Feffer: The Black Death Killed Feudalism. What Does COVID-19 Mean for Capitalism?
How will the coronavirus transform the relationship between state and market? A look at oil, food, and finance.
Simon Springer: The Toilet Paper Wars and What They Mean
We are witnessing, in real-time and with stunning consequence, the stone-cold fact that markets are an ineffective mediator of resources, prone to the worst vagaries of herd mentality.
Video: Amazon Empire — The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos
As politicians and regulators around the world start to consider the global impact of Amazon — and how to rein in Bezos’ power — FRONTLINE investigates how he executed a plan to build one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world.
Jason Baldinger: The Hymn at the End
this fucking game is rigged
give your soul, you will be asked for more
eat shit, you will be asked to eat more
repeat until you’re too old to care, then please die
Marc Jampole: What exactly are “capitalism” and “socialism”?
Most people — including most reporters and columnists—have no idea what socialism is and only a fuzzy notion of what capitalism is.
George Monbiot: Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations
The young people taking to the streets for the climate strike are right: their future is being stolen. The economy is an environmental pyramid scheme, dumping its liabilities on the young and the unborn. Its current growth depends on intergenerational theft.
Maria Svart: Democratic Socialists on the Rise as Capitalism Having Increasingly Hard Time Hiding Its Ugly Face
The core idea of democratic socialism is that working people deserve better. We have a right to the wealth our labor creates. In the wealthiest country in the history of … Continue reading →
Chris Hedges: How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’
Editor’s note: A Berkeley, Calif., rally organized by a right-wing group turned violent Sunday after arrival of a group that carried an anarchist banner. Behind the rhetoric of the “alt-right” … Continue reading →
Chris Hedges: Karl Marx was right
Opening remarks at the Left Forum held in New York City, May 30, 2015. Karl Marx exposed the peculiar dynamics of capitalism, or what he called “the bourgeois mode of … Continue reading →