Post Tagged with: "capitalism"

I Am So Damn Anxious I Feel Like I Am Going To Have a Heart Attack

I Am So Damn Anxious I Feel Like I Am Going To Have a Heart Attack

Skewed News — I never thought I’d live to be this old (52). I never thought that, if I lived to be this old, I’d still be so scared. I’m white, male, able-bodied, educated, tall. Got a solid resume. I’m relatively adaptable. I started out as one of hundreds of professional political cartoonists. Now there are fewer than 20. Yet […]

by · January 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Economy, Health, Politics
What Is Socialism? Neither Grim Hellhole nor Rainbow Utopia

What Is Socialism? Neither Grim Hellhole nor Rainbow Utopia

Skewed News — There are many contending claims of what socialism is. Let’s take a whirlwind tour: There’s the Cold War propaganda version that paints it as gray block housing, billowing smokestacks and soot-smeared faces, ragged (gray) clothes, and an autocrat wielding a sharp-toothed Secret Police that comes for anyone who complains and shoots them in a basement. And it’s […]

by · November 10, 2015 · 3 comments · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial, Politics
What is Surplus Value, and Why Should Anti-Capitalists Care?

What is Surplus Value, and Why Should Anti-Capitalists Care?

Skewed News — Capitalism is an ever-expanding, extremely destructive mode of production that has come to dominate the world; pretty much all social production has been integrated into its framework. The ways capitalism presents itself to most of us is through its many wretched effects: ecocide, oppression, imperialism, poverty and so on. Any or all of these may motivate us […]

by · November 4, 2015 · 1 comment · Cartoons, Economy, Politics
Beyond Feminism and Other Defensive Battles: To End All Oppression, We Must Destroy Capitalism!

Beyond Feminism and Other Defensive Battles: To End All Oppression, We Must Destroy Capitalism!

Skewed News — What does ending the oppression of women look like? How will we know when we’ve achieved it? When we’re allowed to get free abortions whenever we want? When we no longer have to fear or experience rape? When we stop sex trafficking? When we all feel positive about our bodies and minds? When all girls in the […]

by · October 21, 2015 · 2 comments · Cartoons, Editorial, Politics
Why NGOs and Leftish Nonprofits Suck (4 Reasons)

Why NGOs and Leftish Nonprofits Suck (4 Reasons)

Skewed News —About 20 years ago, in a conversation with a Bangladeshi organizer, the topic of NGOs* came up. He spat in disgust: “I hate NGOs.” At the time, I didn’t really get why he was so vehement about it. I knew NGOs had negative aspects, like siphoning off some revolutionary energy from the masses, but I also still half-believed […]

A Little Story About You, the Capitalist. (Capitalism Can’t Be “Less Greedy” – The Greed is Baked In)

A Little Story About You, the Capitalist. (Capitalism Can’t Be “Less Greedy” – The Greed is Baked In)

Skewed News — More people lately are identifying capitalism as the underlying cause of our current global troubles and crises. That’s certainly positive: the first step toward cure is a proper diagnosis. But most of the approaches being offered to treat the problem are placebos, an endless supply of ineffective remedies to “fix” or reform it, to make it “less […]

by · September 30, 2015 · 2 comments · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial
Dear Capitalist, Leave Me the Hell Alone on My Day Off

Dear Capitalist, Leave Me the Hell Alone on My Day Off

Skewed News — It’s apparently not enough that you consume all our hours and energy, squeezing us so hard that we turn into miserable wrecks just so you can stuff your face with gourmet food and pay your golf club membership. It’s not enough that we that we work so hard at your crappy jobs that we become dry exhausted […]

by · September 15, 2015 · 1 comment · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial
Buck Up, Revolutionary Soldier

Buck Up, Revolutionary Soldier

Skewed News — Last week an alcoholic stood up in a sweltering meeting hall and promised his fellow workers that he’d stop drinking, so he could participate more effectively in the class struggle. He asked them to hold him to account, and they agreed to do so. The pain of living under capitalism is bad. The eviction notice, the shocking […]

by · September 9, 2015 · 6 comments · Cartoons, Editorial, Politics
Robots, Step Aside: The Gravediggers of Capitalism are Still Flesh and Blood Workers

Robots, Step Aside: The Gravediggers of Capitalism are Still Flesh and Blood Workers

Skewed News —When they’re not terrifyingly militarized Terminator-style, robots are marketed as amazing and cool, even cute and cuddly. The prevailing myth was that they’d perform tasks and chores we don’t enjoy while we’d sit by the pool sipping margaritas. But what no one told us was that our lives of leisure would be spent without any money to pay […]

by · August 31, 2015 · 1 comment · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial
U.S. Workers: Don’t Be Anti-Immigrant Chumps for Capitalists

U.S. Workers: Don’t Be Anti-Immigrant Chumps for Capitalists

Skewed News —“There should be a law…to keep all them I-talians from comin’ in and takin’ the bread out of the mouths of honest people.” – Irish woman in the US, 1892. “We just don’t like you illegal bitches coming to our home trying to fuck it up like you did Mexico.” – Facebook comment by a scaffold builder in […]