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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 […]

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
The Capitalist Pincer Strategy: Smothering the Working Class Between Two Butt-Cheeks in the Same Rotten Pair of Pants

The Capitalist Pincer Strategy: Smothering the Working Class Between Two Butt-Cheeks in the Same Rotten Pair of Pants

Skewed News — The stagnation of the global economy isn’t a passing phase. It’s structural. Everything capitalists do to try to overcome it just makes it worse. From Greece to Puerto Rico to China to the US to many other places, its weakness is spreading. Easing credit has failed to spur growth, as has the lowering of interest rates to […]

by · August 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Editorial, Politics
So-Called “Post-Capitalism” is Just Another Crappy Capitalist Snowjob

So-Called “Post-Capitalism” is Just Another Crappy Capitalist Snowjob

Skewed News — Every day we’re being dragged deeper into the capitalist nightmare. While workers are the only ones directly exploited by capital, many others such as the petite bourgeoisie (the “middle” classes) are also subject to its terrible effects: economic crisis, wars of conquest, oppression, poverty, police-state terror, global warming, suicidal thoughts, Febreeze ads and all the rest. Academics, […]

by · July 22, 2015 · 9 comments · Editorial, Politics