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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 […]

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
Non-Jobs Don’t Count: The Working Class Perspective on the Unemployment Rate

Non-Jobs Don’t Count: The Working Class Perspective on the Unemployment Rate

At bare minimum, “employment” should provide us and our families with certain basics: a comfortable home, a broad and stimulating education, quality clothing, restful vacations, high-quality food and medical care, convenient and cheap transportation.