Revolutionary lessons from the Pandemic

Growth has to stop. The pandemic proved that mass lockdown and economic shutdown  was needed to stop it. It took a while for biological science to catch up with Covid 19 because it… Continue reading

Black Lives Matter, Capitalism, and European White Supremacy

  Racism as it erupted into global consciousness in recent days to confront a growing mass movement, is the surface manifestation of a much deeper problem – capitalism. There is no aspect of… Continue reading

Who is going to pay for the ‘recovery’?

  As stated in The Daily Blog repeatedly, the pandemic is not an isolated event, but a symptom of capitalism in its terminal crisis.  The virus was released as a result of centuries… Continue reading

Budget whinging vs socialist planning

Tons of reaction to the Budget that confines itself to who got what and who missed out, and why that is a bad or good thing. Have you noticed that it’s all about… Continue reading

May Day 2020 and the fight for a socialist future!

May Day 2020 marks a critical time where humanity has to choose between keeping a dying capitalism on its feet at the expense of nature and humanity, or, rejecting this bleak future and… Continue reading

What’s behind our love-hate relationship with China?

Aotearoa/NZ is in an unbreakable love hate relationship with China. Like a child we are dependent on China for economic growth so long as we are locked into the capitalist world-economy. We may… Continue reading

After COVID-19: “Business as Usual”? No thanks!

The answer to “the new normal” is a Workers’ Action Plan  People are using their lockdown time to speculate about what the ‘new normal’ will look like after the COVID-19 crisis is over. … Continue reading

From the Coronavirus to the Commune: how to rescue humanity from destruction

  The response to the coronavirus pandemic cannot be read in isolation of capitalism in terminal decline. In a sentence it is another example of nature biting back against its destruction at the… Continue reading

Ihumātao: from Colony to Commune

  Hikoi in support of the land occupation at Ihumātao, Auckland, Aotearoa/NZ Ihumātao began as Māori land used for gardening. After British colonisation in the 1840s it also supplied the settlers in Auckland.… Continue reading

Communist Memes and Storming Heaven

Mike Treen writing on The Daily Blog asks the question “Reform or Revolution in the 2020’s” accompanied by a graphic of Marx (above) complaining that Communist memes are not “funny” if people don’t understand… Continue reading

Is the “World in Crisis” terminal?  

In a new book “World in Crisis”, the main contributors Guglielmo Carchedi and Michael Roberts argue for the classic Marxist account of the crisis of the capitalist global economy against its “neo-Marxist, Keynesian,… Continue reading

Where is Britain going?

After 9 years of bitter austerity, how did the Tories turn an entitled, lying clownish toff like Johnson into such a winner, and an avowed parliamentary socialist like Corbyn into a weak chump?… Continue reading

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