It’s Not Clever to be Smart

Smart meters were introduced by energy suppliers and the government supposedly as a way to make life easier for consumers. Energy bills would be more accurate and cheaper, and the smart meters would be ultimately to our benefit. They would enable us to pay exactly for what energy we use, rather than relying on estimates. […]

Enough is Enough

Our five demands to tackle the crisis1. A Real Pay Rise.2. Slash Energy Bills.3. End Food Poverty.4. Decent Homes for All.5. Tax the Rich.Enough is Enough is a campaign to fight the cost of living crisis. We were founded by trade unions and community organisations determined to push back against the misery forced on millions […]

Fascists In Our Midst

Supreme Court rulings, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade, herald the ascendancy of Christian fascism in the United States. By Chris Hedges / Special to ScheerPost The Supreme Court is relentlessly funding and empowering Christian fascism. It not only overturned Roe v. Wade, ending a constitutional right to an abortion, but ruled on June […]

Mario Fiorentini (1918–2022): The Last Partisan

BYDAVID BRODERMario Fiorentini was the last surviving militant of Rome’s Communist-led Gruppi d’Azione Patriottica partisan units. With his passing last night, we lost a powerful witness to the fight against Italian Fascism and German occupation. 08.09.2022ItalyWar and Imperialism HistoryMario Fiorentini (1918–2022): The Last PartisanBYDAVID BRODERMario Fiorentini was the last surviving militant of Rome’s Communist-led Gruppi […]

What Chinese Capitalists Owe to Mao Zedong

AN INTERVIEW WITHHO-FUNG HUNGChina did not develop capitalism during the 18th century, despite having a market economy as strong as Britain’s. The raw material for China’s 20th-century capitalist takeoff came from an unlikely figure: Mao Zedong. INTERVIEW BYDANIEL DENVIR Capitalists need the state. Without the state’s help, the wealthy often cannot accumulate the resources necessary […]

New Deal for Workers

Enough is enough. Time for a New Deal for Workers. The New Deal for Workers is a campaign led by trade unions and their members. It calls for a new social settlement for working people of Britain and to develop rights and provision for those same workers. It is a national shame that despite being […]

Bullshit Jobs

anthropologist David Graeber book Bullshit Jobs, this summary from Wikipedia In Bullshit Jobs, American anthropologist David Graeber posits that the productivity benefits of automation have not led to a 15-hour workweek, as predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes in 1930, but instead to “bullshit jobs”: “a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, […]

How to Defeat the Billionaire Class

By Chris Hedges There are ways to defeat the billionaire class and many of these tactics have been pioneered by Socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative (SA) party in Seattle. How to Defeat the Billionaire ClassThere are ways to defeat the billionaire class and many of these tactics have been pioneered by […]

No Safety No Work

WILL THE GOVERNMENT BE HELD TO ACCOUNT?May 17, 2022 nosafetynowork News and Analysis, Uncategorized Leave a commentIn an opinion piece for the Guardian on the 28th April 2022, Charlie Williams suggested that “The high court ruling that sending untested patients into care homes in early 2020 was unlawful gives those of us who lost loved […]

The Scientific World Is Far Too Obsessed With “Genius”

BYSIMON GRASSMANN : Jacobin https://jacobinmag.com/2022/05/scientific-discovery-competition-capitalism-genius-exploitation We’ve been conditioned to believe that scientific advances come from individual geniuses making breakthrough discoveries. That’s wrong. On February 2, the Joe Biden administration announced the revival of a major cancer research initiative. With cumulative funding of $1.8 billion, the “Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot” aims to boost discovery in cancer […]