Class: The Little Word The Elites Want You To Forget

By Chris Hedges , -

Aristotle, Niccolò Machiavelli, Alexis de Tocqueville, Adam Smith and Karl Marx grounded their philosophies in the understanding that there is a natural antagonism between the rich and the rest [...]

Class And Race In Child Adoption

By Mirah Riben, -

Despite the illusion of adoption as an altruistic child-saving social service . . .  adoption is deeply imbued in classism, nearly always redistributing children from economically at-risk [...]

It Is Not Social Mobility, It Is Abolishing Class Divisions

By Staff, -

By Staff of Stumbling and Mumbling - To which Tim Worstall replies that this requires serious infringements of freedom. I agree with Tim. Social mobility is the enemy of freedom. Enforcing it [...]

Class And Trumponomics

By Staff, -

By Staff of Anti Cap - President-elect Donald Trump has inherited an economy that is as divided as the electorate. The question is, what will that economy look like if and when Trump’s right-wing [...]

The Richest 20 Own More Than Half The People

By Dariel Garner, -

By Dariel Garner for Common Dreams - America’s richest 20 people own more than the bottom half of America - 152 million people combined. That is just one of the startling revelations in a new [...]

US Labor Law At 80: Enduring Relevance Of Class Struggle Unionism

By Immanuel Ness, -

By Immanuel Ness in Portside - In examining the long-term failure of organized labor, we must first note the alternative, organic, workers' movement embodied in particular by unions affiliated [...]

6 Principles Of Working Class Struggle

By Workers Struggle, -

By Workers Struggle - 1) Class antagonism. There is no reconciliation possible between the workers and the capitalists (company/owners/bosses/management). Workers are not “exchanging labor for [...]

Intersectional Black Power: CLR James On Capitalism And Race

By Lawrence Ware and Paul Buhle, -

By Lawrence Ware and Paul Buhle in Portside - James was first and foremost a Marxist. In 1969 he said, "I do not know, as a Marxist, black studies as such . this is the history of Western [...]

Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person

By Gina Crosley-Corcoran, -

By Gina Crosley-Corcoran in The Huffington Post - Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was "privileged." "THE F&CK!?!?" I said. I came from the kind of poor that people don't [...]

Why The USA’s Inequality Problem Is About A Lot More Than Money

By David Cay Johnston, -

By David Cay Johnston in Truth Out - Inequality is about much more than the growing chasm of income and wealth between those at the very top and everyone else in America. It's also about [...]

Class, Change And Revolution

By Richard D. Wolff, -

Overcoming slavery ended that system's injustices on many levels. It increased human freedom in significant ways. Yet, it also enabled the reorganization of ex-slaves and ex-masters into other [...]

Class Struggle Is Back In Italy

By Alfredo Mazzamauro, -

Back in 2006, Warren Buffet, the notorious billionaire speculator, confessedduring an interview that: “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and [...]

Class Antagonisms Of Umbrella Movement

By ROAR Collective, -

The result has been that Hong Kong’s so-called “left,” has for decades been dominated by a naïve discourse of “democracy” against mainland “authoritarianism.” Inspired by the Tiananmen Square [...]

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, -

Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping [...]

Hiding the Poor: The Most Class-Segregated US Cities

By Richard Florida, -

Poverty in America is an enormous problem. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15 percent of Americans, or 46.5 million people, lived below the poverty line in 2012. And the poor are [...]

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