Items tagged with: socialism

"Mix a little #socialism in with the #oil and war may be unavoidable." https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/war-on-venezuela/ #venezuela #latam #regimechange
War on Venezuela?


Hello All,

Just want to make a proper introductions here, I excited to be here and I am hoping to meet some awesome people. I like #history, #foss , #socialism, #India
Unfortunately, I have found a number of right-wing asshats and at least one obvious antisemite while searching the #socialism tag, but exactly zero socialists (I only got through about a dozen posts before I gave up, because blocking people causes the page to reload).

This is an enormous downside to being on Friendica as opposed to Mastodon.

(they were hosted on #diaspora and #pluspora, not #Friendica)

Blocking only "filters" users by collapsing their posts, saying they're filtered, and still showing you every single tag on their post.
Hi and welcome to diaspora! I share your interest in #sami and #socialism. You may like the photos me and my dad have taken of our #sami dogs: #sirkka and #siiri
"For reasons that might be obvious, there has been a resurgence of interest in Eugene V. Debs in recent years. With the USA returning to a new Gilded Age, there is naturally a tendency to see how earlier generations confronted plutocrats like John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the politicians he consorted with."

The Relevance of Debs in the New Gilded Age #Economics #Socialism #Capitalism #politics
The Relevance of Debs in the New Gilded Age
In #capitalism man exploits man. In #socialism it is exactly the opposite.
Spot-on. They only difference is, in capitalism you can choose, in socialism you can't.
In #capitalism man exploits man. In #socialism it is exactly the opposite.
Happy #birthday Bayard Rustin, an American leader in social movements for civil rights, #socialism, #nonviolence, and #gay rights.
Rustin worked with A. Philip Randolph on the March on Washington Movement in 1941 to press for an end to discrimination in employment. Rustin later organized Freedom Rides and helped to organize the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to strengthen Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership, teaching King about nonviolence and later serving as an organizer for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
After the passage of the civil rights legislation of 1964–65, Rustin became the head of the AFL–CIO's A. Philip Randolph Institute, which promoted the integration of formerly all-white unions and promoted the union... Show more...

The Human Rights Movement was born out of a fear of democracy

Both developed out of the emerging European movement following the Second World War. This movement was motivated by conservative ruling elites’ need to manage democracy in the face of political threats, in particular the perceived threat of the spread of socialism from Eastern Europe (1).

Duranti notes that ‘while their socialist opponents called them anti-democratic, conservatives saw their aim at The Hague Congress as protecting democracy from itself’. Throughout the congress, the spectre of Nazism and the threat of Communism were presented as possible outcomes of untrammelled democracy.

A speech given by one leader showed how human rights were always conceived of as part of broader efforts towards European federalism. She proclaimed that given Europe’s ‘future is a federalist future, we believe that the defence of human rights is impossible in international terms except in a federalist framework’.

The attempt to craft an ... Show more...

The Democratic Socialist Platform Echoes the Madness of the Khmer Rouge


#socialism #DemocraticSocialism #government #statism

Now that is one smart cookie...

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#humor #work #socialism #union #worker #iww

I post every day meme about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and/or share them ! :)
Useful backstory for 'Scandinavian social democracy.'


#Sweden #Norway #socialism #organizing #nonviolent

Episode 28: "Mockingbird is back, baby!"

Episode Info


  • Updates from Rojava
  • Updates election scandals in GA & NC
  • Rampant sexual abuse in detention centers
  • Is operation mockingbird back in Venezuela?
  • Portland police working with right-wing terror groups, and more!
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/spartacastleague/episode-28-mockingbird-is-back-baby

#Podcast #Communism #Socialism #Anarchism
Communist mascot Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit with ethics complaint for listing her live-in boyfriend as a staff member and getting him a House e-mail address. Meanwhile, she asks for funds after claiming that the AIPAC is coming after her. #politics #usa #america #communism #socialism #aoc
"The goals discussed above may be far too conservative, and progress toward 100% green energy will likely come faster than the Spanish government now envisages, driven as much by consumers’ desire to save money and improved efficiency and lower prices, i.e. by market mechanisms, even if the government becomes less ambitious."


#Serious #Solar #Socialism
Bernie Sanders fills his ranks with anti-Semites. #politics #democrats #socialism #israel
Gennady Andreev-Khomiakov, deputy manager of a #Soviet factory, reflected on the #chaos into which the production of #lumber (the key input to his factory) had been thrown, and contrasted it with the way things had worked (his father had been in the lumber trade) before the Revolution:

The free and “unplanned” and therefore ostensibly chaotic character of lumber production before the revolution in reality possessed a definite order. As the season approached, hundreds of thousands of #forest workers gathered in small artels of loggers, rafters, and floaters, hired themselves out to entrepreneurs through their foremen, and got all the work done. The #Bolsheviks,
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My European friends are likely familiar with this, but I wasn't. Fits -- Portugal leads the way out of the dark days of the drug war, then doubles back to produce a beacon to beat back austerity...


#Portugal #austerity #Merkel #Europe #socialism
My European friends are likely familiar with this, but I wasn't. Fits -- Portugal leads the way out of the dark days of the drug war, then doubles back to produce a beacon to beat back austerity...


#Portugal #austerity #Merkel #Europe #socialism

AOC compared to the politicians who ended the iron curtain

She is the gift that will keep on giving in a thousand soundbites. She is in their faces with the stridency of a world they loathe, almost martial in the way she articulates the multi-cultural energy of the new generation of progressives.

She for sure has got her platform for free promotion, there will always be scribes to shovel some more coal for her train.

That kind of deliberate misallocation of meaning invoked to scaremonger is part of the putrefaction of language used by demagogues through the ages. Fear of that didn’t deter Bernie Sanders, the first presidential hopeful in recent history with the balls to invoke socialism’s true principles and urgent application.

Then, almost out of nowhere, came the true slayer of inequality and plutocracy, AOC. First, to get elected, she managed the defenestration of a primary opponent backed by a complacent big city party machine. The next they knew she was sashaying along the corridors of Congress flanked by a posse... Show more...

President Trump Warns of the Growing Danger Socialism on the Left, CPAC 2019


#2019 #conservative political action conference #cpac #cpac 2019 #danger #debate #democrat #democratic #democrats #democrats socialism #donald trump #election #elections #freedom of speech #green new deal #growing #left #maga #make america great again #next election cycle #oan newsroom #president #president donald trump #president trump #religious liberty #republican #republicans #socialism #speech #the green new deal #trump #usa #warns #winning against the swamp
President Trump Warns of the Growing Danger Socialism on the Left, CPAC 2019

VP Pence slams Democrats for embracing of socialism in CPAC speech


#bernie sanders #conservative political action conference #cpac #democrats #embracing #mike pence #oan newsroom #pence #slams #socialism #speech #venezuela #vice president mike pence
VP Pence slams Democrats for embracing of socialism in CPAC speech
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CNBC: House Democrats unveil a sweeping 'Medicare-for-all' bill — here's what's in it.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/27/democrat-pramila-jayapal-introduces-medicare-for-all-health-care-bill.html#Medicareforall #healthcare #PramilaJayapal #HouseDemocrats #socialism #BernieSanders

AOC pays a living wage to her staffers

“It’s likely one of the highest entry-level salaries on the Hill,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “We pinch pennies elsewhere, but it’s worth every dime to pay a living wage.”

“Is it easy? No,” he said. “But part of walking the walk is understanding that everyone is going to have a little bit of a struggle. You divide it up. You work together.”

"This is a disgrace. Congress of ALL places should raise [Members' Representational Allowances] so we can pay staff an actual DC living wage," Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star on the left, wrote in a tweet.
#AOC #AlexandriaOcasioCortez #news #Politics #... Show more...

On AOC, the GOP, and ecnomics

“Frankly, if we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district, ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that amount of money if we wanted to.”

As New York Mayor Bill de Blasio explained, the Amazon deal would have produced “$27 billion in new tax revenue to fuel priorities from transit to affordable housing — a nine-fold return on the taxes the city and state were prepared to forgo to win the headquarters.”

Think she and her allies have any idea how to, as her now infamous talking points put it, upgrade or replace “every building in America” … or replace “every combustible-engine vehicle” … or connect every corner of America with high-speed rail … or replace all fossil-fuel energy with alternative energy sources — all in 10 years’ time? Apparently, they think we just have to find all th... Show more...

Highgate Cemetery going to invest in security after vandalism case

Much more of a problem was the second recent hammer attack on the 1881 family headstone that had been incorporated into the 1956 monument. In the first hammer attack, the vandal hadn’t reckoned with the thickness of the marble, but he or she appeared to have returned with a lump hammer.

Though he does not want to be complacent, Dungavell is not entirely persuaded. “There are recent graves right by Marx where we have families visiting. I’m not sure they would welcome any cameras.”

Maybe one has to move Marx' grave somewhere else, in a remote, adjacent area, where CCTV would not bother any bereaved family member of someone's grave.

He placed the brooding bronze bust high up on a plinth, using Cornish granite facing over a brick core. The design proved its worth when it survived a pipe bomb attack in 1970 (a subsequent threat by the National Front to restorers – “when you’ve repaired the statue of that commie bastard we... Show more...
" #Venezuela Was My Home, And #Socialism #Destroyed It. Slowly, It Will Destroy #America Too"
RSS / Tyler Durden / 59 minutes ago

Authored by Daniel DiMartino

While neither ‘ #Medicare for All’ nor a #wealth #tax will turn America into Venezuela overnight, all it would take is a series of catastrophic policies.

The first time I couldn’t buy #food at the grocery store, I was 15 years old. It was 2014 in Caraca... Show more...
#Glenn #Beck (to a #Venezuelan refugee): Are the #politicians here in the #US saying anything different about #socialism than the politicians in #Venezuela?

#Refugee: No.

There'll be food shortages in the DPRK

The memo, written by Kim Song, the North Korean ambassador to the United Nations, appears to be an unusual admission that the country lacks enough food to feed its people, a situation that Kim blamed on a combination of natural disasters and the sanctions regime that is making it difficult to obtain farming equipment.

Believe it or not - it seems like even the DPRK was hit by global warming. Take that, Donnie!

Kim's claims are difficult to verify, and his government has not always been a reliable source of internal statistics. He said a food assessment, conducted late last year in conjunction with the UN's World Food Program, found that the country produced 503,000 fewer tons of food than in 2017 due to record high temperatures, drought, heavy rainfall and — in an unexpected admission — sanctions.

“All in all, it vindicates that humanitarian assistance from the UN agencies is terribly politicized and how barbaric and inhuman sanctions are,” the memo says.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders launches presidential bid


#bernie #bernie sanders #bid #kayleigh mcenany #launches #oan newsroom #president trump #presidential #republican national committee #rnc #ronna mcdaniel #sanders #sen #socialism #trump campaign #venezuela #vermont #vermont public radio
Sen. Bernie Sanders launches presidential bid
Just as a thought experiment, I took the 400 richest Americans and 10 richest US companies and... "borrowed..." most of their wealth. I left each person with a net worth of $1.5 billion (US) and each company with $2.5 billion. I "took" $2.75 trillion from these 410 entities.

Then I used that money to pay off all the student loans ($1 trillion), all the auto loans ($770 billion), all the credit cards ($670 billion). This left $310 billion in my little pot of money. After spending this on mortgages, the use had about $7.7 trillion in mortgages remaining plus about $870 billion in other debt, or about $8.6 trillion total consumer debt.

This means that robbing 400 individuals and 10 companies down to a modest level of wealth was enough to pay off 24% of all US consumer debt. 410 entities meant no more credit card, student loan, or car loan debts. And it left those 410 entities with more than enough cash on hand to survive any reasonable business or personal goals.

Can you imagine how much of an impact this would have on the US economy? Can you imagi... Show more...

Bernie Sanders runs for President 2020! xD

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced on Tuesday he will make another bid for president by entering the already crowded 2020 race.

Sanders made the announcement in an interview with Vermont Public Radio. The full interview is set to be released later Tuesday morning…

#NotTheOnion #rofl #humor #fun #lol #socialism #leftism #progressivism #semitism #jew #jews #BernieSanders #FeelTheShekels
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