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Let the walls come tumbling down

The craziest border in the

Ghana – can oil make a

Bankers’ bonuses: who’s to blame for the greed?

Capitalism’s crisis of

Wikid Games

Marching Orders

The cuts let’s make capitalism redundant

A Mining Incident

Sheridan No Socialist

Measuring General Well Being– how and why? 

Can the Tea Party save the American Dream?
Is the right-wing Tea Party movement revolutionising politics in America?

Ireland’s recession
The only flourishing industry in Ireland now seems to be economic punditry.

Education as tainted by capitalism
Now universities are to be allowed to charge the going market rate for their courses.

All in it together?
Some are less in it than others.

The Levellers
Is equality better for everyone?

Not disillusioned enough
Obama’s followers are not half as disillusioned as they need to be.

World poverty: cause and effects
How should poverty be measured, if at all?

Politics in Africa
Political leaders in Africa are reluctant to relinquish power through the medium of the ballot box.

Slums and Slumps: Housing under Capitalism
Housing problems show how reforms cannot banish capitalism’s problems.

Against religion
The pope recently attacked “aggressive secularists” and “extremist atheists”. Here’s the Socialist Standard’s reply.

Housing in capitalism and socialism
Today the very rich own multiple mansions while the very poor sleep on the streets.

Disabled or not enabled?
Capitalism sees the unproductive disabled as a drain on profits. Socialism will promote the good life and society for all, regardless of health condition

Too Much Month
  At The End Of The Money

When reporting poverty in the world the international media often assume that it is a condition that exists only in Africa or Asia but here is an example of its very real existence in the so-called developed world. "Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians would have trouble paying the bills if their paycheque was delayed by one week, a new poll suggests.

Why are we waiting?
  What are you waiting for? For a certain little lady to come by? For world peace? For that moment when you can slap a parking ticket on that stationary vehicle whose owner has committed the heinous crime of being one minute longer than they should have been? For the chance to appear in ‘Big Brother’? ... For the replacement of a social system predicated upon the pursuit of profit, profit and more profit?...Read > 

Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World’.
An analysis of the US report designed to guide strategic thinking and inspire political action on behalf of the U.S. ruling class and its allies.

from The Socialist Standard.

Stop and search Banksy
The above is one of Banksy's .All his stuff is terrific.
Here is his Website

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    On board each of the unmanned spacecraft Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 is a plaque with a pictorial message from mankind. The plaque shows the figures of a man and a woman along with several symbols that are designed to provide information about the origin of the spacecraft. It serves as a kind of interstellar "message in a bottle". However, it is very unlikely that it will ever be found. The mean time for the spacecraft to come within 30 astronomical units of a star is longer than the current age of the galaxy.

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    The Pioneer spacecraft were the first man-made objects to leave the solar system. The plaque is attached to the antenna support struts in a position that shields it from erosion by stellar dust. NASA expects the plaque (and the craft itself) to survive longer than the earth and its sun.



    Noam Chomsky answers questions from Ken Loach, Paul Laverty, Alice Walker, Chris Hedges, John Berger and Amira Hass from Frank Barat on Vimeo.

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    U.S. Economy Grinds To Halt As Nation Realizes Money Just A Symbolic, Mutually Shared Illusion.

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy ceased to function this week after unexpected existential remarks by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shocked Americans into realizing that money is, in fact, just a meaningless and intangible social construct.

    Calling it "basically no more than five rectangular strips of paper," Fed chairman Ben Bernanke illustrates how much "$200" is actually worth.

    What began as a routine report before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday ended with Bernanke passionately disavowing the entire concept of currency, and negating in an instant the very foundation of the world's largest economy...Read



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