Peace - Friendship - Solidarity
No to fascism! ☭

Peace - Friendship - Solidarity

No to fascism!

(Source: thesovietbroadcast, via redvanguardpolitics)

70sscifiart:

Tadami Yamada

70sscifiart:

Tadami Yamada

(Source: tomorrowandbeyond, via vostok1)

stelle-e-stalle:

Ludwig Passini “Giovane donna al balcone di un palazzo a Venezia”

stelle-e-stalle:

Ludwig Passini “Giovane donna al balcone di un palazzo a Venezia”

(via vostok1)

1109-83:

Warda - Batwannis Beek

ryanpanos:

Movie Theaters in South India | Stefanie Zoche

(via architectureofdoom)

bijikurdistan:

Sep 13
YPG attack on ISIS in Til Hamis has killed 80 Terrorists, dozens wounded and prisoners. ISIS has lost control of the city.

bijikurdistan:

Sep 13

YPG attack on ISIS in Til Hamis has killed 80 Terrorists, dozens wounded and prisoners. ISIS has lost control of the city.

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we should reverse the direction of the government guarantees currently being provided for the financial system and the large-scale economic stimulus programmes in China, the EU states, the US and Japan. The greater part of the $7 trillion now set in motion must be redirected to safeguard the existence of the world’s poor, of small-scale subsistence farming in the South, the unemployed and precarious in the emerging economies and metropolitan countries and the industrial working class. This must be combined with a radical reduction of working time without wage cuts, accompanied by homogenization of working conditions. Social systems are either to be founded (in China and other emerging economies and developing countries) or to be upgraded again (raising unemployment benefits to three quarters of average income, restoring pensions and entitlements to pensions that have been cut, expanding of education, reconstructing the health sector according to mass needs). This transfer is not to be accomplished through further deficit spending, but through confiscating large capital assets (from $50 million upwards) as well as the progressive taxation of capital assets over $1 million and of all yearly income above $150,000).


This massive top-down redistribution of wealth does not at all aim at a general stabilization of the cycle of crisis, although it does draw on the Keynesian refomists’ attempt to balance overaccumulation and underconsumption by raising mass income to overcome the crisis. There is an irreducible qualitative difference between the needs and wants of the working class and the economic category of ‘mass purchasing power’, and this difference opens the opportunity for the propertyless class, as it gradually homogenizes, to push the anti-cyclical reform policy of the groups currently taking power beyond that policy’s original intent. To achieve this, mass action coordinated on a global scale is needed, but equally necessary is a worldwide information campaign, which would have to avoid any institutional ties to the projects and parties advocating anti-cyclical crisis management within the bounds of the existing system.

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Karl Heinz Roth, Global crisis - Global prolatarianisation - Counter-perspectives


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(Source: thesovietbroadcast, via theredhammerandsickle)

Batallón Rosa Luxemburgo, España 1936

(Source: thesubversivesound, via 1109-83)

(Source: burningdownacity, via leftside1312)

bijikurdistan:

Peshmerga throw away the ISIS flag and hang up the Kurdish flag near Mosul

bijikurdistan:

Peshmerga throw away the ISIS flag and hang up the Kurdish flag near Mosul

Omnia omnibus. “The future - in our hands”

Omnia omnibus. “The future - in our hands”

Omnia omnibus - “The future - it’s gonna be fun”

Sweden Without Illusions | Jacobin

With the blocs so close in the polls there are two probable outcomes, both of them unpalatable. One is a minority red-green coalition unable to govern because the Sweden Democrats will always vote against them in the Riksdag. The other is a minority right-wing coalition that governs with the passive support of a racist, xenophobic party able to punch well above its electoral weight.

In the twentieth century, Sweden undertook perhaps the most successful experiment in capitalism with a human face. Its welfare state has not yet been destroyed, but the foundations of the folkhemmet are increasingly shaky. Regardless of who receives the most votes, a centrist workfare regime will likely be the real winner. It may have a pinch of social democracy or neoliberalism sprinkled on top according to partisan taste, but it will taste pretty stale either way.

Faith in the possibility of parliamentary reforms is at an all time low. A hardcore ultra-leftist might rejoice at this state of affairs, but in reality there is very little to be excited about. Sweden in the 1970s was not a socialist country, but at least the long and dark winters could be endured in the shelter of one of best welfare states in the world. Today, the wind blows coldly from both directions.