Showing posts with label Capitalism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Capitalism. Show all posts

Saturday, January 13, 2018

This is Capitalism #4 - No Money? No Care! Baltimore patient dumped outside in freezing cold!


This is Capitalism No #4

Shocking video shows security guards of the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus wheeling a disoriented patient out onto the street in just her gown and dumping her alone at a bus stop in the freezing cold. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This is Capitalism #3 - Two million children are forced to work in Turkey

According to soL international, the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) protested child labour in front of the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Social Security Institution on January 5. TKP already launched a widespread campaign at the end of 2017, "Child labour must be prohibited". The recent protest came after the Ministry of Labour and Social Security declared 2018 as "the year of fighting against child labour".

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Behind Hollywood's glamour: Shocking images of poverty and homelessness in downtown Los Angeles

Tents of homeless people in
downtown Los Angeles, California.
  • Capitalism Exposed in L.A.

  • What lies behind the glamorous showcase of the United States' second largest city? 

  • Rubbish bags piled up by the pavements and littered across streets. Tents erected in clusters where people have camped down for the night. Dozens of directionless residents congregating by the roadside and wandering into the road. 

  • This is what Christmas Day looked like for thousands of homeless people in the dark and dingy underbelly of Downtown Los Angeles this year.  
  • Saturday, December 23, 2017

    J.V.Stalin- The International Character of the October Revolution (Speech on the 10th Anniversary of the October Revolution)

    Speech by Joseph Stalin on the occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution; Pravda, November 6-7, 1927. 

    Source: J.V.Stalin, Works, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 
    Moscow, 1954, Vol.10, pp. 244-55.

    The October Revolution cannot be regarded merely as a revolution "within national bounds." It is, primarily, a revolution of an international, world order, for it signifies a radical turn in the world history of mankind, a turn from the old, capitalist world to the new, socialist world.

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    Homeless in Dublin: The Communist Party of Ireland says "we need homes, not prison cells"

    Dublin City Council is considering using a section of the Mountjoy prison campus to help deal with the capital's homeless problem. The Department of Justice has offered the training unit of Dublin's largest prison to the local authority, which is now considering it to house homeless people. The training unit is separated from the main section of the jail and was closed earlier this year.
    At the time of its closure the unit had a capacity of 96 beds. Independent councillor Mannix Flynn said the council was considering using the facility to alleviate the city's current homelessness crisis. [...] The latest figures show there are 8,500 people without a home, 3,500 of whom are children, but there are fears the number could increase as the country heads into Christmas week, as the figures were compiled in October.

    Sunday, December 17, 2017

    United States of America: The World Champion of Extreme Inequality (UN Special Report)

    Source: Telesur / UNHCR Report.

    "Today's United States has proved itself exceptional in ways shockingly at odds with its immense wealth and its founding commitment to human rights," the United Nations reports.

    The United States – one of the world's richest and most powerful countries – is being transformed by President Donald Trump and his Republican Congress into the "world champion of inequality," according to a scathing new report by the United Nations' monitor on extreme poverty and human rights.

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Greece: Everyone in the strike of December 14th - Le 14 décembre tous à la grève partout!

    All in the strike rallies in all cities! We fight back!
    Let’s give a militant response to the new measures of impoverishment of the working people!
    The positive climate that the government of SYRIZA - ANEL is trying to cultivate all along this time through the tale of the “just development” does not contain anything positive for the working people, since a new wave of anti-popular measures is being planned. The "just development" that the government promotes and defends, means further assault on the life of the working-people family with further abolition of rights and advances.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    General Strike on December 14th in Greece - Workers to give a powerful response to SYRIZA government

    Last week in Greece, the working class witnessed a series of incidents that showed a strong escalation of state oppression and employers' intimidations against workers
    The workers of supermarkets in Ioannina, the students and the workers of the Universities, outside the Ministry of Education, but also the protesters in the courts against the banks auctioning off peoples’ homes, were not the first to suffer persecutions, arrests, violent repression and tear gas.
    The over 18 months unpaid workers of the super markets of Ioannina who struggle for their right to work and their salaries, the students who in the year 2017 literally demand a decent meal and the workers who protect their homes, were within a few hours targeted by the SYRIZA-ANEL government.

    Friday, November 24, 2017

    Against Black Friday: Amazon workers in Germany and Italy are going on strike

    More than 500 Amazon employees in Europe will go on strike on Black Friday in a bid to win higher pay from the retailer, according to trade unions.
    Large numbers of employees in Germany and Italy will stay home for one of the busiest shopping days of the year in a bid to win concessions from their employer.
    Workers at Amazon's main Italian distribution hub posted a statement saying that they would walk out after attempts to secure bonuses from management broke down.

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    Capitalism Doomed: Most young people in the USA prefer Socialism or Communism over Capitalism

    According to a poll, carried out by the international polling firm YouGov between September-October 2017, 51% of the Americans between the ages of 21 and 29, defined in the report as "millennials", would prefer to live in a socialist or communist country over a capitalist one

    The majority of young people- 56%- also said that they wouldn't be offended if someone accused them of being a communist. A similar percentage (53%) of the same age group reported that they feel that the US economic system is working against them.

    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    PAME: The anti-workers attack across Europe is unified, lasting and continuous

    On the occasion of the visit of French President Macron to Greece, PAME issued the following statement:
    The “growth” of the profits of business groups, the competitiveness of capital requires the attack on workers’ rights and gains. 
    Therefore, irrespective of the country and the political label of each government, European Union and the political parties of the capital promote anti-workers’ reforms that target to reduce wages, pensions etc., and at the same time to put obstacles (if not to totally ban) in the Collective Action and Demands of Workers, in the trade union rights and freedoms of the working class.
    Either with memorandums or without, the antiworkers’ attack across Europe is unified, lasting and continuous.

    Monday, September 4, 2017

    Hurricane "Harvey": Another capitalist crime against the people

    The hurricane and tropical storm “Harvey” in Texas revealed the misery and disaster that capitalist “development” spreads at the expense of public security and people's interests. The same, even in a larger scale, had happened 12 years ago with hurricane “Katrina” in the states of Luisianna and Mississippi. In both cases, the heaviest price of the disaster was paid by the poor strata of these states, the working class and immigrants.

    The record rainfall and floods, the “extreme natural phenomena”, cannot explain by themselves alone the scale of the destruction. The real cause behind the disaster in Texas is the policy which, in order to maximize business profits, destroys natural envirnoment, creates anarchy in construction, builds huge factories, industries, shopping centers without any fundamental security plan.

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Makis Papadopoulos (KKE) - Real and Fake Enemies of Fascism

    Credit: Petros Zervos.
    Real and Fake Enemies of Fascism.
    By Makis Papadopoulos*.
    Article originally published in the Greek newspaper "Alithines Eidiseis", republished on 902.gr / Translation:  In Defense of Communism.

    The deepest objective of the EU's provocative anticommunist campaign is to persuade the peoples that there is no way out from the current swamp of the capitalist system, exploitation, insecurity, unemployment.

    History has irrevocably illuminated that the capitalist system gives birth to fascism stream and uses it multiformally in order to strengthen the dictatorship of the capital.

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    TRUTH AND LIES ABOUT SOCIALISM - Dictatorship of the Proletariat: A Higher form of Democracy

    TRUTH AND LIES ABOUT SOCIALISM: 
    ON THE SOCIALIST POWER.
    Central Council of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE).
    Published by Synchroni Epochi, 2013.

    PART II: THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT: A HIGHER FORM OF DEMOCRACY.

    The leap that takes place during the socialist construction, i.e. during the transition from capitalism to communism, is qualitatively higher than any previous one, since communist relations, as non-exploitative, cannot be formed in capitalism. The political revolution is the precondition for these new relations to be imposed and dominate, i.e. the conquest of power by the working class and the establishment of its own state, the dictatorship of the proletariat. 

    This is a basic difference in the transition to the communist socioeconomic formation in relation with the previous. In the framework of the transition from an exploitative socioeconomic formation to another, the new relations could be developed and dominate first in the confines of the previous socioeconomic formation and then, as the last part of this process, the class that was the bearer of the new relations struggled for and took power. This happened for example in relation to capitalism. 

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    The Reality About Venezuela: Five myths debunked

    During the last months, the bourgeois mainstream media- as well as various sources throughout the internet- have circulated numerous lies and inaccuracies about the situation in Venezuela. Within this framework of half truths and counteless inaccurcies, someone can read the most outrageous things about the Latin American country. After all, the imperialist centers and their collaborators in the mass media are experts in how to mislead and manipulate public opinion, by sowing misinformation and distorting reality.

    Here, we will refer to five major lies (really blatant ones) about Venezuela and the turbulent political situation in the country and we will try to restore the truth.

    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    TRUTH AND LIES ABOUT SOCIALISM - The phony dilemma: "Democracy" or Totalitarianism"?

    TRUTH AND LIES ABOUT SOCIALISM: 
    ON THE SOCIALIST POWER.
    Central Council of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE).
    Published by Synchroni Epochi, 2013.

    PART I: THE PHONY DILEMMA: "DEMOCRACY" OR TOTALITARIANISM"?

    INTRODUCTION. 

    A great part of anti-communist, anti-socialist propaganda focuses on the issue of the so called lack of “freedom and democracy” during the construction of the new society, of socialism-communism. The main focus of that attack is the revolutionary workers’ power, the state of the working class, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the role of the Communist Party. The capitalists cannot abide it; they tremble before the idea that the working class will emerge as the dominant class, and that they will be thrown into the dustbin of history. 

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    The Great Lie of the "American Dream": Capitalism perpetuates poverty in the USA

    According to a New York Daily News report, earlier this month, the number of homeless people living on New York City's streets surged by nearly 40% this year, according to the results of an annual count. "There were 3,892 homeless people on the street, the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate done in February found — up 39% since last year, when the number was 2,794, according to results released Wednesday" the report writes. 

    New York City is of course an example which highlights the great problem of homelessness that affects the United States of America. According to the official data published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) more than half a million people - a quarter of them being children- were homeless during 2015. 

    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Capitalism Kills: 353 occupational murders within 2 months in Turkey

    How many dead workers are needed to increase the profitability of the monopolies? 

    As soL international reports, according to Council of Workers’ Health and Safety (İSİG), at least 353 workers were killed in occupational murders in two months in Turkey

    Reminding that the construction site of the third airport in İstanbul is notorious for occupational murders, the İSİG underlines, about the campaign which was announced inside the construction site of the airport, that the numbers reported by the Turkey’s Ministry of Labor and Social Security and several bureaucrats are dead wrong, and that roughly 20 thousand workers were killed by occupational murders in AKP’s rule.