Chelsea Manning to be released today

On July 12, 2007, two U.S. attack helicopters fired on idle civilians, on an ambulance picking them up and on some moribund civilians as they slowly dragged on the ground, to finish killing them. None were armed. Up to more than 18 were killed and 2 children were injured. The soldiers were caught on video, … Continue reading Chelsea Manning to be released today

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NSA had partial responsibility for ransomware attack

The National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States capitalist state had partial responsibility for the WannaCrypt ransomware attack this week which infected thousands of computers throughout the world, including the computer network of the NHS healthcare system of the United Kingdom, stole and then made inaccessible most documents and asked for a money payment … Continue reading NSA had partial responsibility for ransomware attack

Unemployment, poverty, suffering: capitalist hellhole keeps getting worse

Conditions for Spanish workers were never good. In the last decades, there have been periods of several years in a row where unemployment was a terrible level. Since the 1980s, official unemployment rates have reached peaks of over 20% three times: 1985, 1995, and 2013, at a whopping 26.3%. Right now, in 2017, only 58% … Continue reading Unemployment, poverty, suffering: capitalist hellhole keeps getting worse

Spain: Colau, Podemos and the impossibility of reforming capitalism

Ada Colau was elected mayor of Barcelona in 2015 primarily due to support from the Podemos movement. She has been hailed by much of the fake left, including many revolutionary in words but reformist in practice groups as the best thing since sliced bread, as a "radical" candidate who "challenges capitalism". Described by the bourgeois … Continue reading Spain: Colau, Podemos and the impossibility of reforming capitalism

The Sci-Hub Case: The Reality of Science in Capitalism

For a long time, access to the articles and results of scientific research - which are often written in a way that is understandable by non-experts who are reasonably intelligent and have some basic knowledge - wasn't possible for the overwhelming majority of the population. Accessing just one scientific article about a study from an … Continue reading The Sci-Hub Case: The Reality of Science in Capitalism

The Myth of Trump as an “Anti-Establishment” President

During his campaign, many conservatives in the United States characterized Donald Trump as an "anti-establishment" candidate. Trump flaunted his slogan "drain the swamp," which is meant to mean ridding corruption from the US government. However, this claim has revealed itself to be a sham. A clear example of this is his recent intervention in Syria … Continue reading The Myth of Trump as an “Anti-Establishment” President

Spain: Bourgeois crusade against freedom of speech continues

On March 29, Spanish citizen Cassandra Vera was given a one-year prison sentence by the National Court (Audiencia Nacional) for making Twitter jokes about Carrero Blanco, the head of government in one of the last stages of Franco's dictatorship. Blanco was killed in 1973 in an attack carried out by Basque organization Euskadi Ta Askatasuna … Continue reading Spain: Bourgeois crusade against freedom of speech continues