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

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

The communist abolition of the family

In The Communist Manifesto (1848), Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels noted: Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists. While this infamous communist position is given up or revised by supposedly left parties, the communist transformation of society will involve the abolition of the family and … Continue reading The communist abolition of the family

The true origins of Marx’s political thinking

In Two Souls of Socialism (1966), Hal Draper remarked that Karl Marx came from a far-left liberal background, focusing on the unconditional freedom of individuals. When he encountered the primitive embryo of socialist and communist ideas, his contribution was to combine democracy and socialism. This was connected with his heavy influence from radical humanist ideas … Continue reading The true origins of Marx’s political thinking