Figures released recently by the Trussell Trust reveal that “61,500 people nationwide have received emergency food handouts from The Trussell Trust’s UK foodbanks in the last 12 months, 50% more than last year. Most foodbank recipients are not homeless; they are low-income working families who hit crisis, people who have been made redundant or people experiencing benefits delays.” Foodbanks are opening at the rate of one a week!
In Greece, where pauperization, mass unemployment and destitution are on the rise, where many look for food in garbage bins while others are driven to suicide unable to secure shelter and welfare, the dissident media annoy and must close. In the country of violent State repression where the police now openly and shamelessly cooperate with the neo-Nazis against the movement. In the country of blatant racism and misinformation through the media, which have become disseminators of government propaganda, all other media that do not comply with the decisions taken without the majority’s consent must be closed.
We could start complaining about legality, showing how “unconstitutional” is the behavior of the Three Powers of this dreary country called Greece: based on the Article 14 of the Greek Constitution (concerning the freedom of press) the actions of the Government and Judiciary Power are utterly “illegal and unconstitutional”, even under civil “democratic” criteria.
A magazine cover showing a photoshopped image of the Greek Prime Minister with torture scars on his face, in direct reference to the Greek Police’s use of torture, sparked controversy, with MPs maintaining that it is “an invitation to terrorism”. Yet questions over the recent incident where the Greek Police presented to the public a series of photoshopped images of youths arrested on robbery charges in an attempt to hide evidence of brutality, as well as the statement by the Minister of Public Order that this was done so that they are “recognizable”, remain painfully under-addressed, while claims of torture and police brutality keep mounting.
Being aware that the majority of the scientific community and the public opinion see behind the current global economic crisis the existence of an elaborated plan, which aims at the accumulation of wealth into the hands of few oligarchs and the return to medieval working conditions, this article will clearly support the opposite: that – [...]
Speaking from a pragmatic point-of-view, radical leftists are shooting themselves in the foot whenever they decide to become allies with religious fundamentalists. In Iran, radical leftist dissidents are frequently targeted by the Islamic theocracy. During the 1979 coup’ d’ etat in Iran, many Marxists, anarchists, and western-style intellectuals took part; when the Islamic theocrats took power, some of the first people they imprisoned, expelled, or executed were these same Marxists, anarchists, sexual minorities and western-style intellectuals who fought alongside them.
Anarchism as a philosophy stresses a holistic set of values, hence why anarchists promote anti-authoritarianism, direct democracy, and so on. The reason for this is because these values promote a plurality of values, as individuals are able to fully maximize their individual autonomy. However, all these values are derived from the preconditions of specific values, so unles you agree to be anti-authoritarian and maintain a system that’s based on anti-authorianism you will not have that plurality.
The best method to influence somebody to become passively subordinated by an abstract illusion is dependency or addiction. The delusion of consumerism is not just a false belief but an addiction that rests upon desire. The idea was relatively simple. If individuals were addicted to factory products, it was less likely for them to express their discontent for the working conditions in these factories or wonder about the life of the people who toil in the factory or even question the nature of labor/work itself.
This Saturday morning Cypriot people woke up to the news that they were about to be robbed. In a pre-planned ambush scheduled to coincide with a local bank holiday weekend, Eurozone apparatchiks threatened to bankrupt the Cypriot banking system by immediate withdrawal of the ECB liquidity support.
The mediocre choice of M5S is not able to provide answers to the impasses of the Italian society. The truly democratic revolutionary forces cannot lay their hopes on a reformist party, which the stronger it gets the higher is the risk to become bureaucratized, and to rescind from the most innovative and radical trends. Apart from that, the Italians have for a long time been trapped into personality cult delusions widely represented by Berlusconi (as happened in Greece with Andreas Papandreou).