Cognitive Warfare: Neoliberal Misery & its Destabilizing Consequences

Rainer Shea This article is part two in a series on American collapse and the potential for a U.S. civil war. Read part one for a detailed explanation of the ideas I’ll mention here about the U.S. empire’s internal cognitive warfare. The imperialists are the architects of their own demise. Through reacting to the decline of U.S….

As Class Conflict Intensifies, Imperial Decline Pushes Capitalism into a Corner

Rainer Shea  During late-stage capitalism—the era where capitalism has stopped being a revolutionary force and started being reactionary—the bourgeoisie function within a perpetually contracting range of options. During the mid-19th century, when the bourgeoisie were fresh off from defeating the feudal ruling class, their system was vibrant and continuing to grow. But no sooner had…

US and EU Manipulate Libya’s Leadership through Stephanie Williams

Vladimir Odintsov On December 24, 2021, Libya was supposed to hold a popular vote for the country’s first president, but it never did. If “outside players” had not interfered in the general elections, these would have been held long ago, Libyans and many observers believe. However, the US, which has a direct interest in establishing its…

Settler Psychology & the Deliberate Ignorance of Racism’s Structural Nature

Rainer Shea This is part three in a series on settlerism. See Part One for how settlerism impacts activist spaces, and Part Two for how it obfuscates the definition of “immigrant” vs “settler.” Myopia is the essence of reactionary thinking. As described in Umberto Eco’s Ur-Fascism, appeals to the reactionary mindset always encourage anti-intellectualism: “Distrust of the intellectual world has always…

As Millions Died in Covid Pandemic, Bankers Made a Killing

Benjamin Norton Capitalism is a death cult: As the Covid-19 pandemic ripped through society, the US government abandoned its people – but made sure banks enjoyed “their best period since the 2007-09 financial crisis” More than 5.55 million people around the world have died from Covid-19. In the United States alone, at least 854,000 people…

Rising Inequality is a Form of Economic Violence by Governments

Abdul Rahman (Photo: Oxfam India) The report claims that misplaced government policies have resulted in rising inequality, with the wealth of the top 10 richest men doubling during the pandemic between March 2020 and November 2021 when the incomes of 99% of the world’s population have suffered Oxfam International released its 2022 inequality report on Monday, January…

The Jakarta Method: The Project to Preserve Capitalism Through Terror

Rainer Shea  Late-stage capitalism began when capitalism ceased to be a revolutionary force, and started being a reactionary one. By the middle of the 19th century, when the bourgeoisie had overthrown feudalism throughout most of the globe, their new system became a force for regression, something that still existed not because of progress but despite…

How Capital Weaponizes the Social Ills it Creates

Rainer Shea  In The Peasant War in Germany, Friedrich Engels wrote: The lumpenproletariat, this scum of the decaying elements of all classes, which establishes headquarters in all the big cities, is the worst of all possible allies. It is an absolutely venal, an absolutely brazen crew. If the French workers, in the course of the Revolution,…

Narrative and Reality of the Libyan Crisis

Manlio Dinucci The most remarkable thing about the NATO-led operation in Libya is the difference between what the West and the Libyans perceived. For the former, it was the liberation of a People crushed by a dictatorship, while for the latter, it was a foreign invasion that destroyed everything in its path and sent the…

Why Does the US Need Wars and Armed Conflicts?

Vladimir Danilov During the last thirty years after the collapse of the USSR, the world, renamed by the West into a “Euro-Atlantic” one, began to change drastically, giving itself a completely different substance than Washington and the “renewed Europe” organized by America wanted it to be. It began to swell with a completely different meaning,…

Understanding Canadian Imperialism

Owen Schalk Imperialism today is a world system in which Canada, as a Western capitalist power, plays a notable role Imperialism is not only instantiated in military force and unilateral sanctions deployed to influence the sovereign political and economic affairs of a state for the benefit of an external one (usually the United States). Imperialism,…