In this first instalment of our ‘Capitalism 101’ series, we will be discussing the commodity. What are commodities, and why are they so fundamental to the capitalist system?
This is the introductory article in our Capitalism 101 series which will cover The Commodity, Class, Private Property and Wage Labour, Race, Gender, Disability, The State, Crisis and Imperialism, and Socialism.
Despite all the talk of "reopening" and "things going back to normal," the reality is that nothing will ever be the same again. We can never magically return to a pre-covid world. The shadow cast over us by the coronavirus will blanket us for decades to come.
The following speech was written for the Apartheid Off Campus “Fight Like Colombia! Resist Like Palestine! Solidarity Demo” – at which a Red Fightback member spoke on the 15th May 2021. Our speaker ended up being pushed for time, and we chose not to give the speech in full.
If Liverpool is to have any claim of being a "socialist city", we must relearn the lessons of its radical past. The left needs to abandon electoral politics, including Labour and Joanne Anderson, and return to the path towards revolution, towards liberation.
While filming season one, the Metropolitan police refused to assist in the making of the show, due to concerns over its portrayal of police corruption. This lack of affection, however, does not go both ways: The police may not have liked Line of Duty, but Line of Duty loves the police.