The post originally appeared at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. The Felice Brothers are a veteran folk-rock band, who throughout their career have sacrificed commercial success by sticking to their principles. They have turned down offers to work with big-name producers and resisted pressure to adopt a more mainstream sound.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the establishment (and their media) like to celebrate MLK’s love of imperial America and centrist economic doctrine. The symbol celebrated bares little resemblance to the actual man and his ideas. There is a reason the FBI orchestrated a well-resourced campaign to destroy King that
Gut-wrenching acts of police violence against black people were captured on video and shared widely this past week. In Minneapolis, Philando Castile was executed, and while he was dying in a car seat, his girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, narrated a Facebook livestream. In Baton Rouge, Alton Sterling was brutalized by police,
My experiences of homophobia, Islamophobia, and the crushing weight of living under capitalism cannot be conveniently separated out into different issues.
The bourgeoisie have only one method of responding to the housing question, and that is to solve it in such a way that the solution recreates the question.
After all, how distressing can the financial establishment be to those unaffected by its destruction?
Analysts at Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest investment banks, questioned capitalism’s effectiveness. What did they really mean by that statement?
In “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe,” Antony Loewenstein explains how multinational corporations profit from human suffering.
On December 10 at 5pm EST, join Kevin Gosztola for a chat with Antony Loewenstein, author of “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe.”
The idea that humans’ innate greed is fueling climate change is a flawed thesis that’s hurting the environmental movement, argue Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis.