The Ludlow Massacre: Bitter and Prejudiced In the Extreme 

This week marks the 108th anniversary of “the deadliest labor struggle in American history,” when armed thugs hired by John Rockefeller Jr. burned out and gunned down families of striking coal miners in Ludlow, CO, killing at least 26, mostly women and children, for the crime of seeking decent lives. Ultimately, about 100 people died in a 10-day “guerrilla war” that saw the triumph of capital that viewed workers as “a vicious gang come in to destroy our profit,” and the government it ruled. So it went for decades. Woody Guthrie on the tragedy: “And then I hung my head and cried.”

Source: Further | The Ludlow Massacre: Bitter and Prejudiced In the Extreme | Opinion

world history shows a clear dynamic in the eonic effect…//How Marxists View the Middle Ages

Two books on the eonic effect:
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I have not read the new research referred to but the older views of Marxists and of Marx (and most other scholars perhaps) have not been able to produce any deep understanding of the emergence of civilization: the confusion over Darwinism, and the fallacies of historical materialism, block any real understanding, now visible in the data of the eonic effect and its model. Next to that is the confusion over the history of capitalism which is not a modern phenomenon: capitalism in primitive forms has existed since the dawn of civilization but often mixed with the legacy of slavery. Continue reading “world history shows a clear dynamic in the eonic effect…//How Marxists View the Middle Ages”

Noxious Deindustrialisation: Connecting Precarity and the Ecological Crisis | Portside

Last year, world leaders got together at COP26 to discuss how to fight climate change, within capitalism of course. Speaking of which, only 23 miles away from Glasgow – in Grangemouth – lies INEOS’s refinery and petrochemical complex, owned by self-made businessman Jim Ratcliffe. One of the richest men in the UK with a net worth of $15 billion, the self-styled “alchemist” does not shy away from controversy.

Source: Noxious Deindustrialisation: Connecting Precarity and the Ecological Crisis | Portside