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If the Czech economy is thriving, why are we so poor? | Saša Uhlová | Opinion | The Guardian
The transition from state socialism to capitalism has created deep feelings of injustice among those in manual jobs
socialwelfare  decline  employment  exploitation  capitalism  personalaccount  CzechRepublic  Guardian  2018 
yesterday by inspiral
“Below the Surface of ICE: The Corporations Profiting From Immigrant Detention”, by David Dayen for In These Times
Going after ICE contractors’ cash flow indicates a new direction in activist organizing since the Trump administration began its controversial family separation policy. ICE relies on private contractors to carry out its detention operations, so one way to abolish ICE might be to make its association so toxic that it loses its collaborators.
corporations  ice  immigration  abolishice  capitalism  ethics 
2 days ago by beep
Shell and Exxon's secret 1980s climate change warnings | Benjamin Franta | Environment | The Guardian
"The documents make for frightening reading. And the effect is all the more chilling in view of the oil giants’ refusal to warn the public about the damage that their own researchers predicted. Shell’s report, marked “confidential,” was first disclosed by a Dutch news organization earlier this year. Exxon’s study was not intended for external distribution, either; it was leaked in 2015.

Nor did the companies ever take responsibility for their products. In Shell’s study, the firm argued that the “main burden” of addressing climate change rests not with the energy industry, but with governments and consumers. That argument might have made sense if oil executives, including those from Exxon and Shell, had not later lied about climate change and actively prevented governments from enacting clean-energy policies."
climate_change  capitalism  environment  2018  from:guardian 
2 days ago by mechazoidal
Scott Patterson and Alexandra Wexler: Despite Cleanup Vows, Smartphones and Electric Cars Still Keep Miners Digging by Hand in Congo (Wall Street Journal)
Supply chains at Apple, VW and others still include the owner of a mine where workers produce cobalt without safety equipment
apple  capitalism  labor 
2 days ago by matthewmcvickar
Untitled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCvKXgp-Awo)
This is some real 💯 that I somehow encountered in the early 2000s and just remembered for some reason:
capitalism  from twitter_favs
3 days ago by dkastner
What America Still Doesn’t Understand About Fascism
So the disappointed prole turns to fascism to restore precisely the things that capitalism took away from him — what it was impoverishing him of while he wasn’t looking. But that means that he is at the mercy of tribal logic, in all its fearfulness and cowardice and stupidity, too. The rage that should be directed at capitalism is pointed at scapegoats. The anger that should be directed at those above him is aimed below him. The contempt he should have for the rich is turned into scorn of the poor.
politics  authoritarianism  us  capitalism  racism 
3 days ago by juliusbeezer

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