finance

Amazon: A new business model better able to manage the contradictions of the capitalist mode of production

Amazon cardboard robot

An attempt to understand the functioning of one the world's most powerful companies using marxist categories - explaining how Amazon manages to combine the functions of productive, comercial and finance capital. The intention is, of course, to try to work out the implications for class strugle...

Food Sovereignty in times of War

Domiz Refugee Camp, Irak. Image from Lemon Tree Trust.

The 15th Garden network in Syria supports community gardeners and farmers in the country to grow “free food for a free people”, while also building solidarity amongst farmers from Syria and peasants’ resistance worldwide. Even in situations of war, hunger, and climate crisis people makes creative solutions that spread justice and strengthen community activism.

Cleaners beat the Bank of New York Mellon in just 30 hours

Cleaners organising through the grassroots union United Voices of the World won the London Living Wage just 30 hours after declaring their intention to strike.

The Home Saving Bank robbery, 1915

William Juber

A short history of the robbery of a branch of the Home Saving Bank in Los Angeles in 1915 and its aftermath, by the Black Rose Anarchist Federation.

No Pravin, it was not progressive nor redistributive

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

This article looks at the South African state's budget for 2017. Far from being redistributive and progressive, as the South African Minister of Finance claimed, it was rather a regressive and outright neoliberal budget.

The Iceland women’s strike, 1975

Women on strike in Reykjavik, 1975

A short history of the strike, or day off, by 90% of women in Iceland for equality with men on 24 October, 1975, written by Steven Johns.

Revenge of a Citibank worker

Saboteur from Office Space

An IT worker with Citibank was jailed last week for deliberately downing 90% of the bank's network, following an unfavourable review with a manager.

The failures of atmospheric commodification

Climate protesters: 'more future, less capitalism'

Are carbon markets just another wave of capitalist accumulation, or is there an inkling of hope that in commodifying the atmospheric commons we will stave off catastrophic climate change?

Genesis and we

Supply and demand. What comes first? The issue story is primary, not a primitive response like: "If the society needs, we produce» or «We consume because we have that opportunity»

An angry person's guide to finance - Jack Copley

A layperson's guide to the complex and frustrating financial world - from a Marxist perspective.