Tag: capitalism

Fossil Gas Is Explosive, Leaky and Increasingly Dirty

Gas-industry players are actively working in every possible way to secure their own commercial advantage as well as the industry’s future.

Global Capitalist Crisis Deadlier than Coronavirus (Part III)

The crisis triggered by the pandemic will leave in its wake more inequality, more political tension, more militarism and more authoritarianism; social upheaval, civil strife and mass popular struggles will likely escalate.

Global Capitalist Crisis: Deadlier than Coronavirus (Part I)

Financial speculation, pillaging the state, and debt-driven growth were ‘fixes’ that could not address the underlying structural conditions that triggered the 2008 financial collapse.

Editorial: Undead Undone? Coronavirus and Capitalism

The coronavirus pandemic lays bare how the living, the dead and the grey zone in between are organised into a global system of power, ecology and technology; a formation whose vulnerabilities and contradictions are being pressed to boiling point.

That Liability, Democracy, by Alison Caddick

What will happen when it is fully revealed in the operation of the corporate state that the needs of the people are not its concern?

Trump: Logician to Rhetorician, by Jon Altman

Jon Altman

9 Feb 2017

Trump's message is to make America great again. The means to do this, according to him, is to revisit the twentieth-century industrial capitalism that made America ‘great’ before. It is the legacy of this American Dream of bloated materialism and waste that is now choking the planet.

New Realities, New Politics, by Alison Caddick

Arena Magazine changes its masthead

The Maker Movement, by Susie Elliott and Mark Richardson

DIY culture in a time of hyper-detachment

Donald Trump’s Conservatism, by Geoffrey Robinson

Trump’s success lies in the politics of the personal.

Global Avarice, by Alison Caddick

If the money relation sits at the heart of capitalism, how does its present, twenty-first-century form, digitised and ultra-globalised, break asunder the assumptions and ethics of a given world?

Reflections on Pasolini’s ‘Weeping Excavator’, by Gerardo Papalia

Capitalism and the destruction of the sacred

Liberal Tax Dilemma a Sign of the Times

13 Mar 2016

As Malcolm Turnbull faces the reality of an unpredictable public and an imminent election, he is not finding life all that easy.. Being popular without actual policy had only a short term prospect, and most actual policies that are briefly floated turn out to be fraught one way or another. The most exciting of times are hardly straight-forward.