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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...

GM's plant closures stink of corruption on so many levels

GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant. Credit: wsws.org

Investors and top executives have used profits at GM to enrich themselves for years, while insisting mass layoffs are an unavoidable fact of economics.

A Tempest in Three Teapots: Yom Kippur Balls in London, New York, and Montreal

Undated advertisement in Yiddish for a Yom Kippur ball in New York City

At the end of the 19th century a nascent tradition emerged in London, England among recent Jewish immigrants as an anti-religious celebration of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism. The event quickly spread to North America where it was taken up by other Yiddish speaking anarchists and socialists as a way of expressing their collective power in a celebratory environment and encouraging others to turn against superstition and religion.

Socialism, Revolution and Internationalism

Socialism, Revolution and Internationalism

A Lecture delivered in Paris, November 27 1893 by Gabriel Deville.
https://www.marxists.org/archive/deville/1893/socialism-revolution.htm
This pamphlet is undated, circa 1900-10. Translated by Robert Rives la Monte. Number 1 in the Red Flag Series of the Socialist Party of Canada.

Socialist Party of Canada Western Clarion Literature for sale

Socialist Party of Canada Western Clarion Literature for sale

Socialist Party of Canada Western Clarion Literature for sale by the Dominion Executive Committee