State Secrets ~~ Pat Garofalo

https://boondoggle.substack.com/p/state-secrets Photo credit: RestrictedData This is Boondoggle, the newsletter about corporations ripping off our states and cities. If you’re not currently a subscriber, please click the green button below to sign up. Thanks! ✓ The Fort Wayne, Indiana, city council is going to vote on a 10-year property tax break for a new warehouse, which will… Continue reading State Secrets ~~ Pat Garofalo

Workers Are Funding The War On Themselves. ~~ David Sirota

https://www.dailyposter.com/workers-are-funding-the-war-on-themselves/ ~~ posted for dmorista ~~ How workers’ retirement savings are enriching billionaires and, in every way imaginable, financing the apocalypse. As the private equity industry launches ads to protect its lucrative tax preferences, we should remember that this industry is the unseen man behind the curtain driving many social ills — from high hospital prices to surprise medical bills to nursing… Continue reading Workers Are Funding The War On Themselves. ~~ David Sirota

How Trump’s Toothless IRS Let the Rich Off Easy David Cay Johnston ~~ DAVID CAY JOHNSTON

 https://www.dcreport.org/2021/06/26/how-trumps-toothless-irs-let-the-rich-off-easy/ ~~ posted for dmorista ~~ Introductory remarks by dmorista:   This fine article by long-time veteran journalist David Cay Johnston points out that tax collections and tax law enforcement on the rich has fallen well over 99% from what it was during Donald Trump’ first year in office. Johnston is a long-time investigative reporter who… Continue reading How Trump’s Toothless IRS Let the Rich Off Easy David Cay Johnston ~~ DAVID CAY JOHNSTON

The Marxist View of the State ~~ Paul D’Amato

https://socialistworker.org/2009/03/06/marxist-view-of-the-state ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ THOUGH HOSTILITY to state power precedes anarchism, the idea of a society without a state has now (wrongly) come to be associated exclusively with anarchism. Conversely, Marxism is almost universally identified (again wrongly) with the idea of state ownership of the economy, and, by extension, with strengthening the state,… Continue reading The Marxist View of the State ~~ Paul D’Amato

NYPD Deploys Counter Terrorism Unit To Protect Wall Street in Response To Gamestop Protests ~~ Alan Macleod

 https://www.mintpressnews.com/nypd-deploys-counter-terrorism-unit-protect-wall-street-in-response-gamestop-protests/274996/ The Charging Bull statue in Manhattan’s Financial District has become the sight of protests amid a wider financial rebellion happening online. On Friday, a handful of activists were seen in Bowling Green Park, posing with the bull, and holding signs that said “Tax Wall Street Trades.” A thin band of tape was also placed on the statue’s head… Continue reading NYPD Deploys Counter Terrorism Unit To Protect Wall Street in Response To Gamestop Protests ~~ Alan Macleod

Trump-Biden 2: Dueling Billionaire-Backed Liars ~~ Jeff Mackler

https://socialistaction.org/2020/11/01/trump-biden-2-dueling-billionaire-backed-liars/ If I were a high school debate referee I’d score Joe Biden the winner big time in the October 22 final debate with the nation’s moron accidental president Donald Trump. But it wasn’t a high school debate wherein each side is assigned in advance to take opposing sides of a question. In Trump-Biden 2… Continue reading Trump-Biden 2: Dueling Billionaire-Backed Liars ~~ Jeff Mackler

Nations, Nationalism, War and Class Struggle

A few related pieces on the subject of nations, nationalism, war and class struggle. In Whose War Shall We Fight ~~ E. Debs and selected quotes on the subject by Red Robbo In Whose War Shall We Fight https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/themilitant/socialist-appeal-1938/v02n14/debs.htm Since my characterization of the soldier in the Jingo edition (as “the hired assassin of his… Continue reading Nations, Nationalism, War and Class Struggle