Comrades in arms

Only Al Jazeera English would invite two Marxists to discuss the economic crisis: Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff. They’re talking mostly about the US of A, but the same stuff applies to America’s poodle, the UK. Talking of which, last week, Oxfam and Church Action Poverty called for a parliamentary inquiry, saying cuts and Jobcentre errors are causing destitution. There are now more than half a million people in the UK who depend on food banks for their sustenance (here), and as benefit cuts start to kick in it’s only going to get worse.

The situation is no better in the USA, the richest nation on earth, where it’s estimated that 1 in 6 Americans lives in a household that relies on food stamps (here), and those jolly millionaires on Capitol Hill want to reduce the food stamp programme. You couldn’t make it up, could you; and it begs the obvious question: why do people put up with this state of affairs? It’s largely because the vast majority of the media is a right wing propaganda machine, whose main aim is to keep the 1% in the manner to which they are accustomed. Cue the comrades in arms…

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