Movement in Italy following the lead of protesters in Greece
June 16, 2012
Italy’s prime minister has “warned” that he is fending off economic disaster and insists that he must assault the working poor and unemployed as a result but tens of thousands of unionists, activists and regular citizen protesters have followed the situation in Greece closely and refuse to accept austerity attacks. They have taken to the streets in thousands to oppose the brutal austerity measures. 


"We stepped away from the precipice before, but the hole is growing bigger and it may swallow us up. We are again in a crisis," Monti said in Milan on Saturday, trying to threaten his own citizens if they don’t allow him to steal all of their social benefits. 

Monti took over from former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in November 2011. He inherited a recession and has done everything in his power since to protect Italy’s rich and to create a living hell for the working poor of Italy. Monti has passed tough austerity packages that protect his rich friends and create suffering for the masses. 
-R.Cunningham

Movement in Italy following the lead of protesters in Greece

June 16, 2012

Italy’s prime minister has “warned” that he is fending off economic disaster and insists that he must assault the working poor and unemployed as a result but tens of thousands of unionists, activists and regular citizen protesters have followed the situation in Greece closely and refuse to accept austerity attacks. They have taken to the streets in thousands to oppose the brutal austerity measures.

"We stepped away from the precipice before, but the hole is growing bigger and it may swallow us up. We are again in a crisis," Monti said in Milan on Saturday, trying to threaten his own citizens if they don’t allow him to steal all of their social benefits.

Monti took over from former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in November 2011. He inherited a recession and has done everything in his power since to protect Italy’s rich and to create a living hell for the working poor of Italy. Monti has passed tough austerity packages that protect his rich friends and create suffering for the masses.

-R.Cunningham

Wait - What Exactly is Socialism?

Socialism is undoubtedly something that is regaining popularity and visibility in our society. Unfortunately, most of us (at least in the US) have no fucking idea what socialism is because our capitalist government has done a hell of a job framing socialism as something that it is not. I think all revolutionaries should invest a significant amount of time trying to understand socialism. This video does an alright job of laying out the most basic moral argument for socialism. 

Here are some helpful articles for understanding socialism: 

Things socialism is not:

1) Stalinism

2) Anthing Obama has ever done or ever will do

3) Sweden (a social democracy where the workers still don’t control the means of production) 

If you’re hungry to learn more, I implore you to read “The Meaning of Marxism”. It is an intelligent, accessible break-down of Marxist ideas. You can buy a digital copy for $9 on Amazon. Or you could support the leftist publisher Haymarket and order it from their website!

-R.Cunningham