The war in Ukraine has raised a sometimes heated discussion on one of socialism’s most potent slogans: No War But The Class War. The general political idea (deserters and mutineers having always existed), is that the working class should not fight and die for the schemes of the rich and the frothing delusions of nationalism.
Freedom correspondent Louis Further rounds up the latest efforts of the US State to bolster polluting and violent industries at the expense of all. Last month, a report, Billionaire Bonanza, published by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) revealed that the 400 richest people in the United States now own more than the bottom 64%
One hundred years on from the start of the First World War, Mark Kosman reflects on the nature of war and the class struggle throughout the last century and asks the question: can governments keep up this destructive, murderous fraud? In 1871, Karl Marx wrote that governments use war as a fraud, a ‘humbug, intended