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Ex-NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden has disclosed his first set of documents outlining Australia’s role in NSA surveillance programs, picking out four facilities in the country that contribute heavily to US spying.

The locations of dozens of the US’s and associated countries signal collection sites have been revealed by Snowden, who leaked classified National Security Agency maps to US journalist Glenn Greenwald, which were then published in the Brazilian newspaper “O Globo.”…

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Anarchist communism is a form of anarchism that advocates the abolition of the State and capitalism in favour of a horizontal network of voluntary associations through which everyone will be free to satisfy his or her needs.

Anarchist communism is also known as anarcho-communism, communist anarchism, or, sometimes, libertarian communism. However, while all anarchist communists are libertarian communists, some libertarian communists, such ascouncil communists, are not anarchists. What distinguishes anarchist communism from other variants of libertarian communism is the formers opposition to all forms of political power, hierarchy and domination…

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The fundamental law of capitalism is that if workers have no money, businesses have no customers. That’s why the extreme, and widening, wealth gap in our economy presents not just a moral challenge, but an economic one, too. In a capitalist system, rising inequality creates a death spiral of falling demand that ultimately takes everyone down…

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Notes from the Iron Cage

 

  In America, there definitely exists a stratum of class, despite some lofty rhetoric to the contrary. Indeed, these classes are part of the American fabric. Particularly, this is true of economic class. One only needs to look at the latest political-economic debate to hear the espousal of ‘America’s Great Middle Class.” The classification of being Middle Class has a magical ability to be claimed by almost anybody, or to claim ones actions for its benefit. Perhaps because of it’s vague definition, the class of the petit bourgeois is often claimed by those with material and fiscal wealth far beyond ‘the middle.’ (Sometimes these wealthy citizens admit they are ‘upper-middle class’ – a designation that denotes superiority, success, and elitism while also utilizing the benefits of being an ‘average joe’ of the ‘middle class.’) The idea of the ‘Middle Class’ seemingly has a place for everybody. Indeed, for the…

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