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The Black Book of Communism alleges that communism killed 94 million people during the 20th century. This number is accumulated from more than 10 different nations and various movements around the world. It includes two of some of the most populated nations on Earth — China and the Soviet Union. Despite being cited often, the Black Book of Communism has repeatedly been criticized for it’s reckless, careless, and highly questionable methodology.

Some of the major criticisms against the Black Book of Communism includes the fact that it counts the following as “victims of communism”: some nazis and their collaborators who were killed by the Soviet Union during World War II, people who died in the 1921 Russian famine (which was caused by drought, the whites stealing food, war, etc), other hunger-related deaths caused by the nazi war against the Soviet Union, and many other incidents that were dishonestly attributed. The book contains deaths dishonestly attributed to communism by completely ignoring external factors such as sanctions, foreign military intervention, etc. It also includes inaccuracies of historical events such as when Werth credits the Austro-Hungarian army, not the German army, for the occupation of Poland in 1915, making the ridiculous claim that the bolsheviks only had 2,000 members in October 1917 when they actually had around 200,000 members, or claiming that the infamous U.S.-backed dictator Batista “fiercely opposed” the U.S., …


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In this piece, I will examine the situation in the Soviet Union, particularly in Ukraine, 1932–1933, of what is commonly referred to as “Holodomor”.

“Holodomor” refers to the claim of an “intentional man-made famine-genocide in Ukraine caused by Communist collectivization of the Soviet Union” or often times more specifically, of Stalin himself.

To begin, I will start with its origins. Its origins are widely credited to a Welsh man named Gareth Jones. Who was he? Jones before arriving in the Soviet Union in March of 1933, he was in nazi Germany. In an article entitled, “WITH HITLER ACROSS GERMANY” which was published on February 23rd of 1933, he outlines his experience flying on Hitler’s private plane along with other high ranking nazi officials such as Goebbels. In the piece he says of the nazi leaders, “There is nothing hard and Prussian about my fellow-passengers. They could not be more friendly and polite, even if I were a red-hot nazi myself.” Continuing, after fawning over the nazis, he says regarding Hitler: “There are two Hitlers — the natural boyish Hitler, and the Hitler who is inspired by tremendous national force, a great Hitler. It is the second Hitler who has stirred Germany to an awakening.” In a following article by Jones, he states regarding Goebbels that “He has a remarkably appealing personality, with a sense of humour and a keen brain. …


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The legacy of capitalism has been filled with the tyranny of those who possess capital, characterized by genocides, colonialism, imperialism, and the general destruction of entire peoples and the planet. An alternative is necessary and crucial for the survival of humanity.

Capitalism came into this world gushing blood from all pores, rabid, foaming at it’s mouth — from the European colonization of the Americas resulting in 100,000,000 dead Indigenous persons, to the genocidal enslavement of millions of African peoples by the euro-capitalists, to countless violent repressions and brutal massacres of workers by the tyrants of capital.

Even as capitalism came into the world, it didn’t come by one day or even one hundred years. It took centuries, dating all the way back to the 14th century, to develop enough groundwork and framework for modern capitalism to begin appearing in the 16th and 17th centuries. …


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Today, and for years, we have been told that Hugo Chávez is an evil “authoritarian”, that President Maduro is an evil “dictator”. We are told that “the Venezuelan people” hate President Maduro, that the Bolivarian government must be overthrown in the name of “democracy” and “freedom”.

We are told that hunger in Venezuela constitutes a “humanitarian crisis”, therefore should be intervened. Firstly, hunger does exist in Venezuela (as recognized by President Maduro), as it does in the whole world, including in capitalist America where some 40 million people starve while 30%–40% of food is wasted and destroyed. According to the Global Hunger Index, Venezuela as of 2018 has a rate of 11.4%, up from 8.4% in 2010. But down from 15.2% in 2000. …


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With the death of neoliberalism in the United States, many Americans are reawakening and turning to social democracy as an alternative. The allure of social democratic policies in a hardline neoliberal society that has repressed anti-capitalism for over a century is incredibly enticing. The appeals of universal healthcare, free higher education, better safety nets, a livable minimum wage, and so forth is drawing millions of working class Americans towards the reformist ideology. …


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There is an unrelenting myth that if we raise the minimum wage it will cause the inflation rate to rise. This is pure bullshit and needs to be debunked. To keep this from not getting too long, this will mostly focus on 1980’s-present.

The theory is that if the minimum wage rises, it will cause inflation. It says that corporations will raise prices in order to recuperate their profits that were lost from the increase of the cost of production, in this case, the increase of the minimum wage. Because employers will have to spend more money on their employees, they will just increase the prices to make it up. …

Morgan

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