Tag: Socialist Appeal (UK)

Youth radicalisation in Japan

Original article, by Fred McDowell, via Socialist Appeal (UK):

Communism is suddenly back in fashion in Japan. The reason is not hard to seek. ‘Lifetime employment’ is a thing of the past for young workers, who face a casualised and insecure future. One in three is temping. Some 44% of country’s workforce are part-time only, while a profusion of short-term contracts has created a generation of freelancers who are often ‘between jobs’. They have already worked out that, as recession bites, they will be first in the firing line. They are drawing political conclusions in increasing numbers.

Bail-out blackmail

Original article, by Mick Brooks, via Socialist Appeal (UK):

Last week US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson unveiled a dramatic plan to arrest the present financial crisis and prevent future economic catastrophe.

Capitalism has failed. Period.

Original article, by Rob Sewell, via Socialist Appeal (UK):

“I like thieves. Some of my best friends are thieves. Why, just last week we had the president of the bank over for dinner.” W.C. Fields.

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