Reasonably Revolting: The “Socialism” of Jacobin

Jacobin is not a socialist paper. It exists because the US capitalist media allows it. Their ideology is characterised by their inability to see beyond electoral politics even in the face of persistent failure, and their role as a mouthpiece of US imperialism. Despite their aesthetic, the “Brooklyn Socialism” of Jacobin amounts to little more than the same meek demands of democratic socialism, but in radical dress.

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Adventurism v. Class Engagement: Lessons from the Final Fantasy VII Remake

Why discuss a fictional group from a Japanese video game? Very simply because as the extraction of mako threatens the world of our characters, so too does the extraction and burning of fossil fuels threaten the death of our own. We see a similar trend among ecological movements here too. Groups such as Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion and Earth First!, though correct in their analysis that climate change is a matter that will have catastrophic effects on us all, have disconnected the ecological movement from the broader class struggle, missing the forest for the trees, if you’ll indulge me.

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4 Reasons Capitalists Are Furious at Michael Moore’s New Film (& Why You Need To Watch It)

‘A gift to Big Oil’, claims Vox’s Leah C. Stokes. Documentary filmmaker Josh Fox had the film temporarily removed from sites with the help of a twitter mob. The creators “have done a grave disservice to us and the planet” cried Penn State climatologist, Michael E. Mann, who soon after compared Michael Moore to Donald Trump and Putin.

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