Open-Time for Change

Understanding Marxism

Why should we pay attention to the great social critics like Marx? Americans, especially now, confront serious questions and evidences that our capitalist system is in trouble. It clearly serves the 1% far, far better than what it is doing to the vast mass of the people. Marx was a social critic for whom capitalism was not the end of human history. It was just the latest phase and badly needed the transition to something better. We offer this essay now because of the power and usefulness today of Marx’s criticism of the capitalist economic system. 

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Will Amazon Finally Kill New York? — Longreads

Lovely book review by Rebecca McCarthy on Heike Geissler’s Seasonal Associate that explores the dark side of Amazon and the

Michael, Aretha, Beyoncé, and the Black Press — Longreads

The Black press has always been where Black artists could have their work spoken about with integrity. via Michael, Aretha, Beyoncé,

New book looks at why fight for ecosocialism — and how we can win — Green Left Weekly

Ian AngusIssue 1191August 11, 2018socialismbooksenvironmentAustraliaRed-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism Victor Wallis Political Animal Press 2018 For 20

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Ten Books to Read in 2018 — Longreads

Longreads asked writers, editors, and booksellers to tell us about a few books they felt deserved more recognition last year. Here are their 10 suggestions.

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Eye of the TimeGate – The Swamp Podcast #36

In this episode, some of the topics covered include working with small publishers and editors, selecting cover artists, and the merits of using Create Space to publish a ‘hard copy’, as well as the lowdown on Smashwords versus Amazon Kindle self-publishing platforms.