Zero Marginal Cost Society

A ‘third industrial revolution’

New technological innovations are having a huge impact on the capitalist system, a subject explored in a new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. The Zero Marginal Cost Society: the internet of things, the collaborative commons and the eclipse of capitalism By Jeremy Rifkin “The capitalist era is passing… [It] has peaked and begun its slow decline… At the heart of capitalism there lies a contradiction in the driving mechanism that has propelled it ever upwards to commanding heights, ...Read More
Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014

Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014 – Real Issues Don’t Matter!

In Maharashtra, election campaigns have risen to a fever pitch. Voting took place on 15th October with about 64% voter turnout and the results will be declared on the 19th itself. This elections is different from the past because both the major alliances, Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena-BJP have ended and all of them have decided to contest independently. With the decimation of Congress in the general elections, it would not really be a surprise to see both the Congress ...Read More
Shahid Bhagat Singh

Commemorating Bhagat Singh’s Birth Anniversary

On 28th September, the New Socialist Alternative, Pune Branch organised a program on the birth anniversary of the well known socialist freedom fighter - Shahid Bhagat Singh (1907-1931). About 60 people attended the event. Leading to the event, our members had distributed pamphlets and stuck posters in many colleges in Pune. The program was held at Samaj Vidnyan Academy, Pune. The program started with revolutionary songs that were sung by our members Rushikesh, Dhanashree, Sagar, Anita and ...Read More
HONG KONG-CHINA-POLITICS-DEMOCRACY

Hong Kong: Massive anti-government protests after attempted police crackdown

Anger over police violence fuels spontaneous “umbrella revolution” and growing strike movement This was the weekend that changed everything in Hong Kong. Mass popular resistance on the streets, by night and day, with mass gatherings of 100,000 and up to 180,000, spearheaded by the youth and a weeklong student strike, has forced the unelected Hong Kong government and thousands of heavily armed riot police to beat a retreat. Global media, grasping the unprecedented nature of these events, ...Read More