Plutocracy: Political Repression in the U.S.A. (must-see)

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by Scott Noble
Dissident Voice
December 31, 2015

Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on the the ways in which the American people have historically been divided on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex and skill level.

Plutocracy: Divide et Impera (Divide and Rule) includes sections on Mother Jones, the American Constitution; the Civil War draft riots; Reconstruction; Industrialization; the evolution of the police; the robber barons; early American labor unions; and major mid-to-late 19th Century labor events including the uprising of 1877, the Haymarket Affair, the Homestead strike and the New Orleans General Strike. The introduction examines the West Virginian coal wars of the early 20th Century, culminating in the Battle of Blair Mountain.

Part II (‘Solidarity Forever’) will cover the late 19th Century to the early twenties.

The filmmaker is currently seeking donations to complete the project. If you’d like to help, you can donate to their Patreon account.

Scott Noble is a documentary filmmaker and wage slave. His films are available at his website

Scott N October 2015

Income inequality has become a big issue in the modern day political spectrum. While these economic and class divides seem more pronounced than ever before, this documentary film Plutocracy: Political Repression in the USA reveals the main reasons of these struggles pre-date the beginnings of the industrialized labor force.

from the archives:

Plutocracy I: Political Repression in the U.S.A. + Plutocracy II: Solidarity Forever + Plutocracy III: Class War (must-see)

Plutocracy I: Political Repression in the U.S.A. + Plutocracy II: Solidarity Forever

Plutocracy III: Class War (must-see)

Plutocracy IV: Gangsters for Capitalism (must-see)

Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire (must-see)

Rackets Science: The Influence Peddlers Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 2029) by Rob Hager

20 People Now Richer Than Half Of America by Dariel Garner

Chris Hedges: The Revolution Will Be Local

Abby Martin: America’s Unofficial Religion — The War On An Idea

Chris Hedges and Kevin Zeese: The #TPP: “The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History”

Socialism According to Eugene V. Debs by Elizabeth Schulte

The Haymarket Riot: “It is a Subterranean Fire” by Elizabeth Schulte (repost)

Global Power Project, Part 1: Exposing the Transnational Capitalist Class by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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30 thoughts on “Plutocracy: Political Repression in the U.S.A. (must-see)

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  21. folktruther, mass killing of civilians was also a huge part of U.S. strategy and tactics during World War II. Aerial bombing of German, Italian, and Japanese cities, culminating in the firebombings of Dresden, Hamburg, and Tokyo and the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, was done intentionally to demoralize the civilian populations of those Axis powers.

    However, the Strategic Bombing Survey conducted after World War II by the Allies reached, at best, an ambiguous conclusion that some civilians were demoralized but some were made even more enraged and resistant against the Allies.

    Since 1945, as you have stated, U.S. intentional bombing of civilians has been perpetrated entirely against “non-white” civilian populations, and, despite its immorality and violation of international laws, continues today with Obama’s drone war.

  22. there has been a mind-blowing book written by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz called INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ HIISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.. It’s largely a shocking story of three centuries of democide of the American Indians. Most US-Americans believe that the military does not attack noncombatant civilians, but this is completely false. the century long wars were conducted by killing the children, women, and old men, as well as fighting the armed.

    The importance for us is that the mass killing of civilians is an essential part of US imperialism, and occurs increasingly in the post world war 2 wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, etc. US power has been attained on the blood of primarily non-White people.

    The implications for conceptual ideology of political and social truth is that racist oppression has been more brutal than class oppression, and equally systemic.

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