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

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Dandelion Salad
Part I originally published Jan. 2, 2016

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.


Part II

December 30, 2016

Plutocracy II – Solidarity Forever

Scott N August 2016

From the archives:

Plutocracy III: Class War (must-see)

Plutocracy IV: Gangsters for Capitalism (must-see)

Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire (must-see)

It’s The End of the World, But …

Richest 10% Control 89% of World’s Wealth

Bill Moyers: The Soul of Democracy

Wealth Belongs To All Of Us – Not Just To The Rich by Dariel Garner

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”

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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Civil Rights

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