Plutocracy I-V (must-see)

Class War graffiti, Shoreditch

Image by duncan c via Flickr

Dandelion Salad
Part I originally published Jan. 2, 2016, Part II on Dec. 30, 2016, Part III on June 28, 2017, Part IV on Apr. 29, 2018, and Part V on June 4, 2019.

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

Plutocracy I: Political Repression in the U.S.A.

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.

Plutocracy II – Solidarity Forever

Scott N August 2016


This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Plutocracy III: Class War

Scott N June 2017

Plutocracy IV: Gangsters for Capitalism

Scott N April 3, 2018

Political repression in the USA.

Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire

Scott N May 5, 2019

From the archives:

The War at Home: Part 1: Rebellion

How Capitalism Controls You by The Anti-Social Socialist

The Memorial Day Massacre by Sharon Smith + Labor History: Chicago Memorial Day Massacre 1937

Howard Zinn: Hidden History of The American Working Class

Paul Street: We Live In An Abject Authoritarian Plutocracy

The Powell Memo

Henry Wallace + Undoing the New Deal

Salt of the Earth (1954)

The Wobblies (1979)

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Civil Rights



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