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Just Another Marxist Monday: A News Poem in Three Parts

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“You look exactly like the future of capitalism down there.” U.S. COAST GUARD

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On Friday, something like forty containers fell into the Pacific Ocean from a sea-tossed cargo ship transporting too much stuff from Busan, South Korea to Vancouver, Canada. (And, yes, it’s that Busan—the one in the zombie movie Train to Busan.) The ship, Zim Kingston, also caught on fire because it was packed with toxic chemicals used for mining.

From continent to continent, from sea to sea, this is the whole bad business of one void going to another void. Container capitalism feeding extractive capitalism. The crew abandoned the ship near the Strait of Juan de

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