Capitalism was built on slavery, child labor, theft and pillage

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“The history of imperialism is a succession of barbarities. Before and during the slave trade, the Indians of Latin America and the Caribbean were exterminated. To the enslavement of nearly 15 million deported Africans, we must add child labor in Europe, vagrancy laws, forced labor, 16- to 18-hour workdays in the first factories: it was through theft, rapine and the ferocious exploitation of human beings throughout the world that the bourgeoisie accumulated its wealth and power.”

Nathalie Arthaud, Communist, revolutionary, internationalist!, The right characters, 2022.


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