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Ben Seattle reviews Tariq Ali who reviews Rebecca Karl who reviews Mao

Posted 14th March 2011 at 04:56 by Ben Seattle (I'm here to fight)
Updated 14th March 2011 at 14:23 by Ben Seattle (added sentence: "Who will want to call himself a Maoist")

Ben Seattle reviews Tariq Ali
who reviews Rebecca Karl
who reviews Mao

For revolutionary activists, like myself, who emerged from the Maoist tradition, the assessment of Mao ZeDong and the Cultural Revolution in China has always been complicated. The complication exists because the entire 20th century is complicated. How we evaluate Mao cannot be separated from how we evalutate Lenin and Stalin and (more to the point) our evaluation of how and why the Russian and Chinese...
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Reply to Frank/SAIC - practical cooperation for community & anti-imperialist politics

Posted 13th March 2011 at 03:31 by Ben Seattle (I'm here to fight)
Updated 18th May 2011 at 14:53 by Ben Seattle

posted at:
http://www.seattleaic.org/statements...ire-in-trouble
(it may take a while for someone in SAIC to rescue the post from the spam filter)

(This is a continuation of the thread here.)

Hi Frank,

First, I appreciate your calm tone. It is important to make clear to readers, with our conduct, that activists can discuss (in a respectful and productive way) their disagreements concerning the necessary priorities...
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Venezuela: Is it Capitalist, Socialist or In Transition ?

Posted 11th March 2011 at 13:08 by neosyndic (Discussion Snapshots)
Updated 30th March 2011 at 10:55 by neosyndic (formatting, typos)

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Open Revolutionary Activists -- Report on March Meeting

Posted 11th March 2011 at 05:20 by Ben Seattle (I'm here to fight)
Updated 12th March 2011 at 23:35 by Ben Seattle

Open Revolutionary Activists -- Report on March Meeting

I am part of an informal group of activists who meet once a month to help one another develop a better understanding of the nature of revolutionary work. Three of us met Monday night: Anton, myself and an activist I will call "Y". This was the first time Y attended a meeting. Another activist (ie: "X"), who has met with us previously, was unable to attend.

This is a report of our meeting.
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Class Basis for Revolution (Open Revolutionary Activists discussion in Seattle)

Posted 8th March 2011 at 09:01 by anton black
Updated 8th March 2011 at 09:13 by anton black (put in category)

Full list of initial questions:

Question 1 was raised and initially discussed at March 7 meeting
1) Does the working class want to run society? a) Under what conditions is this the case?
b) how is freedom and necessity to run society along with the consciousness of this formed?
-- when and "where" in the revolutionary process?

An example of this problem is the formation of the German (later Social--Democratic) Workers' Party in the...
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