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Argentina: The significance of the historic vote for the FIT

Posted 2nd November 2013 at 19:20 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)
Updated 3rd November 2013 at 03:04 by sixdollarchampagne

[From the Fracción Trotskista, ft-ci.org – Unofficial translation]

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Introduction from an activist in Argentina:

The Workers’ and Left Front is composed of three Trotskyist parties: the PTS (Partido de Trabajadores Socialistas), the PO (Partido Obrero) and the IS (Izquierda Socialista). In 2011 we got over 600,000 votes, obtaining deputies in three different provinces (Neuquén, Córdoba and Salta). In the 2013 Argentinean primary elections for deputies...
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US|The debt ceiling is raised: A last-minute agreement to buy time

Posted 24th October 2013 at 08:34 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)

[From the Fracción Trotskista, ft-ci.org – Unofficial translation]

United States | The debt ceiling is raised, in the middle of a political crisis
A last-minute agreement to buy time
October 17, 2013
By: Esteban Mercatante, PTS of Argentina

A scene that is beginning to be repeated: During a countdown, on the verge of taking the US to a default, because of reaching the legally allowed upper limit of issuing debt, Democrats and Republicans arrive...
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Things that Marxism Is Not

Posted 16th October 2013 at 08:25 by synthesis

Original post here.

I've been wanting to write something like this for awhile now, but this thread really prompted me to get moving. I feel like there are certain things that need to be clarified and concentrated into one specific place so as to clear up some common misconceptions about Marxism.

Without further ado:

  1. Marxism is not asceticism. Being a Marxist does not require you to live in a dingy apartment, wear the same clothes every day, and forgo
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Party for a Working Class Party

Posted 16th October 2013 at 08:23 by synthesis

Original post here.

Obviously this whole thing is half-joking - I don't think that what the working class needs is more fucking acronyms and hilariously small organizations, but I was just going back and reading some of the stuff about the "Workers Party of America" that a (former?) member here started and I just wanted to try my hand at this whole "creating another unnecessary party" thing.

But I have to admit that I also like the idea of there...
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Fascism and Paganism

Posted 16th October 2013 at 08:22 by synthesis
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My conception of the relationship between fascism and paganism is that fascists claim to reject Christianity for the same reason they claim to reject capitalism - because they are what Marx termed "reactionary socialists." Part of their appeal was advocating a return to a previous mode of production, and Christianity, as a global religion, sometimes got lumped in as an ideology of the capitalist ruling class. (This was obviously more a facet of ideology...
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