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On "Socialist" Co-Operatives, and the State's "Withering Away"

Posted 4th August 2013 at 20:00 by JPSartre12 (The Never-Ending Journey Leftward)

I have had some interesting conversations with some of my fellow comrades - both on revleft and off - regarding the nature of co-operative businesses, and the potential for their utilization as a method of transforming the capitalist mode of production into a socialist one. There have been several interesting conversations.

Of course, no vanguardist State is going to be able to use federal authority to create socialism, and no government administration is able to dictate the exact...
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The Privileged Majority

Posted 1st August 2013 at 21:56 by TheGodlessUtopian (Claiming the Mantle)

When speaking of a broad revolutionary movement composed of a mass of persons hailing from all walks of life it is important to remember privilege. Not privilege in the sense of one group being entitled to more of a voice than another but of the exact opposite: of one group’s voice being suppressed from another’s societal birthright.

There are many kinds of privileges[1], all of which are harmful to successfully forging a workable mass-movement. For the sake of simplicity...
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Spain: We must overthrow Rajoy's government & the Regime of '78

Posted 27th July 2013 at 02:39 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)
Updated 6th September 2013 at 01:45 by sixdollarchampagne

[From the Fracción Trotskista, – Unofficial translation]

Statement from Clase contra Clase in view of the new jump in the Bárcenas case

We must overthrow Rajoy’s government and the Regime of 1978 with the workers’ and people’s mobilization

By Clase contra Clase (Spain)
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

All women and all men to the demonstrations and protests against Rajoy’s government, like those that will take place Thursday,...
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Some thoughts on Vanguardism

Posted 20th July 2013 at 11:46 by bad ideas actualised by alcohol
Updated 22nd July 2013 at 20:38 by bad ideas actualised by alcohol

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I'd say the "vanguard" neither leads or rules the "people".
The proletariat is a revolutionary class. But they are revolutionary in the sense that they have the possibility of becoming revolutionaries. Consciousness of the proletariat is directly tied to economic development of society. From this it follows that in normal times only a small section, relatively small to the class as a whole since in absolute numbers it can still constitute big numbers, of the class are
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European Democratic Republic

Posted 17th July 2013 at 10:09 by bad ideas actualised by alcohol
Updated 17th July 2013 at 10:21 by bad ideas actualised by alcohol

Thought I'd turn this post into a blog-post, since I mention it quite often. So for future reference.

Originally Posted by Judas View Post
Yes, the European Union is capitalist, but nation-states aren't? You prefer nation-states over an economically tied together continent. You fail to see that not only would a continent like that expand a revolution over an entire continent, for the economies are close together, but also that such a revolution would make the blow to international capital so much more destructive.
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