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Argentina: The left in the 2013 primary elections

Posted 13th August 2013 at 04:02 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)
Updated 13th August 2013 at 04:20 by sixdollarchampagne

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

Argentina | Elections 2013
Excellent election outcome for the Workers Left Front nationally in the 2013 primaries

(AUG 12, 2013) The big setback of the national government, that fell not only from 54% in 2011, but from the meager 30% that it got in its worst election in the 2009 legislative elections, now getting little more than 26% throughout the country, was expressed in the strengthening of options...
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US: A strike in the big fast food chains

Posted 8th August 2013 at 08:34 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)
Updated 9th August 2013 at 10:14 by sixdollarchampagne

(From the Fracción Trotskista, ft-ci.org, unofficial translation)

Workers with job uncertainty go out to fight for their rights
US: A strike in the big fast food chains
August 1, 2013

By Diego Dalai

On Monday, July 29, the workers of the big fast food chains went out on strike, to demand a wage increase and labor and union rights. It is young people with job uncertainty, fed up with earning hunger wages, way below the average. The strike was national...
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Latin America: The return of the dangerous subject

Posted 6th August 2013 at 02:28 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)
Updated 8th August 2013 at 08:35 by sixdollarchampagne

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

The return of the dangerous subject

By Facundo Aguirre and Ruth Werner
Friday, July 19, 2013

In just eight months, the scene of the class struggle in South America has changed completely, with the intervention of the working class as one of the outstanding axes of the social process. Let’s take a look:

Argentina. November 20, 2012. The call for the general strike...
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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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