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Why national roads to socialism are bound to fail

Posted 8th March 2013 at 11:44 by Q

A short reply on the obvious need for international revolution.

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There are several left groups supporting Scottish independence. All are basing themselves on some variant of being able to build a socialist society or, at least, have a pro-working class government in Scotland, if only the link with London was cut. Added to this are, at best, calls to have a "voluntary confederation" with England, Wales and Ireland as a step towards a "socialist Europe". How this
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The USSR: State Capitalist? Socialist? Same fallacy...

Posted 7th March 2013 at 22:08 by Q

So, below posts were made in a thread on Cuba. It was first in response to the claim that Cuba (and later on, the USSR) were 'capitalist'. However the same fallacy is used (although mirrored) by those who claim that the USSR was "socialist".

I take issue with the fallacy

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What? 'Make Cuba capitalist'???? It's never been anything else, since the overturning of feudal property relations.
I'm not so sure comrade. Has there been universal commodity
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On the Historicism of Bourgeois-Democratic Revolutions

Posted 6th March 2013 at 17:17 by JPSartre12 (The Never-Ending Journey Leftward)

Perhaps I should have titled this entry "On the History and Necessity of Bourgeois-Democratic Revolutions", but I hope to make their necessity explicit enough.

As an existential Marxist, a significant majority of my beliefs are rooted in a sense of intellectual honesty regarding material conditions; specifically, I'm speaking of the presence (or non-presence) of scarcity. As Sartre argues in his Critique of the Dialectical Reason ("Search for a Method"), a socialist...
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Observation on antihomosexualism

Posted 5th March 2013 at 14:21 by Romanophile

When you see a news story about a homosexual, generally you do not know much about the actual person other than that she or he is homosexual. This carries a positive connotation : like many heterosexuals, the person is likely in love with somebody. Anti‐homosexuals (as Dick Hafer did) seek to destroy this connotation by portraying the homosexual life as something superficial : gay men don’t ‘love’ anybody, they just have constant, mindless and dangerous sex with anything with a penis. Of course,...
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Spain: 23F – Mass demonstrations against attacks by Rajoy's government

Posted 5th March 2013 at 05:37 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)
Updated 5th March 2013 at 05:51 by sixdollarchampagne

[From the Fracción Trotskista, – Unofficial translation]

February 23: Big convergence of the “tides”
Mass demonstrations against the attacks from Rajoy’s government

By Clase contra Clase (Spain)
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Carlos Muro, Clase contra Clase

Doctors, teachers, firefighters, workers from the private sector, unemployed workers, and students, yelling “Against the coup d’état by the markets, we owe nothing,...
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