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Direction on Syndicalism and Revisiting Mass Strike Strategies

Posted 28th August 2010 at 01:54 by Die Neue Zeit

Transformative Critique: Direction on Syndicalism and Revisiting Mass Strike Strategies

“Imagine all the workers of the world truly, actually uniting… and then striking. It would be a world-transforming action.” (Jack Harden)

In Chapter 6, I wrote about one of the highest freedoms of class-strugglist assembly and association: all workplaces being legally considered to be unionized for the purposes of political strikes and even syndicalist strikes, regardless of the...
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Class-Strugglist Democracy and the Demarchic Commonwealth

Posted 28th August 2010 at 01:52 by Die Neue Zeit

Class-Strugglist Democracy and the Demarchic Commonwealth

“But much more important for Marxist thought is Aristotle's account in Books 3-6 of the Politics where he defines democracy as the rule of the poor over the rich whom they can outnumber in the Assembly. Demokratia is taken to be class rule rather than popular government, and demos is understood in the sense of the common people, not the whole of the people as Perikles, Demosthenes, and other Athenians preferred to believe.”...
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Participatory Democracy, Demarchy, and Class Issues

Posted 19th June 2009 at 04:12 by Die Neue Zeit
Updated 27th June 2009 at 20:39 by Die Neue Zeit

Participatory Democracy and the Direct Democracy Question

"Instead of deciding once in three or six years which member of the ruling class was to misrepresent the people in Parliament, universal suffrage was to serve the people […]" (Karl Marx)

Inspired by Marx’s musings on the Paris Commune, awhile back I was fortunate to have found A Space for Participatory Democracy?, a blog by sociologist Mark Frezzo of the Florida Atlantic University. Notwithstanding...
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"Broad Economism"

Posted 19th December 2008 at 04:37 by Die Neue Zeit
Updated 30th January 2009 at 01:24 by Die Neue Zeit

"Broad Economism"

“Occasionally someone has attempted to oppose the political struggle to the economic, and declared that the proletariat should give its exclusive attention either to the one or the other. The fact is that the two cannot be separated. The economic struggle demands political rights, and these will not fall from heaven. To secure and maintain them, the most vigorous political action is necessary.” (Karl Kautsky)

In the introduction, I mentioned...
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The Democracy Question: Introduction

Posted 5th October 2008 at 05:01 by Die Neue Zeit
Updated 29th March 2009 at 22:34 by Die Neue Zeit

The Democracy Question



[Note: This unabashedly borrows from, in order: Kautsky’s The Class Struggle (Erfurt Programme), the First International's Resolution of the [1871] London Conference on Working Class Political Action, the actual Erfurt Programme, Aristotle’s Politics, Marx’s The Civil War in France, and the programme of the historic French Workers’ Party.]



The more completely the various divisions of the working class unite into...
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