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  1. What is 'orthodox' Marxism?

    A post where I shortly explain what 'orthodox' Marxism is all about.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cumulus View Post
    I see. I've found myself agreeing with the SPGB before. So, what are the main tenets of orthodox Marxism as opposed to other types?
    Quote Originally Posted by Q View Post
    I ought to make a blogpost out of this. Maybe this will be it

    There are a few main tenets, although it isn't a very monolithic current in itself. The latter precisely because of the strong emphasis on democratic debate and, as such, the right to disagree.
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    Updated 15th April 2015 at 10:54 by Q

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  2. My road to Kompas

    So, as you may have gathered, although this wasn't announced broadly in the English part of the forum, I have left the CWI as per April 30 of this year, together with another comrade, in order to join a few other comrades in publically launching the Communist Platform, with its magazine Kompas.

    To some comrades, this might come as a surprise, after all I joined the CWI in late 2005. Others might find it less surprising, given the political trajectory I was developing into - from Trotskyism ...

    Updated 30th May 2014 at 00:39 by Q

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  3. Building the New From Within the Old

    A short blog this time, giving reply to why we would need to build a "shell within the old order":

    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeOm View Post
    I'm generally not in the habit of quoting dead Russians but Preobrazhensky's comments on the economic preconditions of capitalism socialism are still very relevant today. The second paragraph is the key passage.

    Quote Originally Posted by The New Economics
    Capitalist production arises and develops within the womb of feudal society, or of feudal society which has been half disintegrated by commodity economy,
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  4. So, I became potentially electable

    Some time since I gave an update on my political work, although not much has been worthy of reporting.

    After a few months of coming together in local branch meetings of the SP, the subject of elections came up. Next year there'll be local elections and our branch got permission from the national party to participate again, for the second time. Our branch currently has one member in the council (out of 37).

    After considering the pros and cons I've decided to put myself up ...
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  5. What is "socialism", "communism" and the "DotP"?

    Has been some time since I did a reference post and this might come in handy

    Quote Originally Posted by Q View Post
    I made a simple overview to give my view on the question:



    A little explanation is in order:

    I made two axis: And economic and political one. The 'dictatorship of the proletariat' simply can't be understood as a mode of production. It expresses a political hegemony. Today with the same token we live in
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    Updated 4th October 2013 at 08:41 by Q

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