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For writers and fans of literature. Poets, short story writers and novelists can discuss their work here as well as issues such as publishing. Also, we can discuss literature in general.Last Activity: 24th July 2016 22:58
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For leftists with an interest in the intricacies, usage, origin, development and individual uniqueness of language.
Prior knowledge on the subject and/or Chomsky worshiping is not required.Last Activity: 14th June 2016 16:07
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Second Language Acquisition Theory
Un grupo para todos los hablantes de las lenguas romances, para conversaciones interlingüísticas o por lo demás.
Um grupo para todos os falantes das línguas românicas, para conversações interlinguísticas ou além do mais.
Un groupe pour tous les parleurs des langues romanes, pour conversations interlinguistiques ou par ailleurs.
Uno gruppo a tutti gli parlatori delle lingue romanze, a conversazioni interlinguistici o altrimenti.Last Activity: 26th September 2014 02:37
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Vídeos e filmes.
For the appreciation and creation of socialist audiobooks. Recording spoken word socialist works in the public domain as audiobooks needs encouraging. Whether these are appreciated by the visually impaired or those that prefer to learn aurally, or those that just enjoy podcasts (not all podcasts are audiobooks). Exchange tips and information on technical, legal, oral and social aspects here. Discuss sharing on commons.wikimedia.org, LibriVox.org, Marxists.org, iTunes store, Archive.org etc. Works published prior to 1923 are generally public domain hence the historical authors chosen as topics in this group. Hence the absence of 20th and 21st Century figures in this group.Last Activity: 17th December 2016 22:43
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Vexilloligists. A person who studies flags is a vexillologist. Vexillography is the art of designing flags; a person who designs flags is a vexillographer. A person who simply likes, admires, or enjoys flags is a vexillophile. All are welcome here.Last Activity: 9th January 2017 21:13
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The pre-eminent British socialist, libertarian socialist and founder and still principal figure of the Arts and Crafts movement. Co-founder and chief editor of the Social Democratic Federation 1881 to 1883, Socialist League 1884 to 1890 and the Hammersmith Socialist Society 1890 to his death in 1896. Co-founding father of fantasy fiction. Inspiration for the William Morris Society and its Journal of William Morris Studies published biannually since 1961.
http://www.williammorrissociety.org/Last Activity: 23rd February 2017 19:40
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Biographies of William Morris
Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. The aim was to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality." Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself and/or an idea/concept.
Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was, above all, a revolutionary movement.
Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, eventually affecting the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory.Last Activity: 24th March 2016 21:34
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Historical study and discussion group on the history of mainland South-East Asia, commonly referred to as "Indochina" by the British and French colonialists, from it's first rice-farming societies and kingdoms before 400BC, through the double millennium of the various changing political landscape of the region, leading up to the modern day states of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand & Vietnam.
All welcome.Last Activity: 30th August 2014 17:53
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Marxism-Leninism is the theory and practice of the Communists, who uphold the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin in the struggle for proletarian revolution, the construction of socialism, and the triumph of communism on a world scale. It is the scientific ideology of the working-class and its vanguard which accomplish these aims.
Marxism-Leninism bases itself on historical and dialectical materialism, taking into account the objective material conditions existent in each country and region. It supports just struggles against imperialism and neo-colonialism whose victories are guaranteed through the leading role of the working-class in said struggles. It supports internationalism as the guiding basis of the foreign policy of the socialist state and in the approach to inter-imperialist conflicts. Marxist-Leninists fight for both democratic and socialist demands and, where necessary in the world, carry out any bourgeois-democratic tasks in tandem with the uninterrupted move over into the socialist revolution.
The struggles waged by Marx, Engels and Lenin against all forms of revisionism, opportunism and reformism constituted both the defense of scientific socialism and its creative development, opposing both "left" and right-wing deviations.
The construction of socialism in the Soviet Union and likeminded countries provided a superior alternative to the capitalist system. The treacherous policies pursued by the restorers of capitalism constituted a heavy setback for the world working-class movement, but they could not reverse the nature of capitalism and the inevitability of class struggles for socialism under it.
Marxism-Leninism remains the ideology of the working-class by virtue of its scientific content and objective merits in the epoch of imperialism and the decay of capitalism.
* https://www.rhizzone.net/forum/topic/13358/ (Elementary Principles of Philosophy)
* https://archive.org/details/lininandtherussi035179mbp (an introduction to Lenin's life, Leninism, and the October Revolution along with the first few years afterward)
* https://archive.org/details/InternationalWorkingClassAndCommunistMovementHisto ricalRecord
* https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ (The State and Revolution, by V.I. Lenin)
* https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1920/lwc/ ("Left-Wing" Communism, An Infantile Disorder, by V.I. Lenin)
* https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ (Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, by V.I. Lenin)
* http://bookzz.org/book/862537/add33c (Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism)
* https://archive.org/details/tfomlp (The Fundamentals of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy)
NOTE: To all forum users wishing to join, have some indication that you are a ML in your profile.Last Activity: Today 00:56
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My notes and quotes I've collected
A group for supporters of the line of Enver Hoxha.
"There is nothing unknown about what socialism is, what it represents and what it brings about, how it is achieved and how socialist society is built. A theory and practice of scientific socialism exists. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin teach us this theory. We find the practice of it in that rich experience of the construction of socialism in the Soviet Union in the time of Lenin and Stalin, and we find it today in Albania, where the new society is being built according to the teachings of Marxism-Leninism.
Of course, as Lenin said, socialism will look different and will have its own special features in different countries as a result of the differing socio-economic conditions, the way in which the revolution is carried out, the traditions, the international circumstances, etc. But the basic principles and the universal laws of socialism remain unshakeable and are essential for all countries." - Enver Hoxha, Report to the 8th Congress of the Party of Labour of Albania, November 1, 1981.Last Activity: Today 00:56
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For supporters of the IMT, who understand that when the workers move, it will not be through "revolutionary" parties of 2 men and their dog, but through their traditional mass organizations.
The same organizations that have been bureaucratized, hijacked, and turned against their members will be flooded by the awakened working class. Workers will flush the rats out of their unions and labour parties, and take them on the road of struggle against capitalism.
When that happens, we must be there to show a revolutionary way out.Category: Organisations/PartiesLast Activity: 27th March 2017 06:51
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The Mensheviks were a faction of the Russian socialist movement that emerged in 1904 after a dispute in the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party between Vladimir Lenin and Julius Martov, leading to the party splitting into two factions, one being the Mensheviks and the other being the Bolsheviks. The dispute originated at the Second Congress of that party, ostensibly over minor issues of party organization. Martov's supporters, who were in the minority in a crucial vote on the question of party membership, came to be called "Mensheviks"Category: Organisations/PartiesLast Activity: 24th March 2017 20:41
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Karl Marx: man and fighter - Boris Nicolaievsky and Otto Maenchen-Helfen