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    Yesterday, 23:16
    So, I decided to revisit this lecture on YouTube: BYVes44hcJg He has a lot of useful things to say, save the direction he went about 17 minutes...
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    1st December 2016, 04:34
    Brad replied to a thread What are you listening to? III in Music
    Putting on a pot of coffee and the jazz radio station is kinda an evening ritual of mine lately. I've really started getting into it. So far, I love...
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    28th November 2016, 23:05
    Brad replied to a thread Fidel Castro dead at 90 in Politics
    ...not just 1917, and some of it to China, yes. The reality is those countries had a major influence on the development of socialism (or lack of it)...
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    28th November 2016, 19:20
    Brad replied to a thread Fidel Castro dead at 90 in Politics
    I don't take issue with most of what you just said...but I wasn't just talking about North America, and I did say there was progress followed by...
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    26th November 2016, 23:51
    Brad replied to a thread Fidel Castro dead at 90 in Politics
    Honestly? I think North America, in particular, has regressed since the 1970s in its struggle to push back against a neoliberal assault. Among other...
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    26th November 2016, 16:06
    Brad replied to a thread Fidel Castro dead at 90 in Politics
    This. I shudder to think of the direction Cuba's been heading in for the past few years, but as far as the potential for genuine socialism, it's...
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    26th November 2016, 07:43
    Well, RIP Fidel Castro. The Cuban revolutionary, who survived 638 assassination attempts and led Cuba through civil war and a decades-long ...
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    20th November 2016, 07:19
    Just finished The Canadian Labour Movement: A Short History. It was just the sort of inspirational read I needed, not to mention very insightful...
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    20th November 2016, 07:14
    I dunno, maybe people are sick and tired of waiting around for workers imbued with reactionary false consciousness to spontaneously liberate...
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    17th November 2016, 03:51
    So, in light of Trump's victory, I think this is worth sharing: https://www.facebook.com/inthenow/videos/712162798934092/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED ...
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    16th November 2016, 23:38
    http://globalnews.ca/news/3069314/colin-kaepernick-stands-by-decision-not-to-vote-in-presidential-election/ Yeah, you can point out limits to his...
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    15th November 2016, 00:11
    Brad replied to a thread What's to be done? in Learning
    I think there's some gross oversimplification going on about revolution in this thread. It's not as simple as gathering a small group of militants to...
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    13th November 2016, 22:42
    Brad replied to a thread Was Leonard Cohen left wing??? in Music
    He was Jewish, yeah, as have been many figures of positive political influence. While a supporter of Israel, he was a far cry from the nuts and...
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    13th November 2016, 22:33
    Well, yeah...but how? How do we go from a bunch of liberals walking around with signs, chanting, to full-blown workers' revolution?
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    12th November 2016, 21:48
    Brad replied to a thread So Trump won in Politics
    I'd like to discuss these anti-Trump protests. They could present a delayed yet real opportunity for the left, if seized upon in the right way....
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    12th November 2016, 02:25
    Brad replied to a thread What are you listening to? III in Music
    DsdAnYLvGe4 I've seen the future, brother. It is murder... :crying: Yeah, the first time I actually heard his music was the first time I...
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    9th November 2016, 14:23
    NGNM85 replied to a thread Trump Wins in Opposing Ideologies
    Of course there is. I created this thread because restricted members, such as myself, can't post on the main boards. This is a thread in which...
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    9th November 2016, 13:43
    NGNM85 started a thread Trump Wins in Opposing Ideologies
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    9th November 2016, 07:58
    Brad replied to a thread So Trump won in Politics
    Don't fall for that CNN nonsense. Open mouth, insert foot. I predicted months ago that Trump would be the President-elect, and guess what...he is.
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    The state has a juicy deal with Coca Cola, which gives them tons of profit. When the new Podemos government took power in Zaragoza, they threatened to suspend the juicy deal until Coca Cola complied with the sentence of bourgeois justice. Many workers appreciated this gesture and even travelled to Zaragoza to celebrate it. Yet, within hours, Podemos "corrected" their own position gave a new statement saying: "While we suggest that Coca Cola complies with the justice sentence, the public-private deals are unquestionable and will go on no matter what". So even this veeeeery weak measure, which merely amounted with the state threatening shutting down its own deal with Coca Cola unless Coca Cola complies with what the state is telling it to do, was immediately trashed.
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    I will give one extra example. Many striking workers have been leading a struggle against Coca-Cola for months, which is known throughout the whole of Spain and is perhaps the best example of a workers' struggle known by many people now. Coca-Cola treated the workers unfairly in very significant way and the bourgeois courts ruled in favor of the workers and gave a sentence to Coca-Cola. However, Coca-Cola never complied with what the courts told them what to do.
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    Furthermore, a key police leader in Barcelona, who is a known torture apologist, had said: "If the new Podemos government gets elected, then I'm retiring because of their clear anti-police standard". So he even goes to the extent of violating bourgeois democracy by making such statements. But as soon as he got elected, he said he had "no problem with it", and the new government in fact EXPLICITLY re-newed his position (which would expire otherwise), with the Podemos representatives publicly shaking hands with him and giving messages of encouragement.

    These are only two cases which happened which speak A LOT about the image of what happened under Podemos. There is an endless number of cases, and, of course, no real change is occurring under Podemos. Rather, they have confirmed themselves as the routine defenders of every injustice.
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