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Forum: Theory 15th March 2015, 01:56
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Both advocate for the same thing, essentially, as...

Both advocate for the same thing, essentially, as in both advocate a stateless, moneyless and classless society. Communism, ie Marxism, recognises that the working class needs to create a state and...
Forum: Learning 13th March 2015, 10:41
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The Coming Insurrection, whilst I remember...

The Coming Insurrection, whilst I remember enjoying reading it, is not what I would call a book for a 'beginner'.
Forum: Learning 13th March 2015, 10:13
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The Principles of Communism is definitely worth a...

The Principles of Communism is definitely worth a read, maybe more so than the Manifesto. Another thing that I think is a good introduction is James Connolly's Socialism Made Easy...
Forum: Learning 11th March 2015, 22:11
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Reich pretty much states why we, as communists,...

Reich pretty much states why we, as communists, don't support reformism: "The last great surge in productivity occurred between 1870 and 1928 [...] That ended abruptly in the Great Crash of 1929...
Forum: Politics 9th March 2015, 18:56
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The irony of such a system would be: anyone dumb...

The irony of such a system would be: anyone dumb and ignorant enough to advocate it wouldn't be allowed to vote.
Forum: Learning 9th March 2015, 17:55
Replies: 21
Views: 5,985
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
It's pretty obvious that Engels wrote 'On...

It's pretty obvious that Engels wrote 'On Authority' as a short, snipe at the likes of Bakunin who wrote "The communists advocate the principle and the practices of authority; the revolutionary...
Forum: Politics 8th March 2015, 10:37
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
There might be some nation states that can...

There might be some nation states that can conduct imperialist ventures across the globe (USA) and some which exert economic and military pressures on nations that are their immediate neighbours...
Forum: Learning 6th March 2015, 12:37
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Rafiq, in the 'Learning' section do you think you...

Rafiq, in the 'Learning' section do you think you could stop be an asshat for one second for a new member who wants to learn more about communism but is not used to, or understands, the context of...
Forum: Politics 2nd March 2015, 11:25
Replies: 75
Views: 3,603
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Apart from maybe two or three councillor seats in...

Apart from maybe two or three councillor seats in certain locations, it's pretty obvious that TUSC isn't going to win big or anything. I think it's more important to see what comes from TUSC after...
Forum: Learning 22nd February 2015, 14:40
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Fascism, outgrowth of the failure to achieve...

Fascism, outgrowth of the failure to achieve socialism, can be effectively fought and vanquished definitively only by the proletarian revolution. The evil cannot be warded off by palliatives and...
Forum: Learning 18th February 2015, 00:34
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
It seems like a sort of black and white question...

It seems like a sort of black and white question that doesn't properly reflect on the realities of the situation within Russia during the October Revolution and the Civil War as a wider event in...
Forum: Literature & Films 16th February 2015, 21:24
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I've unfortunately never sat down and watched all...

I've unfortunately never sat down and watched all of The Working Class Goes to Heaven but I've seen that scene a few times, tis good. For some reason it always reminds me a little of a scene from...
Forum: Learning 27th January 2015, 08:42
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
What Ethics is essentially getting at is that...

What Ethics is essentially getting at is that workers have no control over the products that they create or the services they can provide and so must utilise the money they get as a wage to purchase...
Forum: Literature & Films 23rd January 2015, 01:41
Replies: 42
Views: 3,347
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I watched the movie a while ago and, having just...

I watched the movie a while ago and, having just watched the Mark Kermode interview above posted by Zim, I agree with some of the points he makes. The movie felt like it didn't know what message it...
Forum: Politics 18th January 2015, 03:00
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I guess it's different in different sections of...

I guess it's different in different sections of the world and different branches within those sections but in general I've found the CWI not to have too many academic-types and have more workers....
Forum: Sports & Health 16th January 2015, 15:47
Replies: 68
Views: 2,380
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
My grandparents used to drink sterilized milk....

My grandparents used to drink sterilized milk. That shit's just cloudy water.
Forum: Sports & Health 15th January 2015, 16:50
Replies: 68
Views: 2,380
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Milk contains 120mg of calcium per 100ml as well...

Milk contains 120mg of calcium per 100ml as well as the phosphorus needed to process that calcium. It's also got significant amounts of zinc, which is good for the immune system and enzymes etc, and...
Forum: Politics 3rd January 2015, 17:29
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Ha, I checked this out and it's so typical....

Ha, I checked this out and it's so typical. Distribution drivers at Tesco went on strike but they're with Unite not USDAW.


I swear that the pay deal with Tesco was something to do with USDAW...
Forum: Politics 3rd January 2015, 12:38
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
It really depends on your branch and what sector...

It really depends on your branch and what sector of retail you work in. I've been a member of USDAW when I worked in Primark and there was that similar no strike agreement. Their only purpose,...
Forum: Literature & Films 8th December 2014, 18:43
Replies: 393
Views: 28,845
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I haven't been on revleft in a week or so, had...

I haven't been on revleft in a week or so, had some shit going on in real life and couldn't be bothered, but recently I had a creative urge to write something amusing so started another christmas...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 29th November 2014, 23:30
Replies: 247
Views: 10,882
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
In my opinion, riots would be a pretty shoddy...

In my opinion, riots would be a pretty shoddy space for the left to organise. You can organise in preparation for a riot, you can organise in the aftermath of a riot but the kind of organising that...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 28th November 2014, 23:56
Replies: 247
Views: 10,882
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
A sustained defence.

A sustained defence.
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 28th November 2014, 20:09
Replies: 247
Views: 10,882
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I told you what I conceive of as the 'organised...

I told you what I conceive of as the 'organised left' in the previous post. It's the left-wing organising to defend the working class from the attacks of capital and to ultimately organise for...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 28th November 2014, 19:37
Replies: 247
Views: 10,882
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Socialists should organise in groups for...

Socialists should organise in groups for perpetual, ongoing struggles against capital, to defend workers from the attacks of the capitalists and strive for better lives using a variety of tactics,...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 28th November 2014, 19:11
Replies: 247
Views: 10,882
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Which ones, the IWW, SPofA and the Black Panthers?

Which ones, the IWW, SPofA and the Black Panthers?
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