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Forum: Learning Yesterday, 02:00
Replies: 52
Views: 1,177
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
When Volodarsky was murdered by the Social...

When Volodarsky was murdered by the Social Revolutionaries, there was a drive within Petrograd by the workers to attack the SRs. You even had the CC holding back workers from attacking them,...
Forum: Learning Yesterday, 00:01
Replies: 52
Views: 1,177
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I feel like that's a cop out. Everyone was...

I feel like that's a cop out. Everyone was starving (Zinoviev's nephew died of malnutrition etc), everyone was under the threat of the White counter-revolution (one of the regiments sent to suppress...
Forum: Politics 21st November 2014, 21:55
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
What do you mean by 'focus'? What exactly do you...

What do you mean by 'focus'? What exactly do you want the left in the western countries to do to help the poor in India? What can we do, except offer our solidarity to Indian comrades and work to...
Forum: Learning 21st November 2014, 06:53
Replies: 52
Views: 1,177
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Whilst I don't necessarily agree with everything...

Whilst I don't necessarily agree with everything Lenin ended up advocating after October, I do realise that the largely impossible circumstances that the Bolsheviks found themselves in really gave...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 20th November 2014, 16:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,206
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Another that I forgot is the documentary Seeing...

Another that I forgot is the documentary Seeing Red... which is about the rank and file members of the Communist Party USA. Got some really good interviews and it seems obvious to me that the members...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 20th November 2014, 13:15
Replies: 20
Views: 1,206
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Cradle Will Rock is a pretty amusing film about...

Cradle Will Rock is a pretty amusing film about leftism and theatre in the US and the state's attempt to crack down on the supposed threat of communist propaganda. The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 16th November 2014, 02:02
Replies: 69
Views: 1,761
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Massively overblown. 'Frequently switched...

Massively overblown. 'Frequently switched sides'... dude bullshit. When you check the actual statistics of people who first voted KPD and then NSAPD in around the 1930's it was less than 3%. That's...
Forum: Anti-Fascism 15th November 2014, 00:34
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
A History of Antifascists Beating the Shit Out of the National Front

A History of Antifascists Beating the Shit Out of the National Front



More at: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/afa-interview-nf-james-poulter-384

Interesting some of the discussion in the...
Forum: Philosophy 12th November 2014, 21:24
Replies: 30
Views: 658
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Bill Hicks as well, sort of: "Today a young...

Bill Hicks as well, sort of:
"Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively,...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 11th November 2014, 23:44
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I don't really get Twitter. I remember a period...

I don't really get Twitter. I remember a period where bourgeois news tv would keep plugging their twitter feeds or whatever which always annoyed me. I was tempted to start one up and just use it to...
Forum: Politics 11th November 2014, 22:37
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The Poppy Appeal, the process of buying a red...

The Poppy Appeal, the process of buying a red poppy, is run by the Royal British Legion. A 'charitable' organisation for veterans only who have accepted money from the war monger Tony Blair and...
Forum: Politics 11th November 2014, 21:31
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
You could also wear a white poppy which is...

You could also wear a white poppy which is supposed to symbolise a remembrance of all the deaths caused by the war, distancing the symbol from the militarism of the red poppy, and not just be used as...
Forum: Plastic & Graphic arts 11th November 2014, 19:43
Replies: 691
Views: 100,977
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10478547_778349232212559_3972496040698581345_n.jpg?oh=8baa1480ba99bd927d59866f9dcd7ab8&oe=54DB6093&__gda__=1423666255_8da1426d0eabc5ca4b...
Forum: Learning 10th November 2014, 23:22
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I can't believe you'd take this stance. It's the...

I can't believe you'd take this stance. It's the fault of capital that people are living in poverty in the former mining communities, not those workers who dared to fight for their conditions. And,...
Forum: Learning 10th November 2014, 20:14
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Yes, it would be good for workers to organise...

Yes, it would be good for workers to organise across trade unions for general strike action. There's been multiple strikes by various unions sometimes within a few days of each other (fire fighters,...
Forum: Learning 10th November 2014, 00:15
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Lol, how do you 'infiltrate' a trade union? You'd...

Lol, how do you 'infiltrate' a trade union? You'd have to be a worker in the industry the trade union organises within, join the trade union, pay dues and then argue within it in favour of your...
Forum: Politics 7th November 2014, 17:44
Replies: 32
Views: 1,864
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I've met Ty at the CWI summer school in Belgium,...

I've met Ty at the CWI summer school in Belgium, he seems like a cool guy. But I do think it's a bit premature to suggest that if the democrats renege on their promises it would simply lead to SA...
Forum: Learning 7th November 2014, 17:27
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
While, yes, the trade unions and 'labour' parties...

While, yes, the trade unions and 'labour' parties of contemporary society are lead by people who essentially have bought into the capitalist system and, at best, only seek to mitigate the harshest of...
Forum: Politics 7th November 2014, 17:21
Replies: 32
Views: 1,864
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Before organising for ballot action, consider why...

Before organising for ballot action, consider why you'd want to have someone elected in Minnesota. The reason Sawant had enough of an impact in Seattle was because the election campaigns were a...
Forum: Learning 4th November 2014, 20:49
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Wretched of the Earth - Frantz Fanon Ten Days...

Wretched of the Earth - Frantz Fanon
Ten Days that Shook the Earth - John Reed
Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Davis
Year One of the Russian Revolution - Victor Serge
Red Planets: Marxism and...
Forum: Music 4th November 2014, 04:08
Replies: 48
Views: 2,131
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I don't quite agree with your conclusions here,...

I don't quite agree with your conclusions here, Sabot. It assumes a sort of spontaneity of decision making from the part of the audience to consciously enjoy classical music as it is produced within...
Forum: Music 3rd November 2014, 17:09
Replies: 48
Views: 2,131
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
You're making so many logical leaps here that you...

You're making so many logical leaps here that you might as well be doing philosophical parkour.
Forum: Music 3rd November 2014, 14:35
Replies: 48
Views: 2,131
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Who exactly are you talking to with this post?...

Who exactly are you talking to with this post? Are you saying that people on this forum would call you an 'elitist' due to your music tastes (and seriously mean it)? Are you saying that people who...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 2nd November 2014, 03:54
Replies: 538
Views: 6,895
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I bet, on the eve of the Glorious Revolution,...

I bet, on the eve of the Glorious Revolution, when a group of peasants got together to discuss the proposed toppling of King James II and the establishment of a parliament there was one peasant who...
Forum: Politics 31st October 2014, 13:25
Replies: 32
Views: 1,340
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I think it's a bit premature to attach the spirit...

I think it's a bit premature to attach the spirit of Lankara to these protests in some ways. There seems to be a popular uprising against the President and the state of the living conditions etc that...
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