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Forum: Literature & Films 23rd January 2015, 02:41
Replies: 40
Views: 2,120
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, 04:00
Replies: 4
Views: 281
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, 16:47
Replies: 68
Views: 1,638
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, 17:50
Replies: 68
Views: 1,638
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, 18:29
Replies: 17
Views: 576
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, 13:38
Replies: 17
Views: 576
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, 19:43
Replies: 393
Views: 27,693
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 30th November 2014, 00:30
Replies: 242
Views: 10,175
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 29th November 2014, 00:56
Replies: 242
Views: 10,175
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
A sustained defence.

A sustained defence.
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 28th November 2014, 21:09
Replies: 242
Views: 10,175
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, 20:37
Replies: 242
Views: 10,175
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, 20:11
Replies: 242
Views: 10,175
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Which ones, the IWW, SPofA and the Black Panthers?

Which ones, the IWW, SPofA and the Black Panthers?
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 28th November 2014, 19:56
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
They released the recordings of the phone call to...

They released the recordings of the phone call to the cops, the exchange between the cop dispatch and the car etc at the urging of Tamir's parents. The guy phoning the cops was saying "it's a young...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 28th November 2014, 19:32
Replies: 242
Views: 10,175
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
In it's current state, the left in the US and...

In it's current state, the left in the US and across the world, excepting a few places, is weak, there's no denying that. But that's why I feel people should be organising to build something that...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 27th November 2014, 11:22
Replies: 242
Views: 10,175
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Firstly, 'not giving a fuck about the working...

Firstly, 'not giving a fuck about the working class' sums up everything about your shitty politics. Secondly, the state's always shown that they consider the organised left a greater threat just...
Forum: Learning 26th November 2014, 23:44
Replies: 63
Views: 2,348
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I wouldn't call the Russian Revolution a...

I wouldn't call the Russian Revolution a 'victory' for the bourgeoisie, considering the amount of effort they went through to crush it completely - you had troops from all the ANZAC countries,...
Forum: Politics 26th November 2014, 13:57
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
White transit vans are considered pretty...

White transit vans are considered pretty synonymous with construction workers/builders/plumbers that sort of thing. Combined with the multitude of England flags, it's a stereotype of the manual...
Forum: Politics 26th November 2014, 13:25
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I used to love those books. When I was younger I...

I used to love those books. When I was younger I met Riddell and got an autographed copy of the first in the series and he even drew a quick picture for me on the inside of the front cover. Mini-me,...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 25th November 2014, 22:56
Replies: 242
Views: 10,175
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Why? Because he's calling for the black workers...

Why? Because he's calling for the black workers in Ferguson to organise in other ways to challenge the state? How is that, in any way, the same as liberal propaganda? How does having a discussion...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 25th November 2014, 22:11
Replies: 242
Views: 10,175
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Dr. Rosenpenis wasn't calling the people in...

Dr. Rosenpenis wasn't calling the people in Ferguson who are rioting 'fetishists' but those behind their computer screens pretending it's a great revolutionary act 'fetishists'. Which would be an...
Forum: Literature & Films 24th November 2014, 14:46
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I've read The Case of Comrade Tulayev and it's...

I've read The Case of Comrade Tulayev and it's really good. I feel that it almost reads like a snapshot into all the different people on the left Serge met throughout his life before and after being...
Forum: Learning 22nd November 2014, 02:00
Replies: 63
Views: 2,348
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 22nd November 2014, 00:01
Replies: 63
Views: 2,348
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: 296
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: 63
Views: 2,348
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...
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