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  1. (Egypt overview) End game for the military includes maintaining the siege on Gaza

    (I posted this on the "Protests in Egypt" thread,
    but concluded that it may deserve its own thread)

    Excerpts from: "Egypt at the crossroads"
    (I have added boldface, italic, etc)...
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    The end game for the Egyptian military includes maintaining the siege on Gaza

    Excerpts from: "Egypt at the crossroads"
    (I have added boldface, italic, etc)
    http://mg.co.za/article/2011-02-03-egypt-at-the-crossroads/

    These developments point to a planned strategy by the...
  3. Learn how to interpret U.S. Imperialist doublespeak

    Learn how to interpret U.S. Imperialist doublespeak
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBuMuzhvYeA
    http://struggle.net/ben/2010/images/Clinton_21-B.gif
    (found at Kasama)
  4. "I am your man to calm things down", ElBaradei tells his imperialist masters

    "I am your man to calm things down",
    ElBaradei tells his imperialist masters

    Aljazeera, Jan 30:

    In a series of interviews with a US television networks from Cairo
    on Sunday, ElBaradei...
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    How will the gift economy work?

    Hi there ckaihatsu,



    Sure, although, since my time is quite limited and this
    is a complex topic with many misconceptions, we may need
    to consider a practical approach where I give a few...
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    Gift economy will unleash passions and conflicts galore

    Hi folks,

    I wrote, some time ago, about how I believe conflicts
    will be resolved and fought out in the future gift economy.

    Passion of all sorts will be released and there will certainly ...
  7. Update: The Idler has created table of leftist news sites on the WetPaint wiki

    Hi everyone,

    Good news! The Idler has accepted my suggestion of creating a table of leftist news sites and some info about each site. It is posted here:...
  8. Sectarianism is a terrible disease--but the Reformist disease is even worse

    Cartoons (below) about the sectarian
    and reformist diseases are from
    Politics as Usual: A Cartoon Guide to the Left in Seattle

    http://struggle.net/ben/2005/cartoon/6.jpg
    ...
  9. Pulling data from tables: collect, filter, rate and sort

    continued from yesterday ...

    We will need to be able to pull the data in various tables (ie: article titles, summaries, etc)
    and then filter, rate and sort the articles for final display (see...
  10. Developing a better understanding of what we need in a Revolutionary News Service

    Hi everyone (particularly Idler, Expropriate and Anton),

    It has been two weeks since I posted to this thread and there is a bit to catch up on.

    Idler has proposed (if I understand him...
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    Why we will not be able to create the gift economy overnight

    Hi there Robbo,



    The working class, in my view, will run things this way because it has no magic wand that will allow hundreds of millions of people, overnight, to learn radically new methods...
  12. Comparing news services to grocery stores

    Hi Idler,



    Thanks again for the site info and comment. The two sites you mention do allow greater participation that most mainstream news sites. People can submit articles and vote for them....
  13. Steps towards a Revolutionary News Service with an active audience of millions

    Hi folks,

    Many years ago I came to the conclusion that the central task that will unite revolutionary activists will be the creation of a revolutionary news service that will offer comprehensive...
  14. What principles must guide the revolutionary movement? (Martin and Ben Seattle)

    Hi Martin,

    Developing our discussion

    In accord with the principle of political transparency, I have started a new thread at RevLeft with the following title:

    What principles must guide...
  15. This is a test to see if I can finally post an image

    http://struggle.net/ben/2009/images/timeline_of_transition.GIF
  16. What force will unite everything healthy in the left?

    The central task that will unite revolutionary activists will be the creation of a revolutionary news service that will offer comprehensive news, analysis and discussion from the perspective of the...
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    Please be careful about mischaracterizing my views

    No. I have never argued such a thing. Jacob--you may be getting my views mixed up with those of Gregory Isayev and the PPD in Russia (they originated the proposal to use the name "proletarism"). It's...
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    Hi folks, There will be lots of parties when...

    Hi folks,

    There will be lots of parties when the working class runs things. Please see my essay on politics, economics and the mass media when workers run the show (link below)

    -- Ben
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    Hi everyone, I hope it is not too...

    Hi everyone,

    I hope it is not too presumptuous of me to post here without having first spent more time reading the 101 posts that preceeded this.

    I am a theorist and one of my areas of focus...
  20. Conscious Forces Will Bring Us Certain Victory

    A version of this article with clickable links,
    many graphics and much improved formatting is
    posted online here:
    (http, etc) struggle.net/ben/2009/conscious_forces.htm

    Conscious Forces Will...
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