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Forum: Mutual Aid & DIY 19th April 2014, 22:15
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Basically you climb into the job-cannon with your...

Basically you climb into the job-cannon with your job-helmet strapped on and then fire yourself into the job-tree and one usually falls into your lap.

Nah, just sign up to a recruitment agency if...
Forum: Learning 17th April 2014, 14:37
Replies: 26
Views: 535
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
They were clearly too lenient on you. :P ...

They were clearly too lenient on you. :P

Rough situation, OP. I agree with a lot of the advice given here; namely, don't talk politics with people you rely on for shelter and food. It's inevitable...
Forum: Ernesto "Che" Guevara 16th April 2014, 15:45
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
In Bolivia before he died, Che was given some...

In Bolivia before he died, Che was given some books by Trotsky from the French intellectual Regis Debray. Debray as well as Armando Hart claimed that Che was becoming more sympathetic to trotskyism...
Forum: Politics 15th April 2014, 18:36
Replies: 30
Views: 699
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
TUSC are standing in the local elections but in...

TUSC are standing in the local elections but in the Euro elections the No2EU, Yes to Workers' Rights group should be standing in most areas. I'm not a huge fan of the No2EU stuff so I'll probably...
Forum: Workers' Struggles 11th April 2014, 10:58
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
General Strike in Argentina

short video here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-26979191

Shitty BBC article but still interesting situation.
Forum: Politics 10th April 2014, 03:13
Replies: 56
Views: 1,451
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
True enough. In the US during the seventies...

True enough. In the US during the seventies something like 20% of workers were involved in strikes but in 2009 that had fallen to 0.05%. That's a huge drop in militancy. However, even the hint of...
Forum: Politics 10th April 2014, 00:39
Replies: 56
Views: 1,451
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Just from an outsider's perspective, I think that...

Just from an outsider's perspective, I think that there's already starting to be a reinvigorating, so to speak, of the labour movement in the US, particularly with the low wage workers organising and...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 3rd April 2014, 11:10
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I live in a house with another CWI member, a...

I live in a house with another CWI member, a Kurdish immigrant who used to be part of the PKK and another independent socialist. We jokingly call it 'the commune' and share some of our meals, share...
Forum: Learning 30th March 2014, 16:51
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I'm not so certain the two terms are dichotomous...

I'm not so certain the two terms are dichotomous but essentially, if it helps you conceive of it better you might as well call it the 'democracy of the proletariat' for that is essentially what it...
Forum: Learning 30th March 2014, 02:02
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
If anything, the idea of an exploited proletariat...

If anything, the idea of an exploited proletariat is becoming more apparent. We have all this abundant labour-saving technology and yet more and more individuals are being forced into menial...
Forum: History 28th March 2014, 16:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Even if there is a move to pay reparations for...

Even if there is a move to pay reparations for past crimes, it doesn't change the structural exploitation that is still ongoing thanks to the legacy that colonialism inflicted on colonised peoples....
Forum: Politics 20th March 2014, 13:12
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I checked with the BBC's budget calculator thing....

I checked with the BBC's budget calculator thing. I save 87p a year. Thanks Tory Party. Capitalism clearly works.

Frankly, you can't feed yourself on GDP increases, you can't pay rent with a...
Forum: Plastic & Graphic arts 17th March 2014, 23:04
Replies: 572
Views: 67,155
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Aha, just saw this. I was there when it happened!...

Aha, just saw this. I was there when it happened! :grin:
Forum: Literature & Films 16th March 2014, 23:34
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
The Christmas Revolution by GiantMonkeyMan ...

The Christmas Revolution by GiantMonkeyMan

It was the night before Christmas and all through the land
The workers were producing, to reach Santa's demands.
"Work!" he demanded, "These toys don't...
Forum: Learning 16th March 2014, 20:13
Replies: 43
Views: 1,518
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
A vanguard is still a part of the whole. In...

A vanguard is still a part of the whole. In military terms, the vanguard is sent ahead of the core of army, springing traps and scouting out enemies, but it is still a part of the whole and could not...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 15th March 2014, 07:22
Replies: 54
Views: 1,552
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I never really interacted with the police until I...

I never really interacted with the police until I went on my first protest. Being nearly bowled over by a cop on a horse whilst getting shouted at was a real eye opener. Being kettled for a few hours...
Forum: Politics 15th March 2014, 01:28
Replies: 70
Views: 2,602
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Yes, I gathered he didn't actually do it as I'm...

Yes, I gathered he didn't actually do it as I'm certain I would have found note of it elsewhere, I was just unaware of the context.
Forum: Politics 15th March 2014, 00:59
Replies: 70
Views: 2,602
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I know he closed coal pits as Labour's Secretary...

I know he closed coal pits as Labour's Secretary of Energy but some people claimed he advocated using soldiers to break strikes. Does anyone have a link showing that? From what I gather, he was given...
Forum: Politics 14th March 2014, 14:43
Replies: 70
Views: 2,602
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I remember being at the TUC demo a few years ago...

I remember being at the TUC demo a few years ago when Miliband got up to speak and everyone started booing him when he said Labour would put forward cuts with a heavy heart or some bollucks, we were...
Forum: History 12th March 2014, 01:04
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
John Reed in 'Ten Days That Shook the World'...

John Reed in 'Ten Days That Shook the World' writes:

5. Socialist Revolutionary party. Called Essaires from the initials of their name. Originally the revolutionary party of the peasants, the...
Forum: History 7th March 2014, 10:09
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I agree that he's both. However my sister, who is...

I agree that he's both. However my sister, who is in the army, picked up one of Clausewitz's main books as a piece of 'recommended reading' upon doing her officer training. I'm assuming that, while...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 28th February 2014, 11:50
Replies: 459
Views: 24,020
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Are we certain they are Russians? They definitely...

Are we certain they are Russians? They definitely appear to be Russian sympathisers but a quick look at the BBC report reveals they've got no insignias and haven't been responding to questions....
Forum: Politics 28th February 2014, 10:16
Replies: 57
Views: 2,032
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
Not sure, it might have been internal but I'll...

Not sure, it might have been internal but I'll try and find something to quote properly.
Forum: Politics 27th February 2014, 20:43
Replies: 57
Views: 2,032
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
In the UK, there was internal debate within...

In the UK, there was internal debate within branches with the documents of both factions at hand and regional debates where members of the 'group of 11' were asked to come and present their views and...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 27th February 2014, 15:29
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By GiantMonkeyMan
I think they made their point perfectly. They...

I think they made their point perfectly. They tried to express themselves and were literally whipped for it. There's a whole host of connotations there about patriarchy and the state.
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