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Entries from February 2017

A Socialist Strategy to Defeat Trump  | Socialist Alternative

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Escalate the resistance toward shutdowns on March 8 and May 1! Donald Trump and his bigoted, billionaires-club administration have ignited a social explosion unlike any that has ever greeted an incoming US president. The White House’s series of reactionary diktats have been met by three weeks of energetic and sometimes massive resistance. The historic Women’s… […]

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R48G: (post)-leninist revolutionary leadership by women…revolutionary alliance of working, middle, engels-style classes toward DMNC?

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Democratic_Market_Neo_Communism_ver_5.pdf The place of the working class is not specified in our model, but that is misleading: we must expect that the transition to DMNC will be an alliance of, among others, working, middle class, and even engels-style capitalist ‘classes’ and these will dissolve into the universal class in the transition to equalization…how about post-leninist […]

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Red Forty-eight Group: the universal class and activist movements….should the revolutionary working class dismantle the auto industry in the onset of climate change?

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

We are going to change gears toward an emphasis on the working class but make the point that the focus on the universal class allows us to harmonize a unity movement of many separate movements: these movements, e.g. feminism, black lives matter, lgbt groups, ecological orgs, and indeed the working class, etc: these subsets of […]

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R48G: trump and a death sentence, under appeal, for the system as is

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/02/25/r48g-dmnc-working-class-universal-classthe-prophet-deutschers-trotsky/ We will relink to this post indirectly discussing Trotsky, but attempting to move beyond classic marxism and leninism. The issue of radical action is simple in theory but difficult in practice. We can describe a solution to our crisis, but the path to the result is not so simple. We have been most unlucky: […]

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An older post: the ‘end of history’ confusion and its ideology

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

this was: http://darwiniana.com/2016/05/11/beyond-the-end-of-history-meme/ Kant and the philosophy of history I strongly recommend anyone stuck in the ‘end of history’ morass to get beyond historical materialism and Hegel and adopt my far superior method based on Kant’s original essay on history, or Kant’s Challenge. This can bypass the end of history confusion by looking at the […]

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An older post

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

It is useful to repost from the huge amount of outstanding material rather than rehashing the same stuff… The working class versus the universal class http://darwiniana.com/2016/05/07/the-working-class-versus-the-universal-class/ this is controversial but it might actually be a far superior approach to assisting the working class.

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Ecological impasse and economic rights

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Toward a New Manifesto We need to face the real difficulty we confront in the challenge of movement building: the rising crisis of climate change is undermining the logic of capitalist legitimation, but it is also moving the left beyond its traditional working class focus. We are stuck in an impossible situation where a degree […]

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February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/02/27/red-forty-eight-group-the-rising-tide-of-resistance-point-of-no-return/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/02/27/transitions-between-civilizations-meta-religions-floating-fourth-turning-points-the-future-of-secularism/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/02/26/r48g-climate-action-and-postcapitalism-priorities/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/02/26/r48g-the-issues-of-non-violenceits-time-to-claim-our-highest-vision-lets-embrace-the-great-turning/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/02/25/r48g-dmnc-working-class-universal-classthe-prophet-deutschers-trotsky/

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How to Build a Mass Movement

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/01/womens-march-dc-trump-protests-inauguration/

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Venezuela Caracazo: Neoliberalism, Repression, Seeds of Change | Multimedia | teleSUR English

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

IN PICTURES: Venezuelans rose up against neoliberalism in 1989, and the government responded with a severe crackdown. Source: Venezuela Caracazo: Neoliberalism, Repression, Seeds of Change | Multimedia | teleSUR English

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Scientists Counter Climate Change by Testing Reefs | Climate Central

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Ocean scientists will pick 50 coral reefs worldwide to test ways to limit damage from climate change, pollution and over-fishing. Source: Scientists Counter Climate Change by Testing Reefs | Climate Central

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While Our Attention is Elsewhere, Climate Change Worsens

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Donald Trump’s presidency has gotten so much attention that the latest threats to climate stability have received only passing notice. To be sure, Trump’s belief that climate change is a Chinese “h… Source: While Our Attention is Elsewhere, Climate Change Worsens

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Trump’s Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

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Epigenomics “Gold Rush” Is Underway – Evolution News & Views

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: Epigenomics “Gold Rush” Is Underway – Evolution News & Views

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Blowing up mathematics | Uncommon Descent

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

From Jordana Cepelewicz at Nautilus, on mathematician Harvey Friedman: The foundations of mathematics is also a field—in stark contrast to the casual and l Source: Blowing up mathematics | Uncommon Descent

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New UN climate chief: ‘Action on warming unstoppable’ | Richard Dawkins Foundation

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

By Roger Harrabin The UN’s new climate chief says she’s worried about President Donald Trump – but confident that action to curb climate change is unstoppable. President Trump said he’d withd… Source: New UN climate chief: ‘Action on warming unstoppable’ | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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A scientist’s new theory: Religion was key to humans’ social evolution – The Washington Post

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

The research project on religion, which will start in April, is part of a new wave of scientific interest in examining faith. Source: A scientist’s new theory: Religion was key to humans’ social evolution – The Washington Post

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First direct measurements of Pacific seabed sediments reveal strong methane source — ScienceDaily

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: First direct measurements of Pacific seabed sediments reveal strong methane source — ScienceDaily

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We Need the Endangered Species Act Now More Than Ever

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

The recent Republican led effort to scale back the Endangered Species Act is entirely predicated on false assumptions and has no basis in science.  On February 15, the Senate Environment and Public… Source: We Need the Endangered Species Act Now More Than Ever

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[Marxism] Fwd: Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back – The New York Times

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Should be read on the NYT website for the graphics. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/business/energy-environment/deforestation-brazil-bolivia-south-america.html Source: [Marxism] Fwd: Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back – The New York Times

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Is It Watergate Yet? | Alternet

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

As Donald Trump and his subordinates lash out wildly in their campaign to suppress discussion of his presidential campaign’s alleged collusion with the Kremlin, they conjure visions of a truly monumental scandal. With their latest attempts to manipulate the FBI and intimidate the Washington press corps, they clumsily encourage comparisons with Watergate—although, as usual with […]

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RESIST DAY #39: What You Can Do Today | Common Dreams

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe Source: RESIST DAY #39: What You Can Do Today | Common Dreams

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Red Forty-eight Group: the rising tide of resistance: point of no return…

February 27th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=9780984702930-LFM_text.pdf We had a huge surge in traffic yesterday (it’s been increasing since last year, and then before with the OWS), 17K visits/60K page views, and we assume this is due to the topical question of the ‘Resist Trump’ era. This blog has a huge amount of material and can be disorienting. It contains […]

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Transitions between civilizations: meta-religions, floating fourth turning points, the future of secularism

February 27th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The+Crisis+of+Modernity_ver6.pdf We have suggested that we have to upgrade ‘revolution’ to something more general and comprehensive that includes the fundamentals of the whole of modernity. We can see how the russian revolution ended up collapsing the categories of social construction into the brittle ideology of the second internationale, ultimately the result of the contraction of […]

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