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Entries from July 2017

the us has no intention of allowing democracy, the clean break creates a tremendous opportunity to create real socialism/communism//Venezuela’s Maduro celebrates new assembly, mocks U.S. criticism

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Democratic_Market_Neo_Communism_ver_5.pdf Venezuela has an opportunity to create a real socialism and should not be put off by the neoliberal cries of ‘democracy’ so-called that are the monroe doctrine regurgitated as cover for US imperialistic interests… We have suggested our ‘democratic market neo-communism’, as model and a set of suggestions about potential socialist outcomes. Our DMNC […]

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neoliberal…socialist…communist…//Neoliberalism Is Real and Fundamentally Opposed to Left Principles

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Ironically, we disassociate ourselves from ‘socialism’ (in its corrupted sense of ‘social democratic etc…’) by speaking in terms of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ as revolutionary category (open to an evolutionary interpretation) that makes clear a definite path to a postcapitalist future of some kind (markets are still possible)… Source: Jonathan Chait Is Wrong: Neoliberalism Is Real […]

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  the abolition of private property would do nicely…//Time to Radically Rethink Property Rights | Alternet

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Let the data go to the corporations, but let the corporations become public properties in a Commons… Source: Descendants of Freed Slave’s Land Taken for Amazon Data Center? Time to Radically Rethink Property Rights | Alternet

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Venezuela: a window of opporunity: completing the revolution…

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Democratic_Market_Neo_Communism_ver_5.pdf We have proposed a generalized matrix for a (socialist) neo-communist transition based on a kind of triadic analysis of sectors. As Venezuela moves into a new phase it has an opportunity to complete its revolution. Our framework of democratic market neo-communism might be a useful set of ideas to consider the contradictions that confront […]

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[Marxism] venezuelan election for the Constituent Assembly

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

The question of Venezuela hardly enters discussion in the american left, perhaps because there is no real left… Source: [Marxism] venezuelan election for the Constituent Assembly

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archive: capitalist/political elites have squandered forty years on the climate crisis

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Capitalist/political elites have squandered forty years on the climate crisis and don’t deserve a say on the future of civilization March 20th, 2016 · The last generation has left everyone perfectly fucked: the elites and their capitalists dupes/masters have squandered the last forty years for some kind of action on the climate issue. In the […]

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archive: Israel and the US are driving the Islamic world into psychotic confusion

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Israel and the US are driving the Islamic world into psychotic confusion: witness the refugee calamity…but in the end Islam also must secularize… March 18th, 2016 · If you explore the seamier YouTube universe on the refugee crisis

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archive: what are the prospects of direct revolutionary action?

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

What are the prospects of direct revolutionary action? March 17th, 2016 · We can see that electoral change has failed, but the Sanders campaign shows some promise, next chance 2020… Direct revolutionary action requires a unified cadre a ‘marxist’ postmarxism and a clear economic critique and platform (no marxist boilerplate) no more references to ‘marxism’, […]

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What Mainstream Media Got Wrong About Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Vote | Analysis | teleSUR English

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: What Mainstream Media Got Wrong About Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Vote | Analysis | teleSUR English

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Venezuela‘s President Nicolas Maduro claims huge victory in vote to grant socialist party virtually unlimited powers | The Independent

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Venezuela‘s President Nicolas Maduro claims huge victory in vote to grant socialist party virtually unlimited powers | The Independent

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Can the Democratic Party Represent Wall Street and Main Street? (1/3)

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Can the Democratic Party Represent Wall Street and Main Street? (1/3)

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NCSE newsletter

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Dear friends of NCSE, BioScience reviews 2017’s antiscience bills. And a preview of Teaching Evolution in a Creation Nation.

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Sandwalk: talk.origins evolves

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Sandwalk: talk.origins evolves

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Is Sean Carroll a Boltzmann Brain? | Evolution News

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Is Sean Carroll a Boltzmann Brain? | Evolution News

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From the Guardian: Do we live in the best of all possible worlds? | Uncommon Descent

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: From the Guardian: Do we live in the best of all possible worlds? | Uncommon Descent

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Summer sea ice melt in the Arctic — ScienceDaily

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Summer sea ice melt in the Arctic — ScienceDaily

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Going Soft on Corporate Crime a Bipartisan Affair

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Going Soft on Corporate Crime a Bipartisan Affair

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Authoritarianism Already Smothers Freedom: It is Not the Issue in Venezuela

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Authoritarianism Already Smothers Freedom: It is Not the Issue in Venezuela

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[Marxism] Fwd: Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa – The New York Times

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] Fwd: Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa – The New York Times

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Robert Reich: Trump’s Big Loss | Alternet

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Robert Reich: Trump’s Big Loss | Alternet

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completing the revolution…//Venezuela vote underway as Maduro foes vow to boycott – CNN.com

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments

It is difficult to fully assess the situation in Venezuela from a distance but we can simply reiterate what we have said before. If the constituent assembly emerges as a viable transition vehicle and if the Chavistas gain control then the issue of completing the revolution should be forefront: this is the only real path […]

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Confusion over history and the impossibility of a theory

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments

The left needs a larger historical perspective. Let the era of Feuerbach set the tone but not delimit the need to really espouse the ‘dialectic’ in its real sense of a larger domain of discourse that can parry opposites and counterpoint perspectives. And a less theoretical view of history is needed: the materialist foundation can […]

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R48G: a restatement of the communist project

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments

The marxist left often fails to see how they curdle thinking with associations that invoke a nightmare vision in a general public successfully brainwashed by massive doses of neoliberal hype.

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R48G: a sacrifice for the future…

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments

The state of affairs, our contemporary situation, resembles the period onset to the Civil War. A point comes when the forked path to the future demands a strong redirection of history. Without it the future is foresclosed by the least of possibilities. In a way Trump symbolizes that diminished future, but we must no let […]

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