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Looking back to J20: socialism and the women’s movement?

February 17th, 2018 · No Comments

200, 000+ could have triggered a revolution //Overhead shots show massive Women’s March crowds across America.
January 22nd, 2017 ·
The Women’s March is a splendid development but it actually suggests its own transformation into a more general movement much further to the left, either as a splinter effect or a whole new movement inspired by the remarkable success here. It is however important to consider the absolutely critical issue of climate change and the crisis the world faces here: one might challenge the March’s organizers to consider the danger of a too narrow focus, and the inevitable intersection (as with Black Lives Matter) with outright neoliberal strains because the issue of class is filtered out. This spectrum will thus tend to move toward the center when what would really be appropriate is a socialist initiative that is also an ecological revolutionary movement to stop the depradation of capitalism…The numbers here are astounding but it is important to consider that half a million protesters could have/could bring down a government and precipitate a revolutionary transitions. Beware, of course, what you wish for, but beware equally of what you don’t.

Source: Overhead shots show massive Women’s March crowds across America
Gradual transition to socialism?
January 25th, 2017 ·

http://darwiniana.com/?s=revolution We can explore an idea related to the notion from the previous post of a gradual transition to socialism. The problem is that the current system isn’t really evolving: a whole century of leftist progress got wiped out and the system has regressed to the worst form of capitalism. However, that trend could go into another reversal, especially given the grim reality of climate catastrophe. The problem of course is the foundational issue of a new constitutional framework but such a transformation is by no means impossible as long as the result produces democratic freedom in a form adapted to postcapitalism. We have suggested a formula that should be highly popular and we must reclaim the term ‘communism’ from its dismal historical record: the legacy of the idea is unusable. In any case, ‘socialism’ is not ‘social democratic’ New Deal-ism.
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