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Reformism, revolutionary transformation

June 19th, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: reform or revolution redux… September 6th, 2017 · http://darwiniana.com/?s=virtual+revolution Our seemingly consistent critique of ‘reformist leftism’ is, of course, misleading because we have also made ‘compromise’ a studied angle with our idea of ‘virtual revolution’ which embraces the whole contradiction. That in addition to hybrid of markets and communism. This is not really compromise […]

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‘Our revolution’ and its double entendres…// Et Tu, Bernie?

June 18th, 2018 · 1 Comment

We spent over a year commenting on sanders’ ‘Our Revolution’ theme/platform, often critically: the term ‘revolution’ was either being coopted or else it was a cleverly ambiguous way of slipping in ideas of the real thing. Overall, the campaign seemed at times like a mirage and this article reviews some of the missing information amidst […]

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The revolutionary lessons of Lenin’s ‘What is to be Done?’

June 16th, 2018 · No Comments

There has been so much vilification of this work even on the left that it is hard to sort out the confusion.

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Revolution/reform

June 15th, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: reform or revolution redux… September 6th, 2017 · http://darwiniana.com/?s=virtual+revolution Our seemingly consistent critique of ‘reformist leftism’ is, of course,

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The revolutionary lessons of Lenin’s ‘What is to be Done?’

June 15th, 2018 · No Comments

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[pen-l] Werner Angress’s “Stillborn Revolution: the Communist Bid for Power in Germany, 1921-1923” (part one) | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

June 13th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: [pen-l] Werner Angress’s “Stillborn Revolution: the Communist Bid for Power in Germany, 1921-1923” (part one) | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

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deciphering the russian revolution…//Richard Pipes, Prosecutor of the Russian Revolution

June 12th, 2018 · No Comments

Because of figures like pipes (there are more like him) it is very difficult to decipher the russian revolution.

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Fighting Capitalism With Revolutionary Strategy

June 11th, 2018 · No Comments

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Evolution/revolution

June 9th, 2018 · No Comments

The logic of (r)evolution… February 2nd, 2018 · No Comments http://darwiniana.com/?s=R48G+revolution https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The+Crisis+of+Modernity_ver6.pdf: https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf We have made a number of dialectical feints back and forth between evolutionary and revolutionary perspectives but overall our task here seems to be advocating from the sidelines the discipline of truly revolutionary activism. The sidelines is not really OK, but it […]

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Virtual revolution

June 8th, 2018 · No Comments

Beyond the evolutionary/revolutionary divide… February 22nd, 2018 · Below is an archived post from last year. Let’s restate the point in a new way: our distinctions of evolutionary/revolutionary have (deliberately) created a division in thought bridged by our idea of ‘virtual revolution’. But at this point one suspects that if an evolutionary path is taken […]

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Evolution to revolution?

June 6th, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: the revolutionary path? November 28th, 2017 · http://darwiniana.com/?s=R48G+revolution https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The+Crisis+of+Modernity_ver6.pdf: https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf We have made a number of dialectical feints back and forth between evolutionary and revolutionary perspectives but overall our task here seems to be advocating from the sidelines the discipline of truly revolutionary activism. The sidelines is not really OK, but it is still […]

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 Is marxism making revolution look impossible?

June 5th, 2018 · No Comments

The core problem is the absence of any real left that can raise consciousness or propose an alternative… Marxism has actually made revolution look impossible… Source: Are Americans a Broken People? Here’s Why We’ve Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression | Alternet

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Revolutionary visions

June 5th, 2018 · No Comments

The issue of degrowth compounds the evolution/revolution dilemma…china’s capitalism February 23rd, 2018 · https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/23/china-cant-save-capitalism-from-environmental-destruction/ Given China’s huge contribution to global warming and the heavy pollution it suffers from, such statements are welcome. But does this truly mean that China will now become a country that puts the environment first and, perhaps, save capitalism from its […]

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The emergence of revolution

June 5th, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: the revolutionary impulse and modernity/antimodernity March 13th, 2017 · One of the ironies of the analysis of the antimodernists and their calls for some kind of ‘new age’ epoch (the aquarian age meme was one such piece of nonsense) is that modern revolutionary dynamism itself is both modern and antimodern at the same time:

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The shining moment when Russian revolutionary women reinvented sex | Aeon Essays

June 4th, 2018 · No Comments

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Contemplating revolution

June 3rd, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: reflections on virtual revolution… December 15th, 2017 · http://darwiniana.com/?s=R48G+revolution Everything about our situation almost screams out a demand for a social order of politics:

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bon idee, mon vieux…marx pretzels from truthdig revolutionary subdivision…//Needed Now: A Real and Radical Left

June 1st, 2018 · No Comments

Profound or flapdoodle this is a good article with our quick support even if we have close to a thousand posts here that go over all its issues in great detail, nary a mention, as richard wollf marxism takes the subtext postcapitalist rumor…Let’s note one issue first: russiagate…criticism from the left is important but misses […]

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Confusions of the working class/revolution model

May 29th, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: more on the universal and working class September 21st, 2017 · Our new distinction of the universal and working class might seem a thorough heresy: the marxist influence has made the invocation of the working class almost a dogma. Have we upset a classic thematic with a dangerous deviation from right thinking? Hardly: the […]

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We’re Not Prepared for the Genetic Revolution That’s Coming | Alternet

May 29th, 2018 · No Comments

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LANDSLIDE: ‘Quiet Revolution’ As Ireland Ends Abortion Ban

May 27th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: LANDSLIDE: ‘Quiet Revolution’ As Ireland Ends Abortion Ban

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a golden opportunity for a neo-communism?…//Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution wins the battle, but is it losing the war? | Green Left Weekly

May 25th, 2018 · No Comments

The time seems ripe for the bolivarians to move to a new socialism on a more comprehensive scale. Our ‘Two Manifestos’ suggest the need for a way to balance a new communism with different sectors…In any case the ‘revolution’ has really happened, yet the current regime has the potential to create a full communism, but […]

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Revolutionary potential

May 25th, 2018 · No Comments

Dialectic of revolutionary potential December 10th, 2017 · https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf We have almost deliberately indulged a kind of ‘dialectic’ of revolution/virtual revolution, the latter a way station as we confront the immensely dangerous and conflicted theme of revolutionary action. In fact we are confronted by a situation that is almost demanding a revolutionary response and yet […]

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Revolutionary action

May 24th, 2018 · No Comments

Red Fortyeight Group: is revolutionary action a viable strategy…? The docket of basic charges: criminal conspiracy and racketeering by dot.gov http://darwiniana.com/?s=red+fortyeight+Group? We won’t answer the question just yet, here: the basic answer being ‘no, but’….But these situations can suffer sudden unraveling and the ‘no’ answer should not under any conditions forestall preparations for the social […]

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the crisis of revolutionary intervention…//A Faustian Bargain with the Climate Crisis

May 23rd, 2018 · No Comments

Which is to say that we will be left holding the bag as those who created the problem run headlong in the opposite direction to accepting responsibility for the downward spiral of global society into social and environmental chaos and collapse. Such is the nature of Faustian bargains; if there is no honour amongst thieves, […]

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