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We’ve Let Capitalism Kill the Planet

March 28th, 2017 · No Comments

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[Marxism] The Senator from VT, still aboard with the Senator from Wall St. divides and confuses on single payer

March 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] The Senator from VT, still aboard with the Senator from Wall St. divides and confuses on single payer

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Will Introduce “Medicare for All” Bill

March 28th, 2017 · No Comments

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Massive AIPAC Protest Calls Out Continued Fueling of Illegal Occupation | Common Dreams

March 28th, 2017 · No Comments

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R48G: how would DMNC function in practice?

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Democratic_Market_Neo_Communism_ver_5.pdf

Our link to the roberts’ blog provokes some interesting questions about the functioning of our ‘democratic market neo-communism’ which is taken as a three sector system comprising a planned sector, a market sector, and an autonomous sector. This system would be neo-communist, that is, with capital exporpriated to the Commons, to ecological coursts, and would be subject to a strong presidential system protecting the socialist foundation next to a congressional system able to mediate economic projects via electoral systematics. Thus the market sector would allow entrepreneurs to license resources from the commons, and even raise funds via socialist equivalent of investment processes. The planned sector would produce a set of overlapping systems of enterprises free from state domination but ‘planned’ in governmental agencies with carefully defined powers and responsible to a set of economic rights for all classes of the universal class. This system would have a lower autonomous sector where so to speak the ‘reserve dna’ of different economic systems would linger vestigially, and/or produce a robust mix of market, cooperative, agricultural, light industrial subsystems allowed to stage an ‘archaeology’ of semi-capitalism on a small scale. Or whatever…We have left this system slightly undefined but it is hard to see how some kind of vigorous form of postcapitalism with remnant presocialist elements could not thrivingly emerge. This system would promote a strong equality but would not be in a final state of full equality necessarily. It might resemble in some ways a version of ‘viking economics’ but would in principle be quite different and a completely new form of economy. This, please note, is not the same as the many versions of ‘market socialism’ which have been the object of much discussion and critique.

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As Trump’s Denialists Get to Work, the Climate Is Changing 170 Times Faster

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

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Would our DMNC adopt any keynesian elements?//Keynes, civilisation and the long run | Michael Roberts Blog

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

I should think not, and yet our three sector system just might end up using some disparate elements in its balance of ‘markets’ (without private property), planned systems and an autonomous sector which could end up in some chaotic sub-system behaviors…

Interesting post from the Roberts blog with a lot of good links…

Source: Keynes, civilisation and the long run | Michael Roberts Blog

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Chomsky repenting of previous attacks on truthers? //Noam Chomsky: Trump could stage a ‘false flag’ terror attack and ‘change the country instantly’

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

Chomsky is right-on here but I am a little baffled: after so many years deploring 9/11 conspiracy theories now he is warning of what has already happened?? Perhaps our critiques of chomsky here have born fruit and he is repenting of his previous stance on these questions…

Source: Noam Chomsky: Trump could stage a ‘false flag’ terror attack and ‘change the country instantly’

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from last week…

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/26/r48g-the-crisis-of-climate-change-demands-a-new-form-of-leftist-platform/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/26/idea-of-virtual-revolution-counterproductive-merry-go-round-dialectic-of-revolutionary-potential/ [Read more →]

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Climate Change Pushes World Into ‘Uncharted Territory’ | Climate Central

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Climate Change Pushes World Into ‘Uncharted Territory’ | Climate Central

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A Record-Setting Climate Going Bonkers

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

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Study Links Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Study Links Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change

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Defending the Climate in the Age of Trump

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

Centre for Sustainable Economy’s Ted Gleichman says we need to see the fossil fuel industry as a rogue industry that can no longer be considered just another normal part of the economy

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Cancer Research Delivers Stark Reminder to Evolutionists | Evolution News

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Cancer Research Delivers Stark Reminder to Evolutionists | Evolution News

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A “souls” argument against the fine-tuning of the universe? | Uncommon Descent

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: A “souls” argument against the fine-tuning of the universe? | Uncommon Descent

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Turkish academics tell ministry that evolution theory excluded from curriculum ‘only in Saudi Arabia’ – LOCAL

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Turkish academics tell ministry that evolution theory excluded from curriculum ‘only in Saudi Arabia’ – LOCAL

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Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea — ScienceDaily

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea — ScienceDaily

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Why $15 an Hour Should be the Absolute Minimum Minimum Wage

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

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[Marxism] The Tooth Divide: Beauty, Class and the Story of Dentistry

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

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A Handful of Trump Voters Are Coming to the Painful Realization That They’ve Been Had | Alternet

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

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‘Whoa, Whoa, Whoa’: Sanders Says Democrats’ Intransigence Is Solution, Not Problem | Common Dreams

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

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R48G: The crisis of climate change demands a new form of leftist platform…

March 26th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Democratic_Market_Neo_Communism_ver_5.pdf
We close today with a link to our second manifesto, as a gesture directed to the DSA. These groups are very important but can’t quite make the transition to a new era of ecological postcapitalism.

Here our viewpoint is slightly different because we are not focus wholly on the working class but the universal class. And this is first and foremost an initiative of refoundation in a version of democratic neo-communism (with market elements), a transitional hybrid that can be radicalized further. The focus on the working class is given the equivalent as the social construction in constitutional means of general equality. The key point here is that we are in the midst of a climate catastrophe and its solution must come first. In fact, the communist pitch to the working class can coexist very easily with our framework save only that we are considering a system that must bring all classes to a common class, create a new economic system that can manage in the context of post-growth economics, a very difficult requirement. We will be lucky to produce a steady state economy that can produce a rough equality of all in a common universal class. In such a system everyone will have a robust set of economic rights but we can hardly hope to replicate current levels of grossly indulgent consumption.

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Booknotes //Runaway Inequality 

March 26th, 2017 · No Comments

The DSA is promoting this book. We can plug it here but with the criticism that the prime focus should be more revolutionary, focus more on climate change and discuss an overall resolution, say, communism.

Source: Runaway Inequality |

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excommunicated by the leftist bullshitter groups//Democratic Socialists of America

March 26th, 2017 · No Comments

I think I have a better platform than the DSA and am disappointed I can’t even have a dialogue with such people: total ostracism, wall of silence, basically the ‘you’re dead’ version of solidarity…
These people talk a good game but never refer to revolutionary action in explicit terms…the conventional left is going nowhere. Our approach could use some of the resources wasted on useless ‘planned failure’ gestures of these groups…

we assume all the risk here…
In any case, DSA is a good group, whatever its limits. I wish they would comment on our ‘two manifestos’.

Source: Democratic Socialists of America

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