Matthew Culbert

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     The document (a discussion not a policy one) entitled Alternative Models of Ownership advocated workers cooperatives and municipal ownership.

    Interesting and comprehensive document though.

    in reply to: Our Euroelection campaign #187086

    Matthew Culbert
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    I am not sure about votes for the main parties being marked up, or translated as, for the ‘Remain’ camp. They are not all arrogant treacherous, assholes like Campbell. Votes for SNP, for example, will be mixed pro and anti Brexit and for Labour or Tory’s similar, but loyal to their respective parties, warts and all, in the main.

    in reply to: Ballot Spoils #186257

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    I usually write ‘WORLD SOCIALISM X‘ across any ballots. It depends how it is laid out, I may sometimes emphasise ‘none of the above’ just to make it clear.

    These papers are seen and scrutinised by poll staff and sometimes shown to candidates so making it impossible for any Labourites or lefties etc to claim it is important.

    in reply to: Socialist Standard Past & Present Blog #186218

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    Your blog is much appreciated from this person, who often re-posts or adapts what you put on the web

    ..and so say all of us.

    https://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/

    in reply to: Socialist Standard Past & Present Blog #186193

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    The 10,000th post on the blog:

    As if to celebrate, adding here it to our archives has skewed up the front page.

    I’ve sent out an SOS.

    in reply to: More on Brexit #186164

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    Are they calling for a “one-time-only vote for the Brexit party” or simply stating unequivocally that Galloway is correct to call for this? Is there a difference?

    No facility to ask them to clarify this either.


    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    There is  a lot of good stuff  here specific to Ireland, by a sadly deceased comrade. Richard Montague.

    in reply to: Venezuela #185890

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    The Socialist party of Great Britain asks, “

    I can’t reply without subscribing to their rubbishy site.

    in reply to: May Day Greetings #185839

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    We only got the files a couple of days ago. We had to chase them up.

    No. 1377 May 2019

    in reply to: Apologies for temporary outage on website #185698

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    Apologies for outage from 00.17 until 00.18. Caused by security update/upgrade.

    in reply to: Number of socially useless jobs #185694

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    I think we would have to get there first. I would go for the lower guestimate. A number of functions in respect of statistic gathering, might still come in handy for calculation of resources needed after the initial overproduction, as we settle down into a steady state system.

    in reply to: Extinction Rebellion #185646

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    I don’t go to work with the red shirt/flag, but I talk about the social- it is in those personal connections, networks and whisper campaigns that socialism becomes effective- as well as others seeing our values alloy with our behaviors…

    That is precisely how I first became acquainted with the notion of socialism entailing the abolition of the wages system, in a hurried conversation at a fellow worker’s lathe.

    I had to wait a few years before more before I could investigate it further, once I  was told of an outdoor meeting in Glasgow that my brother had stumbled upon while waiting upon his girlfriend finishing her work.

    I was not knowing where to look, or how to look, but he knew I was interested because of my trade union activity and so on, but I was dissatisfied with the then Labour government’s delivery of what I had thought was a kind of ‘socialism’.

    Nowadays the information is available online.

    in reply to: Climate Crisis: Our Last Chance #185598

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    George Monbiot – Still talking the talk but never walking the walk

    Well for what its worth ‘Prolerat’ has commented. Here.

     

    in reply to: Left and Right Unite! – For the UBI Fight! #185467

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    ..reading Laclau and Mouffe for too long.

    (Laclau corrected name).

    Sounds like a fine furnishings company, which leads me into saying I haven’t read any of their stuff and I would be reluctant to do so, having devoured earlier cultural theoretical stuff and not having got much out of it. Sounds like, if I may be crude, Foucalt even.

    It all seems like navel gazing and obstructs the primary task which William Morriss defined, as ‘making socialists’.

    This needs everyday language. Something we strive for in the Socialist Standard and our literature.

    in reply to: More on Brexit #185400

    Matthew Culbert
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