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Day: 12 October 2020

The Socialist Cooperative Commonwealth

12th October 2020

We envisage socialism as being established globally and almost simultaneously. In 1847 Engels wrote: “Will it be possible for this revolution to take place in one country alone?  No. By creating the world market, big industry has already brought all the peoples of the Earth, and especially the civilised peoples, into such close relation with one […]

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Time for a New Revolution

12th October 2020

Part One – What Happened Part Two – What Could Happen Part 1: What Happened? As the presidential election draws near both contestants make fatuous appeals to America’s near-sainted Founding Fathers and that almost sacred scroll known as the Constitution. History has seen more than its share of distortion. Myths and misconceptions have sprung up […]

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Manifest Destiny

12th October 2020

 The Mexican-American War Each year tens of thousands of Irish-Americans proudly celebrate their heritage on St Patrick Day, yet few are aware of the fate of the Irish in the St Patrick’s Battalion, el Batallón de San Patricio, who chose to fight under their green flag for Mexico against the aggression of the United States […]

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America’s “Good” Wars

12th October 2020

On December 11, 1941, four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany declared war on the United States. Even within the most avowed Leftist anti-war activist there exists a belief that the Second World War was fully justified in stopping Hitler’s Nazis. They claim it was a just war for freedom and to […]

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Savior of Capitalism

12th October 2020

 Roosevelt’s New Deal brought an array of acronyms for new government agencies to the attention of the American public, NRA, WPA, CCC, TVA et al. The only one absent was capitalism’s SOS. There is no doubting that many of the projects initiated by the New Deal were indeed beneficial to America’s infrastructure and were a […]

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