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Month: December 2020

Sam Orner: A Witness At Ludlow

29th December 2020

In The Western Socialist, 1965, there appeared an article entitled, The Ludlow Massacre that happened in 1913. The Ludlow article resulted in a response from a member of the then named Workers’ Socialist Party of the United States who had witnessed to some of the events when he was a soap-box orator for the Industrial Workers of the World at the time. The Socialist Party journal shortly after the massacre […]

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The ethical work of Karl Marx

28th December 2020

Written by Maximilien Rubel in 1982 for the Socialist Party of Great Britain’s journal, Socialist Standard, but not published. [The ethical work of Karl Marx by Maximilien Rubel 1982 (marxists.org)] 1. If ethics is taken to be, on the one hand, the negation of bourgeois ideology and morality and, on the other, as the intellectual and practical anticipation […]

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A Slight Christmas Carol

24th December 2020

A Short Story from the December 1954 issue of the Socialist Standard Scrooge buttoned his overcoat and picked up his Chronicle, said goodnight to the office and left. This was not the Ebenezer Scrooge who said “ Humbug ” and disliked Christmas but later had a change of heart and died in the workhouse through giving all his money away: […]

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Rusia nunca fue Socialista

23rd December 2020

En este año se cumple el centenario de la Revolución Rusa el  cual se enfocara  en la toma del poder por los Bolcheviques  en  el mes de Noviembre del 1917. La histórica rivalidad entre las potencias Occidentales y el  primer tal  llamado  estado “Comunista” ha sido presentado  como una lucha entre la  ‘Democracia Liberal’ de […]

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Inside Canada’s political parties: The Socialist Party of Canada

21st December 2020

Some believe that the climate and pandemic crises has drawn many people to look for an alternative: Socialism. The Socialist Party of Canada wants to define what socialism really means. ’At several demonstrations in Toronto, this journalist has come across a lot of members of the Socialist and Communist Parties of Canada. The representatives hand out information […]

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Rosa Luxemburgo y la Cuestión Nacional

20th December 2020

¿Hay un ” derecho de las naciones a la autodeterminación ” del cuallos Socialistas debieran ser partidarios? Esta fue la cuestióndebatida por los Socialdemócratas antes de la primera guerra mundial,especialmente en Rusia y en Austria, ambos imperios multinacionalespor aquél entonces. Lenin, fiel a su visión oportunista de quecualquier slogan era útil si ayudaba, dijo sí […]

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What Marx Should Have Said To Kropotkin

17th December 2020

The following is the transcript of a talk given by Adam Buick. I once read a book which contained a sentence which began “As Marx said to Lenin…” This would not have been a physical impossibility, as Marx’s life and Lenin’s life did overlap for 13 years. But quite why – and how – Marx would have […]

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Blood for Blood says General Ludd

15th December 2020

Chant no more your old rhymes about bold Robin Hood,His feats I but little admire,I will sing the Achievements of General LuddNow the Hero of NottinghamshireBrave Ludd was to measures of violence unusedTill his sufferings became so severeThat at last to defend his own Interest he rous’dAnd for the great work did prepare. Ned Ludd, […]

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A Conversation with Karl

14th December 2020

Question 1: Dr Marx , you are well known as the author of a book on economics but I think you studied law at university, didn’t you?Karl Marx: Although I studied jurisprudence, I pursued it as a subject subordinated to philosophy and history. In the year 1842-43 , as editor of the Rheinische Zeitung, I first found myself […]

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Producers and Parasites

10th December 2020

The only useful people today are those engaged in producing the wealth. It is they alone who must eliminate the parasites and usher in a new social order. The future of civilisation is in the hands of the producing class. Many other workers talk about “my job.” It is partly habit and partly belief that […]

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