Category: Socialism

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Michael Albert: Socialisms?

New institutions, also established by human beings, can generate vastly superior outcomes. Defining and working to attain those new institutions ought to be our economic agenda

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Louis Proyect: Sectarian Delusions on the American Left

Another International Socialist Organization Internal Bulletin has been leaked to the public over on the External Bulletin website

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Louis Proyect: Notes on a Staggering ISO

Unfortunately what is missing from this calculation is any understanding that “training” is inimical to the development of Marxist thinkers and activists

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Andre Vltchek: Seychelles: A Successful Socialist Country, With Terrible PR

It is rich, stunningly beautiful, and it has the highest UN Human Development Index of the entire continent of Africa. And Seychelles is what could be described as a welfare state, with a guaranteed survival minimum wage, much higher than the average wage in most of the "star capitalist countries” (if one adopts the terminology of the Read more…

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James Elliott: A United Syriza Moves Closer To Power

The man who promises to end Greece’s austerity binge and reinvent European socialism for the 21st century has edged closer to power, after the radical left Syriza coalition of 14 parties merged into one unified bloc to fight future elections. Alexis Tsipras, the coalition’s leader, was elected head of the new party with 74% of Read more…

Pham Binh: Thinking of Joining the ISO?

You hate capitalism. You understand that a system that puts profits over people by giving taxpayer bailouts to greedy, insolvent banks while refusing to help working people keep their heads above water has got to go. You realize our standard of living is going to keep getting worse until something is done about it. You Read more…

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Chris Hedges: Chris Hedges: As a Socialist, I Have No Voice in the Mainstream – Pt 6 of 7

Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, Read more…

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Federico Fuentes: Venezuela’s 21st Century Socialism: Neo-Developmentalism Or Radical Alternative?

In the recent period, political discussion in Venezuela has centered on the government’s economic strategy. The reasons seem obvious. Inflation during the first half of the year climbed to 25%. First quarter growth was only 0.7%. And then there are the shortages affecting various basic goods. The questions many are asking is: has Chavismo’s economic Read more…

Virginia Brown: Leftist Men Aren’t Born to Lead Radical Struggles

What do women hit by the latest austerity and misogynist attacks need? Not another reminder by men that feminists are white with middle-class politics, as John Pilger's piece a month ago seemed to imply. Nor do women need being set up as aloof, proletariat-dividing essentialists who think men are inherently violent. We don't need a Read more…

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Len Arthur: From where we are to socialism

A long post that is composed of three separate posts originally on Welsh Labour Grassroots blog late last year. They are intended however, to be read together. Bridging the gap (1) – Len Arthur   In a recent discussion blog Darren Williams analysed the limits of Welsh Labourism, suggesting a number of forms of political action Read more…

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