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I felt a reluctant nostalgia for socialist realism during my recent trip to Vietnam. Not because I missed the silly utopian hope of Soviet-era propaganda, but because Soviet-era Hungary was my home for five years 27 years ago, and the absurdly bright posters proclaiming Vietnamese Socialism reminded me of how the streets looked all those years ago, and of those exciting times in the late 1980s when the communist regimes of eastern Europe were all falling apart. 202 more words
February 17 was Budget Day in British Columbia, and the corporate media dutifully lauded Finance Minister Mike de Jong for bringing in a surplus, plus “a few small tax breaks for families” and so-called “modest increases” for health care and education. 1,024 more words
March 8, International Women’s Day, is a time to celebrate our historic struggles for equality, and to unite around today’s challenges. 1,162 more words
The Guardian put a question to Johnny Marr.
When asked ‘If you could bring something back to life, what would you choose?’
His answer: ‘Socialism. Yeah I said it.’ 1,006 more words