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The labour movement's post-election battleground: Part I of II

1  Introduction

Back in January, I was invited by Left Futures to provide a response to a post by Trevor Fisher.  Trevor considers Labour a lost cause when it comes to austerity. 4,923 more words

General Politics

Charity

Birthmarks stamped on paving stones,

Sirens pound the corpse’s heart,

 

Bony,

Extenuated, they

Spread their palms,

 

Our eyes in shame,

Pockets lighter,

But minds at rest, 106 more words

Poetry

Nostalgic for Socialist Realism

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

The Fatal Errors of Socialism

TomWoodsTV, Feb 2015

Jim Otteson, author of The End of Socialism, discusses the key problems with socialism, some of which tend to be overlooked. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show:…

Time: 28:47

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

BC Budget 2015: Government of the Rich, By the Rich, For the Rich

Commentary from the Communist Party of BC

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

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity!

IWD 2015 greetings from the Communist Party of Canada

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

Politicians are pallbearers carrying democracy in their coffin.

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

Abraham Lincoln