Browsing All posts tagged under »socialism«

Trade unionism, Marx & Chavez

February 11, 2018

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Trade unions that claim to be "Marxist-Leninist" (especially without any real attempt at definition) and that uncritically support the "Bolivarian revolution" of Hugo Chavez tend to do so out of blind emotion rather than rational analysis. And this is an extremely dangerous and divisive road for organised labour to follow.

The new spectre stalking the world

March 12, 2016

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Only a truly democratic organisation with a clear programme of action and co-operative policies to match may be able to provide hope of an alternative way forward in a world being driven along what is an increasingly rocky path to potential devastation.

A new year — and a new world ahead

January 10, 2016

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We are on the cusp of a time when all work could be done by machine. Yet there is little sign of any move to design or promote a system that can cope; that could ensure that the technological advances made can be utilised for the benefit of humanity as a whole. Instead, there is a grasping at myths of the past.

Socialism: myths, predjudices & reality

November 25, 2015

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At this time of global economic crisis, there are various charlatans and ambitious politicians who use vaguely worded promises labelled “socialism” as their stock in trade. But what does socialism really mean?

Let’s stop abusing holy prophets & Marx

February 1, 2015

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The Q’uran and the Prophet Mohammed cannot be held responsible for the Jihadi atrocities of Boko Haram or the Islamic State groups any more than can the Christian Gospels and Jesus be held responsible for apartheid or the Ku Klux Klan. To claim otherwise is simply illogical.

Numsa, political parties & socialism

March 6, 2014

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Despite media claims to the contrary there is no move by the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) to start a political party. What the union plans to organise is a series of “socialist consultative conferences” in the nine provinces of South Africa.

A world of fragmentation, infighting — & hope

September 13, 2013

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The global economic crisis continues, with responses leading to fragmentation, infighting — and expressions of hope. Perhaps as educationalist Michael Rosen says: "It's early days...there are possibilities..."