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by repost: Wayne Price- NEFAC- NYC (Written as Personal Opinion)
29 Jan 2008
Modified: 08:18:23 PM
Part 1: The contradictory meanings of "communism"
This section discusses "communism" both as a society of freedom and as one of totalitarianism. What Bakuknin, Kropotkin, and Marx had meant by communism and how this term was changed by the Leninists.
Part 2 : It is Not the Label but the Content Which Matters
This section argues that we have the industrial potential for full communism, but there remain difficulties such as the need to reorganize technology and to appropriately industrialize the "Third World." This raises the need for some sort of phasing-in of communism.
In a letter dated December 31, 2007, Lynn Rozar and his wife, from Greeneville, Tennessee, want to know my position on some issues concerning the average person: WITH JUST SOME STRAIGHT SIMPLE ANSWERS FOR A CHANGE.
The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. The La Riva/Puryear presidential campaign demands an immediate lifting of the Israeli blockade, an end to U.S. aid to Israel and self-determination for the Palestinian people. The candidates joined the emergency protests to "End the Israeli Siege of Gaza" that book place across the country on Jan. 25-26.
The dollar devaluation has to do with many things, above all with the double deficit. The US must become indebted more and more. China and Dubai could go on a shopping spree and buy oil companies. The US must earn euros to pay for the oil to be imported.
Clinton, Obama and Edwards may be better than the Republicans who seek the presidential nomination, but none of them is capable of truly meeting the needs of the American people. When will progressives go beyond voting for candidates representing the politics of the center and center-right?