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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Why the CWI Russian section does not suit us | Марксистская группа 21

Why the CWI Russian section does not suit us | Марксистская группа 21 | real utopias | Scoop.it

Disagreements in the CWI RS began two years ago. Following weeks of arguments, disagreeing comrades (about half of the section) created a faction. For a short time the faction took the leadership of the section, but for simplicity we shall use the term leaders for those who remained in CWI, and the term faction for those who left.

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Britain's Paul Mason: A left liberal warmonger - World Socialist Web Site

Britain's Paul Mason: A left liberal warmonger - World Socialist Web Site | real utopias | Scoop.it
Mason is portrayed, and portrays himself, as a “man of the left,” based largely on his membership in the group Workers Power in the 1980s.
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Horror Film—The Decline of Capitalism Through the Lens - In Defense of Marxism

In an article on World War I, Lenin once remarked that, “Capitalist society is and has always been horror without end.” In discussing the early development of capitalism in his classic, Capital, Marx said that upon its arrival in history “capital ...
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British Marxist Weekend School: "An incredible time to be a revolutionary!" - In Defense of Marxism

British Marxist Weekend School: "An incredible time to be a revolutionary!" - In Defense of Marxism | real utopias | Scoop.it
On the 23-25 October, around 150 revolutionaries from across Britain and Europe gathered in London for the Red October weekend of Marxist theory and activities.
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Audio: Defend Corbyn, Fight for Socialism - In Defense of Marxism

Ben Peck speaks on the phenomenon of Jeremy Corbyn and the state of the class struggle in Britain.
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Bernie Says He Wants a Revolution, But He's Not Much Different Than Hillary - The New Republic

Bernie Says He Wants a Revolution, But He's Not Much Different Than Hillary - The New Republic | real utopias | Scoop.it
He's a democratic socialist. She's a capitalist. But they both love Denmark!
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Increasing Opposition to Establishment Politics - Socialist Alternative

Increasing Opposition to Establishment Politics - Socialist Alternative | real utopias | Scoop.it
What is happening here is part of an international trend, which in some countries has gone much further, with the complete collapse of key establishment parties and the rapid emergence of new political forces both on the left and the right.
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The making and remaking of class - International Socialism Journal

The making and remaking of class - International Socialism Journal | real utopias | Scoop.it
The making and remaking of class
International Socialism Journal
Radice wants to construct a politics “against” class and says we need clearly to set out an aim of a post-capitalist society.
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Greece, SYRIZA, and the Euro Crisis

Speaking at the recent World School of the International Marxist Tendency, Fred Weston discusses the Euro Crisis and its effect in Greece, looking at the rise ...
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USA: Bernie Sanders and the 2016 Presidential Election - In Defense of Marxism

USA: Bernie Sanders and the 2016 Presidential Election - In Defense of Marxism | real utopias | Scoop.it
Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party candidate for president of the United States, has attracted huge crowds and generated enormous enthusiasm at campaign stops around the country.
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wrong emphasis (criticizing Sanders), sectarian as always... 

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Germany’s Pirate Party reveals its true colors - World Socialist Web Site

Germany’s Pirate Party reveals its true colors - World Socialist Web Site | real utopias | Scoop.it
Since taking seats in Berlin’s Senate, the Pirate Party has consistently shown it represents no alternative to the established political parties.
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Moves for a “left alliance” government accelerate in Portugal - World Socialist Web Site

Moves for a “left alliance” government accelerate in Portugal - World Socialist Web Site | real utopias | Scoop.it
With the Socialist Party unable to significantly capitalize on the disaffection with the government, smaller pseudo-left parties could hold the balance of power.
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What makes a revolution? - Socialist Worker Online

What makes a revolution? - Socialist Worker Online | real utopias | Scoop.it
Revolution is neither an act of will nor inevitable--it is the result of the interplay of material conditions and the actions of social groups and classes.
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Election 2015: Socialist Party of Great Britain outlines election plans - BBC News

Election 2015: Socialist Party of Great Britain outlines election plans - BBC News | real utopias | Scoop.it
Representatives of the Socialist Party of Great Britain explain how the party is working for the abolition of capitalism and the introduction of a classless society.
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Election 2015: Socialist Party of Great Britain outlines election plans - BBC News

Election 2015: Socialist Party of Great Britain outlines election plans - BBC News | real utopias | Scoop.it
Representatives of the Socialist Party of Great Britain explain how the party is working for the abolition of capitalism and the introduction of a classless society.
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Varoufakis' mission “to save European capitalism from itself” - In Defense of Marxism

Varoufakis' mission “to save European capitalism from itself” - In Defense of Marxism | real utopias | Scoop.it
Varoufakis, the Greek Finance Minister, presents himself as a Marxist –albeit an “erratic” one – and is even described as such in the bourgeois media.
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The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left - World Socialist Web Site

The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left - World Socialist Web Site | real utopias | Scoop.it
This 2012 report by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North provides the critical theoretical and historical background to the events in Greece, where the pseudo-left Syriza has risen to state power and rapidly capitulated to the...
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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis' mission to save capitalism - World Socialist Web Site

In his essay, adapted from a lecture delivered in 2013, Varoufakis makes clear that he is neither a Marxist nor a revolutionary, but at best someone whose politics can be described as vaguely reformist. He is not a member of Syriza, but was chosen to represent the government precisely because of these views. He wants nothing more than to convince the ruling elite that they risk plunging the continent into an economic and political catastrophe and to advise them to take an alternative path.

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The Organic Crisis of Capitalism - Part one - In Defense of Marxism

“Where were the Marxists in 2008, when the demise of Lehman Brothers almost brought about the collapse of capitalism?” asks a puzzled Ralph Atkins, the capital markets editor of the Financial Times. Well, unlike Mr. Atkins and his coterie of free-marketeers, we were not in a state of total bewilderment. We had predicted such an eventuality. As capitalism plunged into a deep slump, we were explaining to an ever-widening audience that the crisis, which bourgeois economists denied could ever happen, was a stunning confirmation of the correctness of Marx’s ideas. These ideas, which had been repeatedly declared out-of-date by capitalist apologists, were shown to be shockingly relevant, in total contrast to bourgeois economic theory and especially the discredited efficiency markets hypothesis.


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The transition to socialism in Venezuela

The transition to socialism in Venezuela | real utopias | Scoop.it
This article was written for the first edition of a new Venezuelan magazine called “Proceso: revista crítica de izquierda” (Process: critical left magazine), published by the political education school Escuela de Gobierno Hugo Chávez Frías of the...
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▶ Cambridge Marxist Society Event on Syriza and Podemos - YouTube

▶ Cambridge Marxist Society Event on Syriza and Podemos - YouTube | real utopias | Scoop.it
The European Crisis & the Rise of SYRIZA and PODEMOS Joint event between Cambridge Syriza, Circulo Podemos and Cambridge Marxist Society In Greece and Spain,...
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Karl Marx: More Right and more Relevant than ever! - In Defense of Marxism


Large industry and the Fordist assembly line are really features of the 1920s and 30s, long after Marx's death (although he predicted it).

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Piketty's Capital and the spectre of inequality - In Defense of Marxism

Piketty's Capital and the spectre of inequality - In Defense of Marxism | real utopias | Scoop.it

Thomas Piketty, a French economist and academic, has become an overnight sensation thanks to his book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”, a bestseller that has sparked debate on all sides for its detailed analysis of inequality under capitalism, with elation and praise from the reformist left, and horror and fright from the free-market right.

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Ted Grant - The Permanent Revolutionary. Chapter Five: The Times That Try ... - In Defense of Marxism

Ted Grant - The Permanent Revolutionary. Chapter Five: The Times That Try ... - In Defense of Marxism | real utopias | Scoop.it

By the end of 1950, the wrecking actions of Healy had destroyed the Party. What followed was the most difficult period in Ted’s life. It was a grim period, both personally and politically. It brings to mind the words of the Bible: “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness” (John, 1:23). He found himself isolated; the movement itself was struggling to survive. In crossing a desert, every step requires a tremendous effort. A man trying to climb a dune composed of loose sand finds that for every painful step forward, he slips back again, exhausted. This happens again and again. In the desert nobody can hear your voice. And there is no end in sight.

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An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to ... - Anarkismo.net

An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to ... - Anarkismo.net | real utopias | Scoop.it
The leader of the International Marxist Tendency has written an attack on anarchism from his Trotskyist perspective. He makes some correct criticisms of some versions of anarchism, in relation to those who reject revolution or political organization. But he attempts to defend the idea of a "workers' state" by limited quotes from Lenin and by mistating the history of the Russian revolution.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation