Category Archives: 21st Century Socialism

Marxism, the 21st Century and Social Transformation

This article was originally published on the website: Philosophers for Change, philosophers.posterous.com. A discussion of the future of socialism and social transformation must be grounded in two realities.  The first reality is the broader economic, environmental and state-legitimacy crises in … Continue reading

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Nepal’s First Days of May: General Strike and Provocation

Kathmandu, May 11 — The largest mobilization of human beings in Nepal’s history brought hundreds of thousands of villagers into the capital Kathmandu for May First protests – and the entire country to a standstill. May Day! On May First, … Continue reading

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As Thousands Arrive for May 1st: Maoists Call General Strike

  The workshops of Kathmandu’s broken-down trolley system are not far from the airport. The roar of jet engines flying low on approach contrasts with the strange silence of the idle repair barns. Working men play cards beside the rusting … Continue reading

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Eleven Talking Points On 21st Century Socialism

  Carl Davidson   Comrades and friends: Below, a boiling down of socialism to eleven talking points by CCDSer Carl Davidson.  In keeping up with the spirited dialogues happening here and across the United States and the rest of the … Continue reading

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Eleven Talking Points On 21st Century Socialism

The current discussion around socialism in left and progressive circles in the U.S. needs to be placed in a more substantive arena. This is an effort to do so. I take note in advance of the criticism that the following … Continue reading

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Future Forward: A Vision for Revolution

We bring you a speech given by Fred Ho on April 9, 2008, at an event organized by the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles.  Before the text of the speech itself, we present a few paragraphs by Bill Fletcher … Continue reading

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The Question of Leadership and 21st Century Socialism

The U.S. government has recently inaugurated a new president with all the pomp and flourishes that accompany the election of a president in this country.  All of the ceremony and ritual conveys a particular understanding of leadership developed under capitalism … Continue reading

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A Guy Named ‘Bob’: Life in This Brave New World without Health Care and Job Security

Over the years I have gotten to know a guy named "Bob" [not his real name]. The government would probably classify him as an independent contractor, but he works for this company that does what can broadly be described as … Continue reading

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The Best Moments for Revolutionaries in ’06 According to Claire Tran

The Best Moments for Revolutionaries in '06 According to Claire Tran: Times of Smash-Downs, Love-making, Tears and Little Dances I'm sure many could come up with a long list of what went wrong in 2006. I certainly have my list. … Continue reading

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