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News and political commentary from the point of view of the social interests of the international working class.

Discussion: What would be the nature, and structure of ownership of an institution such as Facebook in a socialist world ?

What is the political economy of Facebook? How could such an institution be nationalized? Could it be made a global social property? Please respond in any media format, WordPress FB or Twitter.

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Martin Luther King Jr. on the consequences of violence and war

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence … Continue reading

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The Democrat and Republican parties are not classical model parties in the European tradition. They are better understood as institutions of the state.

If one sees the Democratic and Republican parties as de-facto institutions of the US state rather than as political parties, electoral strategy would be substantially different.
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Article Describes SWP intervention into opposing pro/anti Trump Rallies in Portland Oregon

This article describes first hand the interactions of the working class socialist political party, The Socialist Workers’ Party, (SWP) with attendees at the well publicized and well documented contending rallies in Portland Oregon in recent weeks. Vol. 81/No. 24      June 19, … Continue reading

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Diamond Reynolds immediate witness to the murder of Philando Castile, tells her story clearly and directly.

Diamond Reynolds Speaks directly Philando Castile’s fiancée Diamond Reynolds speaks her mind. “I just ask that we get justice”

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“Bonapartism is after all the real religion of the modern bourgeoisie.”

Comments of Friedrich Engels in a letter 1866 Marx-Engels Correspondence 1866 Friedrich Engels to Karl Marx in Margate, 13 April 1866 Source: Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Correspondence (Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1975). Scanned and prepared for the Marxist Internet … Continue reading

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Countermobilizations stop Trump Rally in Chicago

March 11, 2016 Reuters reports that counter-demonstrations forced the closure and rescheduling of a Chicago rally by supporters of proto-Bonapartist Republican Party Presidential candidate Donald Trump Trump’s Chicago rally called off for safety reasons amid chaos CHICAGO | By Emily … Continue reading

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Statistics on Incarceration: US holds 22% of all the world’s prisoners

Reprinted from: Vol. 80/No. 10      March 14, 2016   US capitalist ‘justice’ …some facts World’s jailer-in-chief • World’s highest incarceration rate: US has 4.4% of world population but 22% of world’s prisoners. • Some 7 million people (1 in 35 adults) … Continue reading

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Bourgeois Socialism

. Conservative or Bourgeois Socialism From MIA: Marxists: Marx & Engels: Library: 1848: Manifesto of the Communist Party: Chapter 3: A part of the bourgeoisie is desirous of redressing social grievances in order to secure the continued existence of bourgeois … Continue reading

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Lenin: The Right of Nations to Self Determination   https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1914/self-det/

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