Category Archives: opinion/current affairs

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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The Characteristics of Mature Capitalism v. 4

by Rawlinsview –New York Jan 29, 2014 – –  The Current Situation – – Every child knows, too, that the masses of products corresponding to the different needs required different and quantitatively determined masses of the total labor of society. … Continue reading

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Once More on Bill De Blasio, Marxism, ‘Class Warfare’ Neo-Liberalism and taxing the rich,

Reuters—Liberal NYC Democrat wins Obama’s backing in mayoral race: “President Barack Obama…threw his support behind New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, lauding his fellow Democrat’s commitment to “an economy that works for all” and a “bold, courageous” plan to … Continue reading

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How big is the working class?

I am seeking scientifically derived opinions which come to a real verifiable and historically current number as to the absolute size of the international working class, or “proletariat” as defined by the generally accepted categories of scientific socialism. “Wage earning … Continue reading

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Putin, Assad, Obama, Paul, Khamenei : Voices of Power in the Syrian Crisis : #Syria

Assembled by Rawlinsview, September 12, 2013 New York Below are links of recent major statements made by the leading national representatives   in the international crisis centered on the Syrian Civil war/ proxy war. Russian President Vladimir Putin Op-Ed New York … Continue reading

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Myth 3 #Syria : 3 of 3: The Limited Strike and the Long Term: Life after congressional approval.

Rawlinsview September 8, 2013–New York Doubtless I seem as the swordsman lancing a scarecrow setting up for my third myth the one that is  least believed. Lest their remain the opinion that no-one of any experience or authority, beyond the … Continue reading

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Mature Capitalism V.3

Characteristics of Mature Capitalism Expanded and Revised: August 2013 Rawlinsview: August 6, 2013 In the journalistic back and forth of the “MSM” mainstream media and the dialogue familiar to the university student. One side of the conversation defends the “market” … Continue reading

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Uruguay President José Mujica interview with Cubadebate: English translaton

José Mujica: “What exists in the world is a great political crisis…” (Expanded Version) Part One. Translation by Rawlinsview August 1, 2013 29 July, 2013  At the start of his visit to your country, the President of Uruguay spoke exclusively … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , Osama Bin Laden and Jessica Dovey.

I am amused to find that each time a major controversial figure dies readership to this blog increases by many hundreds of percent for a few days. Hundreds, thousands and– directly following the killing of Osama Bin Laden–tens of thousands … Continue reading

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Discussion Question: Does the Obama presidency represent a shift toward Bonapartism on the part of the US ruling class?

Search Result for Wikipedia Bonapartism This is Lenin’s writing between the February and October revolutions of 1917 in Russia, discussing the then provisional government’s slide toward a “Bonapartist’ state. Napoleon Bonapart presided as emperor over a militarized conquering state … Continue reading

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