The Long Read: More than a century before Hillary Clinton, ‘Notorious Victoria’ Woodhull made a bid for the White House – a pioneering protest for which she was called ‘Mrs Satan’ and sent to jail
Elections in the US may be months away, but already political ads are saturating television, radio, and the papers. But for all the bumper stickers, slogans, t-shirts, and signs stuck in front lawns across the country, many Communists are taking up the cry of “Don’t Vote!“.
This isn’t exactly a new attitude. People have been decrying elections ever since we first had them. And of course, this isn’t without good reason. When you’re asked once every four years to pick between two corrupt aristocrats maintaining virtually the same platform (platforms they’ll abandon the second they’re sworn in), voting seems like a pointless exercise that insults your intelligence and your values. This general disgust applies just as much- if not more- to the members of the far left, who recognize the current system masquerading as democracy as being, at its most competent, the “executive arm of Capitalism” and at…
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Harpal Brar, Chairman of the CPGB-ML, gives a presentation summarising Marx’s teachings on the state. Key quotations and ideas are drawn from Marx and Engel’s seminal work, “The Communist Manifesto”, Engels’ “Origin of the Family, private property and the state”, Marx’s “Critique of the Gotha Program”, Engels’ “Anti Duhring”, Marx’s “18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte” and “The Civil War in France”, and Lenin’s “The State and Revolution.”
It’s an excellent introduction to Marxism, and totally exposes the commonly peddled fallacy that workers can simply vote for socialism – or a social democratic party, such as Labour in Britain – in order to solve their problems.
Workers cannot simply lay hold of the ready-made state machinery (the capitalists’ parliament, army, police force, judiciary, etc.) and use it to achieve their own ends. Bourgeois rule, connections and interests run through these institutions, like the lettering in a stick of Brighton Rock.
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When liberals failed to gain much traction over Melania’s alleged plagiarism, tonight they shifted gears to claim that featured speaker Laura Ingraham gave a “Nazi salute” at the end of her speech at the Republican convention.
Such is the level of desperation by those in the media who suck Hillary’s d*ck. Pathetic when a wave to the crowd is called a Nazi salute.
“No, Hillary, you’re the problem.”
This electrifying speech has taken the alt-right by storm. Or should I say it’s taken the alt-right by storm troopers.
Meanwhile, some of my best friends are Nazis. Seig Heil!
National Socialist women…
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More smoke and mirrors from the halls of Parliament … Welfare benefits are now termed “addictive” … the new rationale for quietly dismantling NZ’s welfare stateJuly 20, 2016
The latest spin from the powers that be, all about seeking work & not being addicted to welfare. Indeed welfare benefits carry a serious health warning reports the NZ Herald!
Doctors have been told that putting patients on welfare is akin to putting them on “an addictive debilitating drug … not dissimilar to smoking” (NZ Herald 16/7/2016)
What planet are these guys are living on!? A corporation parading as a government that fails to concede we have a homelessness crisis also wants to blame unemployed for not working when basically there are no jobs (with nary a mention of course of the tax dodging multi national corporations)! They will cite figures about unemployment being down but the figures proffered are dodgy at the very least.
Classic case of smoke and mirrors basically where the victim is blamed for the crime. Shifting the focus off the facts … high unemployment (remember…
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Here some hard hitting facts that people have to face up to See Youtube:
It’s roughly 41 years ago that our nation vote for the Single market then history change in UK in the year 2016 our nation voted to leave EU courtesy of Conservative Party who caved in to a one man party aka UKIP with the help of their sidekicks Boris Johnson, Michael Glove Douglas Carswell and it’s highly noticeable that Boris Johnson pulled out of a leadership challenge at the last minute. I can only surmise that Boris Johnson has lots of questions to answer for sexing up the Leave Campaign.
For the full list of Member of Parliament who supported Leave and Remain in political party order:
Two leaders decide to resign viz David Cameron and Nigel Farage leaving a sinking ship post European Union referendum. One saying that he wants to spend more time…
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Here is a letter from our leader of Labour party:
United we stand, divided we fall is one of the oldest and truest slogans of the Labour movement.
After last week’s referendum, our country faces major challenges. Risks to the economy and living standards are growing. The public is split.
The Government is in disarray. Ministers have made it clear they have no exit plan, but are determined to make working people pay with a new round of cuts and tax rises.
Labour has the responsibility to give a lead where the Government will not. We need to bring people together, hold the Government to account, oppose austerity and set out a path to exit that will protect jobs and incomes.
To do that we need to stand together. Since I was elected leader of our party nine months ago, we have repeatedly defeated the Government over its…
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Well folks it’s no great surprise to all in my last blog post I mentioned the positives of what our EU funding has contributed in the city of Birmingham in the West Midlands Region and I support the Remain camp.
Post in /out referendum what has transpired racism and fascism(intellectually challenged) has reared its ugly head in the most dangerous way by using selective targeting of Muslims and EU citizens who have helped to build our nation. Some will argue that it had began with the the death of Jo Cox when it was allegedly a member of the far right stabbed and shot a member of parliament which may or may not be true but for the moment I will wait for the court hearing to take place before commenting further out of respect for Mr. Brian and his two young children.
Now we have learned that the great…
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