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Stephen Bannon: Leninist?

May 16, 2017 admin 0

Since Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election the Democrats have come up with a number of narratives to absolve Clinton and themselves of any faults or blame. There has been no […]

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Letters – April 26, 2017 (addendum)

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(Editor’s note: Three letters were mistakenly omitted from yesterday’s letters column. The following should be considered as part of it.)   Stop it, Kat “Stop it, Koba. You’re making a fool of yourself. We all […]

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Letters – April 26, 2017

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Great things I joined this organization three years ago. I was the fourth member and the first outside of Iowa. I was co-opted onto the Central Committee and served a term before stepping down to […]

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Letters – April 20, 2017

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Response to Comrades Response to Comrade Moody: It is not our view that an administrative position that serves as the only executive within the party as chief administrator and the history of dominance in these roles means […]

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Letters – April 12, 2017

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Convention Notes I’d like to echo Grant G’s initial point in their letter titled “On Communication”, a special convention and its accompanying pre-convention period should not be the only time for us to openly hash […]

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Letters – April 5, 2017

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Motions In Motion Comrades Pierre, Simone, and Desbordes proposal to move for the call of a labor party (p14) is is both noble and perhaps necessary. There are a few things that must kept in mind as […]

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Letters – March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 admin 0

Concerns regarding militia Comrades EB and DP have expressed concerns regarding the ‘Draft Program for the Democratic Republic’ and the section regarding the abolition of the standing army and replacement by a people’s militia. There […]

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Letters – March 4, 2017

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Criticism I would like to, in a personal capacity, go over the Foundation Faction’s Manifesto and draw out some criticisms. “Some of our more recently-joined members have promoted a line against certain Party positions, most […]

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Letters – February 2017

February 27, 2017 admin 0

(Note: Since initial publication, this column has been edited to include a clarification letter – see “Response to Manifesto” below. -Ed.) On Convention Preparation The period before any conference is immensely important – formative ones […]

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Toward Building Tomorrow: Expertise and Dual Power

February 6, 2017 admin 0

Revolutionary socialist parties, whether they be classed-based or driven by other means of alignment, have often had trouble functioning in the parliamentary and Anglo-American context if they also engaged in dual power strategies. The reasons […]