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Luxemburg’s critique of bourgeois feminism and early social reproduction theory

Luxemburg’s critique of bourgeois feminism and early social reproduction theory

25th Feb, 2018 Originally From: https://www.historicalmaterialism.org/blog/luxemburgs-critique-bourgeois-feminism-and-early-social-reproduction-theory Ankica Čakardić is an assistant professor and the chair of Social Philosophy and Philosophy of Gender at the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Her research interest include Marxist critique of social contract theory, Political Marxism, Marxist-feminist and Luxemburgian critique of political economy, and history of women’s struggles in Yugoslavia. She is currently finishing her book on the social history of capitalism, Hobbes and Locke. A longer version of this paper, presented at the 2017 London Historical Materialism conference, has been published in the journal's Issue 25.4 as 'From Theory of…
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Class Struggle and the Revolutionary Party: A Reappraisal of Rosa Luxemburg’s Theory and Practice of Party Building

Class Struggle and the Revolutionary Party: A Reappraisal of Rosa Luxemburg’s Theory and Practice of Party Building

1999, by MARIK Soma Republished From: http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article13677 “ In 1903, when the RSDLP was facing dissension on the question relating to membership in the Party, Luxemburg stood on the side of the Mensheviks. She criticized the Leninist-Stalinist teaching about the Party of a new type, resulting from an opportunist theory of spontaneity; she vigorously gave representation against the Bolsheviks, accusing them of ultra-centralism and Blanquisim … In the brochure The Mass Strike she was heavily on the side of the strikers. The pamphlet was characterised by the theory of spontaneity and underestimation of the role of the political party of the proletariat…
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Chomsky: Let’s Focus on Preventing Nuclear War, Rather Than Debating “Just War”

Chomsky: Let’s Focus on Preventing Nuclear War, Rather Than Debating “Just War”

A Ukrainian military tank is seen on a road in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 24, 2022.FADEL SENNA / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES BYC.J. Polychroniou, Truthout PUBLISHED March 24, 2022 Originally From: https://truthout.org/articles/chomsky-lets-focus-on-preventing-nuclear-war-rather-than-debating-just-war/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=b83aa008-f6fe-475b-a204-1c3157a6e6b2 NATO leaders announced Wednesday that the alliance plans to reinforce its eastern front by deploying many more troops in countries like Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia — including thousands of U.S. troops — and sending “equipment to help Ukraine defend itself against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.” And while the NATO alliance itself is not directly providing weapons to Ukraine, many of its member countries are pouring weapons into Ukraine, including…
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The ‘manmade agriculture disaster’ in Sri Lanka 

The ‘manmade agriculture disaster’ in Sri Lanka 

Originally From: https://www.ft.lk/columns/The-manmade-agriculture-disaster-in-Sri-Lanka/4-732388 Wednesday, 23 March 2022 It is a shame, and I feel incredibly sorry for the 22 million consumers of Sri Lanka, including our farming community and myself, for not being able to convince or force the ignorant policymakers in this country to make rational decisions on agriculture at the correct time. We are heading towards the most disastrous scenario that the country’s agriculture has ever experienced (leaving the other economic sectors out for a moment), at least since gaining independence in 1948.  Some academia, scientists, social activists, and farmers/practitioners in Sri Lanka voiced serious concern since they heard…
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Who Is Volodymyr Zelensky? What to Know About Ukraine’s President

Who Is Volodymyr Zelensky? What to Know About Ukraine’s President

Volodymyr Zelensky in 2019, the year he was elected president of Ukraine. SERGEI CHUZAVKOV/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES By James Hookway Updated March 17, 2022 President Volodymyr Zelensky has become the face of Ukraine’s resistance against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invading forces, with impassioned speeches such as Wednesday’s virtual address to U.S. Congress. But Mr. Zelensky came into power with little traditional political experience. Before he was elected, he was best known for playing a television role as an ordinary schoolteacher accidentally catapulted into power. The show, “Servant of the People,” ran for four years, making him a household name. Since the Russian strikes began on Feb.…
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has unexpectedly transformed Europe.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has unexpectedly transformed Europe.

A European Union flag at an anti-war rally in Prague.Eva Korinkova/Reuters Accustomed to peace Europe’s assertive response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has presented a possibility that was hard to imagine a month ago: the European Union as a superpower that can alter the global order, promoting liberal democratic values worldwide. Before the war, the E.U. focused largely on economic growth. It resisted calls, particularly from the U.S., to increase its military spending and become more self-sufficient at defending Europe. Vladimir Putin’s invasion drove European countries to be more aggressive. They imposed tough sanctions, helping to cripple Russia’s economy, and…
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