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Beginnings of Politics: DSA and the Uprising - COSMONAUT

Link: https://cosmonaut.blog/2020/11/12/beginnings-of-politics-dsa-and-the-uprising/

FREEWriting in August, Taylor B argues that we must look to new emancipatory forces arising in the current conjuncture instead of seeking to impose older forms of organization. We aim for this piece to be a jumping-off point for a broader debate about strategy and the party-form in our current historical moment. ... See Details

Created: 8 days ago

The Fight for Socialism in the Philippines - COSMONAUT

Link: https://cosmonaut.blog/2020/09/12/junk-the-terror-law-oust-duterte-and-fight-for-socialism-in-the-philippines/

FREEIn this follow-up interview, Ryan Powers speaks again with Teodorico “Teody” Duran Navea. Teody is a spokesperson for the Cebu City chapter of Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses — PLM), a socialist party in the Philippines. The interview was recorded on July 16, 2020. In our last interview ... See Details

Created: 8 days ago

Of Course Labor Law Advances the Class Struggle - COSMONAUT

Link: https://cosmonaut.blog/2020/07/29/of-course-labor-law-advances-the-class-struggle/

FREEBut when we assume an anti-legal political posture, we cut off opportunities to utilize court-ordered enforcement of the law and any discussion and development of a strategy to do so. Walter’s position foments the type of disengagement that leads to less favorable enforcement of the law and as such, it is a retreat from a theater of class war. ... See Details

Created: 2 days ago

Which Side Are You On?: The Challenge of the 1974

Link: https://cosmonaut.blog/2019/11/07/which-side-are-you-on-the-challenge-of-the-1974-ethiopian-revolution/

FREEThey write off the dissent from the left. They are embarrassed by the violence, but since it was probably unreasonable infantile ultraleftists consciously or unconsciously acting in the interests of imperialism, it’s all well and good. As a model for socialism, well, it was a revolution from above, but it works that way sometimes. ... See Details

Created: 2 days ago

Some Words of Advice for our Comrades in the Streets

Link: https://cosmonaut.blog/2020/05/31/some-words-of-advice-for-our-comrads-in-the-streets/

FREETurning off your phone is a benefit for your fellow protesters, because location services and WiFi connections, particularly municipal WiFi, are an excellent way of gauging how many protesters exist and where they exist. We got by without phones, we had to adapt, because the government shut down every communications network entirely, and one of ... See Details

Created: 3 days ago

The Invisible Landscape: Tracing the Spiritualist

Link: https://cosmonaut.blog/2020/04/11/the-invisible-landscape-tracing-the-spiritualist-utopianism-of-nineteenth-century-america/

FREECuriously, Mesmerism seems to have borne some influence on Fourier. Both worked off the assumption that they were continuing Newton’s work, and each posed some sort of cosmological force: the ‘superfine fluid’ for Mesmer and the twelve passions for Fourier. ... See Details

Created: 1 month ago

Knowledge: Power and Emancipation - COSMONAUT

Link: https://cosmonaut.blog/2020/01/03/knowledge-power-and-emancipation/

FREEAdmissions based purely on test scores would naturally benefit those who had previous access to cultural capital and would tend to perpetuate a better-off technostructure. Class origins were made a factor depending on the year, which lowered admission requirements and at the same time forced the watering down of the curriculum. ... See Details

Created: 3 days ago

The End of the End of History: COVID-19 and 21st Century

Link: https://cosmonaut.blog/2020/03/26/the-end-of-the-end-of-history-covid-19-and-21st-century-fascism/

FREEDebs Bruno and Medway Baker lay out the conditions of the current crisis, the political potentials it opens up, and the need for a socialist program to pave a path forward. As COVID-19 rages through the shell of a global civilization systematically ravaged by five decades of catabolic capitalism, the facad ... See Details

Created: 4 days ago

The Practical Policy of Revolutionary Defeatism - COSMONAUT

Link: https://cosmonaut.blog/2020/04/06/the-practical-policy-of-revolutionary-defeatism/

FREEUnless the proletariat turns off the social-imperialist way, proletarian solidarity will be completely destroyed; that is why we must determine common tactics.” 11 Here, the revolutionary defeatist policy is not simply a path to the immediate struggle for power, as it indeed was in the case of WWI, rather it’s related to the adoption of a ... See Details

Created: 3 days ago

A Critical History of Management Thought - COSMONAUT

Link: https://cosmonaut.blog/2020/05/08/a-critical-history-of-management-thought/

FREEThe dismissive attitude towards any kind of systemization, the confidence in workplace democracy as the only solution needed to these problems, the lauding of Valve of all things, all come off as the writings of a sharp if naive and new leftist writing a college paper in a very conservative institution. ... See Details

Created: 8 days ago