Category Archives: Strategy

Leninism or Luxemburgism?

First, I just want to clarify something. In a previous post, I made some critical comments on the will to sectarianism that has so thoroughly fragmented the radical left. Yet doesn’t this blog explicitly align itself with a particular splinter-group, … Continue reading

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Note on popular right ideology

The popular Right oppose increased taxation on the wealthy and big business because they are responsible for the creation of jobs. If they’re being taxed, they’ll have less capital to invest in their own or other businesses, and hence less … Continue reading

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Hijacking the Tea Party Movement

[alt: “Capitalism is not freedom!”; “The more the boss makes the less we make! Cut profits and bonuses now!”] American Stranger returns with a brilliant take on the ideological basis and political significance of right-wing populism in the US (the … Continue reading

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Mike Ely’s Three Tier Model of Communist Mobilization

Mike Ely of Kasama has a great post, “What a Communist Beginning Might Look Like”, describing his “three tier” model of communist organization. The model is based on three different “levels of projects” that, while relatively independent, would feed into … Continue reading

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Tom Wetzel on Syndicalism

Nate Hawthorne drew my attention to a great article by Tom Wetzel on contemporary anarchism and syndicalism. Syndicalism is both program and strategy. The goal of syndicalism is the creation of a form of self-managed socialism where workers manage the … Continue reading

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Is the Worker Cooperative a Practically-Sound Organizational Form?

In response to my last post, Tom writes I don’t know anything about “The US Federation of Worker Cooperatives”. I did work in a worker owned collective in Seattle. It was part of a federation of sorts. Our company was … Continue reading

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Cooperatives, Communism and Syndicalism

I know I don’t have many readers yet, so I’ll have to raise his question again, but I’m wondering if anyone has any experience with the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives. I ask because I’ve been increasingly thinking that organizations … Continue reading

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