Appeal to citizens of the Soviet Union, their children and grandsons

Lowering the Soviet flag, 25 December 1991

by The Association for Marxist Communities

December 25, 2016

 

Twenty five years ago, on December 25, 1991, from a flagstaff over the Kremlin a red banner of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) had been lowered slowly.

We call all citizens, confident that life in modern Russia is worse, than in the Soviet Union, having postponed disagreements, to unite and start creation of the modern political mechanism, including information and technological which will provide independent direct declaration of will of the people and replacement of a present neoliberal policy by policy for the benefit of most of the people which strategic objective will be a transformation of present criminal and nomenclature capitalist Russia of “sovereign democracy” to the country of national democracy, to society of the valid justice, equality of all before the law and an authentic brotherhood. Only this way we can serve to all former republics of the lost USSR, having returned to our life a sense of all good that was in the USSR and that took away from us in case of its destruction!

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László Andor*: Dealing with divergence in the EMU

An article from the ATTAC Hungary webpage

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The case for monetary reform and unemployment insurance

Introduction

The rejection of continued EU membership by the UK electorate at the June 23 referendum pushed Great Britain into a new type of political and economic crisis. However, the resulting uncertainty also creates a new challenge to the remaining 27 members of the European Union, which is now set to lose the larger of the two member states that have opted out of the single currency.

People in Great Britain, and especially in non-metropolitan England and Wales voted for leaving because they lost confidence in the EU being a win-win game. Similar feelings about the lack of fairness are even more widespread within the Eurozone, and especially in the more peripheral countries which went through a long recession and still struggle with high unemployment and rising poverty.

Following the UK referendum, various officials, including the French and German foreign ministers, called for reforming the EMU and making it more resilient and sustainable, including through the creation of a fiscal capacity for the Eurozone. This paper argues that creating a counter-cyclical fiscal capacity indeed is a crucial and urgent step to halt disintegration, and EMU unemployment insurance can be a pivotal instrument to strengthen economic as well as social cohesion in Europe.

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“LEADERSHIP” OF THE UNITED STATES

One can, of course, ascribe to Marconi the invention of the radio, but he just stole improved to applicable for radio arrester of Hertz from Russian scientist Popov.
However, in the American mythology Americans are the first in everything, and even believe that the first cosmonaut in the world was Shepard. While his ship was not even entered orbit without flew to cosmic space. May 5, 1961 Booster “Redstone 3” brought the spacecraft capsule on a ballistic trajectory of suborbital flight. The flight lasted 15,5 minutes. The world has not noticed his flight, after almost a month before the first man in the world, Yuri Gagarin, went into space to orbit, performed one circle around the Earth. The flight lasted 108 minutes. “LEADERSHIP” OF THE UNITED STATES részletei…

Mail from Athens by Savvas Matsas on 6th December, 2015

Dear Comrades,

A few days after the second General Strike in Greece on December 3 (more successful in the public sector), powerful mobilizations took place all over Greece today to commemorate the revolutionary revolt of December 2008 that followed the murder of the 15 years old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by the police.

I am sending you pictures from one of today’s march in Athens organized by student unions, and extra-parliamentary left organizations, including the EEK (see the photo 4 and the last one)

Clashes between youth (anarchists and some leftists) with the riot police of the “left” Syriza government continue until this moment (19.30 pm local time)

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Reconstructing Lenin by Tamás Krausz Wins Deutscher Memorial Prize 2015

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Reconstructing Lenin by Tamás Krausz – wins Deutscher Memorial Prize 2015

Named for the historian Isaac Deutscher and his wife Tamara, this prize is awarded each year for a book demonstrating “the best and most innovative new writing in or about the Marxist tradition.” Previous prize winners include Mike Davis, Robin Blackburn, Ellen Mieksins Wood, Eric Hobsbawm, and Monthly Review Press authors Michael A. Lebowitz and István Mészáros.

Announced Friday, November 6, at Khalili Lecture Theatre, University of London