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Taxing the Rich and Its “Left” Critics

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Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer

 In a recent article published on the website of Socialist Viewpoint, Chris Kinder criticized those on the left who call for raising taxes on the rich. Identifying himself as a Trotskyist, Mr. Kinder displayed particular displeasure with Trotskyists who embrace this demand. Yet, as we will argue, his arguments fundamentally deviate from the political-strategic framework […]

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Reform versus Revolution in Occupy

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Shamus Cooke

Many Occupiers have expressed a valid concern over the Obama campaign attempting to hijack the Occupy movement. To avoid this pitfall some Occupiers advocate more radical methods, ideas and strategies. But sometimes these tactics create new problems while swerving safely far to the left of the Democrats’ grasp. Some Occupiers have also overreached and exited the […]

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The Significance of the Socialist Revolution

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Brad Forrest

Brad Forrest The significance of the socialist revolution consists in this; that the workday for the average person will gradually shrink, and they will thus be free in the real sense of the word to turn their attention to all of the various activities that round out the human as a species. They would become […]

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A Cure For An Ailing Economy TAXING THE RICH

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Shamus Cooke

Not pursuing higher taxes on the rich is resulting in social devastation. Look no farther than California, where Governor Schwarzenegger proudly declared that the state budget deficit was balanced “without raising taxes.” Instead, the budget was balanced at the expense of education, health care, welfare, etc. The working class and poor bore nearly the full […]

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The End Of Capitalism?

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Ann Robertson

Hence, capitalism is a system that embraces greed; its defenders insist that to do otherwise would be hopelessly naive and utopian. But, they continue, by placing certain restrictions on greed, such as rules of ownership and regulations governing production, distribution and exchange of property, capitalism succeeds in harnessing greed in order to maximize its effectiveness. […]

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Workers Action Statement of Principles

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Workers Action

We believe that nothing short of a socialist revolution, where the working class holds state power through institutions of its own creation, is capable of solving the problems that plague the working class, problems such as unemployment, a falling standard of living, imperialist wars, racial and sexual discrimination, the destruction of the environment, and a […]

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A Better World is Possible With Socialism

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Ann Robertson

But socialism is more than being well paid for the work one does. It truly revolutionizes how society operates. The capitalist system, in which a small number of capitalists are allowed to subordinate everyone else’s interests to their own – sometimes perverse – pleasures, is replaced with a democratic structure in which the working class […]

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