Zapatismo

Change the World Without Taking Power - The Meaning of Revolution Today

Subcommandante Marcos

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Paul Hampton
"John Holloway's dismissal of the Marxist theory of the state is also too hasty. Working-class movements for radical change in Chile (1973) or Poland (1980) that did not seek power were smashed by the states they faced..."

This is a provocative book that has been widely read in the global justice movement. But I think it is deeply flawed, tossing aside valuable ideas that can help orientate today's activists.

Holloway argues that people start out in politics because we hate the oppression and exploitation in the world around us. Holloway calls this "the scream". He describes us as "flies caught in a web of social relations".

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