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Kosova and East Timor: an Australian view

East Timor was discussed at a September meeting of the National Committee of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty. It was noted that there were discussions on troops in WL Australia. The minutes then state: “Doubt there will be disagreement on UN troops here [Britain] — after Kosova debates: don’t call for peacekeeping troops; don’t necessarily denounce them. The implication was clear — we shouldn’t have had a problem in Australia — the British debates on Kosova had already sorted out the issues.

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The Grand Scheme

I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain
Bob Dylan, Masters of War

In order to demystify the post-September 11 situation it is helpful to briefly touch on the two basic claims of the warmongers which were bolstered by the tragedy of the attacks.

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Workers News Round-Up

Caribbean

Caribbean banana workers and farmers are campaigning in the UK ahead of new trade rule changes that threaten their livelihoods.

Many Caribbean workers and farmers depend on exporting their banana crop to the UK. At present bananas exported from the Windward Islands enjoy protected access to the EU without any tariffs — whereas “dollar” bananas from Latin America are liable for a tariff. All imported bananas are also subject to a quota system.

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Ours Is An Age of Barbarism — Why?

“Without revolutionary theory, there can be no revolutionary movement” — Vladimir Lenin

According to the classic account by Lewis H Morgan, “barbarism” is in human history the stage between savagery and civilisation; between the stage of “savage” peoples who are hunters and casual gatherers on one side, and on the other “civilised” people who have developed cities.

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The Lies Against Socialism Answered

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Sean Matgamna

For most of the 20th century, the common image of "socialism" was the USSR and the other states modelled on it, China, Cuba, and so on.

For most of the 20th century, the common image of "socialism" was the USSR and the other states modelled on it, China, Cuba, and so on.

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1. The Left against Europe redux

Introduction

The revolutionary left once had reputable politics towards Europe, an inheritance from Trotsky that was not finally dispensed with until the early 1970s. The story of how the British revolutionary left went from an independent working class stance to accommodation with chauvinism and Stalinist ‘socialist-in-one-country’ deserves to be better known: it serves as a warning in the forthcoming European Union (EU) referendum, with its dangers of capitulation to reactionary elements.

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2. How the Stalinists shaped the debate on Europe

The hostile attitude towards European unity on the ostensibly revolutionary left derived ultimately from the poisoned well of Stalinism. Internationally, the USSR under Stalin embraced the nationalistic ‘socialism in one country’ doctrine in the mid-1920s, as it sidelined the perspective of international socialist revolution and workers’ democracy.

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3. The attitude of the revolutionary left before 1970

The attitude of the revolutionary left in Britain towards Europe before 1970 was almost unanimously internationalist, a legacy of Trotsky’s consistent support for a United States of Europe. The revolutionary left began the post-war period mostly united within the Revolutionary Communist Party, formed in 1944. It was part of the orthodox Fourth International, led by Ernest Mandel and took much of its politics from that source.

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