Defend socialism--not state caps!

neil 74742.1651 at compuserve.com
Sun Apr 28 18:23:00 MDT 1996


TO:	Dave Hollis, INTERNET:dave at parabol.cl.sub.de
CC:	J.S.Daborn, INTERNET:J.S.Daborn at Sheffield.ac.UK
	Robt. Malecki, INTERNET:malecki at algonet.se
	MARX#2, INTERNET:marxism2 at lists.village.virginia.edu
	Mauro, INTERNET:Mauro.jr at iol.it
	curtis price, INTERNET:cansv at igc.apc.org
	jeff sparrow, INTERNET:jeffs at werple.mira.net.au

Re:	State Capitalism or workers rule?

Dear friends,

Some other great works exposing the rise (and fall) of most state cap societies
>from a marxist position of political economy are

Revolutionary Perspectives
% Comm. Workers Organization
PO Box 338
Sheffield, S3 9YX
UK

This is the best from the the "left-wing communists", The Communist -Left
Send them a "fiver' and youll get some good stuff.

A great well researched source is

THe Rise and Fall of Stalinism by Walter Daum  of the trotskyist  LRP
Its $15 pp but it is well worth it and i am not a trot  but this is a great book -
far better than  T. Cliffs "State Cap. in Russia" which is much outdated  now from its
1950s origins. And the Daum book well proves the law of value operates in the state
capitalist regimes (former and present) where as I think the SWP-UKs  Cliff
absurdly tried  to avoid this.

Write
LRP
PO Box 3573
Church St. Sta.
New York, NY 10008-3573

For works of Myasnikov and Mattick  send a few bucks to

Collective Action Notes
% C. Price
Box 22962
Baltimore, MD 21203

If pro-worker and anti- wage slavery individuals and groups are to make a positive
contributions to the resurrection of Marxist thought , a thorough grasp of both the
nature of Capital , State capitalism and what real workers socialism is , they should
not be afraid to question the rotting old current leftist -stalino-trotto-social democrat
baggage and give these above mentioned revolutinary works a try.
Of course the basic works of Marx and Engles are powerful too! But , much , much
comrades,  needs updating and new additions from contemporary marxists,
and the left-communists, anarcho-communists  etc. are trying  at least to take up the
tasks  and explain that the collapse of the "old movement'  was the collapse of state
capitalism and not socialism or marxism!!!!

NC
Los Angeles  Workers' Voice
PO Box 57093
Los Angeles, CA .90057 USA
Believe me, as a former ML for  20 years (OK-I'll fess up!) this material plus actual
intevention in the real struggles of working class people




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