Defend socialism--not state caps!
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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?
Some other great works exposing the rise (and fall) of most state cap societies
>from a marxist position of political economy are
% Comm. Workers Organization
PO Box 338
Sheffield, S3 9YX
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 in Russia" which is much outdated now from its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.
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
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!!!!
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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