[Marxism] Who has a pretty Marxist paper?

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Mon Apr 19 20:18:29 MDT 2004

Lou Paulsen wrote:

>How are you distinguishing between "ANSWER mobilization flyers" and 
>"ANSWER leaflets"?   A lot of stuff is locally produced, you know. 
>How about the stuff at www.chicago-answer.org ?

By ANSWER mobilization flyers I mean the downloadable flyers for 
specific demonstrations, e.g. 
<http://www.internationalanswer.org/images/o25flyer.jpg> & 
<http://www.internationalanswer.org/images/o25sticker.jpg>.  I like 
the color, size, font, and visual composition of the date in the 
October 25th flyer & sticker -- very lovely and modern.  The visual 
rhetoric that evokes a feeling of internationalism out of a striking 
montage of portraits of Iraqi and American griefs is also memorable. 
The date, the US soldier, and the Iraqi man form an inverted 
triangle, which makes the composition dramatic and dynamic.

By ANSWER leaflets, I mean 2-4 page leaflets that present ANSWER 
analyses, e.g. 
<http://www.internationalanswer.org/pdf/iraqresist.pdf> & 
I don't care for the font (which I think is called "textile") used 
for the title in each of the above examples.  The overall visual 
impression is a wee bit busy.  I think that the leaflets would 
benefit from more white spaces between paragraphs and columns.

The Chicago ANSWER flyers are too dominated by consistently 
horizontal arrangement of words and photos, which makes them short on 
pleasant surprises.

>But first you have to tell me what you think a pretty Marxist 
>newspaper would look like.  Does anybody have one?  I think we're 
>prettier than "Workers' Vanguard" anyway.  Don't we all sort of have 
>a similar visual feel except for "Revolutionary Worker"?  Are they 
>the pretty ones?  The RCP-US has always been heavy into style and 
>graphic images....

I guess what I don't like about the visual aspect of _Workers World_ 
is its masthead.  I agree that _Workers World_ is prettier than 
_Workers' Vanguard_, but that's setting the standard too low.  :-)  I 
feel that the _Revolutionary Worker_ has way too much color.  It's a 
good question if anyone has a pretty socialist newspaper.

I like the photo used on the cover at 
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/579/cover.jpg>, but aren't the 
layout and color scheme of the page for "Howard Escalates War on 
Indigenous People" <http://www.greenleft.org.au/> too cute?

* Critical Montages: <http://montages.blogspot.com/>
* Bring Them Home Now! <http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/>
* Calendars of Events in Columbus: 
<http://www.freepress.org/calendar.php>, & <http://www.cpanews.org/>
* Student International Forum: <http://sif.org.ohio-state.edu/>
* Committee for Justice in Palestine: <http://www.osudivest.org/>
* Al-Awda-Ohio: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Al-Awda-Ohio>
* Solidarity: <http://www.solidarity-us.org/>

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