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September 2021

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August 2021

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  • New book, Movimiento del capital
  • João Aguiar, Uma ou duas classes dos gestores? (in 4 parts)
  • F.D., Hors jeu. “Pourquoi les groupes politiques surgis de mai 68, et qui ont constitué la Gauche Internationaliste, en ont-ils été réduits au sectarisme de chapelle, sans exercer une quelconque influence sur le questionnement provoqué par la postmodernité”.

July 2021

Historical documents

Presentation of four new books

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Fringe Left

Posted on 2021/06/18 by majdoorsamachar

German-Dutch Left and Italian Left did not break from the social-democratic framework 
[A bold thesis put forward by Trotskyists, communizers, and their followers (including Internationalist Perspective). Curious to see the argument.] 

and its underlying social strata 
[Probably referring to the theory of workers’ aristocracy, remade by Stalin into workerism, framed by Autonomists to glorify the unlearned mass worker, condemning educated workers]

despite their critiques of many facets of social-democratic theory and practice in Germany and especially of the Bolshevik Party in Russia after October 1917. 
Their remnants in the fringe left, even during these thirty-five years that we have had some interactions with a few of them,

[as far as I had the pleasure to correspond with Majdoorsamachar, it showed insensitive for any critique. Instead, it limited itself to personal attacks and scorn, an old left-bourgeois tradition] 

are stuck in the 1920s. Whereas, with incomparable leaps in productive forces since early-1970s,
[Here we find Stalin’s deformation of historic materialist from history man-made by class struggle in favor of history determined by the evolution of productive forces, understood in a technical sense only]

“revolutionary intellectuals” have increasingly become irrelevant throughout the world.
[It have been ‘Leninism’ in all its forms and the deformations of the tendency Kautsky/Rühle/Brendel/Simon that believed that historical materialism was the product of ‘intellectuals.’ Majdoorsamachar may share that  false thesis in a positive or negative way, it does not apply to the KAPD/GIC current]

Despite our above mentioned reading, on the basis of interactions with most of the strands of the left in India over these forty-five years, it seems that an acquaintance with the German-Dutch Left + Italian Left and their inheritors could be of help in questioning the leninist- stalinist-trotskyist-maoist framings that still have some influence.
[You are most welcome!]

So, this link to the current issue of “A Free Retriever’s Digest” (April-June 2021). Incidentally, this issue also has, “A Note on Peasants in the Indian Subcontinent” which we sent as a response to a write-up in the earlier issue of the magazine.

https://afreeretriever.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/a-free-retrievers-digest-vol-5-2-april-june-2021/“

June 2021

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November 2020

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October 2020

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September 2020

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July 2020

A recent discussion article, Council communists of the world, organize (the workers, or yourselves?), was based on following historical document of the communist left:

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June 2020

  • Willy Huhn, Lenin als utopist (1948) in Dutch language, see below for German original and English translation

LEFT WING COMMUNISM, NOT an infantile disorder, our new site in construction, invites to a discussion on council communism and the revolution in Russia, starting from Wagners ‘Theses’. We have added documents on the historical context and a biography:

    Annoucement by aaap.be:

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May 1rst 2020

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