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Fri, Oct. 13th, 2006, 03:15 pm
Hugo Chavez talks socialism in London

Hugo Chavez talks socialism in London
"Hugo Chavez talks socialism in London" on Google Video
President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez talks revolution, imperialism, and terrorism.

I agree with his speech entirely. It's short, give it a watch.

Sun, Aug. 13th, 2006, 01:09 pm
To my LJ friends that are into politics


That is by far my favourite revolutionary socialist blog. It's no nonsense and straightforward and, at times, funny. If you like what you see then check out his book reviews and pick up one of the ones he recommends.

A sampling:

"Marx was scathing with those who create revolutionary plans for the working class. He had no time for elitists, dreamers or utopians; if your politics didn't come from the struggles of real people, then you had no business telling real people how to do politics."
From: http://orangepolyester.blogspot.com/2006/07/considerations-on-western-marxism.html

"I agree, let's overthrow the racist capitalist system... How? By convincing the mass of people that capitalism is barbaric, enriching a small minority while immiserating the vast majority. By connecting with their everyday struggles in the institutions working people create, like trade unions & community groups, no matter how reformist those groups are. By struggling with them, gaining their trust and showing that the only way to guarantee a safe & happy future for all is by revolution."
From: http://orangepolyester.blogspot.com/2005/05/ultra-leftism.html

"Communist Parties progress through agitation, organizing among workers and oppressed people, elections, and armed struggle. Armed struggle is a last resort; obviously, because the capitalist state will crush incipient rebellions."
From: http://orangepolyester.blogspot.com/2005/10/my-enemys-enemy.html

"Through our activism, we're building the institutions that future struggles will grow out of. Culture and emotions matter as part of the 'long revolution'. For revolutionaries, they may only matter in that context - but in that context, they matter a lot."
From: http://orangepolyester.blogspot.com/2006/08/raymond-williams-socialist.html

Wed, Feb. 1st, 2006, 09:53 pm

This song is so good. I heard it in a taxi in Cuba.

Download it.

Sun, Jul. 10th, 2005, 12:45 am
This is pretty obvious but...

When Coldplay releases Fix You as the single, it will make them even bigger than they already are.

Sun, Feb. 13th, 2005, 02:04 pm
Testing one two three...

do this!
if you read this,
even if i don't speak to you often,
post a memory of me.
it can be anything you want, it can be good or bad
just so long as it happened.
then, post this to your journal.
see what people remember about you

To: Lindsay, Amanda, Katie and Stephen, don't post about that time I made an ass of myself at the Bovine.

Tue, Dec. 14th, 2004, 02:10 pm

I wrote some songs yesterday. If you would like to hear them go here:


Post a comment with your thoughts.

: )

Tue, Nov. 9th, 2004, 10:54 pm

I had a dream that I started an uprising at a retail store that eventually led to the unionization of that store.

Even my dreams are square.

Sat, Nov. 6th, 2004, 10:30 am
In happier news

This is quite possibly the funniest comic I have read in a long time.


Tue, Oct. 19th, 2004, 07:42 pm
Toronto Political Events

There are two very exciting events coming up in Toronto.

First is a benefit screening of "The Take" a film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, which my friend Dave Meslin also helped with. I've been awaiting the release of this movie since Mez told me about it, now not only do I get to see it but both Avi and Naomi will be there for the screening. The movie is about Argentinian workers who take back their idle factory and make it worker controlled and owned. If you would like to learn more about it visit http://www.thetake.org.

The Screening is Oct. 25th at 7:30pm at the Varsity Cinema in the Manulife Centre as a benefit for the Centre for Social Justice and the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. $12

Second, Noam Chomsky will be coming to the University of Toronto on Nov. 21st to speak about "The Imperial Presidency". Tickets are $20 and benefit the Canadian Dimension Magazine.

For ticket info to both visit http://www.socialjustice.org/

Thu, Sep. 16th, 2004, 11:11 am
Your former premier

Let's remember what type of people conservatives are when we go to the polls next time.

Former premier Mike Harris is being accused of raising a ruckus by swearing at volunteers when he voted in an advance poll ahead of Saturday's provincial Conservative leadership election.

"I said, `What's going on here?' He turned around and said, `You can challenge my f------ ballot, you jackass.' I said, `Don't be an a------' and he said to me `You're the biggest a------ of them all.'"

Full article in the Star

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