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Документальный фильм: "Лев Троцкий. Тайна мировой революции" (продолжительность 1:50)

Док. фильм, который опровергает традиционные предстваления о событиях, произошедших в России накануне и вскоре после отречения от трона Николая II. О вождях и вдохновителях Октябрьского переворота и иностранной интервенции, об отношениях внутри большевистской верхушки, о неизвестных ранее обстоятельствах высылки Троцкого из СССР.

Не доверяю отечественному ТВ, посему от создателей фильма ожидаю какой угодно чуши и пакости. Но, как минимум, надеюсь посмотреть кинохронику.
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27 January 2007 @ 02:02 am
Hello comrades,

I need your advice - where on the web I can find the photos and (especially) video of Lev Trotsky?
His speeches in mp3, maybe?

Thanx in advance
16 January 2007 @ 12:50 am
The further and deeply I go in studying the Marxist theory, the stronger bewilderment grows in me...

Talking about the theory, I mean first of all not Marxism-Leninism, but modern ways of its practical usage. In this sense, the situation differs from studying theory directly. My bewilderment is caused, basically, by difficulty with understanding of the program of nowadays existing Marxist organizations. Where actually the energy of its members is directed?

Into exclusively scientific or laboratory study of Marxism in the narrow circle of adherents?
I doubt, because in that case these people simply would not think of ranking themselves as Lenin-Trotsky's followers.

Into search of any ways of their activities further development?
Probably not. Nothing proves to it to my mind. To the mind of Marxist, currently standing outside of the organized Marxist structures.

Actually, what’s the purpose of ALL THAT in this case? Where is the developing movement on a very long and winding road to our mutual ultimate goal?

I hardly shall accept the answer like «you simply do not see / know much" as a reply to my silent question. Because this answer also bears in itself the serious denying of practical application of the theory. Because those, who stand at some distance from Marxism (and those even almost far from Marxism), should actually see and know the practical results of work. Otherwise it is all meaningless, isn’t it, comrades?
13 January 2007 @ 02:29 am
Greetings from Moscow, comrades. I'm a new member, please welcome :)
03 September 2006 @ 05:00 pm
the state must be refined

like a jewel!
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13 May 2006 @ 11:34 am

Build the Left, Fight the Right

Socialism 2006

June 22–25, 2006

Columbia University, New York City

See the full schedule at

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE felt their power in the streets on May Day 2006, when immigrants and their supporters shut down businesses and staged massive protests across the U.S. and South of the border.

The government and the Right have a vision of the world -- one of endless wars, racist scapegoating, and continuing to enrich the few while the rest of us pay the price. Bigots like the Minutemen line up at the border as hate crimes against immigrants rise, while anti-abortionists try to strip women of the right to choose. An entire U.S. city is nearly destroyed while the Bush administration fiddles. And the Democrats seem to offer no alternative to Bush's attacks.

But the new movement for immigrant rights -- and struggles around the world, from France to Bolivia to Nepal -- offer a different vision. They show that an alternative on the left -- an alternative that speaks to the millions of ordinary people who are fed up with war, attacks on workers, and threats to our civil rights -- is not only necessary, but possible. Building that alternative is up to us -- and Socialism 2006 is a great place to start.


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18 April 2006 @ 05:47 pm
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14 April 2006 @ 08:44 am
Hello comrades,

I just joined this community. My name is Jenn, I'm a student activist in Australia, a member of Socialist Alternative - a tiny trotskyist propaganda group who follow Tony Cliff.

If any of you want to know what's going on in Australia, our website is: http://www.sa.org.au
29 March 2006 @ 11:47 pm
The specter of a new mass working class mobilization!

Europe is going off, what does this mean for us in the US.

Do we have any European comrades on this community?
24 March 2006 @ 02:33 pm
Right. I'm sure many of us were once an angry youth, hating the system and wanting to destroy it. I know after I got politicised by reading the anti-war novel Barefoot Gen, I was hopping mad.

The thing is, when I joined a party with a transitional programme, it showed me that because the majority of the proletariat do not want to overthrow capitalism right now, slogans like 'smash the state' are bloody pointless. As materialists, we should recognise that though revolutionary movements can be directed by leaders, they are spawned by objective conditions.

However, at any given protest, I'll bump into ultra-lefts who accuse anybody who doesn't call for workers militias to be set up this instant a reformist. Their publications are not aimed at workers, they are written specifically to take angry youth out of other parties and keep their consciousness forever in its juvenile stage like an Axolotl. (They steer well clear of mature party members because they just resort to name calling when confronted by a practiced argument.)

Now, given the the labour movement in the UK is at a low point (to say the least), these groups voices are actually audiable. And so they can be a bloody nuisance, standing up in community meetings and ranting away when even modest transitional demands have to be explained. To be honest, I'm not sure if it's worth trying to help them develop into revolutionary salamanders, or if I should just tell them to fuck off in the knowledge that the gradually rising tide of the movement will be one in which they will be mere driftwood.
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