Communism & Socialism

Communism & Socialism

The roots of Socialism can be traced back to the English Civil War, but it mainly arose from the French Revolution, and later from the ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels who wrote The Communist Manifesto. Like it's counterpart Capitalism, Socialism is a materialist doctrine which focuses on the ownership of wealth and property.

Socialists maintain that it is the "working class" who produce the wealth, and this class should collectively decide how the wealth should be used, and therefore socialists seek "worker control" of all major industries, utilities, transport, health, agriculture, education, the media, and finance. Socialists and Marxists believe in the leveling of society to the lowest common denominator so that all are equal owners, producers and consumers.

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El Salvador: A War by Proxy
In 1979, a civil war broke out in the Central American nation of El Salvador. The war was the culmination of decades of iron fisted rule by the Salvadoran oligarchy in collusion with the military. The rebel forces aligned under the banner of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) …
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Stalin - The Enduring Legacy
Stalin: The Enduring Legacy, examines the anti-Marxist character of Stalinism, the legitimacy of the Moscow Trials against the ‘Old Bolsheviks’, the origins of the Cold War, the development of Trotskyism as a tool of US foreign policy, the question of Stalin’s murder, and the relevance of Russia …
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The Parihaka Cult
‘The events that took place in and around Parihaka particularly from about 1860 to 1900 have affected the political, cultural and spiritual dynamics of the entire country’. Human Rights Commission, 2010 The ‘colonial invasion’ of Parihaka in 1881 and the arrest of its self-styled ‘prophets’ …
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The Psychotic Left
Reading The Psychotic Left will be an eye-opener for many. The supposed repressive neuroses of the right pale in comparison with the selfish, vicious paranoia of the left (sometimes assisted by drug use and demonstrable brain damage). How can the right have failed to prevent the growth of …
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The Soul of Man Under Socialism
Oscar Wilde, better known as a genius of English literature, was also an avid advocate of ‘socialism’ of an ‘individualistic or ‘anarchist’ variety. However Wilde’s socialism, like his literary genius, was highly original. Wilde was neither a socialist nor an anarchist in the conventional sense, …
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