Russian Pride Propaganda

Counteracting Russian homophobia.

The Queer Gathering

As many readers should know, the situation in Russia (and Eastern Europe in general) has been bleak lately for our Gay brethern and sisters. Between attacks by Neo-Nazis and even the homophobia of many so-called “Leftists”, Russian Queers are in a dismyal state of occupancy with few allies willing to help in their struggle. After all, when the overwhelming sentiment on the ground is that “gay propaganda” must be “contained”, so as to not affect the children (won’t somebody think of the children?!”– re: young boys– any Queer activist knows that something must be done to counteract the hate and reactionaries.

While it is but a small step, a group of annoymous Russian artists have embarked on a interesting mission. Subverting the “gay propaganda” skit used by reactionaries, this collective of artists have repurposed Soviet era propoganda posters for use in the equality movement. Dubbing their creation “Pride Propaganda”, these…

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“This is not what I joined Socialist Alternative for.”

A piece which critiques Socialist Alternative’s and Kshama Sawant’s recent turn to Democratic Party alliances.

oaklandsocialist

Today, more young adults think positively about socialist than do about capitalism. Sadly, socialism in general is lacking a public face. The one exception is Seattle city council member, Kshama Sawant, an open socialist. She’s the most prominent socialist in the United States. That’s why what she does and what her group, Socialist Alternative does, matters for the entire socialist movement. We carry below an open letter from a member of Socialist Alternative. The letter criticizes Kshama Sawant.

Larry Gossett

Several weeks ago, socialist city council member Kshama Sawant was confronted by pickets at a fund raiser for liberal Democratic city council member Larry Gossett. The pickets were there because Gossett had supported a new youth prison. Sawant, however,

Larry Gossett (second from right) endorsing fellow Democrat Bruce Harrell. He serves as a conduit into this corporate-controlled party. Larry Gossett (second from right) endorsing fellow Democrat Bruce Harrell. He serves as a conduit into this corporate-controlled party.

had come to support Gossett. She engaged in a debate with the pickets, in…

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GOING HAM ON REGROUPMENT: How MLM Mayhem ruined thinking for the rest of us

A piece from a comrade with some sharp comments on comrade M. Paul’s theory (which supports the PCR-RCP).

Rectification Rumpus Room

If you enjoy such hobbies as shooting fish in barrels or tripping the elderly then there is nothing quite as satisfying as misrepresenting your opponents ideas and then pontificating upon them. JMP’s Ten Theses on Regroupment Politics remixes the idea of left regroupment and proposes an artificial revolutionary stance to fit his pompous worldview. On a certain level I envy the certainty of JMP’s arguments. It must provide him a  fair amount of smug enjoyment, wagging his revolutionary index finger at forces he derides as rightists, basking in the fountain of truth he bathes in, defecates in, and drinks from.  In the age of the crisis of all Marxism(s), whether that be the Marxism-Leninism of Stalin worship or the codified Marxism-Leninism-Maoism which screams “People’s War!” without the ability to organize one, the quick witted and firm prose of JMP’s theoretical excrement has managed to produce a number of micro-cults which…

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