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Well I am sure many of you know about the blockade of Cuba and have heard about its effects, but have you experienced 1st hand what Cubans struggle through every day to maintain their sovereignty, Social Justice; their socialist economic system? Well here's a chance to roll up your sleeves and support Cuba with a little elbow grease and lots of learning experience, come...
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Wednesday Aug 05, 2009

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Thats it I am updating my post and the Marxist froums recent discussion has inspired me to post an excerpt that contributes to that discussion.

http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article1703



Is Obama to the Left of Clinton?
There is no question that many of Obamas voters and active supporters were well to the left of either Bill or Hillary Clinton. Especially during the...
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redbstrd:

Yes, you are due for some updates and more activity. Over the last year or so, I've been reading things on here but rarely posting. With all of the research, I've just been too busy to post very frequently. I'm not sure if that will ever change, though...

amico:

There may be a digital magazine in the future (so when that comes out you'll know we're officially living in the futurewink....you know...more so than we already are biggrin).Nintendo is considering the idea of making some sort of Tablet hand held (not to be confused with what the Wii U already has) as they see Apple starting to gain in sales that have effected the sales of the 3DS.Nintendo is still doing good with Wii U sales since it's release.
Maybe I'm just being a nostalgic old fool ARRR!!! but I enjoy having the actual product be it a magazine,CD or whatever media to hold instead of possibly be edited for whatever reason with a digital thing.
There's much that will be missed such as the little things such as seeing the art fans drew and sent into the publication for art contests,things of that nature that I doubt will ever return but we'll see.
Nintendo Power Magazine had been made into an unofficial publication about 10 years ago,yet managed to still be just as good and creative while staying true to the original intention of the publication all the way to it's end.

Tuesday Jan 13, 2009

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Well look who dredged the bottom of the protest politics barrel

Yeah what a surprise they can only think of that slogan when it comes to Israel.....

Yup 6 AG showed up to the last Gaza solidarity protest and now the whole protest is being smeared as Anti Semitic.

I can only hope this is a testament to n00bness of the organisers of these protestors...
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redbstrd:

Ok, take two... Sorry for staying out of touch. Last quarter was brutal due to my graduate student duties, not to mention that I had to pack up all of my stuff right after the quarter ended (my apartment lease expired while I was scheduled to be in Russia), and then fly out here. I've been in Moscow a little over two weeks and I'm here for about 5-6 more. I don't know if I mentioned it, but I passed my language exam in Russian at research level and earned my M.A. in History (with my focus obviously on modern Russia).

As far as Lenin goes, I haven't visited him yet this year. I saw him a few years back. If I head over there, I will pass along my regards. In case I didn't mention it before, I spent Lenin's birthday in Ulianovsk (his hometown) in April of 2006. I spent the day touring around the various Lenin houses and museums. I must have visited about 5 of them.

Seeing Leonard Cohen was really awesome. I could have seen him by himself in a longer concert in LA, but the tickets would have been more expensive. Regardless, I am happy to have seen him even once in my life. I always felt robbed since I grew up about 30-60 minutes away from Mount Baldy in California, where he spent my childhood in a Buddhist monastery. Of course, I was too young to know of him. Getting to see him after all of these years sort of addresses the injustice of having him so close and missing the opportunity to see him.

My time in Moscow has been fairly productive. I've worked in the main state archive and the archive of literature and art. Next month if everything goes well I'll get to go to the old party archive. My topic right now is cultural ties and relations between the Soviet Union and India during the Khrushchev years. It should be fun stuff, particularly if I can weasel some funding to allow me to spend a few months in India too. Ideally, I'll spend 9 months in Moscow, then 3 months in India. One of those would be in New Delhi, one would be in Mumbai, and one would be in Calcutta. Calcutta is still governed by a Marxist party (and has been since 1977), so it will be kind of cool to live in a functioning Communist-led democratic state.

How are you doing? I hope that things are going well for you. I haven't been able to be very active here recently, but I hope to hear from my favorite northern comrade.

shi:

.....thank you. Ive always depended on the kindness of strangers.

Wednesday Oct 22, 2008

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Okay I think it is time for a new post cuz...well its been to long now anyways and I have fully recovered from my run in with the Natzi's.
Not much new over here trying to get my place cleaned up, might have a new roomate mooving in thanks to my brother, though she can be unreliabnle so not really banking on it...
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niobe:

You should see all the comments in my last two blogs. tongue

towelly:

Good to hear you're patched up.

One more reason why I hate Nazis.

Monday Jul 21, 2008

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venla:

Thanks a lot, it's actually a screencap from the movie since I've been (again) watching way too much Cronenberg lately wink

realistic67:

Ouch....!

What was the Hanging? is there a news report on that incident. AND YOURS?

Friday Feb 22, 2008

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Well I was just complaining in Towelly's blog that my life is boring and banal when just today I got a big reminder of something that happened a week ago that makes my life not so normal due to of course being a socialist, today the SUN paper has put up the news article about my friend who is active in ARA and got...
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redbstrd:

You listed in a journal post that you have Facebook. If you want, I can send you sufficient info to track me down and add me on it.

redbstrd:

Check out "Combat Baby" and "Poster of a Girl" by Metric.

I finished the research project, but I was pretty much doing revisions until I left and I didn't put a copy on my laptop. I can email you it as soon as I return from Bloomington, IN. Sorry. What is your email address again? You can send it through a private message here if you want to keep it out of public view.

Wednesday Jan 16, 2008

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So I got a flippin notice on either last wednesday or thursday that they will be doing a apartment inspection this Tuesday and flip out because my apartment was a disaster and started picking up trash and putting it in garbage bags, thanks to the fact that I work during the weekends so wouldnt have a chance to really start cleaning until monday, at any...
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clio:

You can order those records here smile

Wednesday Jan 02, 2008

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Happy new year, and I wonder how many disciplinary papers I will have to sign at work for calling in sick for a whole week and then the next week calling in sick for another day on top of that.
I wouldnt be surprised if my walking papers are presented to me, not that this means much worry for me in the economic situation Calgary...
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Wednesday Nov 07, 2007

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Okay I am now on Facebook, and of course happy bolshevik revolution day!

sockpuppet:

You said:

CommunistCanuck said:

SockPuppet said:
Today, Reuters reports that the USA's intelligence agents do not believe that they nor their grandchildren will be able to pay off the sub-prime mortgages that will be needed to rebalance the US trade defecit that a second occupation will cost the U.S. economy.

Some highlights from the Reuters story:


Iran had a nuclear weapons program but halted it in 2003 and had not restarted it as of mid-2007. The halt applied to design and engineering of an explosive device, such as fuses or shielding, and to covert uranium-conversion activities, according to senior intelligence officials. Other activities such as civilian uranium enrichment and missile development continue.




The weapons program was halted in response to international pressure, meaning Tehran may be more susceptible to influence than previously thought.




Any production of highly enriched uranium for nuclear weapons would probably take place at a covert facility rather than a declared nuclear site. Covert enrichment programs were probably halted in 2003 and had not been restarted as of mid-2007.



There's a lot more there; go look.

That goes for the White House too.



fixed



What did that mean?

sockpuppet:

Good point. I think you'd have been better off pointing it out directly (i.e. in the thread), though.
Thanks.

Thursday Oct 11, 2007

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Okay I am still not on facebook, but the month of feeling sorry for myself is over so I think I should make a little more constructive post- at any rate went to the weakerthans concert and as always they were awesome as were the starting band, the last town chorus.
Also did some rare overtime on Monday due to 2.5 instead of the...
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redbstrd:

Hey, start being active again.

redbstrd:

Well, I didn't mean on that thread. I just would like to see more of you.