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  •  Another suggestion I ran into was to create (3+ / 0-)
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    TPau, NY brit expat, northsylvania

    totally "liberated zones" (kind of like the FMLN did in El Salvador, where you live totally in your own cooperate world, getting bigger and bigger, kind of gradually take over capitalist space until you drive them out.  This was also part of the Soviet Communist model.  Of course, in both cases (and in some form in Cuba, Libya, and Venezuela), we see the kind of presure that is put on a region when capitalism doesn't back it, both economic, social and, the real kicker, military. When we all decide to fight back, guess that's when the worldwide revolution actually starts.

    •  I would love to know more about "liberated zones"- (4+ / 0-)

      even if they were not initially successful. Any chance of getting you to write another article about that some time in the distant future?

      De air is de air. What can be done?

      by TPau on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 04:16:26 PM PDT

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      •  Possibly, but this is the whole hisotry of the (3+ / 0-)
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        TPau, NY brit expat, Justina

        fight against the socialist camp (USSR, CHina, CUBA, NORTH VIETNAM, KOREA, IRAN, LIBYA, etc.) even if you don't agree with their version of liberated zones.

        •  If the piece was restricted (0+ / 0-)

          to a few small-scale operations rather than nations, and examples given of successes and failures, it would be interesting. Surely some of these efforts have flown below the radar of capitalist hegemony.

          "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

          by northsylvania on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 10:28:38 AM PDT

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          •  There are still a few utopian efforts at this, but (0+ / 0-)

            it really isn't possible until you have a fairly large heterogenous group to see how it would work for a whole society.  I think that is the new idea of organizing, however-- to think globally and act locally and hope we can build a real movement and alternative society in the cracks of the capitalist network--and that they'll be too busy chasing around the world for profits to notice us until we at least have some kind of firm foothold to resist cooptatoin from.

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