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  •  ACM Schedule (6+ / 0-)

    JULY

    13th: UnaSpenser?
    20th: Diomedes77
    27th: Geminijen

    AUGUST

    3rd:
    10th:
    17th:
    NY Brit Expat
    24th:
    31st:
    Annieli

    Hi Comrades and Fellow Travellers!

    We've ended June with a bang with a great piece by Annieli.  We have some volunteers for July.  In fact, we only have one opening for the 13th. Galtisalie comes back on the 6th, Diomedes77 is writing for us for the first time on the 20th and we have Geminjen on the 27th. It is possible that UnaSpenser can do that date and that is why her name has a question mark next to it ...  But, if you can take that date that would help this important and worthy series keep going.

    Alternatively, if you could put a piece in queue that is NOT time sensitive, we can use it when need arises. That would help everyone out in organising the series!

    For August, we have only two dates filled; NY Brit Expat will do the 17th and Annieli will do the 31st. If you can write something for the 3rd, 10th, or 24th, that would be extremely helpful!

    Please can you help by volunteering to post. It does not have to be fancy or theory ... it can be about anything from an anti-capitalist perspective ... perhaps an action that is happening that you think is important, a discussion of current events or serious debate ... whatever you feel comfortable with and what you can do!

    Please respond to this post or/and send a private message by kosmail to NY Brit Expat and/or send a message to our email group: dkanticapitalistgroup@gmail.com

    Please, the ACM needs you to write, can you volunteer to keep this great series going?!

    "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

    by NY brit expat on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 03:13:36 PM PDT

    •  Great news! (5+ / 0-)

      UnaSpenser is on for next Sunday!! yay!!

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 05:07:28 PM PDT

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    •  I think much of Marx's optimism stems from the (6+ / 0-)

      fact that his focus on identifying exploitation of workers lies much more in the exploitation that occurs in production process, especially in an industrial society, (cheapening labor costs through more intensive exploitation on the job), than in the exchange process of Markets as Luxemburg does. Focusing more on production as the site of exploitation made Marx more aware of the role of technological development. H e seemed to believe that the ability of technological development would lead us to a world where there would be no necessary scarcity at which point, it would be easier to eradicate  the capitalist social structure that artificially created scarcity for some and institute a socialist society. This is a very brief comment on a very complex analysis of the cause of exploitation.
      Interestingly, the new "electronic: mode of production we are in seems to conflate the productive and exchange mode in ways that make both production and exchange forms of exploitation totally integrated.

    •  Forgot to ask: (0+ / 0-)

      Do I just post the diary in the normal fashion? Or does it need to go to a meetup box of some sort?

      Again, it will be my first time.

      . . . .

      Excellent diary above, btw.

      •  You are asked to get it in the ACM queue (1+ / 0-)
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        by 5 pm ET on Friday, then nybritexpat will publish it for the group at 6 pm Sunday. Hope that answers your questions. You may want to message nybritexpat if you other questions or if you want a more astute response!

        Thanks!

        Greatly appreciate you writing for the group and look forward to it immensely.

        garden variety democratic socialist: accepting life's complexity|striving for global stewardship of our soil and other resources to meet everyone's basic needs|being a friend to the weak

        by Galtisalie on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 08:16:55 PM PDT

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        •  Thanks. Much appreciated. (nm) (1+ / 0-)
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          “While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.” ― Chinua Achebe . . . {Economic Left/Right: -9.12 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.77}

          by diomedes77 on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 08:28:38 PM PDT

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