Behind every fascism, there is a failed revolution.– Walter Benjamin (via fuckyeahtheorists) (according to slavoj zizek)
Russian bears treat graveyards as 'giant... →
A shortage of bears’ traditional food near the Arctic Circle has forced the animals to eat human corpses, say locals
Gay Rights in Eastern Europe →
an article in the economist about homophobia and eastern europe. it definitely does continue to be important to address the experiences of queers today, especially on a continent that seems to be swinging more towards right wing extremism each day. however, i find articles like these troubling because they capitalize on homophobic trends in ‘developing’ countries to advocate for their...
Romanians say socialism was better than capitalism →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: According to a recent poll conducted in Romania, a large majority of those who expressed an opinion stated that life was better when the Communist Party was in power than it is now under capitalism. Most people gave a favourable view about communism in principle, with over 60% saying that communism is ‘a good idea’. The pollsters noted a significant increase in sympathy...
it had always worried me. just because i was trying to follow the historical...– Bertolt Brecht, commenting in his diary on the moral content of his play, Life of Galileo
There are but three ways for the populace to escape its wretched lot. The first...– M.A. Bakunin (via allpowertothecommunes)
One day, Ilyich and I cycled to Dravelle to visit the Lafargues. They received...– Nadazhda Krupskaya, Lenin’s wife, in ‘Memories of Lenin’, translated by Martin Lawrence, Panther: London 1970, p178
Yes, I did support the Soviet Union, and I think the disappearance of the Soviet...– George Galloway (via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)
Zizek: Liberal multiculturalism masks an old... →
Slavoj Zizek in The Guardian — The recent expulsion of Roma, or Gypsies, from France drew protests from all around Europe – from the liberal media but also from top politicians, and not only from those on the left. But the expulsions went ahead, and they are just the tip of a much larger iceberg of European politics.
In the most advanced industrial countries we have subdued the forces of nature...– Friedrich Engels, Dialectics of Nature. 1882. (via savanna)
the fact that labour is external to the worker, i.e., it does not belong to his...– karl marx, economic & philosophical manuscripts (1844)