Socialism Made Easy

The Workshop Talks

by James Connolly

Socialism is a foreign importation!

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I know it because I read it in the papers. I also know it to be the case because in every country I have graced with my presence up to the present time, or have heard from, the possessing classes through their organs in the press, and their spokesmen upon the platform have been vociferous and insistent in declaring the foreign origin of Socialism.

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Fourth Eelam War under way

Government isolated; workers need solutions

Sri Lanka is now most certainly experiencing its ’Fourth Eelam War’. But neither side – the Sri Lankan Government nor the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) – is prepared to accept this. According to the Sri Lanka Monitoring mission (SLMM), over 4,000 people were killed in the 15 months after president Mahinda Rajapakse came to power up to February 2007. This shows that the undeclared war between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE has escalated to the skies.

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Video: America America

This music video released on August 6th 2005 on the occasion of Hiroshima Day, made by the radical activist and filmaker K P Sasi, has been widely screened all over the world, as part of campaigns, meetings, and protests against US invasion of Iraq and the crimes being perpetrated by US imperialism daily under the garb of ‘War on Terror’.

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State elections portrayed as success for Communist Parties

Communists’ garner the votes of poor but policies are increasingly pro-business

The much awaited results of five state elections in India – in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry – have gone more or less along predicted lines. Except for the fact that the competing shower of promises of goodies and freebies in Tamil Nadu swayed the voters until the last minute, the rest of the poll exercise and the ensuing results went as expected. The ‘communists’ of the CPI(M) and CPI won 235 of a total 293 seats in West Bengal. They also won 98 of a total 140 seats in Kerala. The Communists, who have their biggest following in West Bengal and Kerala, are rivals to the Congress party in these two states, in spite of supporting the ruling Congress-led UPA government at national level.

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