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Proletarian issue 56 (October 2013)
Editorial: ProletarianTV
Featured video: Economics 101 – capitalism
Letter from a viewer to our YouTube channel.

I thought this video was very well pitched, and gave a good overview of the main tenets of Marxist economic theory. I’d go as far as saying that watching this video should be required viewing for all, especially younger members or those wishing to refresh themselves with Marxist economics.

I particularly liked the vital and necessary linkage to how the greed of capitalism can and does reinforce and perpetuate war (one of many guises for western democracy!!)

I think, unfortunately it may only be Marxist Leninists who appear to understand how the concentration and centralisation of the banks (and their dominance) seduce what governments may or may not choose to do on an almost daily basis, (ie, who to assist and who not to).

I’m saddened and stung in a way by Ella’s accurate comments towards the end about the reoccurrence of war on a global scale, given that capitalism is still lingering like a slow cancer on our society.

My only uplifting thought was that I hope that, as a truly Marxist party, we can indeed enable and equip the working classes in order to take up the fight and, blow by blow, dismantle this disproportionate, archaic and unjust system that we still find ourselves in.

Visit ProletarianCPGBML on YouTube to see this and many more enlightening talks on video.


Editor’s top five picks:

Capitalism cannot save the planet
This fatally-flawed system has outlived its usefulness. Comrade Harpal Brar sums up the issue during a debate at the Oxford Students Union, putting capitalism in its historical context.

Red Youth - October
Comrade Jamie explains just why Britain’s youth have so much to gain by taking the road of revolution.

Defend Syria
Comrade Harpal Brar explains the real reasons that Syria has been targeted for ‘regime change’ by imperialism, putting the war into a wider geopolitical context.

What does the October revolution mean to our generation?
Comrade Joti talks about what the achievements of the USSR represent to her as one of “Thatcher’s children”.

Food crisis
Comrade Ella Rule explains why it is that there is famine in the midst of plenty, revealing the shocking truth behind the myths about ‘overpopulation’ and ‘shortage of food’ in this essential exposé of the global food industry.

Communist Manifesto
Capitalism, above all else, creates its own gravediggers: you, the modern proletariat; the propertyless; the hungry; the dissatisfied; the dispossessed. Our destiny will be what we make it. Seize the time! A presentation by Comrade Ranjeet on Marx and Engels’ seminal, epoch-defining work.
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