TODAY IN TURKEY
Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — After two years of civil war, support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad was said to have sharply increased. NATO has been studying data that told of a sharp rise in support for Assad. The d
A CS (tear gas) packing container picked up on the streets of Istanbul, manufactured by the Defense Technology Corp. of Casper, Wyoming. The same product is used by Israeli occupation forces in Palestine.
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Marxists want nothing more than to stop being Marxists. In this respect, being a Marxist is nothing like being a Buddhist or a billionaire. It is more like being a medic. Medics are perverse, self-thwarting creatures who do themselves out of a job by curing patients who then no longer need them. The task of political radicals, similarly, is to get to the point where they would no longer be necessary because their goals would have been accomplished. They would then be free to bow out, burn their Guevara posters, take up that long-neglected cello again and talk about something more intriguing than the Asiatic mode of production. If there are still Marxists or feminists around in twenty years’ time, it will be a sorry prospect. Marxism is meant to be a strictly provisional affair, which is why anyone who invests the whole of their identity in it has missed the point. That there is a life after Marxism is the whole point of Marxism.
- Terry Eagleton, Why Marx Was Right (via chavista)
The Commandante with the sword of the Liberator. (2010)
One of the world’s largest forts, the Jaisalmer Fort in Rajasthan is also popular as ‘Sone Ka Quila’ – a name that goes perfectly with its appearance. Amidst the golden sands of the Thar Desert, the fort is the pride of Jaisalmer City and was built by Rao Jaisal, the Bhati Rajput ruler. A 30-feet tall wall protects the magnificent, 25-feet tall Jaisalmer Fort.
Querido compadre, seguramente também ali ouvírom falar de bolcheviques, de mencheviques, de social-revolucionários. Bom, compadre, explicarei-lhe o que som os bolcheviques. Os bolcheviques, compadre, somos nós, o proletariado mais explorado, simplesmente nós, os obreiros e os camponeses mais pobres. Éste é o seu programa: todo o poder há que dar-lho aos deputados obreiros, camponeses e soldados; mandar todos os burgueses ao serviço militar; todas as fábricas e as terras para o povo. Assim é que nós, o nosso pelotom, estamos por este programa.
- Carta dum soldado russo à sua família camponesa em “A revoluçom russaʼ”, de Giuseppe Boffa (via demonforteaonepal)