In the next two posts, I want to return to the five questions that underpin the use of the boycott tactic: a) whether or not boycotting elections actually constitutes a break from bourgeois legality; b) whether or not the reforms being proposed by the New Democratic Party (NDP) are as inconsequential as suggested by boycott advocates; c) what are … More On the 2015 Canadian General Elections: Bourgeois Legality and the NDP’s Proposed Reforms
Every Provincial or Federal Election in Canada the Left is posed with the same question: how should we relate to the New Democratic Party (NDP)? And should we vote NDP despite the fact that year after year the NDP has moved more and more to the Centre and abandoned its historical democratic socialist and social … More On the 2015 Canadian General Elections: Left Approaches toward the NDP
In the last few days a deal has been in the making that will effectively end the Syrian civil war and open up a new military alliance against the Islamic State (IS). The deal will look effectively like what I regarded to be the best case scenario in 2013: the Assad government will recognise some of the … More The Syrian Deal: Is the End in Sight?
So in my last post, I uploaded a paper that I had written whilst I was a member of my previous organisation. I had said that in a following post I would talk more about the communism I was more in favour of and the theoretical bases for my shift away from Maoism. I, however, … More Reading Lists: Canadian Social Formation and the Crisis in Marxism
I have not been updating this blog for a while for a number of reasons. In part because of other responsibilities, especially work and family-related; but also because of a number of political-ideological shifts that I have made. I will not discuss the former as they are of no consequence to any reader of this blog, but … More 2013 Position Paper on Syrian Conflict