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The Plough & The Stars
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Economism in the socialist context is a revisionism of Marxism and the path to creeping reformism. The basic doctrine of economist socialism is to restrict or limit the proletariat to, at best, trade union consciousness without the need for a revolutionary party.  Lenin identified this tendency among the nascent international socialist movement in pre-Socialist revolutionary times.  The Economists saw trade union demands, for instance, for better working conditions, better wages etc as a means to an end with no revolutionary political program.....(Read more via link)

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“The guerrilla band is an armed nucleus, the fighting vanguard of the people. It draws its great force from the mass of the people themselves…….I knew that the moment the great governing spirit strikes the blow to divide all humanity into just two opposing factions, I would be on the side of the common people………………………….After graduation, due to special circumstances and perhaps also to my character, I began to travel throughout America, and I became acquainted with all of it. Except for Haiti and Santo Domingo, I have visited, to some extent, all the other Latin American countries. Because of the circumstances in which I traveled, first as a student and later as a doctor, I came into close contact with poverty, hunger and disease; with the inability to treat a child because of lack of money; with the stupefaction provoked by the continual hunger and punishment, to the point that a father can accept the loss of a son as an unimportant accident, as occurs often in the downtrodden classes of our American homeland. And I began to realize at that time that there were things that were almost as important to me as becoming a famous or making a significant contribution to medical science: I wanted to help those people.”

(Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara)
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