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Stop the reactionary SOPA and Protect IP!

Posted in Uncategorized on 19/01/2012 by cp2ndlife

As all Marxists in the US and indeed around the world should, SL Marxists thoroughly opposes the introduction of reactionary laws to bolster the state’s power to police the internet in the name of protecting “intellectual property.”

The proposed legislation now before the US congress is nothing but an attempt by the bourgeoisie to protect the profits of multimedia companies in a time of economic distress. They take aim at the internet, a revolutionary medium which allows people all across the world to share information freely at rapid speeds. Computer technology allows everything from text to images, video and audio to be copied and transmitted across the globe in seconds, making information extremely accessible for billions of people.

Under ordinary market conditions, such super-abundance of a commodity should set its value to zero. According to the supply and demand model of classical economics, as the supply of a commodity approaches infinity, its value should approach zero. Information is theoretically infinitely abundant and should therefore have no value in the market whatsoever. This, however, threatens the profits of record companies, movie studios and other multimedia companies. As such, the bourgeoisie are inclined to violate their market ideology and introduce reactionary laws to limit the supply of information to ensure it can still be sold.

This also demonstrates how capitalism is unable to allow for society to progress to an era of post-scarcity. Although not all pro-capitalists agree this is possible, communists understand this is well within the realm of possibility and can only be achieved by a global socialist revolution.

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The American Dream – a reactionary short film.

Posted in Uncategorized on 10/07/2011 by cp2ndlife

I have come across a disturbing animated short film recently that I feel should be rejected unanimously. The film, entitled “The American Dream,” presents the fallacious idea that finance capitalists are a separate class of individuals that have corrupted capitalism. This conspiracy, which has its roots in the anti-Semitic book “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” seeks to justify the existence of industrial capitalism by misdirection. It is an idea which has lead to the emergence of fascism in Europe, and has distracted the working class and prevented meaningful revolutionary organization.

Anyone with even a basic understanding of Marxism would not take this film seriously. It shares striking similarities with the Zeitgeist films, and is nothing but a petite-bourgeois reactionary polemic against late-stage capitalism.

To top it all off, the film contains very sexist sentiments and relies on pop-culture references to entice the viewer into buying its ridiculous message.

If you have not seen it, it is available to watch on youtube.

J30: Support the British Public Sector Strike

Posted in Uncategorized on 29/06/2011 by cp2ndlife

Time/date: All Day
Location: Speakers’ Corner, SL London Hyde Park

SLUNCUT, a broad coalition formed to support the global resistance against cut-backs and austerity, have called a day of action in SL as a show of solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of public sector workers on strike in Britain this Thursday.

700,000 British public sector workers have voted to take strike action in defence of their jobs and services. Teachers, public servants, healthcare workers, transport workers, lecturers and council workers will be stopping work to stop cuts to the NHS and pensions.

Join SLUNCUT

We will be aiming for a full day occupation of London Hyde Park in SL to share tweets from the protests as they unfold and to discuss the way forward for the fightback. We may even meet a few people on strike themselves. Wherever you are in the world (except possibly the UK, in which case we’d expect you to be on the streets!), we encourage you to come along and show your support for the public sector workers of Britain. United we stand, we will defeat these cuts.

Rally called by SLUNCUT
Endorsements: SL Left Unity, SL Marxists

Who are SL Marxists?

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/02/2011 by cp2ndlife

SL Marxists (SLM) is an organisation of revolutionary socialists committed to ending the barbarities of capitalism. We are a group of principled left activists fighting for a world free from war, racism, sexism and oppression. We stand for a society organised along lines of workers’ democracy, in which production is owned and controlled by the mass of humanity for human need rather than for profit. We are affiliated to SL Left Unity as a platform. If you think a better world is worth fighting for, don’t wait for the barricades to go up – join us!

Visit our headquarters in New Babbage:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/New%20Babbage/41/252/116

You won’t fool the children of the revolution

Posted in Uncategorized on 07/02/2011 by cp2ndlife

A child leads a march of 3 million in Alexandria. Truly one of the most inspiring scenes to have come out of the Egyptian Revolution.

Lecture on Sunday, 6 February

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/02/2011 by cp2ndlife

Wilhelm Palmira will talk on the French Revolution (1789). Lecture is open to the public. come and add your perspective.
8:00 AM SL time
Sunday, 6 Feb.
SL Marxists headquarters
http://slurl.com/secondlife/New%20Babbage/40/254/116

In solidarity with the great Egyptian people

Posted in Uncategorized on 03/02/2011 by cp2ndlife

i have lost track of time, how many days have passed since it began. the transition from peaceful demonstration to the seemingly endless bloody battles. the most important thing is some links i will put here.

the SL happenings which coincide with the events in Egypt are really of no interest to me at the moment.we spent many hours in Egypt sim, standing in solidarity with the revolt.  later we can address what has happened there . right now we watch with the rest of the world, holding our breath, trying to project our Willpower to the people of Egypt, to somehow fight with them and somehow WIN.

3arabawy, a blog from Cairo
http://www.arabawy.org/2011/02/04/clinic/

Simon Hardy and Joana Pinto from LFFI, live in Tahrir Square

http://www.fifthinternational.org/content/live-reporting-tahrir-sq-egyptian-revolution

Al Jazeera on Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/AJEnglish

Al Jazeera live video stream

http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

Socialist Worker on Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/socialistworker

Socialist Worker reporting live from Cairo

http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=23731