Sunday, May 14, 2006

Carnival of Socialism

Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Carnival of Socialism! Unfortunately, we didn't get as many submissions as we had hoped for, but we found some posts of interest for you all nonetheless. Also, thanks again to Benjamin Solah, who published last week's edition. With that said, let's begin:

-Andrew Rihn expresses his disenchantment with capitalist politics in the form of a poem entitled Dislocate.

-The Starry Plough of the Irish Socialist Republicans remembers the great freedom fighter James Connolly. Connolly led the Dublin Brigade in the 1916 uprising against British Imperialism in Ireland. He was later executed by British soldiers for his involvement, but as the Starry Plough notes, "The job was left unfinished in 1916. The task now falls upon our shoulders. Armed with the ideas of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky - and Connolly - we shall not fail!"

-ReasonInRevolt of Fruits of Our Labor recounts his May Day 2006 experience and has a great series of photos from a pro-immigration rally in Ithaca.

-Reasons To be Impossible gives a damning critique of Tory/capitalist politics in Great Britain. To quote RTBI, "we must never underestimate the persistant, consistant, clear and conscious support that so many people give to the main parties and capitalism, we cannot simply brush it aside as false consciousness."

-The Fluffy Economist waxes philosophical on the United States failed attempts to spread top-down democracy around the world.

-Lenin's Tomb attacks the bourgeois fairy-tale that claims, "capitalism is simply the fullest augmentation, the completest development of commercial society. "

-The Sharpener discusses the Respect Coalition's efforts to bring socialism and equality to Great Britain in the horrid New Labour era.

That's it for the second edition of the Carnival of Socialism. Thanks to John Angliss for organizing this effort to spread the word. For more information visit the Carnival of Socialism website.