Is socialist revolution in the U.S. possible? a necessary debate by Mary-Alice Waters

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Published by Pathfinder in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Socialism,
  • Working class,
  • Political activity

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementMary-Alice Waters
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHX86 .W238 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination73 p. :
Number of Pages73
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25040342M
ISBN 10160488018X
ISBN 109781604880182
LC Control Number2008943740
OCLC/WorldCa303032990

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Vol. 73/No. 43 November 9, ‘Yes, socialist revolution in U.S. is possible’ The following are excerpts from an article in the October 17 issue of the daily El Regio of Monterrey, Mexico, titled, “Yes, a socialist revolution in the U.S.

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Mary-Alice Waters, president of Pathfinder Press and a leader of the U.S. Socialist Workers Party, thanked ICAP for sponsoring and publicizing the book presentation. Socialist Revolution is the official publication of the US Section of the International Marxist Tendency.

Contact us at [email protected] or STAY CONNECTED. That depends on us' / Mary Alice-Waters --Prospects for revolution in the US: a necessary debate among working people / Olympia Newton.

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military interventions in Mexico in and therefore mattered. The Socialist Party of America (SPA) was a democratic socialist and social democratic political party in the United States formed in by a merger between the three-year-old Social Democratic Party of America and disaffected elements of the Socialist Labor Party of America which had split from the main organization in Ideology: Anti-Stalinism, Pacifism, Democratic socialism.

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Unfortunately, he did not extend this to social and economic revolution without which real change is not possible. But the attacks of Donald Trump have spurred a new series of mass movements, particularly of the working class and young people who are once more searching for a socialist and revolutionary road in the U.S.

and worldwide.At that time many of the strategists of Capital feared a socialist uprising in the U.S.A. In order to prevent revolution from below, as so often happened in history, the more far-seeing sector of the U.S. ruling class decided to launch a program of reforms from above.

In this way the idea of the New Deal was born.Sanders, the independent U.S. Senator from Vermont, also proudly described himself as a democratic socialist, ending the decades-long taboo that forbade any advocacy of socialism in American society.

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