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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
تاریخ و آگاهی طبقاتی - نبشتهء جورج لوکاچ، ترجمه از رفیق زنده یاد محمد جعفر پوینده

از بخش "یادداشت مترجم"

نکته ی آخر این که ترجمهء کتاب "تاریخ و آگاهی طبقاتی" را در اوج انواع فشارهای طبقاتی و در بد ترین اوضاع مادی و روانی انجام دادم و شاید هم همین مجموعهء فشارها بود که انگیزه و توان به پایان رساندن ترجمه ی این کتاب را در وجودم برانگیخت. و راستی را چه تسلایی بهتر از به فارسی درآوردن یکی از مهم ترین کتابهای جهان در شناخت دنیای معاصر و ستم های طبقاتی آن؟ تا چه قبول افتد و چه در نظر آید.

haftehmagazin.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/tarikhwaagahitabaghati.pdf


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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
It's amazing how Bill Clinton's role & responsibility for passing of NAFTA, Welfare Reform & all those other Neoliberal projects he pushed through is not worth a critical look, but only the oral sex he had in oval office is considered a no, no.
Pushing millions & millions of people in the US & beyond into poverty is somehow still tolerated by the Democratic party elites.
And Neoliberalism is to be practiced & imposed on humanity, but never mentioned by name or criticized.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
ACLU in court today:

"We were in court today to stop the Muslim ban. Last week, SCOTUS allowed the ban to take effect while it is litigated. As we wait for a ruling, here's important info for those who may be affected by the ban's implementation or want to help us fight it"
t.co/Fla9KBHSp0
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Said jan thanx for your comment and contribution.
And you're right in your observation that I'm probably investing a bit too much in my expectations of Prof. Cole (who remains one of the most outstanding voices in the US on Middle Eastern affairs). But in my humble opinion Prof. Cole in the past few years has actually pulled back a bit from his critique of mullahs. I've been following Cole's commentary since 2002, when he was one of the very few courageous voices to oppose US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and what was especially refreshing about his analysis and take back then was how he was able to avoid the usual, dominant Leftist Populist trap of romanticising 'native' reactionaries and sticking to a principled stance of condemning both local, regional and external, invading reactionaries.
A lot has changed in the past 15 years. Perhaps a persistent threat of Iran being invaded has had some effect. Perhaps my reading is not in line with keeping an objective distance from the text (as an objective distance ought to be maintained at all times).
Whatever the case might be, a combined, joined critique of "our own" and foreign reactionaries is a basic, integral must for any honest, objective, principled analysis.
More importantly a democratic, participatory space is needed to discuss and hash out all these controversies and our difference, and for that we all owe a debt of gratitude to you, Iraj,...and everyone else involved in this conversation in here.
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lizzy lizzy (@lizzy) on Pinned comment
The White House wants to dismiss this as just a dry throat but I think that there's more to it.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
"But Juan Cole himself also slips, since he never mentions the utterly reactionary, anti-democratic nature of the Turkish state or Islamic Republic of Hell." -- You're right, but that's not a slip. His MO is not to critique or provide analysis on IRI's domestic/foreign policy so much as it is to put the spotlight on the West and countries they blind fully (and hypocritically) support. Given your disdain for IRI I understand your annoyance but you've been a long-time reader of JC, so you already know his shtick. Let's not hold our breath for it to be something it's not and rather appreciate his analysis for what it is.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Such a thoughtful comment--thanks for sharing. I'm inspired by your self-awareness.

In keeping with the theme of your comment and the conversation on TT (and elsewhere), we are all mirrors, reflecting back to each other. A safe/impartial space for sharing goes a long way towards accomplishing authentic conversations that we can all learn from.

cc @iraj
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Erdogan has called for an Islamic countries summit to condemn Trump's move, and Juan Cole mentions how Iranian Shia theocracy (though not using such characterization, but he ought to) is championing Palestine. So, while Arab states fail Palestine and slip, Turks & Persians pick up the slack, and pretend they're the ones "really" caring about Palestine.
But Juan Cole himself also slips, since he never mentions the utterly reactionary, anti-democratic nature of the Turkish state or Islamic Republic of Hell.
Meanwhile in our region, the Closed Circuit of History keeps going on & on, producing & reproducing that good ol' cancerous religious sectarianism.
Welcome to middle east of early 21st century.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
102 palestinians were injured today and not even a whimper was heard from the herd in both houses of congress.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Arshile Gorky: Ararat

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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) replied to ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Even the Arab states who supposedly have the same 'ethnicity' as Palestinians are betraying them.
According to Mariam Barghouti "The discourse of Arab states also marks the insincerity to achieve a real solution in the region, one that would hold Israel accountable for its crimes and provide Palestinians with their full rights."
Palestinians are getting (and have always been ) betrayed by American, Arab, Persian, Turkish,...and their OWN ruling classes.
Let's not forget how PA of Fatah (under Abbas leadership) or Hamas, are so trigger happy and always ready to violate the rights and liberties of their own people.
It's a bad joke to think Palestinians have any real resources other than themselves and their own self-organization.
But an ever bigger joke are all those Iranians always beating their chest for Palestine, but choosing a shameless silence when it comes to violation of Human Rights of our own people.
And the latter is much larger than just the beltway, lobbying crowd.


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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Let's not forget that many of them have dual nationality.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to lizzy (@lizzy) on Pinned comment
You're absolutely correct, of course there's more to it. Everything about this dude is fake; fake hair, fake tan, fake teeth, fake....
On top of that, add all the physical & mental ailments he suffers from, and then once we have an amalgamation of all these not so positive attributes, we get a glimpse of the REAL Donald Trump.
Who says truth is not stranger than fiction!
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zanduvid zanduvid (@zanduvid) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Hahahaha. I actually made it with chorizo and it was delicious. I have some friends coming over soon and they are not into chorizo or any fatty meat, so I had to find a substitute for the chorizo or make another recipe.
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
Trump displays an array of dysfunctionalities and weaknesses, but he's definitely very good, able and willing in one field: Turning the world against himself in unison.
Only one year in the office, and he has already succeeded in igniting synchronized global protests against himself twice; January 21st, 2017, and today.
Even ignorant fools gotta be given credit when credit is due!!!
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Protesters outside U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
Thank you for sharing this.
A topical article, which suffers from a lack of properly, well defined concepts.
Of course it's published in NYT and not Jacobine!
(Here's a shameless plug, and promotion of Jacobin- www.jacobinmag.com)
It's interesting to read some of the readers' comments, and how they attempt to explain the dif between Socialism, Communism, and various different types of Capitalism. Such nuances are totally absent in the article itself.
Perhaps what these millennials hate the most is a lack of upward mobility, and they would have been a lot less anti-capitalist if they were is Sweden or Norway.
A bottom-up type of Socialism, built on participatory municipalism is obviously much more superior to the current global model on neoliberalism.
But when words like "whether we should scrap capitalism" are used, it brings back memories of all those ill-defined alternatives and simple-minded plans, which, more or less, have all failed.
People over profit yes.
Does that mean all types of markets shall be eliminated, immediately? Probably no.
A healthy balance between Public, Private and Cooperative sectors, with the aim of bolstering the Cooperative sector (in which producers control the production and distribution of good and services) as the dominant part of the economy might be the only viable, feasible solution.




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Jennifer Jennifer Howard (@Jennifer) on Pinned comment
In 80 years, no American woman has won TIME’s “Person of the Year” by herself.
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