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The Door to the Sun

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Story and Drawings by Nyree Divitini This book was written by Nyree who was then aged six years. It is published here to encourage other young imaginations. Library of Congress Number: 064602289X Published by Learn Press L.Press P.O. Box 5093 … Continue reading

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Yekaterina Samutsevich: Closing Statement at the Pussy Riot Trial

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Yekaterina Samutsevich, defendant in the criminal case against the feminist punk group Pussy Riot: “In the closing statement, the defendant is expected to repent, express regret for their deeds or enumerate attenuating circumstances. In my case, as in the case … Continue reading

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Humour from my Pen

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  Exhibition of political cartoons by Gerardo Hernandez, a Cuban anti-terrorist held in a US prison since 1998 Opening – Friday 31st August 6-8pm Art Factory Gallery, 84 Merivale St, South Brisbane Exhibition runs open 10am—5pm until 5th Sep 2012 … Continue reading

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Respect and the Census

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Ali G: R.E.S.T.E.C.P! Do ya even know wha it spellz? Cabinet M.P.: Restecp? Ali G: Yes, Restecp. ‘Owz anyone out there meant to restecp each otha? If you lot in ‘ere, don’t even start restecpa-ing one another. — British comedian, … Continue reading

Manifesto of the Communist Party

A ‘Manifestoon’

A comrade has pointed out the Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels has an animated version on YouTube. You can view it below. The animated version includes many Disney characters from the heartlands of capitalism. The animations used are excellent if a little dated — the cartoon refers to ‘our epoch’ as being the ’20th century’.

The Manifesto remains timeless although the facts used by Marx and Engels are based in the 19th century. Capitalism continues to evolve on its old themes of profit and growth based on the exploitation of workers.

Communist Mainfesto - LeftPress Edition - $2 from PO Box 5093 West End 4101.

Many years ago Leftpress Workers Printing and Publishing printed an edition with our own introduction.

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word oppressor and oppressed stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes” In reality for all the great changes since 1848 the injustices which first prompted the Manifesto still remain evident….

We seek a world free of the obscene competition for weapons of mass destruction and free of poverty, illiteracy and inhuman living conditions; a world where the word solidarity is not just an empty phrase but is an animated thing given flesh and breath with new economic and political structures which eliminate human misery and alienation. For us, although written more than a century ago, the Communist Manifesto remains a valid tool of criticism and source of inspiration (extract from the Publishers Note) – Reprinted by Leftpress ( 48 pages)

Ian Curr
Jan 2010

[Thanks to Don Wilson for the tip about the animation on You Tube]

Life and Times of a Middle Class Leftie

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