#708

Socialism is not about big concepts and heavy theory. Socialism is about decent shelter for those who are homeless. It is about water for those who have no safe drinking water. It is about healthcare, it is about a life of dignity for the old. It is about overcoming the huge divide between urban and rural areas. It is about a decent education for all our people. Socialism is about rolling back the tyranny of the market. As long as the economy is dominated by an unelected, privileged few, the case for socialism will exist.
Chris Hani

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Published in: on May 13, 2016 at 10:01 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#699

Rapid growth of productive capital calls forth just as rapid a growth of wealth, of luxury, of social needs and social pleasures. Therefore, although the pleasures of the labourer have increased, the social gratification which they afford has fallen in comparison with the increased pleasures of the capitalist, which are inaccessible to the worker, in comparison with the stage of development of society in general. Our wants and pleasures have their origin in society; we therefore measure them in relation to society; we do not measure them in relation to the objects which serve for their gratification. Since they are of a social nature, they are of a relative nature.
Marx, Wage Labour and Capital

Published in: on December 8, 2015 at 2:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#412

There exists today widespread propaganda which asserts that socialism is dead. But if to be a socialist is to be a person convinced that the words “the common good” and “social justice” actually mean something; if to be a socialist is to be outraged at the contempt in which millions and millions of people are held by those in power, by “market forces,” by international financial institutions; if to be a socialist is to be a person determined to do everything in his or her power to alleviate these unforgivably degraded lives, then socialism can never be dead because these asportations never die.
Harold Pinter

Published in: on October 31, 2011 at 8:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#280

People were in prison so that prices could be free.

Eduardo Galeano

Published in: on January 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm  Leave a Comment  
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