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Capital, created by the labour of the worker, crushes the worker, ruining small proprietors and creating an army of unemployed.
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milvertons:

Bill Evans and Miles Davis recording Kind of Blue, 1959. 

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Communists must use the democratic method of persuasion and education when working among the laboring people and must on no account resort to commandism or coercion. The Chinese Communist Party faithfully adheres to this Marxist-Leninist principle.

Mao Zedong On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People, (February 27, 1957), 1st pocket ed., p. 15.

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Opposition and struggle between ideas of different kinds constantly occur within the Party; this is a reflection within the Party of contradictions between classes and between the new and the old in society. If there were no contradictions in the Party and no ideological struggles to resolve them, the Party’s life would come to an end.

“Mao Zedong On Contradiction,” (August 1937), Selected Works, Vol. I, p. 317.

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The working class cannot play its world-revolutionary role unless it wages a ruthless struggle against this renegacy. spinelessness, subservience to opportunism and unexampled vulgarization of the theories of Marxism.

Lenin, Socialism and War (1915)

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“Don’t you want to abolish state power?” Yes, we do, but not right now. We cannot do it yet. Why? Because imperialism still exists, because domestic reaction still exists, because classes still exist in our country. Our present task is to strengthen the people’s state apparatus – mainly the people’s army, the people’s police and the people’s courts – in order to consolidate national defense and protect the people’s interests.

“On the People’s Democratic Dictatorship” (June 30, 1949), Mao Zedong Selected Works, Vol. IV, p. 418.

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Just as Darwin discovered the law of development or organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.; that therefore the production of the immediate material means, and consequently the degree of economic development attained by a given people or during a given epoch, form the foundation upon which the state institutions, the legal conceptions, art, and even the ideas on religion, of the people concerned have been evolved, and in the light of which they must, therefore, be explained, instead of vice versa, as had hitherto been the case.
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Detroit's Water War: a tap shut-off that could impact 300,000 people
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The popular masses who want peace, freedom and bread must, in this period of dark onrush of events, always hold themselves ready to spring up as one man against every danger of new carnage and suffering threatened by the so heroic exploits of fascism.

Antonio Gramsci, The development of fascism (1921)

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How to Organize After Occupy Wall Street

More from a liberal/”progressive” perspective. Might still be worth a glance.

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