Greetings comrades! Thanks for allowing me to take time in June to rest and recharge the batteries. If you follow me on Instagram and Discord, you know we’ve still been moving full speed ahead on our Marxist Book Club!
I mentioned Instagram… but have you joined Threads? Threads is Meta’s copy/paste of Twitter, and I’ll be honest, I hate Meta slightly less than I hate Elon. Not that it matters much — Meta hates me more, repeatedly banning my accounts. But no matter! We’re on Threads spreading communist education, and I invite you to follow me:
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In my downtime, I’ve been searching for new images to modernize. When I say modernize, I take a poster created in the USSR, such as the one below, which reads, “The future is for communism!” That’s a nice phrase fitting for the time, but we face modern obstacles.
- The word communism still scares people
- We need people to read theory before we can even think about socialism.
As you can see above, I made this poster about learning and getting involved in the book club.
Here’s an earworm I’ve been tracking down for some time. Titled “Lenin, Party, Komsomol,” the song is better known by the name “Only in this way we will win” // «Только так победим». I had to begin the hunt anew after watching this May Day clip of the UK’s Young Communist League (YCL) chanting, “Lenin, Party, YCL!”
Text of the song "Only in this way we will win" (A.Pakhmutova - N.Dobronravov)
It is not worth living half-heartedly, We started our run-up We have the honor with you To open the twenty-first century
I hear through the night and the blizzard The clock is counting down The hands go round and round Time is moving forward
Chorus If the work of your fathers becomes your work That's the only way to win, that's the only way to win Hear the rebellious voice of youth Hear the voice of factories and villages. Lenin, Party, Komsomol! Lenin, Party, Komsomol!
To keep the sky starry We have to fight on earth In all the fearsome trials My love, be with me
I'll tell the sky as a friend It's our duty to keep on flying The hands go round and round Time marches on
We've defied dogma There are no ready-made recipes! We trust the hearts of the free And the rhythms of flying years
Eternity will reach out to us The future will understand us The hands go round and round Time marches on
Текст песни «Только так победим» (А.Пахмутова — Н.Добронравов)
Вполголоса жить не стоит, Мы начали свой разбег Нам выпала честь с тобою Открыть двадцать первый век
Я слышу сквозь ночь и вьюгу Часов боевой отсчет Стрелки идут по кругу Время идет вперед
Припев Если дело отцов станет делом твоим Только так победим, только так победим Слышишь юности голос мятежный Слышишь голос заводов и сел Ленин, партия, комсомол! Ленин, партия, комсомол!
Чтоб небо осталось звездным Нам бой предстоит земной Во всех испытаниях грозных Любовь моя, будь со мной
Я небу скажу как другу Наш долг продолжать полет Стрелки идут по кругу Время идет вперед
Мы бросили вызов догмам Готовых рецептов нет! Мы верим сердцам свободным И ритмам летящих лет.
Нам вечность протянет руку, Нас будущее поймет. Стрелки идут по кругу Время идет вперед.
🗺️ Marxist History & Global Comrades
📜 Last Week in Marxist History
There is often a false notion pushed on gay comrades that they must hide their sexuality or “not flaunt it,” This is a terribly archaic idea that is well debunked in the image above from Instagrammer mattxiv
history_of_the_ussr1917_1991 on instagram:"100 years ago, on July 6, 1923, the CEC adopted the first Constitution of the USSR. The decision to create the USSR and the Constitution of the USSR officially came into force. The Council of People's Commissars of the USSR and the People's Commissars of the USSR were established.”
💬 Global Comrades
red. on Instagram: ”We set our neighborhoods on fire so that we are heard.” We spoke exclusively to Parisian youths about the riots, which will be covered in full in our upcoming documentary on the uprising following the racist police killing of 17-year-old Nahel.
The debate about whether violent protests are justified has raged in France amongst politicians, pundits, and online commenters. No one has asked young people in the marginalized suburbs what they think, but they have much to say.”
red. on Instagram: "US and Israeli flags went up in flames during massive protests in Sanaa, Yemen, in solidarity with the Palestinian people in the wake of the largest Israeli military operation in the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank in decades. Video footage shows protesters shouting slogans while raising guns and Palestinian flags. Yemen's state-run Saba News Agency reported that demands included a call for Arab states to cut off relations with Israel and condemn Swedish authorities for authorizing far-right protesters to burn the Quran. The Israeli military announced it was withdrawing from its two-day siege of Jenin, which left at least 12 Palestinians dead in the city. However, Israeli forces bombed several targets in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday morning. #Yemen #PalestineWillBeFree #JeninUnderAttack”
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