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Forum: The Pit 05-13-2011, 08:27 PM
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Posted By White_Devil
I'm not arguing that violence is the best answer....

I'm not arguing that violence is the best answer. But as long as the US and Israel refuse liberation through appropriate channels, we must accept that a minority of Palestinians will resort to...
Forum: The Pit 05-13-2011, 08:08 AM
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Posted By White_Devil
Worth the watch, imho......

Worth the watch, imho... http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/2011/04/2011412103819678591.html

EDIT:

I don't think you understood my post. By a "strong rebuke" I meant withdrawal of aid and an...
Forum: The Pit 05-13-2011, 07:32 AM
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Posted By White_Devil
The 'partisan' website was the one of the first...

The 'partisan' website was the one of the first websites listed when I searched "israel palestine deaths". I gave the other websites a cursory look and most seem to provide similar figures.

I think...
Forum: The Pit 05-13-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 64,974
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Posted By White_Devil
A boycott and end to military aid (perhaps even...

A boycott and end to military aid (perhaps even temporarily) wouldn't leave Israel immediately defenseless and, as a result, likely to be massacred by surrounding nations. It would at most be a...
Forum: The Pit 05-13-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 64,974
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Posted By White_Devil
(a)Good point but there is still a huge...

(a)Good point but there is still a huge qualitative between aid and trade, imho.

(b)Yeah, it would probably send Israel a strong message to stop the massacre of Palestinians.

So you suggest we just...
Forum: The Pit 05-13-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
Israel is the highest recipient of US aid after...

Israel is the highest recipient of US aid after Egypt. The Egyptian regime had a close alliance with Israel (and it has been argued that the advent of US aid to Egypt was a result of the latter's...
Forum: The Pit 02-25-2011, 09:38 AM
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Posted By White_Devil
Yes, SWP.... I may or may not be a member of a...

Yes, SWP.... I may or may not be a member of a similar Trotskyist organisation here in Australia :o

:cheers:
Forum: The Pit 02-25-2011, 09:02 AM
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Posted By White_Devil
And let's not forget that Europe is just across...

And let's not forget that Europe is just across the Mediterranean ;)

http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=24029

"The revolution in Egypt has inspired people in Greece, as it has...
Forum: The Pit 02-25-2011, 08:07 AM
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Posted By White_Devil
Sections of workers in key industries in Egypt...

Sections of workers in key industries in Egypt are striking despite the disapproval of the armed forces. This is (hopefully) only the beginning.

Working class organisation wasn't exactly absent in...
Forum: The Pit 02-25-2011, 07:41 AM
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Posted By White_Devil
I agree. Just trying to show the importance of...

I agree. Just trying to show the importance of revolutionary leadership :p:


Of course it's untrue. Judging by some of his speeches he's a fcuking lunatic :haha:
Forum: The Pit 02-25-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
Looking at the balance of class forces alone, a...

Looking at the balance of class forces alone, a socialist revolution is entirely possible. However, the lack of an influential and well established revolutionary party makes it unlikely.

The history...
Forum: The Pit 02-25-2011, 06:54 AM
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Posted By White_Devil
One would hope that, ideally, the committees...

One would hope that, ideally, the committees flourish, expand and consolidate themselves as a genuine form of governance. Resigned officials, despite disavowing themselves from the Gadafi regime,...
Forum: The Pit 02-25-2011, 05:59 AM
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Posted By White_Devil
The protesters have taken over most of the...

The protesters have taken over most of the country, established committees, have the support of sections of the military and are armed. Go Libyans!
Forum: The Pit 02-13-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 64,974
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Posted By White_Devil
Okay, so the effects of capitalism have created...

Okay, so the effects of capitalism have created worse living conditions.

Capitalism has different 'phases' anyway with associated theories, but whatever.


Maybe 1950s-60s and today or anytime in...
Forum: The Pit 02-13-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
Yes, and then you looking at differences with...

Yes, and then you looking at differences with today and the late 1930's to make your point that capitalism has improved. I pointed out that it was rather convenient for you argument to use those two...
Forum: The Pit 02-13-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
Okay, I've just realised that you haven't...

Okay, I've just realised that you haven't understood the last couple of posts I've made and it seems that you haven't understood the argument you've implicitly been putting forward so I'm not going...
Forum: The Pit 02-13-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
True. You've ignored my other points...

True. You've ignored my other points though.

That's because women fought for the right to enter the workforce and won't let those gains be wound back.

It is an improvement in the system but it...
Forum: The Pit 02-13-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
The official unemployment rate over there is...

The official unemployment rate over there is around 10% with unofficial estimates much higher, I see pictures of tent cities, ghettos and people living in drainage systems etc. I don't think any of...
Forum: The Pit 02-13-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
Okay. The welfare state that was built up after...

Okay.

The welfare state that was built up after WWII has been wound back since the start of the era of neoliberalism. And unemployment is higher than it was then.

Women have been in paid employment...
Forum: The Pit 02-12-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
So you reject the academic article I posted...

So you reject the academic article I posted entitled 'Well-Being Over Time in Britain and the USA' and come up with your own indicators of well being or 'well off' after you criticised me for not...
Forum: The Pit 02-12-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
Okay, so what are indicators of being 'better...

Okay, so what are indicators of being 'better off'? Higher income, employment? IMO, they shouldn't be subordinated to happiness. Real wages have declined as well as employment anyway.

Did a quick...
Forum: The Pit 02-12-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
Okay, so people living through the current...

Okay, so people living through the current recession are happier than those who lived in the post-war boom? That is simply not true.
Forum: The Pit 02-12-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
Biggest political event in recent times happening...

Biggest political event in recent times happening as I type which could result in a new paradigm in the middle east and possibly the beginning of the end for the US empire but no talk of it in the...
Forum: The Pit 12-08-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,187
Posted By White_Devil
To Australians who support Wikileaks:...

To Australians who support Wikileaks: Mobilise!

Sydney:
Friday, December 10, 1pm at Sydney Town Hall
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161656067211736

Melbourne:
Friday, December 10, 4:30pm at...
Forum: The Pit 11-28-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
+1 I applaud Wikileaks but the real heroes are...

+1

I applaud Wikileaks but the real heroes are the whistleblowers themselves.

Given the diplomatic history of the US, all efforts by the people to provide transparency should be supported.
Forum: The Pit 11-19-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
An Obama fanboy... ?

An Obama fanboy... ?
Forum: The Pit 11-19-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
The government would set the course work based on...

The government would set the course work based on the employers' ability examination i.e. only the necessary skills to enter the workforce.
Forum: The Pit 11-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
I think it would produce workers for the...

I think it would produce workers for the workforce more efficiently. Businesses would only want workers to possess the necessary skills to work so educational institutions would only teach those...
Forum: The Pit 10-23-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
'We should condemn in the most clear terms the...

'We should condemn in the most clear terms the disclosure of any classified information by individuals and organisations which put the lives of US and partner service members and citizens at risk'
-...
Forum: The Pit 10-23-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 64,974
Views: 741,960
Posted By White_Devil
Down with US imperialism! EDIT: I'm feeling...

Down with US imperialism!

EDIT:

I'm feeling physically ill after watching this one: http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/2010/10/20101022165819333616.html
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