What magazine/paper/periodical most shaped your political thinking?

Discussion in 'theory, philosophy & history' started by chilango, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Economic & Philosophic Science Review is something to behold. A bastion in the fight against false revolutionaries, paragraph breaks,....and this issue, sanctimonious feminist single-issue PCism!:

    No 1523 4th November 2017
    Let governments (and all parliamentary fraud) topple through sleaze and degeneracy, the more the merrier and November 5th too. But feminist hysteria and nonsense about a “crisis of masculinity” are PCist obscurantism blocking understanding of the real cause of chaos, incompetence and disintegration. That is the gigantic looming capitalist Catastrophe which far from being solved by Quantitative Easing, has been made one hundred times worse and about to implode with devastating consequences.
    (my bourgeois paragraph break added)

    Feminist posturing blocks this understanding with its shallow reverse sexism and scapegoating, underlain with its real character, poisonous anti-communism. It is completely counter-revolutionary whatever “celebrations” it joins for the 100th anniversary of the Great October Revolution. So too is the desperate posturing around Brexit or breakaway petty bourgeois nationalism like Catalonia, just as suddenly and febrilely erupting as a giant diversion. What the world needs now is to build revolutionary understanding to overturn the entire degenerate, unequal armsrace system. Build Leninism

    Current issue EPSR revolutionary Leninist socialist review

    Theres plenty more where that came from....

    The sudden wave of establishment sleaze revelations (Hollywood and parliament), the seeming eruption out of the blue of worldwide reactionary “nationalist” breakaways like Catalonia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Brexit, and topdog America’s astonishingly bitter ruling class infighting around Trump, all make no real sense - unless they are examined in the light of the capitalist system’s crisis breakdown and failure.

    But even then these are only the superficial symptoms of disaster, and the feminist shark-frenzy of self-righteous man-blaming, or “left” demands for “self-determination democracy” are nothing but total diversions by opportunist middle class fakery.

    Worse still, both this deluge of sanctimonious feminist single-issue PCism, and the posturing about “freedom” struggles for “national rights” or “defending the right for free movement of labour because anything else is racism” are not only missing the point but blocking the only possible way that human society can be sorted out, and be made rational, fair and free of abuse."
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  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    the inserts/sleeve notes found in Dead Kennedys records :oops:
  3. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Can't believe that's still going, 12 years (?) after Royston died. Wow!
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  4. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    still have this but not the album

  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    I used to do my own 'Winston Smith'-style cut out collages from the Yorkshire Evening Post and The Guardian :oops:
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  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    sadly you've never achieved the fame or income from your art he has from his
  7. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    you just can't resist can you, you squalid little toad
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i didn't realise it rankled so. i don't suppose you've any of the pieces left.
  9. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    I was the same with Style Council lps. ;)
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  10. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Record Mirror
    Socialist Standard
    Socialist View (Irish magazine)
    ILP Magazine
    Solidarity (80s version)
    Subversion (used to distribute a few back in the day.)
    Discussion Bulletin (printed out of Grand Rapids, Michigan)
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  11. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Nasty Tales
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  12. DaveCinzano


    Is that still going? I used to pick that up (and the other one) for completeness' sake back in the 90s/early 00s and even then it was all the way up to 11 on the Bruno knob. I managed to palm off the whole job lot to some squatted 'anarchist information centre' along with innumerable Weekly Workers and the like :thumbs:
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  13. redcogs

    redcogs in the gutter beholding the stars

    The Beano
    The Dandy
    The Daily Mirror
    New Musical Express
    The International Times
    Socialist Worker
  14. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    Times, Sunday Times, Financial Times, Socialist Worker.

    At college we used to play virtual stockmarket which was good fun. I was never good at it, and, as in real life, never won.
  15. Humirax

    Humirax Guest

    Class War
    Direct Action
    Socialist Standard
    The RAG
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  16. Humirax

    Humirax Guest

    Ah! Forgot that one! A great read.
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  17. Humirax

    Humirax Guest

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  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    What is there out there now that fulfils the same function that radical publications did for us?

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  19. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    corbyns facebook page :(
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  20. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    it's all flippin' memes and Novaramedia these days... :mad:
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  21. Ralph Llama


    Earth First

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  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Country life
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  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Yeh the rag good if it's the Irish women's mag I'm thinking of
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  24. Humirax

    Humirax Guest

    Thats the one
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  25. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Socialist Worker
    Red Action
    Fighting Talk
    Forewarned Against Fascism
    Amateur Lawnmower
    Morning Star
  26. Humirax

    Humirax Guest

    Schnews was great and I used to enjoy their website too. I think I'm right in saying that they are defunct now though which is a shame. I forgot to mention Resistance, which is the freesheet of the anarchist federation, oh and Black Flag magazine.
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  27. Ralph Llama


    Yes....the changing nature of media was their exuse. It used to be on every protest camp coffe table, and had a good sense of humor :thumbs:
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  28. Dragnet

    Dragnet Well-Known Member

    My list is probably slightly different in order than others, because I'm guessing I'm a tad younger, and I've ended up working my way back through online scans of older publications (in no small part due to other posters enthusing about them on urban). So, roughly in the order that I stumbled across them;

    Organise!/Resistance/Rebel City
    Fighting Talk
    Red Action
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  29. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown caput mortuum

    Class War
    Proletarian Gob
  30. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    What was/is Kittens?

    I would google kittens but . . . you know.
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