MarXist Xmas ClassiX: Red X-mas

As a special bonus to our readers we now bring you the greatest gift of all: A new Juletide recording of yesteryears Marxist hit "Red X-mas"! Enjoy!


MarXist Xmas ClassiX: It's Beginning to Look like Revolution

Well folks - its time to formalize our steady (yearly?) production of revolutionary Jultide songs, so lets call the growing collection "MarXist Xmas ClassiX". At the same time, let me introduce the latest installment: It's Beginning to Look like Revolution. I'm sure you can all guess what traditional song it is based on. Lyrics in the video + pasted below. Enjoy!

ATIUKM: The Ghost Who Blogs

This site has come to our attention. Many Phantom, Mandrake etc. classics here: http://falkonthewildside.blogspot.com

Why does Dr. Manhattan have difficulties finding humans morally valuable?

I was just skimming through the book “Watchmen and philosophy” (Mark D. White, William Irwin) where Christopher Robichaud touches in on the subject in the title of this short essay.

If you are not familiar with the character, and thus do not quite get the subject, I suggest you go read the graphic novel.

It is obvious that Dr. Manhattan has problems with his emotional attachment to humans, and there of course can be multiple reasons for this. As he is a fictional character, we must also take into account that Alan Moore - a great artist he may be - may not have foreseen absolutely all possible aspects of extrapolating the characteristics of his characters into the philosophical realm.

VVR: Etre et Avoir, To be and to Have, Å være og å ha

Another great online movie here from Venstresida VideoRull. This french instant classic documentary tells the story of a teacher and his school in rural France:

Global Wave of Action for Education

Right now students across the world are fighting for a free emancipatory education for all, against privatization of education and increasing tuition fees:

Revolusjonær Pocket #1 - Sosialisme 2.0

Etter at førsteopplaget i papir fra 2007 nå er revet bort, kan venstresida.net presentere et digitalt 2. opplag av denne fantastiske pocketboka til fri nedlasting her på venstresida.net.

Denne pocketboka gir deg tanker om framtidige sosialismemodeller og annet snacks både av redaktørene og andre kjente navn på norsk venstreside. I tråd med bokas budskap er den selvsagt gratis å laste ned. La oss kalle det venstresida.net sin gave til leserne i anledning de 200.000 treff dere har gitt oss, som vi dermed rundet i dag. Få din personlige pdf ved å klikke på bildet under:

The construction of reality

No, this is not some postmodern or post-structuralist article, all about how reality is an construction of whatever. It is rather an essay on how we all subconsciously construct our own internal image of reality. An image we rarely think of, but which form the basis of all most all our decisions.

In modern day we have a large variety of more or less scientifically validated sources of knowledge about the world around us - both nature and society. Everything from opinion polls to figure out what a population thinks, to double blind tests to see if a medical procedure has the desired effect, to a large amount of quantitative and qualitative research on a huge variety of issues.

However not many people go to scientific peer-review journals, statistical bureaus, and other sources of that kind to actively build a image of the world they inhabit. Rather the image builds itself as a result of a cumulative array of impressions and single pieces of information.

Copying is not theft

Lovely instructive music video from Nina Paley: