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CONFRONTING THE AUSTERITY: SIGNIFICANCES OF THE WEAK CLASS STRUGGLE AND SOME PROBLEMS OF THE LEFT

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CONFRONTING THE AUSTERITY: SIGNIFICANCES OF THE WEAK CLASS STRUGGLE AND SOME PROBLEMS OF THE LEFT

 

Ana BAZAC

 

Abstract

 

By describing some aspects of the relations of force in the post-1989 Romania and especially in the present world crisis, the paper aims at a more general perspective: to put the problem of the future ending of the relations of force. The first part theorise some questions of the tactics of the left, but the lagged-behind level of a country like Romania is interesting not only for this kind of countries. The contradictory standpoint of the official left concerning the austerity measures from 2010 and the suggestion to support left-wing goals, not clichés, are framing the logic of this part.

The second part dots the importance to have in view the social structure, and the existing and missing conditions of a radical change of capitalism. The problems of moral judgements over capitalism and economic growth as criteria of the analysis of the behaviour of the left are better lightening the urgency of the constitution of a world consistent left.

WHAT FELT? REMARKS ON THE ONTOLOGY OF COMMUNISM

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WHAT FELT? REMARKS ON THE ONTOLOGY OF COMMUNISM

 

Ana Bazac

Professor

Politehnica University

 

The paper, only an introduction to the theme, intends to make out some different discourses about communism in order to suggest its ontology. But this one means a structure of concepts related to both the static and dynamic (principles) of communism, as well as to its position in space and time, and to its realisation. Ontology of communism appears in this way to be challenged by the intertwined and complex levels of practice.

However, ontology itself is a discourse: concepts as possibility, readiness, necessity, conjunctures, identity, forms, essence, transformation, accidents, universals and particulars, factors and forces of communism issue from discourses as active positions of the transmitters (including from their desire to form reality according to theirs representations about it). Thusly, the relationship between discourses and existence is not one of exteriority, but of inclusion of the former into the given reality. Even the given character of reality is the result of interferences between discourses (and the intertwining of many types of discourses) and existence: in this way, discourses could exclude elements of the existence, or construct new ones, generally alternative virtual existences.

The remarks in this paper are made in a traditional philosophical view: not starting from practice which does criticise itself, so deducing ontological properties of communism from this critique (as I should be tempted to do), but going from some concepts to reality, for grasping how and if they are reciprocally fit. In other words: I suggest the questioning of the theoretical representation that the concepts would be a Procrustean bed for the communist ‘reality’ (as process and discourses), just researching the framework of concepts and somehow postponing the problem of the pressure of ‘reality’, issuing from its ontological essence, for new interpretations (discourses).

The rhetorical lecture of some discourses about communism sends to an ideological one. The paper gives some definitions of the presuppositions used here: rhetorical lecture, ideology, ideological lecture. The discursive theory appears to be not an alternative to the ideological one, but a part, also an antecedent of this one.

Therefore, after an introduction about the above-mentioned aspects, the paper summarises the logic of Marx’s and Lenin’s theory on communism from the standpoint of some of the above-mentioned concepts of ontology. The same outlook is affected to the concept of communism as revolution in Lenin and Trotsky and some Trotskyites. By this token, the problems: the correspondence of the discursive properties of communism and the real process, and the essential and accidental features of ‘communism’ remain open. As a consequence, a non-conformist opinion concerning what felt is suggested.

ALTERNATIVAS, N. 2, 2010 (in portugal)


ALTERNATIVAS, N. 2, 2010


 


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Approaching the crisis: questions challenging the technophile optimism

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Approaching the crisis: questions challenging the technophile optimism

 Ana Bazac1.

Abstract

FROM MUSIC IN THE MEDIA TO MUSIC FOR THE MEDIA

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Günter Mayer

FROM MUSIC IN THE MEDIA TO MUSIC FOR THE MEDIA

Towards an Aesthetics of “Radiogenic” Music

“We have also sound-houses, where we practise and demonstrate all sounds and their genera­tion. We have harmonies, which you have not … divers instruments likewise to you un­known, … strange and artificial echoes reflect­ing the voice many times, and as it were toss­ing it, … also means to convey sounds in trunks and pipes in strange lines and distances”.

(Roger Bacon, The New Atlantis)

The emergence of modern audiovisual media and the power they have unfurled are part of a very real, advancing process of socialization. The media are one fea­ture of the many processes of social and political transformation which also ex­ert increasing influence on the liberation movement and its development in the former colonial and oppressed countries of the Third World. The development of the record industry (not to mention film) the development of the big, industrially organized public institutions in radio and television , and the influence of the various branches within the media industry (especially leisure electronics) have brought about a deep, worldwide change in the historically inherited insti­tution of music, in the functions and structures of old and new music alike.

The latest revolution in the media, the introduction of cable and satellite technology and new peripheral technologies, is changing the way in which millions of people live and work, thus causing further changes in the mode of exist­ence of music, that is, in the social processes of production and reproduction of musical occurrences, of their distribution and exchange, and of their appropri­ation by recipients.

Popular Music in the GDR

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Popular Music in the GDR

Günter Mayer

Internationally the German Democratic Republic is very well known for its high standard of music culture, especially in the realm of classical music. Classical music has long traditions which were followed and improved in the last decades.

Composers such as Heinrich Schütz, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Handel, Philip Telemann, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Richard Wagner were born in or lived within the territory which became the GDR in 1949. In 1985 Dresden, Leipzig and Halle will be celebrating the anniversaries of the 400th birthday of Schutz and the 300th birthdays of Bach and Handel respec­tively. The heritage of German classical music (including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert) is an important part of the programs of concert halls, opera houses, radio transmissions and record produc­tions. VEB Deutsche Schallplatten, for instance, released the world’s first complete edition of Beethoven including more than 120 records.

Music historiography: music of the GDR – music in the GDR

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Music historiography: music of the GDR – music in the GDR

 

Günter Mayer

This is a welcome opportunity to discuss the phenomenon of the GDR in a more objective and differentiated environment than that which dominated in the years immediately following the bankruptcy of socialism in 1989, and which has pervaded to some extent in recent publications about new music in the GDR.i I want to begin my essay with some moral and philosophical reflections. Interpretations of the GDR in which dictatorship is the central category determining the presentation of facts, in which all life is seen as a ‘dance in chains,’ii offer a decidedly one-sided view of reality. The theoretical reflection and the selection and evaluation of facts is emphatically critical, but condescending and underpinned by a presumptuous certainty. This approach involves a devaluation and de-legalisation of the lived experience of the majority of citizens of the GDR. It is an interpretation in which the attitude of depreciation is predominant. In practice this orientation is an anti-communist one.

Mass-Culture in different Marxist concepts

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Mass-Culture in different Marxist concepts

Günter Mayer

 

1. Term of culture

 

a.)

 — not very precisely used in history of concepts on culture

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English

Programme

Russian Academy of Science

Institute of Information on Social Science

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Moscow Financial and Law Academy

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Information Bulletin No 4

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«SOCIALISM-XXI»

INTERNATIONAL INTERNET INSTITUTE

Information Bulletin No 4

November 2007- March 2009

 

Contents

International scientific conferences: 3

Day 7 of the revolt in Greece

Day 7 of the revolt in
Greece

Day 6 of the revolt in Greece

Day 6 of the revolt in
Greece

Day 5 of the revolt in Greece

Day 5 of
the revolt in Greece

Day 4 of the revolt in Greece

Day 4 of the
revolt in Greece

Greece in revolt!

Greece in
revolt!

Imperial Ambitions Need to be Blocked

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The New
Caucasus War

Imperial
Ambitions Need to be Blocked

By Andrey
Kolganov and Aleksandr Buzgalin
(The
authors are members of the Central Council
of the All-Russian Social
Movement “Alternatives”)

January, 26 is the Global Day of Mobilisation and Action

 


January, 26 is the Global Day of
Mobilisation and Action

Russian social movements are in the process of
preparation to take part in Global Day of Mobilisation and Action for
civil rights and social justice.

Actions will be organized by social, trade-union and
human rights movements.

Analysis of the meeting

Analysis
of the meeting in the 3rd
of November 2007 of alterglobalist, civil and social movements and
tendencies of the CIS countries

 

At
present time Russian internet is discussing of the meeting. We
present your enlightened attention several opinions of the
participants:

 

Stanislav
Markelov, president of the Institute of Superioroty of Law.

An October for us, for Russia and for the Whole Worl

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An
October for us, for Russia and for the Whole World

(Appeal of
17 Russian Intellectuals and Artists)

It is no
surprise that the imminent ninetieth anniversary of the October
Revolution in Russia has become the object of widespread attention.
The events of October 1917 were, indeed, an earthquake that shook the
world, altering its economic, social and cultural foundations.

Many media
sources depict this world-historic phenomenon as a mere coup d“?tat,
carried out by a handful of conspirators and adventurists with the
help of Western security services. All sorts of things are circulated
 — outright lies, distortion of the facts, and malicious slanders
about the participants in and leaders of this mighty event. The old
fables to the effect that the «October coup» was provoked by the
«German agent» Lenin and the «Anglo-American spy» Trotsky are
still being repeated, despite having been rejected by distinguished
scholars from various countries. Meanwhile, the Russian people are
portrayed as unwitting toys in the hands of «revolutionary
extremists», even though the revolution could neither have begun
nor triumphed without the population playing a decisive role.

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