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Policies and goals [message #613] Sat, 25 May 2019 22:53 Go to next message
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I think a big issue with leftist reaching a wider audience is that we have no short term goals or tangible policies that are different from most liberals.
We need policies that people can easily grasp and they need to be different from radlib shit

What do you guys have in mind?
Re: Policies and goals [message #626 is a reply to message #613] Fri, 14 June 2019 02:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Prevent and reverse privatisation of public services/ utilities/ space

This could be for smaller things like a water for a town or city or on a national level like for a country's internet infrastructure.
I am sure most places have a few things left unprivatised thst are at risk. From what i have seen (thankfully) people do not like public space being taken away. I think it is an important thing to advocate for as it challenges the logic that private sector/industry/enterprise is the best.

I have heard/read liberals who talk about certain instances of privatisation being bad but they dont challenge the practice itself.

Re: Policies and goals [message #634 is a reply to message #626] Mon, 17 June 2019 09:27 Go to previous message
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Privatisation is bad because it means that the people can never command what has been privatised again through legal/electoral/systemic means. For the people to take control over those industries/companies/sectors that have been privatised they'd need to seize them (probably violently). Once something is privatised it is "gone" from the State, and even if the people take control of the State, the State then needs to nationalise it all over again. Nationalisation is almost always (if not always) denounced and resisted by the capitalist and the international bourgeoisie, making the process harder and in some cases setting up a pretext for war/invasion.
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