This is the 2nd 1/2 of a speech on the recent referendum on Britain’s membership to the European Union (EU). It deals with the Brexit crisis & the split in the British Labour party. The 1st part, covering the run up to the referendum, alongside the fundamental characteristics of British Imperialism & European Imperialism, can be found here.
The speech was delivered on 23 July 2016. As such, certain sections of the below text are out of date. An addendum covering subsequent concrete developments will follow shortly after the conclusion of the Labour Party leadership election on 24 September. An additional article, which will outline certain theoretical concepts, will precede this.
This is the 1st 1/2 of a speech on the recent referendum on Britain’s membership to the European Union (EU). It deals with the the run up to the referendum, alongside the fundamental characteristics of British Imperialism & European Imperialism. A 2nd part, covering the Brexit crisis & the split in the British Labour party shall follow.
“Biological sex” & the gender binary are co-dependent concepts. It is logically fallacious to accept 1, whilst rejecting the other. To do so forms an impassable contradiction. It is a height of crude materialism to posit that there are 2 “sexes”, created celestially by the mechanisms of genetics.
It is clear that a Marxist understanding of gender is based upon the historical development of the family unit. It is important to note that this development is not unilateral.
The fundamental essence of Marxism rests in totalisation. Marxists understand that human history is created by a plurality of praxis – that is, by the mass movement & action of humanity in the production of their material existence. Society is, therefore, both product & producer of human praxis. Totalisation is the summation of this understanding; it is the understanding of what is, what has been & what can be, with the mass praxis of the human being at its centre.
Yesterday, Greece said no (or oxi) to austerity. 61.3% of the vote rejected the repayment terms put forward by its creditors – the Troika, the European Central Bank (ECB) & the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Greece is now in default to the IMF.