Adbusters, Issue 111 (January/Febuary 2014)

The large principles of 2047

In this ultimate second of the Epic Human trip, we take you on a fictional psychic trip into one of many many roads that lie forward for humanity. this is often the main intimate, sincere and private tale we've ever advised, brought within the kind of a scrapbook reminiscing on a life-time — from 2007–2047. Adbusters #111 is a time-capsule from the longer term, a imaginative and prescient, a caution, a repository of knowledge, a pragmatic post-crash survival consultant … to help you to navigate either the darkish instances and the possibilities which lie ahead.

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Margaret Atwood: “We have had many moment possibilities. now could be the time.”
the way forward for uprising via Chris Hedges
lifestyles after genuine Sex
Dmitri Orlov on Social Collapse
vacationing MoMA in 2037
Clive Hamilton reevaluates the Sexual Revolution
Post-crash jobs for unemployed environmentalists by way of Erik Assadourian
Confessions, secrets and techniques and insights approximately Adbusters and the way forward for Occupy

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The absolute majority of members came from north and north central Vietnam with comparatively few from southern Vietnam, where the French had taken effective control. In 1948, CPV leaders were anticipating the victory of Chinese communists on mainland China and the opportunity of joining forces with the Chinese to fight the French. Radical leaders led by General Secretary Truong Chinh feared the “contamination” of the party by the admission of upper-class members and called for tightening the criteria for membership and for other measures to strengthen central control.

At the same time, party organizations became less differentiated. As the entire society of North Vietnam was mobilized for war, economic, social, and cultural spheres of activity shrank tremendously. Most party and state organizations were geared toward wartime demands. Cadres acquired substantial experiences in military affairs but little else. 17 Uniformity helped the CPV lead the war to a successful outcome but sacrificed its complexity in the process. After the war, the party expanded its organization to all of Vietnam and made economic development its top priority – so its complexity increased somewhat.

There is no such well-positioned debate in Vietnam, although similar questions have certainly been raised and have even gained salience in the context of developments in 2012 and 2013. This chapter addresses part of this gap through a historical analysis of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)’s evolution and the causes of its persistence. There have been relatively few studies of this party, not only its current situation but also its historical evolution (Pike 1978; Huynh Kim Khanh 1982; Thayer 1988; Stern 1993; Vasavakul 1997; Gainsborough 2007; Koh 2008).

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