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“Socialism Yes – Egon, No” – Banner at the Alexandraplatz demonstration, 1989, (Egon Krenz had succeeded Erich Honecker as the last leader of communist East Germany)
“In my opinion, nothing has contributed so much to the corruption of the original idea of socialism as the belief that Russia is a socialist country and that every act of its rulers must be excused, if not imitated. And so for the last ten years, I have been convinced that the destruction of the Soviet myth was essential if we wanted a revival of the socialist movement” – George Orwell
“Democracy is the road to socialism” – Karl Marx
Friends, Readers and Contributors,
New issue of Democratic Green Socialist online magazine out now and free to view at:
For all those seeking a left antidote to the mainstream media free market triumphalism around the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Issue No 9 of DGS is a special issue dedicated to debate and discussion around 1989, the fall of communism and all things Soviet Bloc related
Also, DGS editorial on the Glasgow North by-election result
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Full contents this issue are
Fall of the Wall – Twenty years on, DGS dedicates an entire issue to the fall of the Soviet Bloc and asks whether its time for a historical re-evaluation.
Lessons of the Glasgow North by – election
Histories, Analyses and Views – Part 1:
Auferstanden Aus Ruinen, Andy Newman argues we need to remember both the good and the bad about the DDR.
John Wight laments the passing of the USSR in a brief history of the Soviet Union.
Neil Davidson celebrates The revolutions of 1989.
Sinead Daly and Christine Thomas on Women & Family after the fall of the Wall.
Kevin Williamson argues Freedom is a Noble Thing
Steve Arnott on The cold war and the space race
Culture – Film
Graeme McIver reviews Goodbye Lenin, Anne Edmonds reviews The Lives of Others
Graham Jepps reviews The Case of Comrade Tuleyev by Victor Serge. Three cheers for more equal societies as Dave Watt
reviews The Spirit Level Art.
Liz Walker on Art and the Revolution – before, during and after.
Histories, Analyses And Views – Part 2:
Defend October, not Stalinism argues Luke Ivory.
As an ‘informed tourist’ Steve Mowat casts his eye From Berlin to Bulgaria and The People behind the Wall.
Gary Fraser on the sociological history of East Germany.
Dave Watt’s Mediawatch
Graham Campbell on Glasgow North and the BNP, the Fraser Wight debate, immigration, and Left Unity.