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Libertarian Communism 06

Libertarian Communism 06

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Inthenextdecadeorso,moreStates-forexample,theoilproducerswillundergoindustrialisation,andthestruggleamongthepowersovermarketsandsourcesofrawmaterialswillgrowfiercer.
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thecrisisofworldcapitalismgraduallydeepens,wecanexpectgradualdeteriorationinthelivingconditionsofworkingpeople.Thereloomthethreatsofanewdepression,ecologicalcollapseand
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