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  left-wing politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In politics, the term left-wing (or political left or simply on the left) refers to the segment of the political spectrum associated either with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism, (in the United States sense of the word), or with opposition to right-wing politics.
Many Greens deny that the "left" label provides is useful to describe them, and build their green politics on a different set of assumptions, usually asserting that local control improves on central control, and that only a few issues benefit from global unity.
Some critics of the left also suggest that deconstructionism is not the only Nietzschean element in contemporary leftism, pointing to Nietzsche as the font of moral relativism and the "God is dead" philosophy, both of which they see as rampant on the left, and both of which these critics deplore.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Left-wing_politics.html   (979 words)

  
 Left-wing politics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many Greens deny that green politics is "on the left"; nonetheless, their economic policies can generally be considered left-wing, and when they have formed political coalitions (most notably in Germany, but also in local governments elsewhere), it has almost always been with groups that would generally be classified as being on the left.
The Left generally favours government or social control over economics and the redistribution of wealth, and is against social hierarchy and authority over moral behaviour, strict adherence to tradition, monoculturalism, privilege for the wealthy, and other values commonly associated with the political right.
In Spain, the response to the Madrid bombings was an anti-war move to the left with the election of a social democratic government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Left-wing_politics   (3431 words)

  
 Left-wing politics
From this, "the right" came to mean support for monarchical and aristocratic interests, while "the left" implied opposition to the same, proto-laissez faire free marketeers (who in modern America are considered to be rightists) and communists (that is, commune-ists).
Traditionally, the left side of the political spectrum spans a spectrum from modern liberalism, extending through social democrats and moderate socialists into communism and anarchism.
Greens often deny that the 'left' label provides any useful cover or coherence, and build their green politics on a different set of assumptions, usually asserting that local control improves on central control, and that only a few issues benefit from global unity.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/l/le/left_wing_politics.shtml   (507 words)

  
 Talk:Left-wing politics/Archive3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She is a left wing activists who thinks the state of Israel has a right to exists.
The French left did condamned the attack, beside of the rally's organizers, which claimed it was a provocation of Betar activists.
It is easy to the French left to protest against Le Pen, it is harder for it to admit that it let "its protestors to carry slogans that have nothing in common for the Palestinian's legitimate rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Left-wing_politics/Archive3   (1878 words)

  
 Left-Wing Communism Subject Archive
The “orthodox” criticism of Left Communism is contained in Lenin’s 1920 book: “Left-Wing”; Communism –; An Infantile Disorder and the classic statement of the position of Left Communism is contained in Herman Gorter’s response: Letter to Comrade Lenin.
Left Communists have tended to reject participation in Parliament by revolutionaries, even declaring that the workers have “gone beyond” as well as holding that such participation inevitably corrupted the representatives of workers put into Parliament.
Left Communists have also tended to hold that revolutionaries should not participate in “yellow” or conservative trade unions; this policy was actually implemented by the Comintern in the late-1920s/early-1930s when separate “Red” unions were set up.
www.marxists.org /subject/left-wing   (1311 words)

  
 HoustonChronicle.com - Experts outside NASA blame hole in left wing for shuttle drag
A hole in Columbia's left wing most likely caused the drag that apparently sent the shuttle out of control before it disintegrated, several aerospace engineers who are not involved in NASA's probe said Thursday.
A hole in the left wing would have caused the air to flow over it less smoothly, a number of experts said, causing the shuttle's nose to pull to the left.
The left wing "would have to suffer pretty severe damage to change the lift or drag much," said Noel Clemens, a University of Texas aerospace engineering professor who specializes in supersonic air-flow mechanics.
www.chron.com /cs/CDA/story.hts/space/1768715   (870 words)

  
 Weimar - The left wing intellectuals
The left, in so far as it was at all aware that there were intellectuals outside its own camp, regarded their outpourings as mere gibberish on which no sensible man would waste much time.
The left campaigned without notable success for penal reform, for the abolition of capital punishment and greater sexual freedom (they wanted to do away with paragraphs 175 and 218 of the penal code, dealing with homosexuality and abortion respectively).
The left intellectuals realized that the conflict between social democracy and communism was one of the main sources of weakness of the left and appealed in countless proclamations and manifestoes for left-wing unity.
swiki.hfbk-hamburg.de:8888 /Lebensreform/98   (13373 words)

  
 Spaceflight Now | STS-107 | Columbia break-up appears to start with left wing
In the final minutes of shuttle Columbia's doomed reentry, flight controllers began to see indications of a major problem in the area of the shuttle's left wing, NASA officials said on Saturday in their first detailed news briefing since the tragedy.
The orbiter's left wing had been struck by a piece of foam that broke away from the fuel tank during shuttle's climb to orbit on January 16.
The event is marked by a white puff between the wing and tank and is visible in launch video.
spaceflightnow.com /shuttle/sts107/030202leftwing   (638 words)

  
 Left-Wing Lingo, Ideologies and History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A French New Left movement, Situationaism, actually began in the 50's growing out of leftist DaDaism and Surrealism, and had a strong theoretical impact on the Paris '68 uprising and other European student movements.
Praxis: The more libertarian wings of democratic socialist and social democratic groups embody a mild version of libertarian socialism, and a number of anarchist collectives in North America have a radical libertarian socialist orientation, such as the formerly Trotskyist Love and Rage group.
Praxis: In the U.S.: the anarchist wing of the Left Green Network (LGN), which is the moribund, left wing of the Greens USA, associated with Murray Bookchin and the Institute for Social Ecology.
www.uhuh.com /nwo/communism/leftling.htm   (2955 words)

  
 Bear Left!: Right-Wing Radio
Stern might be a social anarchist, but a show that promotes lesbian dating for the purpose of attracting a young male demographic doesn't qualify as left-wing radio.
Rick Pitino once called this demographic group the "fellowship of the miserable." Rick, the former UMass basketball star, may not have been the savior the Celtics were looking for in a coach, but he appears to have a keen take on sociology.
For some reason, Beam left out the boys on sports talk radio in Boston who like to opine on all things political.
www.bear-left.com /original/2002/0526radio.html   (981 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Columbia's Problems Began on Left Wing
As for other possibilities, however, NASA said that until the problems with the wing were noticed, everything else appeared to be working fine.
Dittemore said there was nothing that the astronauts could have done in orbit to fix damaged thermal tiles and nothing that flight controllers could have done to safely bring home a severely scarred shuttle, given the extreme temperatures of re-entry.
The shuttle broke apart while being exposed to the peak temperature of 3,000 degrees on the leading edge of the wings, while traveling at 12,500 mph, or 18 times the speed of sound.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/sts107_leftwing_030201.html   (777 words)

  
 Rich Lowry on Iraq & war on National Review Online
There are only two things that keep the Left from following the logic of these (what should be their own) arguments.
The second is more fundamental: a distrust of American power that is so deeply ingrained, as a matter of temperament and ideology, that many on the Left may not even know that it exists.
This is why the case against a war against Saddam tends to be made in such a flabby way: Many doves probably don't really know why they oppose such a war.
www.nationalreview.com /lowry/lowry122001.shtml   (755 words)

  
 Right-Wing and Left-Wing Paranoia
Left Wing means opposition to private property and instead strong support for the government to take over and control everything (at least the major industries) in one big government monopoly.
The Left fears what it perceives as the "economic power" of Big Business, and considers this power to be "exploitative" in a bad sense -- an "unfair" advantage of the "strong" over the "weak" resulting from a lack of sufficient government regulation in a free-market economy.
Further, the Left seems obsessed with a vision of a politically planned society, in which each individual would be made to conform to a planning matrix devised by supposedly superior philosopher-king bureaucrats.
laissez-fairerepublic.com /paranoias.htm   (1953 words)

  
 The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy
Rummy is looking at repeating the Reagan Era error of hiring "nationalist" forces to act as death squads that would target local insurgents (who often consider themselves to be nationalists).
The "Salvadoran Option," named for the country where it was last employed -- with disastrous results -- would no doubt send what's left of Iraq over the edge, as nationalists who have different definitions of nationalism would be pitted against each other.
First we learn that the Bush Junta secretly and illegally hired a fl radio pundit to peddle the misnomered "No Child Left Behind" program; now it's been discovered that Neil Bush is making a killing on the program.
vlwc.blogspot.com   (1691 words)

  
 CNN.com - NASA: Recovered fragment is from left wing - Feb. 11, 2003
CNN's Tim O'Brien discovers that sovereign immunity prevents NASA from being sued by families of the astronauts killed on the Columbia shuttle.
A possibly crucial fragment found by debris searchers came from the left wing of the space shuttle Columbia, a top NASA deputy announced Monday.
An early suspicion has been the possibility that a piece of foam from the shuttle's external fuel tank struck and damaged the heat-insulation tiles on the shuttle's left wing during launch.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/space/02/10/sprj.colu.wrap   (569 words)

  
 LEFT WING : for those on the left   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LEFT WING : for those on the left
This site is both a clique and a fanlisting for those of us that identify with the left of the spectrum or support Left-Wing politics.
The idea behind the clique/fanlisting is to unite those people that identify themselves as 'left-wing'.
www.salishna.net /left   (115 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Americas | Left-wing Uruguay leader sworn in
Uruguay becomes the fifth Latin American nation to move to the left.
The BBC's Elliott Gotkine in Uruguay says the country's shift to the left is down to disillusionment with the right and the failure of its economic policies.
The left has also rejected many policies which had scared off voters in the past, he says.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4309253.stm   (440 words)

  
 Right Wing News (Conservative News and Views)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Number two: the left in general, outside of national security, they're still kooky, and they're mean-spirited, and they are extreme, and they are attempting to mischaracterize us and an attack on the president is an attack on us.
One word we've heard tossed around with regularity since Harriet Miers was nominated is, "elitist." This word has been used by defenders of Miers against those who've pointed out the truth: that Harriet Miers is a minimally qualified crony who was selected for the job primarily because of her relationship with George Bush.
Left by the White House with no way to effectively rebut those charges -- because they're true -- her supporters have been forced to cry, "snob," and, "elitist," in order to try to redirect attention.
www.rightwingnews.com   (9267 words)

  
 LEFT WING LOCK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Following Explanation of the LEFT WING LOCK is provided courtesy of the Hockey Coaching Home Page
The left wing lock splits the defensive zone into left, center and right zones.
The right defenseman takes the right zone, the left defenseman takes the center zone, and the left wing, who now covers back to the goal line, takes the left zone.
www.avsports.com /leftwinglock.html   (482 words)

  
 'Able Democrats, but left-wing all the way' - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All left turns may work on the racetrack, but it is pulling our Democratic Party in a dangerous direction.
He likes to say he belongs to the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party, but I say he belongs to the whining wing of the Democratic Party.
When Jim Jeffords of Vermont left the Republican Party in May 2001 and became an independent, it turned the Senate upside down and gave the Democrats a one-vote majority.
www.washtimes.com /national/20031104-120610-1191r.htm   (2280 words)

  
 Young Americans for Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He has always been rather left on social issues: expanding the federal role on education, expanding Clinton’s national service corps, and all that.
The left always wants to believe that Moslems are just like us, and it is just a few bad leaders that need to be eliminated.
Yet the left has always been willing to overlook oppressive regimes like the Soviet Union and Cuba as long as their leaders gave lip service to liberal ideals like equality and secularism.
www.yaf.com /clark_utopian.shtml   (1238 words)

  
 "Left-Wing Communism, An Infantile Disorder
In their opinion, declamations and angry ejaculations (such as uttered by K. Horner in a particularly "solid" and particularly stupid manner) against "reactionary" and "counter-revolutionary" trade unions are sufficient "proof" that, it is unnecessary and even impermissible for revolutionaries and Communists to work in yellow, social-chauvinist, compromising, counter-revolutionary trade unions of the Legien type.
To fear this "reactionariness," to, try to avoid it, to leap over it, would be the greatest folly, for it would be fearing that function of the proletarian vanguard which consists in training, educating, enlightening and drawing into the new life the most backward strata and masses of the working class and the peasantry.
The authors of the theses are utterly confused and have forgotten the experience of many, if not all, revolutions, which shows how very useful during a revolution is the combination of mass action outside the reactionary parliament with an opposition sympathetic to (or, better still, directly supporting) the revolution inside it.
www.marx2mao.com /Lenin/LWC20.html   (14072 words)

  
 Left Wing - A Gundam Wing Alternate Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Left Wing - A Gundam Wing Alternate Universe
If you're an even remotely dedicated fan of Gundam Wing then you must have a website about it.
That is, until I suggested we use Left Wing to showcase my writing.
leftwing.inherentdarkness.net /main.html   (235 words)

  
 Left Wing Communism - an infantile disorder?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Its chapters have to be revised and enlarged, and certain formulations that lack clarity or that show a kindred spirit, have to be corrected as to give an objective and lucid view of this current.
We are aware that historical weaknesses do exist; certain chapters will be deepened as to reply to political and theoretical questions that the reader will have to ask.
The groups or interested individuals could - in creating their own site devoted to this Left - by their practise stimulate the political, theoretical reflexion on present capitalist society, and on the means to find in time a way-out from a world that goes to the abyss.
www.left-dis.nl   (317 words)

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