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  The Communist Manifesto - Bourgeoisie and Proletariat
But at this stage a new struggle was formed between the bourgeoisie (the property owning class) and the proletariat (the industrial working class).
Marx argued that the capitalist bourgeoisie mercilessly exploited the proletariat.
Following the proletariats' defeat of capitalism, a new classless society would emerge based on the idea: 'from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs'.
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  The Proletariat and Organisation
The situation of the proletariat is absolutely contradictory, for at the same time that it gives birth to the elements of a new human organization and of a new culture it can never free itself entirely from the capitalist society in which it lives.
It is a manifestation of the immaturity of the proletariat vis-ˆ-vis socialism.
Or else, if the proletariat again allowed a bureaucratic organization to develop and once more fell under its hold, the conclusion would have to be that all the ideas on which we base ourselves are false, at any rate as far as the present historical period and probably as far as socialist prospects are concerned.
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 Proletariat - Boss The Party of Proletarian Dictatorship. The Strike Commitee of Samara Stachkom
While the proletariat is conducting its struggle in capitalist society, while it remains a class, opposing with ever greater strength the hated bourgeois order, it is sufficient to build solidarity around one idea, the idea of socialist revolution.
The proletariat will only become richer through the exploitation of their abilities, since that which is advantageous to the capitalist is many times more advantageous in the socialist economy which is not limited by the competitive monopolies.
The proletariat, organized as a class, is not identical with aggregate of the workers of which it is composed.
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 proletariat - HighBeam Encyclopedia
proletariat, in Marxian theory, the class of exploited workers and wage earners who depend on the sale of their labor for their means of existence.
In ancient Rome, the proletariat was the lowest class of citizens; its members had no property or assured income and were a source of discontent and political instability.
According to Karl Marx, the breakup of feudalism and the development of capitalism created a new, propertyless class from the dispossessed peasants and retainers who were forced to sell their labor for wages in the new industrial centers.
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 The Proletariat and Organisation-Castoriadis
The proletariat's struggle against capitalism is, therefore, in its most important aspect, a struggle of the working class against itself, a struggle to free itself from what persists in it of the society it is combating.
But such an organization will only be recognized by the proletariat as an in- dispensable tool in its struggle if -and this is the second condition -it learns all the lessons of the previous historical period and if it puts itself at the level of the proletariat's present experience and needs.
As an expression of what is universally valid in the experience of the proletariat and as a fusion of that experience with the revolutionary elements in contemporary culture, revolutionary theory cannot be elaborated, as was done in the past, by a particular stratum of intellectuals.
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 STALIN. Dictatorship of Proletariat
Therefore, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the transition from capitalism to communism, must not be regarded as a fleeting period of "super-revolution ary" acts and decrees, but as an entire historical era, replete with civil wars and external conflicts, with persistent organizational work and economic construction, with advances and retreats, victories and defeats.
The dictatorship of the proletariat is not a change of government, but a new state, with new organs of power, both central and local; it is the state of the proletariat, which has arisen on the ruins of the old state, the state of the bourgeoisie.
The victory of the dictatorship of the proletariat signifies the suppression of the bourgeoisie, the smashing of the bourgeois state machine, and the substitution of proletarian democracy for bourgeois democracy.
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 The Proletarian Revolution (April 1975)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Communism is a movement of the proletariat which throws up a political programme, a programme which clearly recognizes in advance that capitalist social relations are defended by the bourgeois state and which systematically advocates the destruction of bourgeois political power as a precondition for the communist transformation.
To identify the proletariat with the state, as the Bolsheviks did, leads to the monstrous situation- at a moment of reflux or defeat in which the state as the incarnation of the class is permitted to do anything to maintain its power while the class as a whole remains defenceless.
The proletariat guards this 'property' in the transition period in the interests of the human community of the future, whose foundations the proletariat is laying.
www.internationalism.org /specialtexts/IR001_prolrevn.htm   (7729 words)

 Urban Dictionary: proletariat
But in many non-industrialised countries, those working in a factory and referred to as 'proletariat' regard this work as a huge step up from working on the farm, which in turn is a huge improvement over subsistence farming.
Workers - deemed 'the proletariat' - are paid €0.50 per shirt made, the cotton costs another €0.50 a shirt.
the proletariat plays worship music to the necroyeti who necrobates to satan and serves the necrowizard.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=proletariat   (751 words)

 The 'Dictatorship of the Proletariat' in Marx and Engels by Hal Draper 1987
The 'Dictatorship of the Proletariat' in Marx and Engels by Hal Draper 1987
Incidentally, the ascription of the term ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ to Blanqui is a myth industriously copied from book to book by marxologists eager to prove that Marx was a putschist “Blanquist,” but in fact all authorities on Blanqui’s life and works have (sometimes regretfully) announced that the term is not to be found there.
The occurrence of ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ in Marx’s Herr Vogt is discussed in 380-84.
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 Chapter Two The Dictatorship Of The Proletariat.(82)
In Cuba, for example, the dictatorship of the proletariat was established by members of the upper middle class, by the sons of rich families who had been sent to European capitals for their studies, a great luxury in such poor societies.
In conclusion, the proletariat which toiled under such unspeakable conditions in the last century is a class that does not exist in the industrialized capitalist countries of our age, where technological advances are ushering in an age of industry without workers, where mental work will replace the manual work performed by Marx's proletariat.
Fourth, the disintegration of the idea of dictatorship of the proletariat is also due to an important economic fact, namely, that the economic hopes pinned by the early marxist theoreticians on the stages during which the proletariat would be in control have failed to materialize.
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 Karl Kautsky: Dictatorship of the Proletariat (2. Democracy and Conquest of Power)
Doubtless, in cases where the proletariat of a democratic State attains to power, one must reckon with attempts of the ruling classes to nullify by violence the realisation of democracy by the rising class.
Therefore, not the uselessness of democracy for the proletariat is demonstrated by anticipated attempts of the ruling classes to destroy democracy, but rather the necessity for the proletariat to defend democracy with tooth and nail.
But if the proletariat in a democratic State grows until it is numerous and strong enough to conquer political power by making use of the liberties which exist, then it would be a task of great difficulty for the capitalist dictatorship to manipulate the force necessary for the suppression of democracy.
www.ucc.ie /acad/socstud/tmp_store/mia_2/Library/archive/kautsky/works/1910s/dictprole/ch02.htm   (1390 words)

 for one united front around the proletariat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They have two main arguments: a) the proletariat has far proved to be incapable of taking on the leadership of the exploited masses; and b) emancipation from capitalism does not concern a single class but humanity as a whole.
However, without denying anything of the value of such struggles (which we see and recognise as our own), unless the driving mechanism of the machine destroying the environment is attacked and broken, however radical such "partial" struggles may be, they are inexorably destined to fall short of their final goal.
If all of this is true, the central position of the globalised proletariat reorganised "as a class and therefore as a party" in the struggle against globalised capitalism is anything but reductive.
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 The Binary Proletariat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For example, there is a similarity between the fact that "the misery of the working class in the years 1848-1864 [had] not lessened, in spite of the unexampled development of industry and growth of trade during this period," [6] and current economic trends.
Both groups are part of the Binary Proletariat, but there is a polar opposition between the laborers directly involved with digital technology (well-paid and living in developed countries) and laborers who are indirectly involved (workers in shoe factories).
Just as part of the agricultural population was "constantly on the point of passing over into an urban or manufacturing proletariat," part of the remaining industrial proletariat is constantly on the verge of passing into the Binary Proletariat [23].
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 What is the permanent revolution? 1928
Insofar as this slogan is counterposed to the slogan of the dictatorship of the proletariat, it contributes politically to the dissolution of the proletariat in the petty-bourgeois masses and thus creates the most favorable conditions for the hegemony of the national bourgeoisie and consequently for the collapse of the democratic revolution.
The dictatorship of the proletariat which has risen to power as the leader of the democratic revolution is inevitably and very quickly confronted with tasks, the fulfillment of which is bound up with deep inroads into the rights of bourgeois property.
A backward colonial or semi-colonial country, the proletariat of which is insufficiently prepared to unite the peasantry and take power, is thereby incapable of bringing the democratic revolution to its conclusion.
www.internationalist.org /whatis.html   (1682 words)

 Social Classes - The Lumpen Proletariat
The lumpen proletariat is that stratum of people who have made those illegitimate means their regular livelihood, their "profession." It is impossible to determine the exact size of this stratum, or even make a close estimate, but it surely numbers several million.
Despite the fact that most lumpen proletarians are drawn from the ranks of the displaced proletariat, the way in which they make their living is completely different from that of the proletariat, and they therefore have a very different, and in many ways opposite, world view.
The revolutionary proletariat must exercise great caution toward those members of the lumpen proletariat who are able to join the revolutionary movement because they often tend to be unstable and advocate adventurism and anarchism, harming the disciplined character of the movement.
www.mltranslations.org /US/Rpo/classes/classes4.htm   (687 words)

 Proletariat - Uncyclopedia
Proletariat was a Greek philosopher who lived in the 3rd century AD.
Proletariat was the creator of the philosophy known as Dianetics, although it was "rediscovered" (Stolen) in China by Loud Soup and Germany by GWF Hegel.
Dianetics was used to great success by the Communists in making everyone think they had secret knowledge and knew all the answers.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Proletariat   (159 words)

 Dictatorship of the Proletariat
The profoundness of the teachings of the dictatorship of the proletariat is the inevitability of a complete victory of the socialist revolution and the construction of a classless society with political superiority of the working class.
In his work, "The Foundations of Leninism", this is how J.V. Stalin evaluated the significance of the dictatorship of the proletariat within the Marxist-Leninist theory; "...Leninism is the theory and tactics of the proletarian revolution in general, the theory and tactics of the dictatorship of the proletariat in particular." (Ed.
In this regard we must have a singular comprehension of the political structure of society in the transitional period, the nucleus of which is the dictatorship of the proletariat.
www.northstarcompass.org /nsc9911/dofp.htm   (2197 words)

 Historic References on the Theory of Permanent Revolution
The proletariat will find itself obliged to carry the class struggle into the country, and thus destroy that community of interests which is undoubtedly to be found in every peasantry, although within comparatively narrow limits.
The proletariat will be obliged, in the very earliest moments of its rule, to seek support in opposing the rural poor to the rural rich, the agricultural proletariat to the peasant bourgeoisie.
In these undertakings the proletariat will be, able to, and will, rely not only upon the national productive forces, but also upon international technique, just as in its revolutionary politics it will rely not only upon the experience of national class relations, but also upon the whole historic experience of the international proletariat.
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Thus, on the one hand such persons are exploited workers, with interests in common with the proletariat (from which they are largely drawn); on the other hand, their position as agents of the management in supervising the efficient exploitation of their fellow employees gives them interests in common with the bourgeoisie:
Thus, the proletariat is recruited from all classes of the population".
This gives figures for the size of the occupied proletariat of 18,537 (1951) and 20,281 (1991), figures which represent 82.5% (1951) and 72.9% (1991) of the occupied population.
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 The Regency of the Proletariat in Crisis: A Job for Perestroika < DIALECTICAL MARXISM: The Writings of Bertell Ollman
But this assumes that the Soviet Union is a dictatorship of the proletariat, which Marx understood as a society in which the workers hold real power.
But this vanguard derives its legitimacy from its presumed connection to the working class, whose right to rule is taken as given, and more often than not it was the interests of the workers (as interpreted by the Party, of course) that determined government policy.
The Soviet Union is a Regency of the Proletariat.
www.nyu.edu /projects/ollman/docs/proletariat_in_crisis_content.php   (3369 words)

 Elections and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat
That is because the proletariat economically dominates the centre and nerve of the entire economic system of capitalism, and also because the proletariat expresses economically and politically the real interests of the overwhelming majority of the working people under capitalism.
Secondly, the proletariat must, after its victory, utilise this vacillation of the petty bourgeoisie in such a way as to neutralise them, prevent their siding with the exploiters; it must be able to hold on for some time in spite of this vacillation, and so on, and so forth.
One of the necessary conditions for preparing the proletariat for its victory is a long, stubborn and ruthless struggle against opportunism, reformism, social-chauvinism, and similar bourgeois influences and trends, which are inevitable, since the proletariat is operating in a capitalist environment.
www.marx2mao.com /Lenin/CAE19.html   (6015 words)

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