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POLI 364 - Bordiga: Seize Power or Seize the Factory & Is This the Time to Form Soviets?

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Political Science
Course Code
POLI 364
Professor
William Clare Roberts

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Seize Power or Seize the FactoryThe strike is not always the best weapon due to its accompanying selfinflicted painInstead Bordiga advocated for the observed phenomenon of workers spontaneously overtaking the factory and then continuing to work after having disposed of the capitalist managers It is not that they have no wish to work but that they have no wish to work the way the bosses tell them toThis is the new class consciousness However Bordiga also warns that it is not enough to simply set up factory councils to take over the factory but rather the factory will only come after a political victory Otherwise the bourgeois instruments of force and oppression will always ensure the proletariats failure Only a communist party should and would be able to carry out such an undertaking The immediate task of the party is to educate and raise class consciousnessIs This the Time to Form SovietsIs it true that one should have a new weapon at the ready before getting rid of the old weapon of parliamentary actionThere is a distinction betw
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