Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Festive Fun!

proudly presenting the one and only SLLU Christmas quiz! Prizes - L$300; Bling from bling a clothes and jewellry designer Meekal; L$300 coupon from Solidad to spend in her store and the much saught lefie beret by Higs.

Answers should be emailed to nwsocialist@yahoo.co.uk - state your avatars name please.

Merry Lefty Christmas!

A Who said, “I am not here, then, as the accused; I am here as the accuser of capitalism dripping with blood from head to foot.”?
B When was he born?
C What title did he receive from the Soviet Union?

2Who wrote, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”?

3 What famous Marx quote was inspired in part by Acts 2:44-45?
4 Who became the interim President of Venezuela in April 2002during the failed coup and kidnapping of Hugo Chavez?
5 Who said, “If you tremble indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.?
6 Who, in order to become a Parliamentarian subverted their country’s required oath to royalty by writing on her hand and holding it up during the swearing ceremony, “My oath is to the people”?
7 Who wrote in a homage to North American man and a criticism of North American politics, “You’re beautiful and spacious, North America. You’re of humble stock like a washerwoman beside your rivers, white.”
8 Who said, “We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.”
9 What short lived Government in the 19th century implemented:
the separation of church and state
the right of vote for women
the abolition of night work in the hundreds of bakeries
the granting of pensions to the unmarried companions of National Guards killed on active service, as well as to the children if any
the free return, by the city pawnshops, of all workmen's tools and household items up to 20 francs in value, pledged during the siege as they were concerned that skilled workers had been forced to pawn their tools during the war (big clue!)
the postponement of commercial debt obligations, and abolition of interest on the debts and, the right of employees to take over and run an enterprise if it were deserted by its owner, who was to receive compensation.
10 Who said, “it was starting work as a half-timer (at the age of twelve) with Mother that really opened my eyes to the kind of world we live in. "Every time she put her shawl round me before going to the mill on wet or very cold mornings I swore that when I grew up I would pay the bosses out for the hardships she suffered."

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Saturday, 9 December 2006

We Had Our First Meeting!

After the best attempts of the system, we still managed to have a successful meeting in the SLLU offices on Saturday 2nd December at 1pm SLT.

There were discussions about many things, but conclusions were made.

These were that the “perfect” capitalist system of SL can be, with the will of enough people on the game, completely socialised, that is ran by the people with skills rather than those with money as is the case now; and we, the SLLU can be part of this “revolution” or change.

We discussed a starting point for our revolutions, and it was agreed that we have started well with our premises in Scotland. Our next “baby step” to change is to utilise the skills of people already in our group. Three people with skills such as clothes design, building and scripting are going to make things for a welcome pack which will be in the office for people to access. Anyone with skills such as these who was not able to come to the meeting is asked to perhaps create something for the pack. Suggestions were made of teeshirts and clothes with the logos of world wide socialist and left organisations on them. Other ideas are welcome.

Finances as per Sunday 3rd December 2006 are L$1826 – with L$100 coming off for rent in another two days.

The next meeting will be at 1.00pm slt (9.00pm gmt) Sunday 10th December. Please bring ideas and comradeship!

I will be publishing details of the meeting in full on the blog during the week.

In solidarity

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Friday, 1 December 2006

This Saturday's meeting and other notices...

This is an amalgam of recent notices on the Second Life Left Unity group:

We will be meeting in the Scotland sim SLLU office on Saturday night (2nd December) at 9.30 to discuss the attached note. Invite others who may be interested.

It’ll be great to meet all of you together! If you can’t make it and would like your ideas discussed or put to the group, please im me and I will pass them on to everyone who comes.

Plot Tracer SLLU

A few things for conversation. First of all a video to watch! This video is a number of pieces of footage taken during the G8 visit to Scotland in 2005. It was edited together by the SSP. Watch the video and have a think about what could the left have done differently during the visit of the Neo-liberalist leaders and what could we expect to have achieved? And what advice can we give our German brithers and sisters on their impending visit of the G8 next year?

Secondly these are various quotes from across a couple of centuries. Which ones do you like, and why and which ones are you less happy with and why? Select perhaps one of each for conversation.


If you are a big tree& we are a small axe. Bob Marley

You must be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

"The worker who votes for the upholders of the system of society that allows him to be robbed of the larger part of the wealth produced by him and his fellows, is clearly a simpleton." John Maclean, Socialist, Red Clydesider, Scotsman, Teacher. (Maclean died in 1923)

Until they become conscious they will never rebel and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.Orwell 1984

"We socialists are freer because we are more complete; we are more complete because we are freer. The skeleton of our complete freedom is already formed. The flesh and the clothing are lacking" Che Guevara

There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit.
In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
Napoleon Bonaparte

"The motor force of progress is truth, not lies." Trotsky

"The less we romanticise harsh reality and the more truthfully we present contemporary women's psychology, her struggles, her migraines and her aspirations, the richer the material for the spiritual image of women we shall have to study"

Alexandra Kollantai 1918, USSR

"If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything" Barb Alexander

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. Mahatma Gandhi

Our next mission is to create a grafitti wall for the office. This is to be our "mission statement" - all suggestions should be sent to SLUL Revolution or me. It is then up to the group to make known which ones stay or go.

Remember - the meeting is this Saturday at 9.30 gmt

We have created a "funds" Avatar.

Could members give what they can afford - perhaps on a weekly basis - to the Avatar - SLUL Revolution (look him up in the membership of the group) or pay the Funds Kitty on the couch in the office on the Scotland Sim.

We pay 100 linden dollars a week for the premises on the Scotland sim - and it would be great to have a fund started to perhaps in the future buy our own land.

We will give financial statements on a regular basis - and will ask the group for approval for any payments. The exception will be the weekly payment for the office.

We will let everyone know how much we have on Saturday - and will give weekly updates from then on.

In this group, we are all equal - but I have to single HiggleDpiggle Snoats for all of her hard work so far! She has created the office singlehandedly.

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