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Socialist

A scholar or partisan who believes in an economic system in which the state or the people generally own most or all of the means of production. That is, under socialism, industries, agriculture, and corporations are nationalized. The government may manage the nationalized companies, or they may delegate this to a private company. Most socialist systems, however, allow some degree of private enterprise. Because socialists favor a strong role for the state, socialism should not be confused with Marxism, which holds that the state will eventually disappear.
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In 1891 on Mount Buzludzha the foundations of the Socialist Movement in Bulgaria were laid.
Even if Podemos did not manage to break the Socialist dominance of Andalusia, its result on Sunday suggests the party will be a strong challenger in forthcoming votes, starting with elections in most of Spain's other regions in May.
The Socialist Party together with left-leaning independants won 314 seats in the lower-house National Assembly, compared to 191 seats for the centre-right UMP conservative party.
Applying ideas drawn from his study of Marxism and practical work from his involvement with the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, Lebowitz attempts to define exactly what is necessary for a socialist society to be successful.
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For a good part of his life, the socialist thinker, who also brought out Janata magazine, managed his family on the money he earned as a freelancer.
The Socialist International is an international political organization, comprising different world socialist and labor parties.
Even socialist economics has been discarded whenever it has been possible to do so in a free society.
The biggest shame is to see the likes of socialites or film stars like Nafisa Ali or Sanjay Dutt sporting the red topi of the socialist working class movement like a fashion accessory just because they are campaigning for the Samajwadi Party.
LEFTIST wannabes DIKO insisted yesterday they had long harboured secret desires to join the socialist family, and that they were not driven by ephemeral electioneering motives.
Summary: The riots that have rampaged across Greece in December may have many causes, but one that is rarely mentioned is the fracturing of the Greek left into George Papandreou's Pan-Hellenic Socialist Party, PASOK, and an increasingly radicalized faction that refuses all accommodation with either the European Union or modern economics.
PARIS: The riots that have rampaged across Greece may have many causes, but one that is rarely mentioned is the fracturing of the Greek left into George Papandreou's traditional socialist party, PASOK, and an increasingly radicalized faction that refuses all accommodation with either the European Union or modern economics.