1956-2006 - 50 years since the Hungarian Revolution

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Mar 13 2006 02:18
1956-2006 - 50 years since the Hungarian Revolution

To commemorate it, we have made a Hungary 56 feature page:

www.hungary56.org.uk

which is being fine-tuned over the next few days, and this sneak-preview is for the benefit of our forum users.

So any comments or thoughts on Hungary 56, the events or the lessons from it, or on our web feature?

Revolutionary workers in Budapest

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Mar 14 2006 14:03

I've only just noticed this... anyone know if theres anything going on in Hungary?

I've only ever read andy andersons book, it's top though!

Cocktails for Molotov anyone...

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Mar 14 2006 14:23

OK I've linked to it from www.af-north.org - we've got a text on there that you haven't, I think. http://af-north.org/other%20pamphlets/1956.htm - not the best, but short and concise.

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Mar 14 2006 14:26

Yeah we've got it here: http://libcom.org/library/hungarian-revolution-1956

But cheers for the link.

Footnote 5 is from a very dodgy source though... Is it even worth having?

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Mar 14 2006 16:58

I think it'd be awesome if folks threw benefit parties with all funds going to the barricade collective (lapja.hu)

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Mar 16 2006 23:42
John. wrote:
Yeah we've got it here: http://libcom.org/library/hungarian-revolution-1956

But cheers for the link.

Footnote 5 is from a very dodgy source though... Is it even worth having?

The footnote itself is from a speech Nagy made in 1954 to a locomotive plant.

Imre Nagy in a speech to MAVAG workers printed November 14th, 1954. p3 Szabad Nep [Hungarian Communists' main daily newspaper]

"Production results of the third quarter show that, if the labour drive to mark these elections is carried out with the enthusiasm and vigour as the revolutionary shift that was worked in honour of the Great Socialist October Revolution, and if management and workers can get the same improvement in worker discipline- in which there are still grave deficiencies- then MAVAG will be able to take its place amongst the ranks of the elite plants."

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Mar 17 2006 13:41
sihhi wrote:
John. wrote:
Yeah we've got it here: http://libcom.org/library/hungarian-revolution-1956

But cheers for the link.

Footnote 5 is from a very dodgy source though... Is it even worth having?

The footnote itself is from a speech Nagy made in 1954 to a locomotive plant.

Imre Nagy in a speech to MAVAG workers printed November 14th, 1954. p3 Szabad Nep [Hungarian Communists' main daily newspaper]

"Production results of the third quarter show that, if the labour drive to mark these elections is carried out with the enthusiasm and vigour as the revolutionary shift that was worked in honour of the Great Socialist October Revolution, and if management and workers can get the same improvement in worker discipline- in which there are still grave deficiencies- then MAVAG will be able to take its place amongst the ranks of the elite plants."

So you mean we can remove that ref and just put the source straight as the newspaper? Amazing stuff! How did you know that Sihhi??

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Mar 17 2006 13:44

Because he is uncannily knowledgable.

stick around sihhi- good to see you here.

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Mar 17 2006 14:47
pingtiao wrote:
Because he is uncannily knowledgable.

stick around sihhi- good to see you here.

Not at all ha ha- the footnote intrigued me so I read through "Uprising" by David Irving in part.

It's not a terrible work nor is "Destruction of Dresden" from what I remember of it-

the stuff that attempts to prove Hitler did not desire the mass death of Jews are "Goebbels Mastermind of the Third Reich", the biographies of Hitler.

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Mar 17 2006 14:53
sihhi wrote:
Not at all ha ha- the footnote intrigued me so I read through "Uprising" by David Irving in part.

It's not a terrible work nor is "Destruction of Dresden" from what I remember of it-

the stuff that attempts to prove Hitler did not desire the mass death of Jews are "Goebbels Mastermind of the Third Reich", the biographies of Hitler.

Well thanks anyway sihhi, and yeah good to see you again with the new username