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Niche identified in left-wing publications market

[Edition 43] GLEBE, Thursday: A marxist-feminist activist has discovered a gaping hole in the lucrative left-wing publications market.

[Edition 43] GLEBE, Thursday: A marxist-feminist activist has discovered a gaping hole in the lucrative left-wing publications market.

Ms Sharon Smith, 22, of Glebe, is a regular reader of left wing publications. She said she thought there was still room in the market for another Marxist-Leninist newspaper that didn’t “sell out as much.”

The newspaper would be less Trotskyist than the Socialist Alternative, less Maoist than the Green Left Weekly, less militant than the Socialist Worker, less Stalinist than the CPA Miltant but more Marxist-Leninist than Vanguard.

Like all left-wing newspapers, the new publication would still be pitched at middle-class university students and represent itself as being the only way of understanding the world.

Ms Smith said that she didn’t feel existing left-wing newspapers indulged enough in scathing critiques of other left-wing newspapers. “Ideally, the new newspaper will engage almost exclusively in esoteric internal debate on semantic points of Marx-Leninist theory,” she said. “I’m surprised anyone bothers reading the Green Left Weekly in light of their Stalinist application of Stagist theory. It’s a total sellout.”