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Eye of the TimeGate

Eye of the TimeGate is an in-house publication and the epic new science fiction novel from our very own Russell Forden. The book is available as a hard copy publication or as an eBook in multiple formats suitable for most electronic readers.

Russell has written several science fiction stories and worked on other creative writing projects with LisMel Publishing. He lives in Melbourne, Australia and you can follow his upcoming publications and writing project on his Amazon Author Page or on his author blog at Stories in The Key of Time.

Russell Forden

He describes Eye of the TimeGate as; “… a social science fiction novel about, among other things, time travel into the past and the effect it has on the main characters (scientists all) and society as a whole. My aim with the novel was to tell a realistic story of time travel’s discovery, where the idea of time travel was treated as a real thing, rather than as a gimmick to tell some other story. I wanted to explore the social, political and psychological ramifications of time travel, much in the way Carl Sagan did it for first encounter situations with his novel Contact.”

Kathy Rodriguez is a geologist who has just lost her lover, John Hannebury, in an accident while investigating an unusual object discovered underground. Lina Thigpen is an experimental physicist who, with her colleagues at the Tesla Institute, helps to investigate the strange anomaly discovered by Rodriguez and Hannebury. It becomes apparent that, not only is it a time machine, but there are many more such machines – Timegates – in underground installations around the world. Lina and Kathy take part in the international time travel research program that is then implemented using the Timegates. But while commercial interests and the military constantly push to take over the program, both women are given opportunities of fulfillment beyond their dreams. Their stories culminate in a rescue mission that unlocks secrets that could change the world.

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Eye of the TimeGate

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Understanding Marxism

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In celebration of the 200 year centennial of Marx’s birth, Democracy@ Work’s very own Professor Richard D Wolff has published a new book on Lulu, Understanding Marxism to help with fundraising for Democracy@Work.

Understanding Marxism - Richard D WolffWhy should we pay attention to the great social critics like Marx? Americans, especially now, confront serious questions and evidences that our capitalist system is in trouble. It clearly serves the 1% far, far better than what it is doing to the vast mass of the people. Marx was a social critic for whom capitalism was not the end of human history. It was just the latest phase and badly needed the transition to something better. We offer this essay now because of the power and usefulness today of Marx’s criticism of the capitalist economic system.     

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Based on the book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism by Richard D. Wolff, we envision a future where workers at every level of their offices, stores, and factories have equal voices in the direction of their enterprise and its impact within their community and society at large.

Democracy@Work advocates for a transition from capitalist to democratic worker-owned cooperative enterprises as a viable alternative to the capitalist system that rewards corporate greed and unacceptable outcomes for the overwhelming majority of people. That is, the ninety-nine per cent of people on the planet

Its vision is to transition to a society whose workplaces, enterprises and institutions are democratic, sustainable and focused on meeting human needs and not capitalist greed.