Some Thoughts on the Paris Commune

The 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune has given rise to many studies, books, comments and public enthusiasm. Much more than the hundred years of the Russian Revolution.   By Michel Lenoir, Paris   The Commune still in vogue This striking difference is due to a series of factors, at least three. Unlike the...

Feasting on coffins: billionaires surge during the pandemic

In one year, the Covid-19 pandemic has killed almost 3 million people in the world, around 350,000 of them in Brazil, which today carries the shameful mark of being responsible for one-third of the daily deaths caused by the coronavirus. Meanwhile, if it were not enough for us to...

Paris Commune 150: the Economics

Today is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Paris Commune.  The Commune (Council) was formed as result of what should be considered the first uprising and revolution led by the working class in history.  This new class was the product of the industrial revolution in the capitalist mode...

Global Economic Trends After the 2020 Recession

2020 was a terrible year for workers around the world. The combination of the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu of 1918 and the worst world recession since 1929, has caused the death of 2.5 million people (in official figures, it must be many more) and hundreds of millions...

Stop the genocide | Immediate waiving of vaccine patents

“Imperialism is announcing the future right now: capitalism with barbarism”, we denounced last year in the face of the increasing number of deaths and attacks on workers in the midst of the pandemic. Many considered the "Emergency programme against the pandemic and the economic crisis" proposed by the IWL-FI...

Engels and the Materialist Interpretation of the History of Women’s Oppression

Engels was born on 28 November, 200 years ago. In his homage, the International Workers League - Fourth International published a series of articles in defence of Marxism and Engels' legacy, thus recovering his theoretical and revolutionary heritage as a co-founder of scientific socialism. This series of articles would...

Where Is The Economy Heading? 

The bourgeois governments and the press highlight the recovery of the world economy for the third quarter of this year and sing praises to the "new normality" that allowed it. A deeper look, however, shows a different reality.  By Alejandro Iturbe   -  November 24, 2020    An analysis of the dynamics of...

Fiddles Melody: Bicentennial of Friedrich Engels, the Communist General

"For a correct appraisal of Marx’s views, an acquaintance is essential with the works of Frederick Engels, his closest fellow-thinker and collaborator. It is impossible to understand Marxism and to propound it fully without taking into account all the works of Engels." Lenin, 1914. In 1893, shortly before the publication of...

Engels’ Ecological Dialectical Materialism

It is undeniable that Marx was deeply curious about the development of the sciences of his time. Not only the natural sciences but also the humanities, which was evident in his notebook on Lewis Henry Morgan, which eventually became the raw material of the book The Origin of the...

Engels, Co-author of the Materialist Conception of History

Engels and Marx’s collaboration had as a starting point the elaboration of the materialist conception of history: this was the result of a convergence of ideas and, from then on, of a partnership in the theoretical elaboration and political militancy for their whole lives. By José Welmowicki Marxism against determinism In the...

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