The Two Phases of Communism

All activists who fight for a world without exploitation of man by man have heard of the two stages, or phases, to get there. socialism, first, and communism. By Marcos Margarido  This is how Lenin uses these terms in his book State and Revolution. Socialism would be a transitional phase until...

Revolution is a Process: Huey Newton on Revolutionary Strategy and Consciousness

Revolution is a Process  Huey Newton on Revolutionary Strategy and Consciousness By James Markin Founded in 1966, the Black Panther Party (BPP) remains a shining light in the history of the US left. Deeply based in the black nationalist tradition of Malcolm X, the BPP also took inspiration from the ideas of...

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...

Profit Non-Profit: The Influence of Corporate Foundations on Nonprofits and Social Movements

By Brian Crawford   Crises are endemic to capitalism. Increasingly, even when economic indicators point toward prosperity, this prosperity only extends to a very thin layer within society. Labor has for many decades experienced wage losses and massive reductions in state interventions to ameliorate the worst aspects of capitalism. Lacking sufficient...

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...

Marxism and the State

Introducing Marxism The crisis of capitalism continues unabated, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the crisis and plunged the major economies of the world into a major economic crisis that will likely surpass the devastating recession of 2007. The victims of the crisis will be the workers, whilst the parasitical capitalists...

Socialists and Islam

It is a mistake that to consider Islam only metaphysically or to think that it consists all about what is written in the Qur'an. Therefore, as in all cases, Islam should be handled within its historicity, social and political dimensions. The subject of this article is not the historical...

The Bourgeois State and Fascism

It is very difficult to discuss fascism or any other political regime, without discussing the state. First of all because fascism is a form, an assumed regime within the bourgeois state, as are democracy, military dictatorships and classical or sui generis Bonapartist regimes. By: Jerónimo Castro    08/06/2020 The State has...

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