The Makhno Anarchists
With clashes between peasants and landlords on the one hand, and clashes between peasants and workers on the other, Makhno was pressed to institute policies that were far from “libertarian”. The real conditions of life for the peasants of the Ukraine from 1919-1921 were cruel and repressive. The cities in Makhno’s territories were not ruled by Soviets. Instead, they were ruled by mayors drawn from...
The capitalists have always used the term “freedom” to mean freedom...– Lenin Theses and Report on Bourgeois Democracy and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat (March 1919)
Do You Hear the People Sing?: On the Cuban... →
amodernmanifesto: I would first like to express my total solidarity with the people of Cuba. The Revolution in Cuba has been a mixed bag of both progress and failure. It has created excellent levels of health and education in a third world nation, even outside observers from the capitalist states have stated that… Comrade, I appreciate many of the things you wrote, but I feel I need to...
I’ve seen a ton on the Facebooks about ‘thanking veterans for their service’. As...– An anti-capitalist veteran (via glasscoffin)
The experience of all liberation movements has shown that the success of the...– Lenin
arielnietzsche: Today, I learned a term after talking about Marxism with my dad. Apparently, my dad said “Lal Salaam”, which I had no clue what he said besides the literal translation “Red Peace/Salute (in Persian). He explained to me that when he was young and commie, he would greet people with Lal Salaam, which would be a greeting or code that would be used by communists in South Asia. It’s so...
We can (and must) begin to build socialism, not with abstract human material, or...– V.I. Lenin, Left-Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder (via psycho-tropic)
There is a widespread tendency in the anarchist movement (and on the left in...– Christopher Day The Historical Failure of Anarchism
Call to Action for the Tinley Park Five
http://tinleyparkfive.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/call-to-action-pack-the-courtroom-for-june-12-appearance/ The Tinley Park Five have a court appearance 9am June 12 at the Bridgeview Courthouse (10220 South 76th Avenue Bridgeview , IL 60455). The white supremacist community is threatening later violence against anyone in attendance as can be seen in this thread from Stormfront. The International...
I understand, by critical Utopia, a vision of the future that is, in the end,...– Samir Amin
To be Marxist, as I understand it, is to be neither ‘Marxian’...– Samir Amin
If capitalism has got to the point that it considers half of humanity a...– Samir Amin
‘Another, better world’ is not possible if the interests of the...– Samir Amin
This is what Class War looks like: The Diamond...
From the Socialist Worker’s Party website: Let them eat cake! The £10m jubilee festival ‘fit for a queen’ It’s a Marie Antoinette moment for the jubilee as we learn it will feature a cake portrait of the queen—made up of 3,120 individual cakes. As ordinary people struggle to afford their weekly shop, the 94 square foot monstrosity will use 1,000 eggs, 50kg of butter and 150kg of sugar. ...
Fascist Assault: Socialist Workers Party...
http://thestudentrevolt.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/two-hospitalised-after-edl-attack-on-swp-stall/ This is the face of Andrew Smith, aged 69, who was attacked by EDL thugs on Saturday 28 April. An open call to all antifa/anti-racists in London: brutalize these EDL fucks! United left front against fascism! Solidarity and support to the SWP from your comrades in the US!
A Review of Kliman's "The Failure of Capitalist...
“The Failure of Capitalist Production” is essential reading for the left— from liberal to Stalinist. Responding to the recent resurgence of advocates for Keynesian style “fixes” to capitalism, Kliman presents the case that papering over problems with state intervention delays, but actually intensifies the inevitable crisis. Kliman empirically deconstructs the arguments which...