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Preface to the 1872 German Edition of the Communist Manifesto

The 1872 German Edition by Marx and Engel Source: Marxist Internet Archive The Communist League, an international association of workers, which could of course be only a secret one, under conditions obtaining at the time, commissioned us, the undersigned, at the Congress held in London in November 1847, to write for publication a detailed theoretical … Continue reading

marxism / Uncategorized

Communist Manifesto Study Guide

The Communist Manifesto: Class 1 Readings: A. The Manifesto of the Communist Party, Marx & Engels, Section I B. Karl Marx by Engels C. Principles of Communism, Engels, Questions 1-13 Discussion Questions: Section one of the Communist Manifesto begins with the statement, “The history of all hitherto existing society [That is all written history–footnote by … Continue reading

International / marxism


  IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM: Class 1   READINGA.   Anti-imperialist Struggle is Key to Liberation, Leon Trotsky B. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, Sections I- VII [66 pages]   DISCUSSION POINTS Why does capitalist competition inevitably lead to the formation of monopolies? What does Lenin mean when he says that capitalist monopolies are … Continue reading

antiwar / Palestine Solidarity / Uncategorized

Ruling class consensus on Israel and Palestine

John Leslie Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the sparked protests in occupied Palestinian territories, the Middle East, and across the globe. (1) Despite sharp criticism from some Democratic party leaders, the party has voted to support the move. In June of 2017, the Senate voted 90-0  to pass a resolution reaffirming support for Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Organizing against white nationalism in suburban Philly

  A community meeting (5/24/17) in Bristol, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, sent a clear message to white nationalists who have been posting flyers in the community — You will not divide us! Originally published May 2017 by John Leslie The meeting of about 70 community members — co-sponsored by One Bucks, The Bucks County Peace … Continue reading


Mass Mobilization and Solidarity Can Defeat The Far Right

Since the presidential inauguration, far-right forces have been mobilizing under the slogan of free speech. Right-wing demonstrations began in February with a clash between rightists and anti-fascist activists who were intent on stopping a speech by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos. This confrontation gave the so-called alt-right the opportunity to play the victim and advance their violent agenda … Continue reading