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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- Study Guide

  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

austerity / marxism / strategy / US Politics

The “White Working Class” and the Road Forward

Sam Gindin, a Canadian academic and former researcher for the Canadian Auto Workers, published an article in Jacobin called “Toward a Mass Socialist Party”. The topic is the burning question on the left, doubly so after the spectacular self-immolation of the Democratic Party in a loss to Donald J. Trump, so Gindin’s article deserves a … Continue reading

International / marxism

Fidel Castro, presente! a compilation of links

Fidel Castro, presente! a compilation of links Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution inspired a generation of young radicals and revolutionaries.  All humans have flaws but the balance sheet on Fidel and the revolution is overall a positive one. The gains of the Cuban people in education and health care are astounding. The internationalism of … Continue reading