marxism / Uncategorized

How to make a revolution in the United States

  How to make a revolution in the United States Peter Camejo, 1969 Source : Speech at an educational conference of the US Socialist Workers Party and Young Socialist Alliance, May 3, 1969, printed in abridged form in The Militant, May 30, 1969 Transcription and mark-up : by Steve Painter (source: Marxist Internet Archive) Revolutionary … 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

marxism

CLASS GUIDE: SOCIALISM: UTOPIAN AND SCIENTIFIC

CLASS GUIDE: SOCIALISM: UTOPIAN AND SCIENTIFIC READING Engels, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific  DISCUSSION POINTS 1 Engels writes: “The socialism of earlier days certainly criticized the existing capitalistic mode of production and its consequences. But it could not explain them, and, therefore, could not get the mastery of them.” Why was this? 2 What was the … Continue reading

International / labor / Uncategorized

Greek factory: “the machines of self-management have been turned on”

Greek factory: “the machines of self-management have been turned on” source: Redline NZ intro: below is an article on workers’ control in Greece from the New Zealand site Redline.  While workers’ control and cooperatives have their limitations under capitalism, they do serve as a good example of what an alternative to the dog-eat-dog character of … Continue reading