Misconceptions

“i got out of Folsom and one of the first things i got was a kalashnikov ak-47, 7.62×39… Needless to say, without the requisite consciousness, the gun & i soon parted company. The gun fell into the hands of invading pigs and i fell in the same hands. Was sent back to a cell… That’s […]

FLINT

By now everyone is aware of what is happening in Flint, Michigan with the recent coverage of the toxic water supply in the city. Virtually everyone has called for action by the governor to do something about the potentially deadly crisis. It would appear that there has been little to no effort by the government for […]

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On January 13th, an article by Glenn Greenwald appeared on The Intercept. The article gives various examples of the chauvinistic reaction by the US mainstream media to the detaining of two US Navy ships by the Iranian government after the ships entered Iranian territorial waters, which is rightfully criticized by Greenwald. The article makes an […]

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By Freya B. If there is anything that can be identified as “Marxism,” it is the Marxist method, both in theoretical and political practice. On the level of theory, this Marxist method is dialectical materialism—or if one prefers, a materialist dialectic (emphasizing that what makes a theory materialist are the mechanics of the dialectic itself). […]

bernanke

By Freya B. You’ve probably heard the statistic that the minimum wage today in the united states is worth significantly less than it was in decades past. Although the minimum wage in the u.s. has steadily increased over time, this increase has not matched the rate of inflation, at least by some accounts. An estimate […]

Fortress Europa

The “Migrant Storm” The European “refugee crisis” is getting worse by the day, as thousands seek the relative “safety” of Europe, having been forced to flee their ravaged countries under the shadow of western intervention and exploitation. Unmoved by their plight, Europe wants as little to do with the refugees (but as much to do […]

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A tension between South Korea and North Korea has been existing since the ceasefire of the Korean War. This tension, which often takes a form of militaristic aggression, has heavily influenced the socio-economic system of South Korea and has become the basis of creating its anti-communist cultural structure. We do not have to look so […]

greece

By Sarah Ensslin and Freya B. In the wake of a 61% “no” vote on a referendum to decide whether harsh austerity was to be implemented to pay the mountain of Greek debt, the western left has been roaring in a triumphant wave over a seemingly huge victory for the left in Greece.1 Though it […]

post-sex-blues

TRIGGER WARNING: the following article contains a frank discussion of rape. We feel this issue is of great importance, but it may cause some readers distress. By Freya B. The concept of “consent,” as it applies to sexual relations, is solidified in the laws of some countries and has increasingly come to dominate liberal feminist […]

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By Jaime Dixon; comments from the editor at the end The consumerism generated by capitalist imperialism in the ‘Developed‘ or ‘Western’ world is the main obstacle to tackling climate change, a major problem facing all of humanity.  So the next question must be: why is capitalism still so widely accepted? Why do workers in the […]

U.S. Army bravely defending Osan Airforce Base from bloodthirsty legions of hostile civilians delivering a letter of petition to Osan's commanding officer.

By J. Sul It has been recently discovered that the U.S.A. shipped living anthrax to its Air force base stationed in Osan city of South Korea[1]. Questions and suspicions obviously arose in regards to the shipment. The U.S.A. officials addressed that it was just a shipment “accident”. They accordingly made an apology to South Korean […]

althusser

By J. Sul Introduction The main purpose of this article is to establish a concrete link between Althusser’s works (“On Ideology” and “What is a Mode of production?”) and historical materialism. To be precise, this work is a preliminary text that attempts to make use of Althusser’s concepts of ideology and subject when analyzing a change […]

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By Zak Brown “In these circumstances one must have a large dose of humanity, a large dose of a sense of justice and truth in order to avoid dogmatic extremes, cold scholasticism, or an isolation from the masses. We must strive every day so that this love of living humanity is transformed into actual deeds, […]

ethic

By Zak Brown “At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.” – Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara Contemporary Marxism can be seen as diverging into two distinct camps: those who have disavowed the formal consideration of ethics, and those who have held ethics to the […]

jeju

By J. Sul Introduction JeJu island which is known to be the most beautiful island in South Korea has become one of the most controversial geopolitical locations in the nation. This is mainly due to the imperialistic policy of the US and the militaristic affiliation it has made with the South Korean government: the installation […]

charlie hebdo

By Zak Brown Introduction In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the Western media has wasted no time tooting its own horn regarding the value of “free speech” in our liberal societies. But what should we think about this defense of “free speech”? No doubt, the massacre at Charlie Hebdo which left 12 dead and […]

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By J. Sul Introduction The number of atypical, part-time and dispatch laborers (also known as precarious workers) has drastically increased in South Korea after the financial crisis of 1997 [1]. To overcome the economic crisis, the South Korean government received financial aid from the International Monetary Fund at the cost of restructuring its national business […]

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By Sarah Ensslin Violence has always been an integral part of the successful revolutionary movements on some level or another, this is undeniable. From the 26th of July Movement to the Bolsheviks, we have been looking at a continuous history of struggle which has been incredibly violent in its successes as well as its failures. However, […]

reactionary language

By Raven D. The use of reactionary language amongst upstart communists (and sometimes even veterans of the communist program) is a recurring problem which begs to be addressed. One may be conversing with a comrade, engaging in a meaningful conversation with them, and then all of the sudden, you might hear them use a slur. An […]

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By Zak Brown Introduction Antonio Martin, 18, was shot dead by police Tuesday night during an altercation at a gas station only miles away from Ferguson, Missouri; the city where unarmed Michael Brown, 18, was shot dead by (legally absolved) officer Darren Wilson. Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Eric Gardner. Antonio Martin. The list goes on. […]