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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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, […]

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By Z. Merriam 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. […]

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This article is a follow-up of sorts to Trans People and the Dialectics of Sex and Gender: Against Radical and Liberal Feminism. The cause of so much confusion over the nature of gender is that gender is a construct of unparalleled proximity. Gender is a construct of the private home, of the confines of the […]

Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

The following is a review of the events in Ferguson, Missouri by a communist ally observing from the UK. The views expressed are solely those of the author and have been published here to provoke thought and discussion.  By N. Volginn Introduction On Saturday, August 9th 2014, an armed hooligan of colonial power, Officer Darren […]

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By Nick Brown Against Abstract Explanations, Metaphysics, Arrogance, and Platitudes Most explanations of what it would take for revolution to occur in the US are horribly inadequate. Generally, they propose a static notion of the requirements for revolution: typically the creation of a revolutionary party or initiation of a people’s war. In the first instance, […]

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By Zak Brown New York City Atlanta, Georgia Ferguson, Missouri Letting Darren Wilson go free was a declaration of war. War against every person of color in the United States. War against every victim of police violence. War against all poor and working people whose communities have become ghettos of state repression and murder without consequence. […]

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By Zak Brown Summary of my points: 1. Protracted People’s War is not Universal. 2. Speculating on universal revolutionary strategy hurts the project of revolution. 3. Developing new theories of revolution requires us to challenge theoretical continuities, investigate, and ask new questions. 4. Asking new questions does not absolve the project of revolution; its a prerequisite […]

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By Zak Brown Introduction Unlike the stiff and boring Marxism which exist primarily on campus and the internet, feminism is actually becoming cool again. Now, feminism itself invokes all sorts of imagery from every conceivable position on the Left and all manner of terrible outcry from the Right. However, when I say Feminism I am […]

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By Marx Peterson There are two theories of how world revolution will emerge in the 21st century: the theory that the Western proletariat will have to seize control of Western nations in order to spread socialism to the Global South (also known as the Third World), and the theory that the Global South will first […]

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By Zak Brown Introduction First, congratulations to JMP (internet moniker of Joshua Moufawad-Paul) for the release of his book, The Communist Necessity, which has received widespread praise from readers. Hopefully the book does well to popularize a communist politic within activist circles. As with all dialogue and engagements we hope to promote civil discussion and […]

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an infamous “struggle session” underway  Introduction and Method As readers comb through tendencies and currents of Marxism, the system of thoughts known as ‘Maoism’ always catches an eye. Perhaps because of its historical connotation with guerrilla movements, people’s wars, popular armies, and the like. Perhaps because of its conflation with a more (albeit ‘totalitarian’) simplistic […]

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One of many reasons dialectical materialism is deemed incomprehensible is because it formulates concepts based on relationality. Due to that unique philosophical nature, the interpretation of the concepts which disregards their relationality has been contributing to the ambiguity of dialectical materialism. However, ambiguity is the least harm such misinterpretation causes. The interpretation disregarding the relationality […]

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Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Chapter 6: Planning and the Rule of Law As the title would suggest, Hayek begins chapter six by promoting what he refers to as the ‘Rule of Law’. While many legal and political interpretations exist of the ‘Rule of Law’, Hayek importantly draws distinction between his version of […]