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One of the most commonly-heard terms in the bourgeois economics departments is “productivity.” The vulgar economists of course define “productivity” as the price of output relative to the price of input. So capital has its “productivity” and labor has its “productivity,” and each is rewarded accordingly, or so they say. As Marxists however, we really […]

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First and foremost let’s begin by recognizing the historical importance of anarchism as a broad political philosophy. While anarchism is fundamentally flawed in many ways most anarchists can be seen as allies in the struggle against monopoly capital. The contradiction between anarchists and communist forces on the ground can be characterized as non-antagonistic, a contradiction […]

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By Klaas V. Let’s start with a simple definition from Wikipedia: “The Hubbert peak theory says that for any given geographical area, from an individual oil-producing region to the planet as a whole, the rate of petroleum production tends to follow a bell-shaped curve. It is one of the primary theories on peak oil.” In […]

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On the new Dialectics online radio show, Glenn Spaguolo spoke with Nikolai Brown about the history of colonization in Hawai’i, a recent FOIA request which revealed US meddling in New Caledonia, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Next week, Gregory C. Lewis from All Power to the Positive joins to discuss the 20th anniversary of the Zapatista […]

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Photo taken after the Sabra Massacre Saturday, January 11th, saw the passing of one of the most notorious war criminals in world history: Ariel Sharon. The former Israeli defense minister (1981-83), prime minister (2001-06) and military commander oversaw some of the most horrific atrocities committed against a civilian population in the contemporary era. The Kahan […]

Class analysis is a central component of Marxist thinking. Knowing who our enemies and friends are is imperative if we communists are to move forward into the 21st century. An important aspect of class analysis is the question of exploitation. Exploitation is a condition in which value is extracted from a class of people — […]

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Intrinsic to the revolutionary experience of Communism has been the tool of social investigation and its broad application throughout the tenure of socialists. In Lenin’s 1902 pamphlet What is to be Done? we see some of the first concrete evidence of social investigation performed as Lenin details his analysis of the Russian political climate and what […]

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“White workers belong to a totally different world than that of Black workers, They are caught up in a totally different economic, political, and social reality, and on the basis of this distinct reality, the pigs of the power structure and treacherous labor leaders find it very easy to manipulate them with Babylonian racism, This […]

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By Nikolai Brown [Spoiler warning] 12 Years a Slave is an acclaimed film about the real-life story of Solomon Northup, a freeman living in upstate New York with his family, who in 1841 was abducted, sold into slavery, and put to work on a plantation in Louisiana. Aesthetically the film is well made. Actor Chiwetel […]

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The notion of power is one which has existed throughout the history of class society. The features of power and the motion of its development has meant exhausting study in the field of philosophy and social theory; being the subject of immense investigation early in the tradition of metaphysics and later up until the current […]

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Last Saturday, December 14, US Senator and former GOP presidential candidate John McCain arrived in Kiev to meet with Ukrainian opposition leaders. The meeting comes during a tumultuous period for Ukrainian politics  as hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered over the past weeks to express blatant discontent with current President Viktor Yanukovych and […]

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Reblogged from: http://redcascadia.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/why-communism-an-explanation-of-the-political-views-of-the-revolutionary-cascadian-communist-movement/ The Revolutionary Cascadian Communist Movement (RCCM) wants to create an egalitarian, environmentally sustainable global society and eliminate all forms of systemic oppression, exploitation, and class division. RCCM wants to create a world with political, social, and economic equality for all people, a world in which technology is used in balance with nature […]

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The production of surplus value is directly related to the rate of exploitation of workers in the workplace (total surplus value divided by wages). There are essentially two ways to increase this rate. The production of absolute surplus value entails an increase in the amount of total value produced, usually by increasing the workday of […]

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With the advent of the 2008 economic crisis, various movements developed in response to faltering capitalism-imperialism. In the context of Europe and the Americas, the discontent came to prominence as a material force with the name of Occupy Movement. This force quickly came to prominence, reached everyone’s lips, and evaporated with the same speed. The […]

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Update 12/9 15:20 ET: US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel orders US troops into CAR  This past Thursday, December 5th, the UN Security Council approved the influx of French troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) where France already had stationed 400 soldiers. The Central African Republic is a former French colony, similar to Mali […]

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One of the most important components of contemporary class analysis, particularly  in the United States, is the existence of the White settler-nation: the settler-colonial nation of Europeans which occupies the Americas and composes what we consider Amerika and from which Whiteness springs forth. In specific, this understanding and the subsequent analysis/conclusions is part of what […]

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Lin Biao, a prominent leftist of the Chinese Revolution, was born on December 5th, 1907. A graduate of Whampoa Military Academy, then headed up by Chiang Kai-shek, Lin defected to the Red Army following the 1927 split between the Communists and Kuomintang and became known as one of the CCP’s most effective and efficient field commanders. At the […]

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In all honesty, watching the imperialist ‘yes men’ over at Forbes scream and cry about the legitimacy of a socialist candidate was more than amusing; however, this is not the reason why the electoral victory of Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant made its way onto Anti-imperialism.com Rather Sawant’s victory has reopened the tentative discussion on […]

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[I apologize beforehand for the very scattered thoughts and sketchy nature of the article, these are notes that will serve as the basis for further investigations into Marxist and Maoist theory.] At the beginning of their political career, Marx and Engels were both radical democrats, not communists, as People’s March’s Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Basic Course outlines: During […]

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We often reference to putting “politics-in-command” and contrast this policy with those we find revisionist. But what exactly does this mean and how does it relate to the revolutionary science? Here we hope to shed some light on this critical issue. Originally found in Peking Review No. 30 published in July of 1969 the following is an analysis […]