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History & Theory

This section deals with the major aspects of Marxist theory: dialectical materialism, historical materialism, Marxist economics, the class nature of the USSR, the colonial revolution, and more.

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The First International: 150 years on

Written by Rob Sewell Monday, 06 October 2014
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marx-engels thOne hundred and fifty years ago, on 28th September 1864, the International Working Men’s Association, more commonly known as the First International, was born. This first international proletarian organisation paved the way for the growth of working class organisation and spread of Marxism worldwide. In its day, the ruling class trembled before this revolutionary menace.

 

Prologue to Rosa Luxemburg's Reform or Revolution

Written by Alan Woods and Niklas Albin Svensson Friday, 03 October 2014
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rosa luxemburgRosa Luxemburg was one of the most important figures in the history of the international workers’ movement. Together with Lenin and Trotsky she was the outstanding representative of Marxism in the 20th century. Reform or Revolution was one of the most important of her early writings. Written in 1899, it provides a devastating demolition of the theoretical and practical basis of reformism. It was completely valid at the time when it was written and it remains completely valid today.

 

On the Program of the Black Panther Party: Which Way Forward for Black Workers and Youth? - Part two

Written by John Peterson Thursday, 02 October 2014
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Iblack-panthers-4n the final part of his article, John Peterson analyses the programme of the Panthers, highlighting its strong points as well as its weaknesses.

 

On the Program of the Black Panther Party: Which Way Forward for Black Workers and Youth? - Part one

Written by John Peterson Wednesday, 01 October 2014
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black-panthers-4Nearly twice a week in the USA, a black person is killed by a white cop. In Ferguson, Missouri, the death of yet another young black man at the hands of the police was one too many. Necessity expressed itself through accident, and the murder of Mike Brown unleashed a wave of pent-up outrage and indignation across the country. The daily protests and nightly confrontations with the police, state troopers, and National Guard flooded the media with scenes reminiscent of modern day Gaza, Iraq—or the US in the 1950s and 1960s.

 

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