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In July of 1934, famed science fiction writer and social activist H.G. Wells sat down to interview Josef Stalin.
Hot war is now being discussed as not just a real possibility but in many cases as a probability.
Our desire to make revolution is thwarted by a lack of a communist understanding of the women question.
In the era of an empire in decline, the inhabitants of the belly of the beast find their conditions more and more unbearable.
After Trump’s election, U.S. security agencies—aided by political pressure, especially from the Democratic Party—aggressively wormed their way into Twitter’s decision-making processes.
It’s difficult for Western thought leaders to comprehend that two-thirds of the world’s population is just not lining up with the West in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
We've compiled a list of seven Marxist (mostly) films and shows available on common streaming platforms.
Industrial capitalism is losing the fight to finance capitalism.
People in the US are now closely divided on whether Washington should support Ukraine “as long as it takes.”
Class-war is the prime directive of neoliberal economics.
Time is running out as the threat of nuclear war grows with each day and each new escalation in Ukraine.
The U.S.’s answer to fading imperial hegemony is war – and more of it.
The professional managerial class (PMC) has been fighting a class war, not against capitalists or capitalism, but against the working classes.
In 1988, Wang Huning spent six months touring over thirty cities and twenty universities discussing the United States with a variety of Americans and foreigners.
This year the holidays were an incredibly difficult time for my family. It was the first Christmas without my daughter, Janikka Perry.
China is not our enemy.
The railroad sector posted record profits of $27 billion last year.
Among the absurdities which the bourgeoisie are fond of spreading about Socialism is the allegation that Socialists deny the importance of competition.
They must convince the world at large that their efforts, far from being narrow and selfish, aim at the emancipation of the downtrodden millions.
The world as we know it must change. Humanity cannot survive under imperialist and capitalist structures.
A strike teaches workers to understand what the strength of the employers and what the strength of the workers consists in.
Biden and Congress are stepping up war spending and expansion, while workers have taken a pay cut of almost 4% this year.
Report compiled by tenants and Arkansas Renters United reveals unsuitable living conditions at Jefferson Manor Apartments in North Little Rock.
Productive forces reflect the actual capability of men in the process of creating wealth for society and ensuring human development.
Teaser: The president’s loan forgiveness plan is narrow and paltry—and his administration’s preparation to fend off outraged criticism from both sides of the aisle speaks volumes.
A June poll reveals American citizens' anxieties on paying for housing in the coming year.
Higher interest rates make mortgages, car loans and credit cards more expensive, putting a drag on consumer spending.
Among other problematic issues, the so-called climate provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act allow for more oil drilling on federal lands. Greenwashing and Democratic party duplicity are nothing to celebrate for Black and Indigenous communities.
Tennessee assessor cites “equity mining” as harming the poor
$270M in grants would address statewide problems with water and wastewater infrastructure if Legislative Council approves
A brief overview of Rodney’s background historical context.
Governor signs bills providing “relief” for some
White supremacist arrogance was the order of the day when Nancy Pelosi ignored a red line set by the Chinese government and visited Taiwan. The Speaker of the House showed stereotypical and racist attitudes towards that country and began a chain of events that won't go well for the U.S.
The only real decolonization is anti-imperialism and anti-capitalism.
U.S. commandos conducted 23 clandestine proxy wars across the world at a total cost of $310 million between 2017 and 2020.
Everyone’s concerned about inflation these days. But politicians are blaming government benefits instead of rising inequality and corporate profits.
The difference between abstract and concrete thought in the context of Hegel and Marx.
A multipolar world is rising from the ashes of American imperialism.
Representation, while a noble goal, isn’t enough to liberate women.
The full extent of Democratic Party treachery was exposed when the Roe v. Wade decision was overturned. Only right wing Americans have any expectation of getting what they want from the electoral process.
White leftists have a history of using class reductionism to ignore racism and even of making common cause with white supremacy itself.
Inflation is a class war waged against the 99% by the elite 1%.
Love demonstrates that the development of the human individual’s personality can take place only through relations with others.
Most people identify themselves as middle class, but what does that mean, and what difference does it make?
Unions empower workers to help build safer workplaces and ensure they have the freedom to act without fear of reprisal.
Just as there are no perfect revolutionaries, there are no perfect organizations.
The role of profilic morality, ‘wokeism,’ bots and censorship in imperialist narratives.
Capitalism privatizes religion.
The profit-driven concerns of big business fuel the silence about alternative anti-inflation policies.
We must engage with the American political machine not in hopes of achieving political revolution by reform but motivating the masses to organize and become class conscious.
When human labor produces an object, we have objectification. Only under certain historically determined conditions does objectification become alienating.
From the enclosure of the commons in early modern England to the 20th century trend of deregulation, class war dominates the social relations which determine housing.
The world is sensing the United States’s growing rapacious intent for war. Amid the development of the Ukraine crisis, the United States and NATO have been attempting to escalate their proxy war with Russia while continuing to intensify their siege and provocations against China.
Marx's concept of the fetishism of commodities and the main ways it has been misunderstood.
On the left’s attitude towards abortion, women’s healthcare and how the current trend is detrimental to our relationship with proletarian women.
The revelation that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision has not motivated left-wing democrats to effectively mobilize on an issue they claim to care about. They are made powerless by their dependence on liberalism.
The purpose of this analysis is to demystify the healthcare system for American workers, to reveal the contradictions laying at the base of the system and explain how they have led to the system’s many failures.
The United States (backed by the whole of NATO) is in a long proxy war with Russia, with Ukraine as the battlefield.
The Poor People’s Pandemic Report takes a hard look at the intersections between COVID-19, poverty and race in the United States
According to Starbucks Workers United, which is organizing workers to form unions, workers from over 200 outlets have already approached the National Labor Relations Board for a union vote
“I had been fighting the wrong war. The Germans weren’t the enemy — the enemy was right here at home.”
With Cuba’s literacy rate at a staggering low 23 percent in 1960, Castro appeared before the United Nations on September 20 and proclaimed the people of Cuba would eliminate illiteracy in a year. They succeeded.
Socialism and Christianity share more of the same principles than not. They are both, after all, focused on providing care for our neighbors.
On Sunday, January 16th, Janikka Perry came in to work her shift at Walmart despite not feeling well.
After a hard-fought struggle, grassroots labor organizers successfully unionized a New York City warehouse.
To understand the term "radlib" we must first grasp the distinction between Utopian Socialism and Scientific Socialism
The war-state is deeply embedded in the American political economy, in factions such as the “intelligence community,” the military-industrial complex, influential establishment neo-cons, and liberal interventionists, all living in a world of yesterday.
Don’t believe the optimistic hype about wages “naturally” rising. About one-third of American workers are shockingly underpaid as a result of the federal government’s continued refusal to raise the minimum wage.
Former teachers and board members say charters run by Accel Schools are designed to fail.
Empathy, like almost every aspect of the psyche when we are disorganized and unconscious, can be weaponized and manipulated by our enemies.
The US government has meddled in Ukraine for decades. And the Ukrainian people have suffered because of this.
Amid dueling families, illegal gambling and organized crime, the Hot Springs Clarion gave socialists a voice.
The conflict in Ukraine did not start in February 2022. Its roots go back to the 2014 US coup against the elected president of that country.
Among the leaders within the Black community who strove to mobilize and unite people during the events of 2020, Dawn Jeffrey is one of the most remarkable.
Women’s Day or Working Women’s Day is a day of international solidarity, and a day for reviewing the strength and organization of proletarian women.
Marcello Musto’s The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography provides an illuminating glance at the work and life of Karl Marx during the most unexamined period of his life.
Imperialism is not a policy chosen by one government and dropped by another. Imperialism is a system.
Nothing drives such a common sense economist more to distraction than reading Karl Marx who says a commodity is "a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties."
The conflict in the Ukraine emerges from the ceaseless and single-minded drive of the United States, NATO, and the European Union for global economic and political dominance.
The human rights situation in the United States, which has notorious records, worsened in 2021.
This article is based on a speech by Ford to the 62nd Annual Convention of the Arkansas State Conference of the NAACP, in Little Rock.
NATO is the means of continuing colonial aggressions against African countries.
A new study warns that career and technical education and advanced digital systems increasingly lock children into narrow school curricula and prescribed workplace futures.
Media echoed the view that the US should have an active role in Ukrainian politics and enforce its perspective through military threats.
The Party for Socialism and Liberation condemns the anti-Russia campaign and calls for an end to the imperialist NATO alliance.
Not only are children in American schools taught what to think, they are taught – intentionally or not – how to think.
An overview of two socialist newspapers out of Paragould, AR around the turn of the 20th century.
The study of proletarian theory is more important now than ever.
If full-fledged consent is to be gained for the socialist project, the proletariat must occupy and transform political society.
Employers increasingly look to exploit labor of adolescents.
We need to study and understand Marxist philosophy so that we may enhance our ability to resolve fundamental issues in the new era.
The capitalist-ran U.S. state refuses to provide workers free healthcare, free transportation, or free housing…so why are we granted a free public education?
The three central flaws observed in the dominant socialist left.
Why U.S. finance capitalism treats China’s socialist economy as an existential treat
Liberalism manifests itself in various ways.
“This is about our future and the future of those who come after us…”
Science is not apolitical.
As an increasingly limited political and economic atmosphere provides little to no real avenues of change, people turn into themselves and seek only to withstand the worst of our system. There’s little space for personal or social betterment.
You just haven’t noticed because you’re still allowed to watch Netflix or buy a gun or say whatever you want to say within a small impotent online echo chamber.
Russia doesn’t want war in Ukraine, and they certainly don’t want NATO inching closer to their doorstep.
Every year 9 million people starve to death globally. Simultaneously, in the United States alone, 80 billion lbs. of food are thrown away each year. These statistics are what originally drove me to become a Socialist.
The whole history of philosophy is the history of the struggle and the development of two mutually opposed schools of philosophy -- idealism and materialism.
Marxism is a science. Or, more precisely, Marxism is a social science. Or, even more precisely, Marxism is THE social science, the science that shows how unscientific liberal social sciences are, by genuinely explaining how things happen in society and why.
The future victories of the working class lie not so much in their numbers, but in the knowledge they possess and the ability to intelligently organize and act together on the political and economic fields.
Marxism is the legitimate successor to the best that man produced in the nineteenth century, as represented by German philosophy, English political economy and French socialism. It is these three sources of Marxism, which are also its component parts that we shall outline in brief.
It is the U.S. that has created or greatly contributed to the economic, climatic, and political instability in many of these Latin American and Caribbean countries. As in Afghanistan, the U.S. has the moral and legal obligation to respond humanely to this desperate cry for help.
In any attempt to understand contemporary culture and its artistic manifestations in a materialist manner it is absolutely essential that we attempt to do so in the light of a Marxist critique. There is not, however, only one "official" Marxist approach to the understanding of art.
In Marx’s ambitious work Capital: Critique of Political Economy he has a daunting goal: to describe the functioning of capitalism that corrects the blindness of the preceding political economists that he had encountered.
In a lecture delivered at the Sverdlov University on July 11, 1919, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov remarked , “The state is a machine for maintaining the rule of one class over another.”
First published in 1880 (in French), Socialism: Utopian and Scientific is mostly extracted from a longer work by Engels called Anti-Dühring. Engels’ goal with this shorter polemic was to popularize the Marxist position of scientific socialism against idealist notions of utopian socialism.
Western Marxism suffers largely from the same symptom as Scott Fitzgerald’s Jay Gatsby – each’s fixation on perfection and purity leaves perpetually unfulfilled all that it claims to desire.
Healthy eating, exercise, meditation, consuming positive content, and therapy are all great ways to break out of the depressive thought cycle. However, human beings must also look at the system of production we have created, which is currently leaving so many feeling depressed and hopeless.
The law of contradiction in things, that is, the law of the unity of opposites, is the basic law of materialist dialectics.
The message to Black Americans expecting more progress has largely been to wait—for a better political opportunity, for the racial wealth gap to widen, for another Black American to die at the hands of the police.
Reports of tip withholding, abusive treatment, lack of overtime pay, and a firing due to pointing out these issues illustrate a pattern of employee mistreatment at Three Fold.
Tyson's attempt at providing a grant for its employees ends up being a cruel, means-tested mess – and an interesting model for organizing.
Yu Kuang unpacks the tragic February 2021 Texas snowstorm through a socialist lens. Far from a “natural” disaster or an exceptional state failure, Yu reads the tragedy as the logical outcome of a superstitious U.S. devotion to small government, “state’s rights,” and the abdication of political responsibility under a diffused federalist system.
In this meticulously researched exposé, KJ Noh traces the genealogy of U.S. geopolitical strategy in Asia and the Pacific, giving us an inside view of both the realpolitik of U.S. imperial expansion and the architects behind it. Concluding with an analysis of 21st century U.S. total informational warfare, Noh argues that the path to a kinetic war against China has been decades in the making. Once triggered, it could rapidly turn nuclear.
In this interview with worker-owner Don, he talks about the struggles and benefits of the worker-owned cooperative model.
In this interview conducted by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, organizer Jane McAlevey explains how workers can recognize their power and effectively build structures in their workplaces and communities.
Here in Arkansas, we believe education is a human right. Right now, though, a lot of the decisions about education in Arkansas are being unduly influenced by the heirs to the Walmart fortune, the Walton family.
The Little Rock School District's ongoing struggles with the forces of privatization have the people of our city rallied around our public teachers and the institutions they represent. With this clear affront to the public space in mind, we must ask ourselves: why do we allow private capital to get between humans and any basic requirement like housing or healthcare?
In this excerpt from the documentary The Murder of Fred Hampton, Fred Hampton explains the importance of getting educated on historical leftist struggles before building out a plan for action.
From the 1920s to today, American tax policy has evolved to reflect one principle—the investor comes first — with disastrous implications for the rest of us.