ALTHUSSER APOLOGISTS TO THE GULAG, or, on fear and loathing patriarchy in 2017

By Taryn Fivek Without comment, a comrade of mine passed me an interview with Louis Althusser that was recently published on the Verso blog. My eyes fell on these lines:   And then, there was the influence of my wife who had fought in the terrible resistance and who had taught me a lot, a … Continue reading ALTHUSSER APOLOGISTS TO THE GULAG, or, on fear and loathing patriarchy in 2017

The rich work together – so should we

The ruling class has a story they like to tell the rest of us. In fact they tell it every day, in every mass media available. The story is this: Big-time Democrats and Republicans are in constant battle over their ideological beliefs, each following their differing principles to make the world better and more free. … Continue reading The rich work together – so should we

Imperialist Patriarchy and Gender Dynamics in the Dominican Republic

By Val Reynoso The Taino of Hispaniola were among the first to feel the wrath of Spanish imperialism and exploitation. With European invasion came a counterrevolution to Taino primitive communism—which came in the form of the birth of capitalism, the enforcement of private property, the development and incorporation of chattel slavery, and the construction of … Continue reading Imperialist Patriarchy and Gender Dynamics in the Dominican Republic

State Power and Evolving Afro-Cuban Subjectivity

By Kimberly Miller In the days following the death of one of the most significant and polarizing political and cultural figures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Fidel Castro created dichotomous reactions amongst the people. The death of the controversial leader was met with jubilant cheers amongst Miami, Florida’s largely white exile community, to earth shattering heartbreak … Continue reading State Power and Evolving Afro-Cuban Subjectivity

Knoxville City Council Movement: Strides toward the future

One of the most crucial things the people must do in the fight for a better society is organization. Here in Knoxville, Tennessee, one positive development has been the creation of People's Assemblies in the city's five city council districts in an attempt to build community involvement in setting budget priorities. The City Council Movement's … Continue reading Knoxville City Council Movement: Strides toward the future

What is Revisionism?

By Ava Lipatti   Revisionism is one of the most misunderstood terms in the Marxist-Leninist lexicon. In this article I seek to situate the term historically and define its limitations.  The term originally described “democratic socialists” such as Eduard Bernstein, who identified with the Marxist tradition but believed that capitalism can be reformed into socialism. … Continue reading What is Revisionism?

The People’s Congress of Resistance: An opportunity for true democracy

By Samantha Jacobs The United States Congress does not represent the people of the United States or their interests. On September 16th and 17th in Washington D.C., a new type of congress will convene. The People's Congress of Resistance, which will give a real voice to the workers and oppressed communities who's demands are regularly … Continue reading The People’s Congress of Resistance: An opportunity for true democracy

Why Dialectics?

By Mattie Stardust “To become ‘ideologists of the working class’ (Lenin), ‘organic intellectuals’ of the proletariat (Gramsci), intellectuals have to carry out a radical revolution in their ideas: a long, painful and difficult re-education. An endless external and internal struggle.” Louis Althusser, “Philosophy as a Revolutionary Weapon.” 1968   As Marxist-Leninists, and especially as young revolutionaries, … Continue reading Why Dialectics?

Without a vision, the people perish

In the last few days, the Trump regime has 1) finalized a $110 billion arms deal with brutal monarchy Saudi Arabia and 2) submitted a budget for the federal government that slashes billions of dollars for programs that help poor people. Neither of these things should be much of a surprise. It was obvious these were … Continue reading Without a vision, the people perish

Re-imagine your world: We want fewer hours of labor

Often the question is asked of socialists (and of each other) what is it you want? There are many, many answers to this question. A society where everyone has the ability to live healthy, happy, free lives without a ruling class making decisions for them. A society with no imperial powers dominating the world. The … Continue reading Re-imagine your world: We want fewer hours of labor