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Written by Christopher Hill Friday, 31 October 2014 09:06
Barack Obama has declared his intention to return to open intervention in the Middle East, but the antiwar movement remains too paralyzed to make sense of the situation. It may seem odd to be reviewing a book that is now past its twelfth birthday, but the content of this book is incredibly relevant to today’s world, and a proper understanding of its virtues and failings may prove useful in light of recent events. Author Howard Zinn was widely-respected as a revolutionary scholar and friend of the oppressed. This reputation is well-deserved, but Zinn was never a Marxist, and his analysis of war and terrorism is based more on bourgeois morality than on a real understanding of the class struggle.
Written by Peter Mikhailenko Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:13
The expression “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” is the best way to describe the reaction in the Western media to the results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
Written by John Peterson Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:53
Given its tumultuous rise to world prominence over a period of less than two centuries, it is no surprise that the history of political parties in the United States is equally effervescent. There has been a continuous and contradictory process of rise and fall, development, decay, and renewal of economic possibilities and interests, which is also expressed in politics. Today’s dominant parties have not always had their current grip on political power, and there have not always been just two major parties. At various times, third, and even fourth viable parties have emerged, sometimes succeeding in supplanting the parties of the day, sometimes appearing as just a blip in US history. What does the United States' history of political parties tell us about the potential future political developments?
Written by IMT Scotland Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:37
The referendum campaign has transformed the political landscape in Scotland. It was a defining moment. This seismic shift has sent shock waves through the British capitalist establishment. Below is a statement which was first published as part of IMT's Scottish special, Revolution.
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The Fundamentals of Marxism: A Short Reading List
Marxist theory is the basis upon which our analysis, perspectives, program, and participation in the movement are based. It is our "guide to action." This why the WIL and IMT place so much emphasis on political education. To this end, we have created an extensive Education Plan to assist comrades in their political development. This is an important resource. However, its length and scope may seem daunting...Read More...
Introduction to "Four Marxist Classics"
Science and Dialectical Materialism
Dialectical Materialism is a way of understanding reality—whether thoughts, emotions, or the material world. Simply stated, this methodology is the combination of Dialectics and Materialism. The materialist dialectic is the theoretical foundation of Marxism. We provide various educational readings on dialectical materialism and its relation to natural science.Read More...
Marxists attach enormous importance to the study of history; not for its own sake but so as to study the great lessons it contains. Without that understanding of the development of events, it is not possible to foresee future perspectives.Read More...
Only with a Marxist understanding of capitalist society can the conscious worker cut through the lies and distortion of the capitalist economists and combat their influence within the labor movement.Read More...
Marxism and Anarchism
What are the differences between Marxism and anarchism? What relationship have followers of these two philosophies had in the past?Read More...
Marxism and Feminism
The oppression of women has been a key question for Marxism. After all, women constitute half the human race, and have faced discrimination and degradation in many areas of life.Read More...
The National Question
The question of nationalities—that is, the oppression of nations and national minorities, which has characterized capitalism from its birth until the present time—has always occupied a central position in Marxist theory.Read More...
Marxism and Religion
We have received quite a few e-mails from our subscribers asking about the attitude of Marxists to religion.Read More...
The United States
The struggle of the working class in the United States will be a decisive factor in the outcome of the class struggle around the world. We provide here a list of works explaining the important role of the working people of the US.Read More...
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