Socialism

Direct Action in a Time of Class Struggle

“Direct Action” is a vague term, yes, but it does have a meaning: people going into motion together to directly impede the machinery of their exploitation. When workers go on strike, that is a form of direct action. When people barricade an ICE caravan to prevent deportation, that is direct action. When public defenders refuse to accept plea deals and take every case to trial, that too is a form of direct action.

Socialism

What It Means to Be a Marxist

It’s unfortunate that there isn’t a better word for “Marxism.” Marx himself famously once said that he himself was “not a Marxist”… Read More »

Socialism

Primer Red (Part 6): Late Capitalism

For previous editions of Primer Red, on dialectical materialism, alienation, class, value, and praxis, see here. Capitalism developed in stages, and “late… Read More »

Socialism

The American Countryside Was Collectivized Within a Generation

The countryside was collectivized within a generation. The process was accompanied by immense spikes in violence, social dislocation and privation, and political… Read More »

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Resolutionary Socialism 2018

It’s easy, when we’re pressed up against each other, dealing with one crisis after another, scrambling to get done what needs to… Read More »

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Primer Red (Part 5): Praxis

“Primer Red” is our political education series on some basics of radical thought and history. See Parts I (dialectics), II (alienation), III… Read More »

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Primer Red (Part 4): Value

Why does a tree catch fire so easily? Every tree holds in its cells the energy it has absorbed from the sun…. Read More »

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Primer Red (Part 3): Class

“Primer Red” is our political education series on some basics of radical thought and history. See Part I, on dialectical materialism, here. Part… Read More »

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Primer Red (Part 2): Alienation

“Primer Red” is our political education series on some basics of radical thought and history. See Part I, on dialectical materialism, here. Please… Read More »

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Primer Red (Part 1): Dialectical Materialism

This is the first in a series of primers on some basics of radical thought and history. Please share questions and suggestions… Read More »