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  • Against technophilia

    For those of us who take a critical attitude towards technological development. If you believe:



    that technology has caused very severe problems, and will not necessarily continue to solve these problems;



    or that technology is not "ideologically neutral", but intricately tied up with the structure of class society;



    or that life in primitive societies is often fairly reasonable, and is not, as Hobbes said and as has become a popular view, "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short";



    or if you in any other way reject blind faith in technological progress - this is the group for you.



    We believe that if humanity is to achieve a classless society, or even just make significant improvements in the short-term, then a significant critique of technology is necessary.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 9th January 2017 17:13

    39 member(s)
    Molotov1848 Peterthepainter LoGronn Communard1871 Artiom Drotnar HorseloverFat Ele'ill Cliff Paul StromboliFucker666
    Latest Discussion: Anti-Technology !
  • Existential Marxism

    For those members who follow the teachings of the French existentialist and novelist Jean-Paul Sartre, or sympathize with his views. He was associated with the French Communist Party, the Maoist-inspired Proletarian Left, and the Revolutionary Democratic Rally.



    We are a group dedicated to the synthesis of Marxism and existentialism, as put forth in the post-WW2 era in France by Jean-Paul Sartre and influenced by his contemporaries, Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, as well as by the European communist and anarchist traditions at the time. Existential Marxism is often associated with the libertarian Marxist tradition (although it generally rejects the concept of the libertarian-authoritarian dichotomy, as it does with most structuralist binaries), and situates itself close to both left-communism and class-analysis anarchism. It is generally opposed to Marxist-Leninism ("Stalinism") and it's post-Stalin derivatives (Maoism, Titoism, etc) and considers the Soviet Union to have been state capitalist. It presses for grassroots revolutionary action in industrialized nations, and believes in the illegitimacy of bourgeois morality as a determinist power structure and argues for its replacement by a humanist ethic. It is supportive of militant labor unions, red unionism, and militant peoples' strikes. Although accepting of a vanguard party, it generally rejects the notions of democratic centralism, economic determinism, and / or anything that takes freedom out of the hands of the individual and resigns him or her to a fatalist or pre-determined behavior.



    It also places an emphasis on angst, existential nausea, bad faith ("mauvaise foi"), and argues that identity politics have worked to fracture "the" proletariat based on socially-constructed demographics. It is deeply phenomenological and materialist, and can be thought of as "politicized" continental philosophy.



    Existential Marxism argues that the lack of a pre-determination leaves humanity the free will and responsibility to construct it for itself, and that individuals gain definition and meaning based on what choices they choose, and in what context that choice is taken. It maintains strong support for democracy, inter-vanguard debate, and inclusive decision-making, and rejects the rule of an élite minority over the laboring majority (be it a bourgeois aristocracy or a party-led bureaucracy).



    As the political economy sets the stage, the individual is free to design the play.

    "Existence precedes essence" - Sartre



    Information regarding Sartre can be found at the Marxist Internet Archive - http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/sartre/index.htm

    You may also be interested in liking the "Marxist Existentialism" page at http://www.revleft.com/vb/group.php?groupid=398

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 19th June 2016 04:51

    19 member(s)
    fatherfoamhorse Faust Arp Zoroaster Counterculturalist Theta Sigma Sdela12 Rugged Collectivist Neoteropoeos Goblin vijaya
    Latest Discussion: Readings
  • Democratic Centralist

    A broad tendency group as well as group for discussion of democratic centralist organizational structures and methods.



    For Leninists, left communists, and any other communists who believe in a vanguard (or otherwise political) party democratically run and operated by the membership of the party in which all administrative and representative positions are elected from top to bottom.



    Through putting each or most party policies to a plebiscite or referendum vote among the party electorate, the will of the majority of the party is represented and carried out.



    The task of a democratic centralist organizational structure is to achieve, as Lenin put it, "freedom of discussion, unity of action." This means that we work toward achieving the highest democratic standard of decision making possible while also maintaining a standard of unity within the party.



    We understand that, while we may disagree with the specifics, not every organization that has ever called itself a democratic centralist body was run in such a manner, especially in the case of organizations that managed certain state apparatuses.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 16th February 2016 01:24

    33 member(s)
    Loganauer Faust Arp LeninistIthink Diirez Comrade Maro RedKobra Comrade Strong M-L-C-F Buttscratcher sosolo
  • Ultra Adventurists

    A torch light safari of fun

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 15th May 2015 01:52

    14 member(s)
    skeptical mrxist BIXX HerringGull servusmoderni Igor Bea Arthur Trap Queen Voxxy Ravachol baronci mybloodisred
    This group doesn't have any discussions yet.
  • Autonomists

    Autonomism or Autonomous Marxism is a set of left-wing political and social movements and theories identified with the socialist movement. As a theoretical system, it first emerged in Italy in the 1960s from workerist (operaismo) communism. Later, post-Marxist and anarchist tendencies became significant after influence from the Situationists, the failure of Italian far-left movements in the 1970s, and the emergence of a number of important theorists including Antonio Negri, who had contributed to the 1969 founding of Potere Operaio, as well as Mario Tronti, Paolo Virno, Franco Berardi "Bifo", etc.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th September 2017 20:15

    44 member(s)
    bolanoismygod SATails Molotov1848 SonofRage Jessica ShadowStar Working Class Hero mushroompizza dez OolonColluphid
  • Orthodox Marxism

    This is the group that formed http://marxistcenter.com which is a writers collective popularising the ideas of revolutionary Social-Democracy of the late 19th and early 20th century. We are also open for contributions and if you like to do so you could reach us at [email protected]



    “When and where did I ever claim to have created any sort of special trend in international Social-Democracy not identical with the trend of Bebel and Kautsky?”



    - Lenin



    A related political group is the Dutch Communist Platform: http://www.revleft.com/vb/group.php?groupid=1244

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 29th October 2016 03:44

    34 member(s)
    Radical Atom Farseer Communist Mutant From Outer Space Revoltorb Jacob Cliff ahriman Guardia Rossa Tjis Zwatt Comrade Marceline
  • The Pragmatic Approach

    For people who actually realize that at one point in time capitalism was a necessity. However, it is dated due to a profit driven system limiting technological evolution. For those who believe technology is revolutionary tool and those who oppose technological development are inherently bourgeois and have no means to create an actual functioning society.



    Members can post discussions and do their best to strip emotional context to economic theory/application.



    The far-left is riddled with people with meek and bourgeois tendencies of blind moralism. This only encourages the bourgeois to label us as "deluded hippies."



    Furthermore lets stop with symbols and parades. Its inherently reactionary.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 24th March 2016 21:30

    3 member(s)
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  • Non-Doctrinaire Stalinists

    This group is for Stalinists who do not subscribe to a particular doctrine or "ism". If you are an "Anti-Revisionist," Revisionist, Maoist, Khruschevite, Hoxhaist, Titoist, Brezhnevite, Juche-ist or one of a million other doctrinal "ists", this group is not for you. However, if you recognize that even a blind squirrel can find a theoretical nut, or have no qualms about slaughtering your own sacred cows, or really understand what Stalin meant when he said, "You're not Stalin and I'm not Stalin. Stalin is Soviet power. Stalin is what he is in the newspapers and the portraits, not you, not even me", then you might just be a non-doctrinaire stalinist. Group members must be able to agree with the Non-Doctrinaire Stalinist Credo.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 24th March 2016 21:41

    4 member(s)
    Mass Grave Aesthetics DasFapital Taters Remus Bleys
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  • Reforge the Fourth International!

    From the 1994 declaration of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement:





    "In 1984, the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement was founded, grouping together the nucleus of the Maoist revolutionaries the world over who were determined to carry forward the fight for a world without exploitation and oppression, without imperialism, a world in which the very division of society into classes will be overcome - the communist world of the future. Since the formation of our Movement we have continued to advance and today, on the occasion of the Mao Tsetung Centenary, with a deep sense of our responsibility, we declare to the international proletariat and the oppressed masses of the world that our guiding ideology is Marxism-Leninism-Maoism"



    For years the Revolutionary Internationalist movement served as the focal point for the Internationalist Communist movement, playing an important role in the re-emergence of the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist world wide until it was sabotaged by Avakianite revisionism and Prachandist neo-revisionism. We support the tradition of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement and the effort of the (New)Communist party of Italy and the Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan of rebuilding the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement.



    Re-forge the Fourth International!

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 24th March 2016 21:58

    5 member(s)
    Debraski maoist70 DasFapital Wooley Bearded Man Yet_Another_Boring_Marxist
    This group doesn't have any discussions yet.
  • Organic Centralist

    For those who understand that a revolutionary, restrictive, centralized Vanguard is necessary, that Democracy is not a principle and is at best a means to an end, for those who freely admit they fight for Proletarian Dictatorship and not "Proletarian Democracy."



    For those who realize that all systems are inherently "totalitarian" and thus it is a meaningless buzzword, such as "anti authoritarianism." For those who realize that the working class, and that the working class party, should exercise the maximum control over society during the Revolutionary Dictatorship of the Proletariat, purging any and all counter-revolutionary tendencies (tendency being used in the broadest sense of the word). For those who realize that the proletariat must be "authoritarian" towards the Bourgeoisie.



    "The Left historically tried, without breaking from the principle of world centralised discipline, to give revolutionary battle – although defensive – while keeping the vanguard proletariat intact from any collusion with the middle classes, their parties and their doomed-to- defeat ideologies. Having even the historical chance of saving, if not the revolution, at least the core of its historical party, being missed, it has today begun all over again, in a torpid and indifferent objective situation, within a proletariat infected to the bone by petty-bourgeois democratism. But the dawning organism, by utilising the whole of the doctrinal and praxis-based tradition – as confirmed by the historical verification of timely expectations – puts it into effect also with its everyday action; it pursues the aim of re-establishing an always wider contact with the exploited masses, and it eliminates from its structure one of the starting errors of the Moscow International, by getting rid of democratic centralism and of any voting mechanism, as well as every last member eliminating from his ideology any concession to democratoid, pacifist, autonomist or libertarian trends."

    http://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1965/consider.htm



    However organic centralism itself implies a lot more than mere rejection of Democratic centralism. It implies the necessity of the program, of the invariance of Marxism, criticism of form over content, dynamic view on class, an acknowledgement that the class must act as a single entity (organism if you will) acting in one harmonious good, not caring about being authoritarian etc. The necessity of the program implies the necessity of a totalitarian state aparatus that is animated by the party. The dynamic understanding of the class and of the invariant program itself shows the concepts of the historical and formal party, which itself informs our view on activism. Organicism itself acknowledges communism is the human community and of the destruction of politics. In addition this "organic centralism means purge dissent" is really just a strawman*. You can find this in Bordigas speech at the 6th comintern and in "communist organization and disclipline." The rome theses discusses the organic nature of the party yet the party was Democratic at the time. While today organic centralism denies voting mechanism, it did not always, it simply uses the form that, when taking into account the context of things as they are, allows the party to operate in a way that allows its organic unity to dominate. Not a Dictatorship of the base (democratism) nor of the center (stalinism - though this may be necessary for a temporary amount of time) but a dictatorship of the program, a harmony between top, middle, and bottom.



    "If it is only a minority of the class that is actually acting as a class for itself then it is only this minority that can be supported by the communists."



    This is a group for those who already identify as organic centralists.

    If you would like to learn more about Organic Centralism and Revolutionary Totalitarianism, perhaps these are the places to look:



    http://www.revleft.com/vb/group.php?groupid=970



    http://revolutionarytotalitarians.wordpress.com/



    *Lenin's formula "Freedom of Discussion, Unity of Action" (and his explanation of this formula) is correct, and one of the defining points on how "dissent" should be dealt with and how the dissenters interact with the rest of the party. The party is a voluntary organization, ideally one is free to leave and join at their own choosing, but sometimes it will be necessary to expel certain elements of the party, and it must be remembered the history of communism is the history of splits: our principles are defined by the communist movement and it would be the utmost error to opportunistly betray them (Engels and Lenin both spoke of this), communists must be intransigent.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 16th February 2016 01:36

    18 member(s)
    Jacob Cliff L.A.P. OGG Georg Lukacs Mad Frankie Yukari p0is0n Conrad Merkel JPSartre12 Ember Catching
    Latest Discussion: factions

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  • Anti-Fascists

    This is a group for all revolutionary leftists who see the need to focus attention on anti-fascist struggle, and wish to discuss what fascism is and how we can fight it.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 2nd January 2018 16:47

    This is a private group.
  • American Revolutionaries

    This group is for all revolutionary Americans living in the USA. This group will discuss specific events, problems, and questions that face us as Americans in our pursuit for revolution and socialist construction. All tenancies are welcome. It is the hope of this group to create a framework for national cohesion and dialogue, whereby we all become aware of the particular struggles and obstacles facing the prospect of revolution in America.

    Category: Regional
    Last Activity: 2nd January 2018 16:47

    336 member(s)
    AmericanCommunist MiguelTheSocialist vivek DMerka John Nada Chance Chomskyan Cyborg Communist Wizard TheColourOfDespair Loganauer
    Latest Discussion: Revolutionary tactics
  • Marxist-Leninists

    Marxism-Leninism is the theory and practice of the Communists, who uphold the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin in the struggle for proletarian revolution, the construction of socialism, and the triumph of communism on a world scale. It is the scientific ideology of the working-class and its vanguard which accomplish these aims.

    Marxism-Leninism bases itself on historical and dialectical materialism, taking into account the objective material conditions existent in each country and region. It supports just struggles against imperialism and neo-colonialism whose victories are guaranteed through the leading role of the working-class in said struggles. It supports internationalism as the guiding basis of the foreign policy of the socialist state and in the approach to inter-imperialist conflicts. Marxist-Leninists fight for both democratic and socialist demands and, where necessary in the world, carry out any bourgeois-democratic tasks in tandem with the uninterrupted move over into the socialist revolution.

    The struggles waged by Marx, Engels and Lenin against all forms of revisionism, opportunism and reformism constituted both the defense of scientific socialism and its creative development, opposing both "left" and right-wing deviations.

    The construction of socialism in the Soviet Union and likeminded countries provided a superior alternative to the capitalist system. The treacherous policies pursued by the restorers of capitalism constituted a heavy setback for the world working-class movement, but they could not reverse the nature of capitalism and the inevitability of class struggles for socialism under it.

    Marxism-Leninism remains the ideology of the working-class by virtue of its scientific content and objective merits in the epoch of imperialism and the decay of capitalism.

    =Reading List=
    -Basics-
    * https://archive.org/details/PoliticalEconomyACondensedCourse
    * https://archive.org/details/MaterialismDialecticalMethod
    * https://www.rhizzone.net/forum/topic/13358/ (Elementary Principles of Philosophy)
    * https://archive.org/details/lininandtherussi035179mbp (an introduction to Lenin's life, Leninism, and the October Revolution along with the first few years afterward)
    * https://archive.org/details/AShortHistoryOfTheCPSU
    * https://archive.org/details/InternationalWorkingClassAndCommunistMovementHisto ricalRecord
    * https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ (The State and Revolution, by V.I. Lenin)
    * https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1920/lwc/ ("Left-Wing" Communism, An Infantile Disorder, by V.I. Lenin)
    * https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ (Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, by V.I. Lenin)
    * http://bookzz.org/book/862537/add33c (Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism)
    -Advanced-
    * https://archive.org/details/PoliticalEconomyCapitalism
    * https://archive.org/details/PoliticalEconomySocialism
    * https://archive.org/details/tfomlp (The Fundamentals of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy)
    -See Also-
    * http://www.revleft.com/vb/threads/195470-Compilations-of-writings-by-Marx-Engels-and-Lenin-(PDFs)

    NOTE: To all forum users wishing to join, have some indication that you are a ML in your profile.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 2nd January 2018 16:47

    566 member(s)
    cruxcommunista Garlic Hihi H O X H A CommieScum Fabrizio Picco DMerka Tarbram JAC0BIN Raul Castro
  • Rural Leftists

    A group for rural lefties of all stripes to chat with others about living in what is commonly tea party/conservative/reactionary territory.

    Category: Regional
    Last Activity: 2nd January 2018 16:47

    47 member(s)
    Militant Hick red.underground TheColourOfDespair karlkropotkin Red Baker Nordic.Anarchist ShadowStar billydan225 tomcres Comrade Faxman
  • Palestine solidarity group

    Discuss and organise issues in solidarity and relating to the struggle to free the Palestinian people.

    Last Activity: 2nd January 2018 16:47

    420 member(s)
    emilyrobinson OnFire Aidan Rowan Birk Bobby Havens Noxian ConfusedCommie karlkropotkin John Nada Chance
    Latest Discussion: Anti-zionist jewish groups.
  • Youth Rights

    A group for all who oppose Ageism, and discrimination of youth, and advocate for the advancement of youth in society.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 2nd January 2018 16:47

    198 member(s)
    Noxian SentimentalDisenchantment Ricemilk OC96 ShadowStar Aslan Wyboth Faust Arp RedBird Jimmy Jazz1998
    Latest Discussion: Marx on Ageism
  • Republican Socialists

    For all those who support both Irish republicanism and socialism.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 2nd January 2018 16:47

    183 member(s)
    SonOfTom John Nada Communist Mutant From Outer Space xtrmntr IrishQueer Communist_Rage Faust Arp LeninistIthink Delusional Kid The_Southern_Leftist
    Latest Discussion: Ideologies
  • Environmental Left

    Many people are aware of the worldwide problem of environmental pollution and destruction. This is making the Earth become increasingly unstable and uninhabitable. Left unchecked, global warming and general ecological destruction will have catastrophic impacts on human, animal, and plant life.

    For too many environmentalists however, green issues and politics are “neither left nor right” or “beyond politics”. But this is not true. Ecological destruction is not an accidental feature of the capitalist system. The insatiable need to increase profits cannot be reformed away as its system of production, for profit and not need, causes huge amounts of environmental destruction and needless waste.

    On the other side, the left cannot ignore environmental issues or afford not to put enough emphasis on them as (1) a classless society does not automatically equate to an environmentally friendly one, although it does have the basis to create one (unlike a capitalist society) and (2) by the time we reach the point of a revolution, the environment may be beyond repair. If the left does not back these issues enough, it will be incapable of creating a future society that is free and equal; such a society must be in harmony with the rest of nature.

    We must not only aim to bring the green movement to the left but also make sure that the left is green.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 2nd January 2018 16:47

    320 member(s)
    taklamakan SATails IsaacIsaac openminded Rich Piana LionofTepelenë kolamon Jessica karlkropotkin Ricemilk
    Latest Discussion: Climate action !
  • United Front

    Union of Socialists, Marxists, Maoists, Anarchists, Syndicalists, Anarcho-communists, and everyone else on the real left to fight Fascism and Capitalism

    Last Activity: 2nd January 2018 16:47

    111 member(s)
    Cyborg Communist Wizard Chomskyan karlkropotkin WhiteCrow Aslan Ne réfléchis pas Nordic.Anarchist Faust Arp LeninistIthink Philosopharis
    Latest Discussion: What I think
  • Texas Leftists

    A group for leftists in the Great State of Texas!

    Yee-Haw!

    Category: Regional
    Last Activity: 2nd January 2018 16:47

    41 member(s)
    airclay ShadowStar Soviet Aggression Loc theuproar Bad Grrrl Agro *BuntuBob Creative Destruction William Howard Taft Einkarl
    Latest Discussion: Fellow Texas.