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  • Marxist-Humanist Initiative

    Marxist-Humanist Initiative (MHI) began in April 2009, following the collapse of previous Marxist-Humanist organizations. It aims to contribute to the transformation of this capitalist world by projecting, developing, and concretizing the philosophy of Karl Marx (1818-1883) and its further development in the Marxist-Humanism articulated by Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987).



    We are not a political party. Nor are we trying to lead the masses, who will form their own organizations, and whose emancipation must be their own act. But we have seen that spontaneous actions alone are insufficient to usher in a new society. We seek a new unity of philosophy and organization in which mass movements striving for freedom lay hold of Marx’s philosophy of revolution and recreate society on its basis.



    Today’s economic crisis and recession present a moment to engage people in discussion of these ideas. MHI is dedicated to the task of proving theoretically that an alternative to capitalism is possible. We are distinguished by our economic analyses, which do not merely assert, but demonstrate, that the only opposite to the current world economic system is its abolition and replacement with one not based on the production of “value.” Because capitalism cannot be fundamentally reformed, attempts to reform it lead to an intensification of state-capitalism, not socialism.

    MHI’s ideas and actions, as well as our structure and rules, are guided by the interests of working people and freedom movements of African-Americans and other minorities, women, youth, and all those around the world who are struggling for self-determination in order to freely develop their own human natures. We have no interests separate and apart from theirs. To this end, we open our website to the widest possible dialogue with people around the world. We intend to practice, as well as espouse, a two-way road between our organization and people outside it as essential to developing a single dialectic in the relationship of theory to practice — and as the way to assure the survival of Marxist-Humanism.



    Our collective is working to create an organization so firmly rooted in its philosophy that it will not succumb to diversions that may arise from personal agendas, and that will be capable of developing and concretizing that philosophy over the long haul, regardless of who its members may be. It is no simple matter to create a democratic organization that is at the same time effective and able to resist efforts to divert it from its goals. We are aware that Marx never achieved an organization based on his philosophy, and that Dunayevskaya´s organization disintegrated following her death. But we have made progress on this matter, with our Principles and By-Laws, and by recognizing that Marxist-Humanism cannot be carried on by chance, or by individuals alone. An organization is needed to test and prove ideas. We invite all to join us in this discussion and initiative.



    http://www.marxisthumanistinitiative.org/

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 16th June 2015 15:29

    6 member(s)
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  • Class Traitors

    Group for class unconscious proletarians who don't believe they are in chains.



    also: I (Remus) made this group not because i am a class traitor but because one wanted to have a rl group.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 10th January 2014 02:12

    1 member(s)
    Remus Bleys
    Latest Discussion: destroy statistical marxism
  • Stalinism

    For those who are pro-Stalin.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 20th January 2017 20:33

    6 member(s)
    H O X H A MarxEngelsLeninStalinMao Iosif LiamChe Stalin Baratheon Flying Purple People Eater
    Latest Discussion: Introduction to Stalinism
  • Stalinists

    For every one that follows Stalin's doctrine.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th February 2017 16:14

    35 member(s)
    H O X H A Chertionok CaptainCool309 Tio Pepe Sobornost Miltiadis Redearth Kamrat_Oscarius JackAmphlett RadicalKKE pibbieta
    Latest Discussion: University under Joseph Stalin
  • Liberation Theology

    A group for Catholics who oppose homophobia, capitalism, transphobia, sexism, racism and pacifism.



    (Non Catholics can join)



    "Charity is today a 'political charity.'. . . it means the transformation of a society structured to benefit a few who appropriate to themselves the value of the work of others. This transformation ought to be directed toward a radical change in the foundation of society, that is, the private ownership of the means of production.”

    ― Gustavo Gutiérrez



    "The denunciation of injustice implies the rejection of the use of Christianity to legitimize the established order.”

    ― Gustavo Gutiérrez



    “The God of Exodus is the God of history and of political liberation more than he is the God of nature.”

    ― Gustavo Gutiérrez



    “But the poor person does not exist as an inescapable fact of destiny. His or her existence is not politically neutral, and it is not ethically innocent. The poor are a by-product of the system in which we live and for which we are responsible. They are marginalized by our social and cultural world. They are the oppressed, exploited proletariat, robbed of the fruit of their labor and despoiled of their humanity. Hence the poverty of the poor is not a call to generous relief action, but a demand that we go and build a different social order.”

    ― Gustavo Gutiérrez



    "Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means ‘son of encouragement’). He sold a field that belonged to him, then brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet." Acts 4:32-37

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 16th March 2017 10:37

    15 member(s)
    cruxcommunista fatherfoamhorse IrishQueer theredmilitiaman BoratOfPhilosophy CommunistofWisconsin TheSocialistMetalhead fgilbert2 RedMoslem Scarlet Fever
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  • Non-Stalinist Marxist-Leninists

    Marxism-Leninism isn't Stalinism.



    It is Marxism and Leninism.



    That's it!

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 7th August 2016 05:27

    15 member(s)
    Leftist lalando Comrade Maro loverussia24 TheAntiReactionary CommunistKid xnecron101x SensibleLuxemburgist M-L-C-F TriPac Dude
    Latest Discussion: Redundancy?
  • Loneliness

    Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation or lack of companionship. Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connectedness or communality with other beings, both in the present and extending into the future. As such, loneliness can be felt even when surrounded by other people.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 3rd November 2016 18:14

    39 member(s)
    almost Plagueround fatherfoamhorse Hedonic Socialism ShadowStar Guardia Rossa Proletarius Communist_Rage Comrade Jacob oneday
    Latest Discussion: Loneliness
  • Intergalactic Socialism

    Proletarian interstellarism, sometimes referred to as interstellar socialism or Intergalactic socialism, is a social class concept based on the view that upcoming interplanetary travel will establish capitalism as a universal system, and therefore the working class must act as a universal class if it is to defeat it. Workers should struggle in solidarity with their fellow workers in other planets on the basis of a common class interest.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 25th February 2016 00:41

    18 member(s)
    Cyborg Communist Wizard Communist Mutant From Outer Space Synergy Aslan LeninistIthink oneday PC LOAD LETTER Loony Le Fist Rosa Partizan #FF0000
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  • Communism

    This is a group for people who are communists.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 28th March 2016 15:45

    10 member(s)
    tomcres Ricemilk Faust Arp RedKobra Sewer Socialist PC LOAD LETTER Comrade Jaraxxus CommunistofWisconsin DasFapital Flying Purple People Eater
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  • Libertarian Socialism

    From WikiPedia:



    Libertarian socialism (sometimes called social anarchism or left-libertarianism) is a group of political philosophies that promote a non-hierarchical, non-bureaucratic society without private property in the means of production. Libertarian socialists believe in converting present-day private productive property into common or public goods, while retaining respect for personal property. Libertarian socialism is opposed to coercive forms of social organization. It promotes free association in place of government and opposes the social relations of capitalism, such as wage labor. The term libertarian socialism is used by some socialists to differentiate their philosophy from state socialism, and by some as a synonym for anarchism.



    Adherents of libertarian socialism assert that a society based on freedom and equality can be achieved through abolishing authoritarian institutions that control certain means of production and subordinate the majority to an owning class or political and economic elite. Libertarian socialism also constitutes a tendency of thought that promotes the identification, criticism, and practical dismantling of illegitimate authority in all aspects of life.



    Accordingly, libertarian socialists believe that "the exercise of power in any institutionalized form—whether economic, political, religious, or sexual—brutalizes both the wielder of power and the one over whom it is exercised". Libertarian socialists generally place their hopes in decentralized means of direct democracy such as libertarian municipalism, citizens' assemblies, trade unions, and workers' councils.



    Political philosophies commonly described as libertarian socialist include most varieties of anarchism (especially anarchist communism, anarchist collectivism, anarcho-syndicalism, and mutualism) as well as autonomism, Communalism, participism, libertarian Marxist philosophies such as council communism and Luxemburgism, and some versions of "utopian socialism" and individualist anarchism.



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    The group avatar image is one of Daniel Guerin taken from libcom.org.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 25th November 2016 03:51

    53 member(s)
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  • Trotskyist

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    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 20th July 2017 08:16

    396 member(s)
    mongo Comrade Baugher Konikow QuiteCurious Red_Jacobin Donovich Red Baker N. Senada Proletarius tomcres
    Latest Discussion: which affiliation is yours
  • Democratic Confederalism

    For those who support or are interested in Democratic Confederalism, Social Ecology, Communalism, Libertarian Municipalism, Dialectical Naturalism and the Kurdish Liberation Struggle.

    "When the PKK was formed in the 1970s the international ideological and political climate was characterized by the bipolar world of the Cold War and the conflict between the socialist and the capitalist camps. The PKK was inspired at that time by the rise of decolonialization movements all over the world. In this context we tried to find our own way in agreement with the particular situation in our homeland. The PKK never regarded the Kurdish question as a mere problem of ethnicity or nationhood. Rather, we believed, it was the project of liberating the society and democratizing it. These aims increasingly determined our actions since the 1990s."-Abdullah Ocalan,"Democratic Confederalism" p.7

    "Without the repression of the women the repression of the entire society is not conceivable. The sexism within the nation-state society while on the one hand gives the male the maximum power on the other hand turns the society through the woman into the worst colony of all. Hence woman is the historical-society’s colony nation which has reached its worst position within the nation-state. All the power and state ideologies stem from sexist attitudes and behaviour. Woman’s slavery is the most profound and disguised social area where all types of slavery, oppression and colonization are realized. Capitalism and nation-state act in full awareness of this. Without woman’s slavery none of the other types of slavery can exist let alone develop."ibid. p.17

    "Democratic confederalism is open towards other political groups and factions. It is flexible, multi-cultural, anti-monopolistic, and consensus-oriented. Ecology and feminism are central pillars. In the frame of this kind of self-administration an alternative economy will become necessary, which increases the resources of the society instead of exploiting them and thus does justice to the manifold needs of the society." ibid p.21

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 19th July 2017 13:13

    25 member(s)
    MySticMan tpoted Comrade Pingu Celtic_0ne pax et aequalitas Bobby Havens Fridisen Christopher Cone SonofRage gnarxwolf
    Latest Discussion: This group doesn't have any discussions yet.
  • Anti-ML's

    Group for those who reject Stalinism, Maoism, Hoxhaism, Titoism, it's variations, branches and bastardizations, whatever their tactics and theoretical content.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 17th July 2017 13:56

    12 member(s)
    Redjonri tpoted Bobby Havens SATails TKO bluetortilla aztecobolshevik LionofTepelenë Chomskyan The Idler
    Latest Discussion: Democratic Description
  • 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: 9th July 2017 20:45

    568 member(s)
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  • Marxist-Leninist-Maoist

    Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, as based mainly on the teachings of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Iosef Stalin and Mao Zedong, is the highest qualitative stage of Marxism so far and is the guiding ideology of revolutionaries the world over who carry forward the fight for a world free of all class distinctions, all exploitative production relations, all oppressive social relations, and all corresponding, reactionary ideas - the communist world of the future. Basic Marxist-Leninist principles were implemented successfully, though with shortcomings, in the Soviet Union during the leadership of Lenin and Stalin, but it was the experience of socialist construction and the 'Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution' in the People's Republic of China under Mao however that heralded 'Mao Tse-Tung Thought' and later 'Maoism' as a new qualitative advancement of Marxism-Leninism. Key principles of Maoism include:

    1. The people's war strategy, i.e. a strategy of mass-based guerilla war principally relying on the exploited social base leading to the encirclement of the more developed areas that profit from the exploitation of that social base.

    2. The mass line, which encompasses four main points: a) learn from the people while leading them, b) serve the people while leading them, c) rely on the people while leading them, and d) practice leadership mainly in the form of guidance rather than commands.

    3. The philosophical, strategic, and tactical approach of identifying the contextual principal contradiction and attacking the contextual main enemy. (Divide and conquer, in other words.)

    4. New democratic revolution and the corresponding strategic block of four classes as the path to sustainable socialism for countries with pre-capitalist modes of production.

    5. Political and cultural revolutions within the proletarian revolution as occasionally necessary.

    Unfortunately, following the lead of the Khrushchovite revisionists who destroyed socialism in the USSR after Stalin's death, after Mao's death the PRC was also taken over by revisionists who revise and betray fundamental principles of Marxism in the interests of capitalism and, like the USSR before it, a once great proletarian state was taken down the path of capitalist restoration and social-imperialism. Because of this, we put particular emphasis on the dangers of revisionism. Despite the defeats of the 20th century, the flame of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is still being kept alive and advanced by the experiences of the countless CPs in the third world waging or preparing for people's war. Long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!

    (Group description by cmrds mosfeld, red cat, Palingenesis, Marxach-Léinínach, the Hong Se Sun, Siren Bang, scarletghoul and Who?.)

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 24th June 2017 17:53

    This is a private group.
  • Indian Guerilla Left Front

    Join the Indian political revolution .Lal Salaam to all Comrades

    Last Activity: 23rd June 2017 11:26

    3 member(s)
    willowtooth GLF guevarism
  • Impossibilists

    Impossibilism is a theory and strategy for bringing about socialism and an interpretation of Marxism that stresses the limited value of political, economic and social reforms within a capitalist economy. It argues that pursuing such reforms is counterproductive as they only strengthen support for the existing system and thereby work to ensure the continuation of the capitalist system, or at the least, impossibilism argues that such reforms are irrelevant to the realization of socialism and should not be a major concern for socialists.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 21st June 2017 22:56

    108 member(s)
    GLF guevarism Ancom.Texas TomLeftist Cyborg Communist Wizard CatTrap Bluesteel SonofRage InfuriatinglyRed aztecobolshevik
    Latest Discussion: New Statesman Adverts 1969-1970
  • World Socialist Movement

    The World Socialist Movement (WSM) is an international organisation of socialist parties created in 1904 with the founding of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. The member parties share a common classical Marxist worldview and an adherence to socialism defined as a distinct economic system from capitalism. Therefore, the World Socialist parties are held in sharp contrast to Social democratic political parties and Leninist/Marxist-Leninist movements.

    Last Activity: 21st June 2017 22:56

    53 member(s)
    GLF guevarism TomLeftist Diego Cyborg Communist Wizard RedLeaf CatTrap Blake's Baby Bluesteel SATails
    Latest Discussion: SPGB Election Address 1910
  • Socialist Standard

    Socialist Standard is a monthly socialist magazine published without interruption since September 1904 by the Socialist Party of Great Britain. The magazine is written in a simple, direct style and focuses mainly on socialist advocacy and Marxian analysis of current events, particularly those affecting the United Kingdom.
    http://bestofsocialiststandard.blogspot.com/

    Last Activity: 21st June 2017 22:56

    27 member(s)
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    Latest Discussion: Save the Socialist Standard
  • Socialism in Film

    Socialism in film and television or films for film clubs for socialists.

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 21st June 2017 12:37

    11 member(s)
    ForNoGoodReason SonOfTom Cyborg Communist Wizard gnarxwolf Sewer Socialist Puzzled Left xtrmntr LeninistIthink Faust Arp IFMC
    Latest Discussion: La Jeune Karl Marx (2016)