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  • Republican Socialists

    For all those who support both Irish republicanism and socialism.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th November 2016 13:23

    184 member(s)
    SonOfTom John Nada Communist Mutant From Outer Space xtrmntr Red Scythe IrishQueer Communist_Rage Faust Arp LeninistIthink Delusional Kid
    Latest Discussion: Ideologies
  • Guevarist

    Guevarism holds the belief that Armed Struggle can trigger a Revolution wherever a Government doesn't have the favour of its Citizens.



    Guevarism believes that the focoism principle of vanguardism by cadres of small, fast-moving paramilitary groups can provide a focus for popular discontent against a sitting regime, and thereby lead a general insurrection.



    Ernesto Guevara did not count on a Leninist insurrection based on cities as had happened during the 1917 October Revolution, but on a popular uprisings which would gain strength in rural areas and would overtopple the regime: the vanguard guerrilla was supposed to bolster the population's morale, not to take control of the state apparatus by itself, without any exterior help.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 26th November 2016 16:53

    141 member(s)
    John Nada keavy The_Southern_Leftist initforthelutz Georg Lukacs Lenin_Was_Right Left-wing nationalist BoratOfPhilosophy flaming bolshevik manvika
    Latest Discussion: Pick up armsthe
  • 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: 3rd November 2016 21:16

    564 member(s)
    IbelieveInanarchy SATails Left-Wing Nutjob Comrade Baugher Molotov1848 aztecobolshevik Philippe Homo Songun ConfusedCommie John Nada
    Latest Discussion: Fascists in your area
  • Anarcho-Syndicalist

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    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 25th November 2016 03:49

    247 member(s)
    d3crypt Existentialist SentimentalDisenchantment red.underground Ricemilk mutualaid MrPsycho1994 Бай Ганьо The Penguin kafkaes
  • Third Period Marxist-Leninists

    For Marxist-Leninists adhering to a Third Period or true "Anti-Revisionist" line defined first by the Sixth Congress of the Communist International and the resulting Programme of the Communist International, those sympathetic to this Third Period line, and those curious about it and its implications for today

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 5th May 2016 23:53

    68 member(s)
    ConfusedCommie Communist Mutant From Outer Space RadicalKKE Fotheringay The_Southern_Leftist B&R24 Brutus Asero statecapitalist BoratOfPhilosophy
  • nihilist communism

    We think revolutionary expertise, which bases itself in organizational certainty and theoretical rigidity, measures only pro-revolutionary fabrication, it has but one relation to actual social conditions, which is that it is wholly unable to escape its determinations. Predictions for the future are hypothesized out of past happenings mistake the very nature of revolution, which we all agree is an event that is precisely not conditioned by the past and is characterized as a complete transformation of humans existence out of the economic mode. If we cannot recognize the future in the present then we cannot decide which pro-revolutionary activity or value of the present should be promoted or carried through to the future. It is our contention that most pro-revolutionary activity extends existing conditions and acts to prevent the future. We think many pro-revolutionary rather enjoy the antagonism of capitalist society and the part they place by supporting a 'side'.



    We cannot say for certain what is to be done. What we do know is that the past appears, in one form or another, in the present, before our eyes, and from this appearance of dead forms we can identify what we think is counter-revolutionary. For example we see that consciousness is a concept that has been consistently deployed in past revolutionary attempts and because those attempts all failed the concept of consciousness and its role must be questioned. Our critique of consciousness begins with our understanding of the failure of revolutions: we see that consciousness, as an organizing principle, has always been deployed by a certain section of the bourgeoisie which seeks to use working class muscle to gain political power for itself.



    As an alternative to the consciousness, which is, of course, also a 'recruiting' model, we argue that once factories have been seized by workers and capitalist production halted then through the resulting crack opened up in the structure of capitalist society humanity may find it possible to assert itself for itself. We therefore see revolution in two stages: (1) the seizure of production by the working class in pursuing its self-interest; (2)the collapse of existing forms of power brought on by the contradiction of working class ownership. The collapse of established power will bring a new material base of human society into existence, drawing from this base the mass of humanity will have the opportunity to remake itself.



    http://theanarchistlibrary.org/HTML/Monsieur_Dupont__Nihilist_Communism.html



    brief note on the purpose of this group:



    my primary purposes in starting group are to assemble a collection of texts in the "nihilist communism" vein, or relevant to its critique of the pro-revolutionary milieu and to have friendly, informal discussions about those texts and the points they raise. to this end, although in the "tendency" category, this group is open to all who are interested.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 7th July 2016 19:58

    98 member(s)
    pepezefrog Communist Mutant From Outer Space Durruti's friend Communist_Rage upgrayedd Guardia Rossa Alexey Sobelsohn AccidentalCactus Cliff Paul Brognor
  • Situationists

    Group for people interested in the Situationists, who identify with the methods and goals of Situationists, or who wish to learn more about Situationists and Situationism.



    Something Something "Spectacle"



    Situationists Needed!



    Also, wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situationist_International

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 13th March 2017 00:07

    177 member(s)
    Molotov1848 John Nada LionofTepelenë fatherfoamhorse Communist Mutant From Outer Space upgrayedd ahriman stirnerakos Ro Laren Smash Monogamy
    Latest Discussion: Whats the Situation
  • Econ-minimalist

    Economic minimalists are directed by adherence to the real economic process through the application of the scientific method in the study of socio-economics.



    econ-minimalist principles



    - continuous social progress.

    - elimination of artificial scarcity.

    - adherence to the real economic process.

    - seeking to reduce economic theory to it's necessary elements.

    - spreading awareness of the unifying theory of artificial scarcity.

    - utilization of the scientific method in political socio-economic study.

    - economy is a public utility whose intended purpose is to sustain a civilization.

    - understanding the true nature of communism is to indoctrinate nothing except altruism.

    - spreading awareness of the true economic condition of humanity as defined mathematically and by direct observation.

    - communism should not be defined in ideological/political terms, or even ethical, but rather in a very simplified scientific and economic language.

    - communism does not replace the "mode" of production alone, it is a complete restructuring of entire cities, items, transportation; any understanding less than this is archaic and misconstrues communism.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 28th March 2016 15:52

    12 member(s)
    Dean Leonid Brozhnev Lynx Captain Red Revolver Slavoj Zizek's Balls Loony Le Fist Brutus The Ben G Aware
  • Anti-Zionists

    By its nature, Zionism concentrates ultra-nationalism, chauvinism and racial intolerance, excuse for territorial occupation and annexation, military opportunism, cult of political promiscuousness and irresponsibility, demagogy and ideological diversion, dirty tactics and perfidy... Absurd are attempts of Zionist ideologists to present criticizing them, or condemning the aggressive politics of the Israel's ruling circles, as antisemitic.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th April 2017 06:48

    327 member(s)
    CommissarNgugu htb24 Einkarl leftistman kmnhmth BisexualCommunist Comrade August Geiseric Rafiko Bingo William Howard Taft
    Latest Discussion: Awkward Situations
  • Narco-Socialists

    For those who see the failed International War on Drugs as a globalized system of exploitation, driven by corruption, double standards, and authoritarianism, for the benefit a few political and cartel elites.



    Narco-socialism proposes three initiatives to be taken in order:



    1) End of prohibition in the main whip of the international drug war, the United States, both in its domestic policy, which has locked up an enormous populations in profit driven prison systems for menial drug offenses that effectively have no victim, and in its relations with other country's, who mostly continue the policy for fear of losing subsidies.



    2) The establishment of Socialized Medicine, funded by the revenues of Afghan Opium which should be bought instead of destroyed, as it currently is, and made into pain-medication, in combination with the establishment of workers co-operative medical cannabis farms and distribution centers, based on the california model. This will serve as a basis for a new economy, as overproduction in a drug market can be curbed even more vigorously, and more enjoyably, than in a war economy, out of which the current state of affairs was born.



    3) The establishment of a Fifth Socialist International based on the aim at liberating the oppressed laborers who slave under the lash of the drug cartels in South America, the opium warlords in Afghanistan and where ever else this system has propagated. We agree with the proposal by Comrade Chavez, though critique his, and the general left's tendency to conventional or even reactionary thinking.



    We seek to the free the people and free the mind.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 20th January 2017 20:34

    109 member(s)
    H O X H A John Nada fatherfoamhorse Communist Mutant From Outer Space karlkropotkin Ricemilk Faust Arp Alexey Sobelsohn Lacrimi de Chiciură index
    Latest Discussion: The Narco-Socialist Manifesto

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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)
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    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)