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  • Revleft literature.

    For writers and fans of literature. Poets, short story writers and novelists can discuss their work here as well as issues such as publishing. Also, we can discuss literature in general.

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 24th July 2016 22:58

    6 member(s)
    Nicco thecynicalpotat2 Socialist99 St Pauli Partisans Quail Admiral Swagmeister G-Funk
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  • Linguistic leftists

    For leftists with an interest in the intricacies, usage, origin, development and individual uniqueness of language.



    Prior knowledge on the subject and/or Chomsky worshiping is not required.

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 14th June 2016 16:07

    35 member(s)
    InfuriatinglyRed IrishQueer Epictetus Faust Arp theredmilitiaman Counterculturalist SunAndWaves Chomskyan BoratOfPhilosophy tachosomoza
  • La Hermandad Latina

    Un grupo para todos los hablantes de las lenguas romances, para conversaciones interlingüísticas o por lo demás.



    Um grupo para todos os falantes das línguas românicas, para conversações interlinguísticas ou além do mais.



    Un groupe pour tous les parleurs des langues romanes, pour conversations interlinguistiques ou par ailleurs.



    Uno gruppo a tutti gli parlatori delle lingue romanze, a conversazioni interlinguistici o altrimenti.

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 26th September 2014 02:37

    18 member(s)
    Chomskyan Caperucita Roja Peely aspo75 ellipsis Lacrimi de Chiciură Quail Comrade Alex La Guaneña Ocean Seal
    Latest Discussion: Vídeos e filmes.
  • Audiobooks on socialism

    For the appreciation and creation of socialist audiobooks. Recording spoken word socialist works in the public domain as audiobooks needs encouraging. Whether these are appreciated by the visually impaired or those that prefer to learn aurally, or those that just enjoy podcasts (not all podcasts are audiobooks). Exchange tips and information on technical, legal, oral and social aspects here. Discuss sharing on commons.wikimedia.org, LibriVox.org, Marxists.org, iTunes store, Archive.org etc. Works published prior to 1923 are generally public domain hence the historical authors chosen as topics in this group. Hence the absence of 20th and 21st Century figures in this group.

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 9th August 2017 19:01

    36 member(s)
    SovietBritain Bobby Havens Cyborg Communist Wizard Ne réfléchis pas LeninistIthink Philosopharis Baritz Patron Saint Awesome flaming bolshevik paranoidandroid
    Latest Discussion: William Morris
  • Vexilloligists

    Vexilloligists. A person who studies flags is a vexillologist. Vexillography is the art of designing flags; a person who designs flags is a vexillographer. A person who simply likes, admires, or enjoys flags is a vexillophile. All are welcome here.

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 9th January 2017 22:13

    10 member(s)
    TheColourOfDespair Ne réfléchis pas República Española TheAntiReactionary Flavius ComradeBilly LeftMoz Hrafn Comrade Strong The Idler
    Latest Discussion: Past Pixels
  • William Morris

    The pre-eminent British socialist, libertarian socialist and founder and still principal figure of the Arts and Crafts movement. Co-founder and chief editor of the Social Democratic Federation 1881 to 1883, Socialist League 1884 to 1890 and the Hammersmith Socialist Society 1890 to his death in 1896. Co-founding father of fantasy fiction. Inspiration for the William Morris Society and its Journal of William Morris Studies published biannually since 1961.

    http://www.morrissociety.org/

    and

    http://www.williammorrissociety.org/

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 21st June 2017 12:14

    42 member(s)
    TomLeftist Communist Mutant From Outer Space Asero Zoop Zoroaster Baritz Antlerfish Sinister Intents flaming bolshevik ProletariatPower
  • Surrealism

    From Wikipedia:



    Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. The aim was to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality." Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself and/or an idea/concept.



    Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was, above all, a revolutionary movement.



    Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, eventually affecting the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory.

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 24th March 2016 21:34

    3 member(s)
    Mass Grave Aesthetics Counterculturalist Zoroaster
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  • Indochinese History Group

    Historical study and discussion group on the history of mainland South-East Asia, commonly referred to as "Indochina" by the British and French colonialists, from it's first rice-farming societies and kingdoms before 400BC, through the double millennium of the various changing political landscape of the region, leading up to the modern day states of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand & Vietnam.



    All welcome.

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 30th August 2014 17:53

    3 member(s)
    Saophim Trap Queen Voxxy Flying Purple People Eater
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  • Otto Rühle Project

    This project is to here to collect the works of Otto Rühle in all languages and to translate them into English.



    Brief bio:



    Otto Rühle (23 October 1874 in Großschirma – 24 June 1943 in Mexico) was a German Marxist active in opposition to both the First and Second World Wars, and a founder along with Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxemburg, Franz Mehring and others of the group and magazine Internationale, which posed a revolutionary internationalism against a world of warring states, and also the Spartacist League (Spartakusbund in German) in 1916.



    The Spartacist League took an oppositional stance to Leninism, and was attacked by the Bolsheviks for inconsistency. Though Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg were murdered in 1919 for their involvement in the German Revolution, Rühle lived on to participate in the left opposition of the German labour movement, developing both an early communist critique of Bolshevism, and an early opposition to fascism. Rühle saw the Soviet Union as a form of state capitalism with much in common with the state-centred capitalism of the West, as well as Fascism:



    "It has served as the model for other capitalistic dictatorships. Ideological divergences do not really differentiate socioeconomic systems."



    He also saw the Leninist Party as an appropriate form for the overthrow of Tsarism, but ultimately an inappropriate form for a proletarian revolution. As such, no matter what the actual intentions of the Bolsheviks, what they actually succeeded in bringing about was much more like the bourgeois revolutions of Europe than a proletarian revolution:



    "This distinction between head and body, between intellectuals and workers, officers and privates, corresponds to the duality of class society. One class is educated to rule; the other to be ruled. Lenin’s organisation is only a replica of bourgeois society. His revolution is objectively determined by the forces that create a social order incorporating these class relations, regardless of the subjective goals accompanying this process."



    Rühle was also critical of the party as a revolutionary organisational form, stating that "the revolution is not a party affair", and supported a more Council Communist approach which emphasised the importance of factory councils run by workers.



    List of works in German:



    - Der erste Strauß. Ein Liederbuch. 1894

    - Aus jungen Tagen. Ein neues Liederbuch. 1896

    - Die Schundliteratur und ihre Bekämpfung von Seiten des Lehrers. 1896

    - Sechs Jahre in einem sächsischen Lehrerseminar. 3 Teile, 1896

    - Die Geschichte der Nordpolfahrten. 1897

    - Schulen ohne Gott. o.J. [1902]

    - Die Volksschule, wie sie ist. 1903, 1909

    - Die Volksschule, wie sie sein soll. 1903, 1911

    - Das sächsische Volksschulwesen. Eine zusammenfassende Darstellung der sächsischen Schulverhältnisse. 1904

    - Arbeit und Erziehung. Eine pädagogische Studie. o.J. [1904]

    - Kinder-Elend. Proletarische Gegenwartsbilder. o.J. [1906]

    - Die Aufklärung der Kinder über geschlechtliche Dinge. 1907

    - Atemgymnastik. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. 1909

    - Das proletarische Kind. Eine Monographie. 1911, 1922

    - Grundfragen der Erziehung. 1912, 1923

    - Das proletarische Kind. Erziehungsbeilage. Breslau [u. a.] 1912–1915

    - Umgang mit Kindern. Grundsätze – Winke – Beispiele. o.J. [1913], 1924

    - Du und dein Kind. Schriftenreihe. Verlag Buchhandlung Görlitzer Volkszeitung, Görlitz 1914

    - Die sexuelle Erziehung des Kindes. 1914

    - Kind – Alkohol und Erziehung. o.J. [1914]

    - Erziehung zum Sozialismus. Ein Manifest. 1919

    - Die Kommunisten und der Friede: Schriften zur Propaganda. o.J. [1919]

    - Der U.S.P.-Frieden. Der Friedensvertrag ist unterzeichnet. 1919

    - Die Spaltung der K.P.D. (Spartakusbund). 1919

    - Schlagworte der U.S.P.. 1920

    - Moskau und wir. 1920

    - Kind und Umwelt. Eine sozialpädagogische Studie. 1920

    - Neues Kinderland. Ein kommunistisches Schul- und Erziehungsprogramm. 1920

    - Zur Sexualethik des Kommunismus. 1920

    - Die Revolution ist keine Parteisache. 1920

    - Grundfragen der Organisation. o.J. [1921]

    - Über die Märzkatastrophe des deutschen Proletariats. 1921

    - Die Sozialisierung der Frau. 1921, 1922

    - Von der bürgerlichen zur proletarischen Revolution. 1924

    - Am andern Ufer. Blätter für sozialistische Erziehung. Verlag Am andern Ufer, Dresden und Leipzig (1. Jahrgang 1924 – 2. Jahrgang 1925) (Hrsg. von Otto Rühle und Alice Rühle-Gerstel)

    - Die Seele des proletarischen Kindes. 1925

    - Schriftenreihe des Freidenkerverlages. Gemeinschaft proletarischer Freidenker (GpF), Leipzig-Lindenau: Verlagsanstalt proletarischer Freidenker (1925)

    - Das Proletarische Kind. Monatsblätter für proletarische Erziehung. Dresden und Leipzig: Verlag Am andern Ufer (1. Jahrgang 1925 – 2. Jahrgang 1926)

    - Das verwahrloste Kind. 1926

    - Schwer erziehbare Kinder. Eine Schriftenfolge. Verlag Am andern Ufer, Dresden 1926–1927

    - Die Revolutionen Europas. Band 1–3, 1927

    - Karl Marx. Leben und Werk. 1928

    - Sexual-Analyse. Psychologie des Liebes- und Ehelebens. 1929

    - Illustrierte Kultur- und Sittengeschichte des Proletariats. Band 1, 1930

    - Illustrierte Kultur- und Sittengeschichte des Proletariats. Band 2, 1977 (Manuskriptabschluß: 1930)

    - Imperialismus in Mexiko. Ertrag einer Mexiko-Reise. 1931 [Veröffentlicht unter dem Pseudonym Carl Steuermann]

    - Weltkrise – Weltwende. Kurs auf Staatskapitalismus. 1931 [Veröffentlicht unter dem Pseudonym Carl Steuermann]

    - Der Mensch auf der Flucht. 1932 [Veröffentlicht unter dem Pseudonym Carl Steuermann]

    - Baupläne für eine neue Gesellschaft. 1971 (Manuskriptabschluß: 1935)

    - La escuela del trabajo. 1938

    - The living thought of Karl Marx. 1939, 1949

    - Schriften: Perspektiven einer Revolution in hochindustrialisierten Ländern. 1971 (Manuskriptabschluß: 1939 und 1940)

    - The struggle against fascism begins with the struggle against bolshevism. 1974

    - Revolution und Sozialismus (Révolution et socialisme). 1970



    Limited German collection on MIA: http://www.marxists.org/deutsch/archiv/ruehle/index.htm



    Shorter English collection: http://www.marxists.org/archive/ruhle/index.htm

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 3rd September 2015 21:27

    8 member(s)
    Mass Grave Aesthetics Brutus St Pauli Partisans Remus Bleys Supertramp The Jay Brotto Rühle reb
  • Islam

    This group is for anyone who considers him/her self a Muslim and/or is interested in the religion of Islam.

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 28th March 2016 15:44

    8 member(s)
    Kilij IrishQueer Maraam TriPac Dude Trap Queen Voxxy CommieMaybe Flying Purple People Eater RedMoslem
    Latest Discussion: Me on islam

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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.