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  • Human Progress Group

    A discussion group for all progressive comrades on RevLeft, who firmly take the anthropocentric position against capitalism/the price system, religious superstition, bioconservatism in any of it's forms, neo-luddism, primitivism and any other attempts/tendencies to halt or regress development.

    We are leftists of the variety that always puts the well being, pleasure and freedom of the human being in the center in a rational, socialistic, anthropocentric fashion and shuns technophobia as madness -- whether we otherwise identify as anarchists, marxists, or technocrats. A wish to combat reactionary forms of bioconservative or 'green' influence within the left is a uniting trait for the group.

    We are a group of comrades who recognise human progress, material abundance and technological development, but also a society consisting of individuals with a healthy and rational mindset as essential requirements for the building of a truly equal, classless society. This means that group members are to be atheists, support the advancement of atheism and secularism, as well as oppose the influence of religion in society.

    The group is not by any means meant to be exclusively for transhumanists, but for all leftists whose goal is the total liberation of mankind from both material, biological and moralistic limitations. In other words, for all those who realise that all the of the 'old crap' must go, if mankind is to reach it's full potential!

    To summarise, to be eligible for membership in this group, you have to:

    - Recognise the existence of anthropocentrism and biocentrism as two opposed paradigms, support and promote anthropocentrism and oppose biocentrism

    - Support and advocate increased scientific research and technological progress, oppose any attempts to hinder/regress these

    - Advocate a secular society and the promotion of atheism, oppose organised religion and defend the right of every child to a secular education

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 7th November 2016 11:08

    232 member(s)
    Mad Frankie Tsiolkovsky on the Moon RevolutionaryThinker Rafiko Bingo The Red Star Rising BoratOfPhilosophy paranoidandroid RanggaJhodyA Naroc BragaSc
    Latest Discussion: Thoughts on Nick Land?
  • Left Communists

    This is a group for discussing the theory and practice of the left communist movement in the world today, and the lessons of the historical experiences of the world proletariat.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 29th October 2017 22:13

    403 member(s)
    fawquash Cephalopod bolanoismygod AmericanCommunist bharat raghu Aidan Rowan Molotov1848 intellectualcigar JoPalma One Dimensional Man
    Latest Discussion: Where's Everyone Gone?
  • 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: 19th August 2017 00:54

    130 member(s)
    Inquilabzindabad Raul Castro JoeHill1917 s7evyn pepezefrog TheColourOfDespair John Nada Seldokopor Comrade Njordr QuiteCurious
  • People's War

    Protracted People's War (for short People's War or PPW) is a communist military doctrine first theorized by Mao Tse-tung for mobilizing the masses and seizing state power. Contrasted with the several "insurrectionary" strategies which view the revolution as one defining moment, People's War doctrine takes a gradual approach of obtaining several military and political victories, establishing base areas, and, at every important conjuncture, accumulating those forces with the most advanced consciousness into communist ranks.

    The three defining stages of development in the course of People's War are:

    (1) Strategic defensive -- where communist fighters are mainly engaged in guerrilla warfare whereas state forces are on the offensive;

    (2) Strategic equilibrium -- the People's Army can take state forces head on and on a more equal basis;

    (3) Strategic offensive -- where the People's Army has the advantage and the state forces are on the defensive.

    People's War has been applied in accordance with the concrete conditions of countries by communist and national liberation organizations in the oppressed countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Since the triumph of revisionism in China, two of the most advanced attempts at seizure of power took place in Peru and Nepal -- whose respective People's Wars reached strategic equilibrium and strategic offensive. Today, Communist Parties which adhere to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism are engaged in People's War in India, the Philippines, Turkey and Bangladesh.

    Long Live People's War!

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 29th July 2017 14:05

    63 member(s)
    JiangQing Asero Saophim BoratOfPhilosophy Conghaile ashtonh eoin.stiofain M-L-C-F maoist70 Drowzy_Shooter
    Latest Discussion: Revamp coming soon!
  • Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism

    For the discussion of Juche Idea, North Korea, DPRK, North Korean history and culture, Kimchi, revolutionary theory and praxis, Kim J o n g-ILL, Kimchi recipes, and more.

    "Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is an integral system of the idea, theory and method of Juche, and a great revolutionary ideology representative of the Juche era. Guided by Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, we should conduct Party building and Party activities, so as to sustain the revolutionary character of our Party and advance the revolution and construction in line with the ideas and intentions of the President and the General."-Kim Jong-Un.

    Three Principles as outlined by Chairman Kim Il-Sung:

    I. Political independence.

    II. Economic self-sustenance.

    III. Self-reliance in defense.

    In a nutshell, points from On the Juche Idea by Kim Jong- ILL:

    -The people must have independence in thought and politics, economic self-sufficiency, and self-reliance in defense.

    -Policy must reflect the will and aspirations of the masses and employ them fully in revolution and construction.

    -Methods of revolution and construction must be suitable to the situation of the country.

    - The most important work of revolution and construction is molding people ideologically as communists and mobilizing them to constructive action.

    Join o r die

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 26th March 2016 18:26

    14 member(s)
    index RevUK Sinister Intents Ned Kelly DannyMorin Broviet Union Hrafn Buttress YABM Goblin
    Latest Discussion: Real
  • New Communist Movement

    the Principles of the New Communist Group

    Who is this group for:

    Contemporary Leftwing Maoists/Hoxhaists, Post-Trotskyist ,Marcyites, contemporary Marxist-Leninists (those not stuck in the 1940s), pro-Cuban/Venezuelan Trotskyists (again, those not stuck in the 1940s), Leftwing Bolivarians, pro-cuban/liberation movements Anarcho-Syndicalists/Autonomists

    Supporters/sympathizers of the Workers World Party (USA), Kasama Project (USA), Party of Socialism and Liberation (USA), Socialist Workers Party (USA), Communist Party of Cuba, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), The Shining Path (Peru), Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB), Communist Party of the Philippines/New Peoples Army, Revolutionary Communist Group (UK), Socialist Action (UK), Workers Party of Belgium, the New Communist Party of the Netherlands, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Tudeh Party (Iran), Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party (Pakistan), Communist Party of India (Marxist), Pole of Communist Rebirth in France, Communist Party of Greece, Portuguese Communist Party, German Communist Party, Kommunistische Plattform (within the German Left Party), Turkish Communist Party, Communist Party of Turkey (Marxist Leninist), Freie Deutsche Jugend, The Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain, the FARC, ect...

    Also historical supporters of the 1960s era SDS/WUO, the Black Panther Party, Japanese Red Army, Yippies, EZLN, Batasuna/EHAK (Basque country), Carlos the Jackal, ETA, Sinn Fein/Official IRA/INLA, the WFDY, the PSUV (Venezuela), the MAS (Bolivia), 1960s/70s era Vietnamese communists, and progressive national liberation movements in their revolutionary periods (the Sandinista's (Nicaragua), FREMILO (Mozambique), MPLA (Angola), African National Congress (South Africa), New Jewel Movement (Grenada) ect.)

    [note: the above is not an exclusive list and obviously there are differences between the groups and positions mentioned above, its to give the range of perspectives that this group would cater to and to mention ideological positions and groups that are historically or politically related to the new left as distinct from old left or post-modernist 'post-left'.]

    Who this is not for:

    -Sectarian/anti-Cuban Anti-Revisionists, people who advance the theory of 'social imperialism' to the point of openly supporting imperialist (i.e. NATO) reaction against contemporary and former socialist (or revisionist) states

    -Active endorsers of Eurocommunism, "Democratic Socialism", and other forms of social-democratic reformism under the banner of communism

    -Orthodox Trotskyists, Cliffites, anyone who calls for the overthrow of existing workers states rather than their defense or anyone who takes a third camp line in geopolitical issues.

    -People who advance the theory of 'state capitalism' rather then degenerated/bureaucratic/revisionist socialism (Left-Communists, Cliffites, third camp Trotskyists and Ultra-left Maoists)

    -People who obsessively support any dead creepy small state communist leader (such as Hoxha, Ceausescu, Pol Pot, "Jim Jones" etc) or who take a "stalinogothic lifestylist" rather than a contemporary Marxist-Leninist position.

    Unifying principles:

    -Militant defense of socialist states, ('tankie'/cold-war geopolitics). This also means contemporary socialist societies (although debatable in which degree) like Cuba, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, and the DPRK

    -Libertarian social theory, with radical approaches to all social issues, including socialist feminism, gay liberation, youth liberation, and oppressed internal semi-colonies etc./rejection of paternalism in all of its forms including anti-drug, anti-sex, and anti-rock and roll (kidding) positions.

    -Acceptance of Lenin's theory of Imperialism, including labour aristocracy and imperialist super-profits while recognizing that hyper-exploited people exist in the first world.

    Possible theoretical issues:

    How much of Maoism is correct; Bolivarianism, mechanisms for co-opted labour and to what extent labour in imperialist centres is co-opted; national chauvinism in the first world left and in westernized third world parties, whether it exists or not, and if so its causes; the status of Venezuela and Nepal; the movement in India; existentialist social theory and philosophy; what can communists do of use in the first world; the relationship between patriarchy and capitalism; social libertarianism vs communitarian/paternalist leftwing views of social issues; etc...

    I would also suggest that the above would be the guidelines in terms of the ethos and 'official' politics but that with the consensus the people who accept them people who fit with the attitude and general perspective but differ on particular points could be admitted.

    In solidarity,

    TragicClown & Deconditioned Reflex +1

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 17th September 2016 01:10

    217 member(s)
    Noxian aztecobolshevik ConfusedCommie Loganauer Comrade Njordr Comrade_Zero Bolxevik initforthelutz mbalmedpoet RedKobra
    Latest Discussion: Few questions
  • Revolutionary Marxists

    For those with 50 posts or more who acknowledge the need to bring about "the merger of [Marxism] and the worker movement" (Kautsky) and solve the crises of theory

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 22nd April 2017 03:48

    251 member(s)
    Sewer Socialist John Nada Communist Mutant From Outer Space Jacob Cliff Црвена Redistribute the Rep Pancakes Rühle Asero Guardia Rossa Sinister Intents
  • Trotskyist

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    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 15th September 2017 18:18

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

    Feminism: A social theory or political movement supporting the equality of both sexes in all aspects of public and private life.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 15th September 2017 18:31

    502 member(s)
    Grouchy Monstrosity Pinko_Cuck openminded InfuriatinglyRed Rich Piana Seldokopor SentimentalDisenchantment Chomskyan ConfusedCommie Loganauer
  • Hoxhaists

    For people who agree with Enver Hoxha on revisionism, socialism, dictatorship of the proletariat and everything else.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 7th August 2017 01:27

    3 member(s)
    LumBardhi CallInTheDogs Raul Castro
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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=
    * (Elementary Principles of Philosophy)
    * (an introduction to Lenin's life, Leninism, and the October Revolution along with the first few years afterward)
    * ricalRecord
    * (The State and Revolution, by V.I. Lenin)
    * ("Left-Wing" Communism, An Infantile Disorder, by V.I. Lenin)
    * (Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, by V.I. Lenin)
    * (Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism)
    * (The Fundamentals of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy)
    -See Also-

    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!


    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.