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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
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  • 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."

    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:

    *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
  • Orthodox Trotskyism

    Orthodox Trotskyism, so called by both adherents and detractors, is a political current within the broader Trotskyist movement that bases itself on the work of Leon Trotsky and his associates, such as James P. Cannon, who advanced Marxist theory in the direction indicated by Trotsky's work, in opposition to the revisionist theories of Pablo, Shachtman, Cliff and others. Orthodox Trotskyists emphasise the analysis, first outlined by Trotsky, of the Soviet Union as a degenerated workers' state, of the Stalinist bureaucracy as a contradictory stratum, and of the present epoch of the class struggle as being characterised by a deep crisis of leadership that can only be resolved by forging, on a firm basis, a Fourth International of revolutionary Bolsheviks-Leninists. This group is for adherents to the orthodox Trotskyist line, and every comrade who is interested in orthodox Trotskyist theory.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 26th December 2016 09:45

    27 member(s)
    Chekist IsaacIsaac Konikow Art Vandelay Red Baker tomcres LeninistIthink Bee 19carmen17 TrotskyistWorker
    Latest Discussion: Rip
  • Freudo-Marxism

    Freudo-Marxism is a loose designation of several forms of critical theory that attempt to synthesize the philosophy and critique of political economy of Karl Marx with the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud.

    The beginnings of Freudo-Marxist theorizing took place in the 1920s in Germany and the Soviet Union. The Soviet philosopher V. Yurinets and the Freudian analyst Siegfried Bernfeld both discussed the topic. The Soviet linguist Valentin Voloshinov, a member of the Bakhtin circle, began a Marxist critique of psychoanalysis in his 1925 article "Beyond the Social", which he developed more substantially in his book Freudianism: A Marxist Critique (1927). In 1929 Dialectical Materialism and Psychoanalysis by Wilhelm Reich was published, both in German and in Russian in the bilingual communist theory journal Unter dem Banner des Marxismus. As the end of this line of thought can be considered Otto Fenichel's article Psychoanalysis as the nucleus of a future dialectical-materialistic psychology which appeared in 1934 in Wilhelm Reich's Journal Zeitschrift für Politische Psychologie und Sexualökonomie. One member of the Berlin group of Marxist psychoanalysts around Wilhelm Reich was Erich Fromm, who later brought Freudo-Marxist ideas into the exiled Frankfurt School led by Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno.

    The Frankfurt School (the "Institut für Sozialforschung") took up the task of choosing what parts of Marx's thought might serve to clarify social conditions which Marx himself had never seen. They drew on other schools of thought to fill in Marx's perceived omissions. Max Weber exerted a major influence, as did Sigmund Freud. In the institute's extensive Studien über Authorität und Familie (ed. Max Horkheimer, Paris 1936) Erich Fromm was the author of the social-psychological part. Another new member of the institute was Herbert Marcuse, who became famous only during the 1950s in the USA.

    Jacques Lacan was a philosophically sophisticated French psychoanalyst, whose perspective came to predominate in French psychiatry and psychology. Lacan saw himself as loyal to and rescuing Freud's legacy. Lacan's influence has created a new cross-fertilisation of Freudian and Marxist ideas.

    Marx's theory of commodity fetishism has proven fertile material for work by other theorists since Marx, who have added to, adapted, or, as Marxist orthodoxy might see it, 'vulgarized' the original concept. Freud's well-known but unrelated theory of sexual fetishism led to new interpretations of commodity fetishism, as types of sexually charged relationships between a person and a manufactured object.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 8th February 2016 00:06

    17 member(s)
    Communist Mutant From Outer Space Guardia Rossa L.A.P. Georg Lukacs Mad Frankie Saophim BoratOfPhilosophy manvika RedMaterialist RyanBerry98
    Latest Discussion: Freudo-Marxist Resources
  • Ultraleft

    Created so I could put it as my tendency.

    Also unions are shit.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th November 2016 14:11

    47 member(s)
    SonOfTom Molotov1848 John Nada Chomskyan Communist Mutant From Outer Space upgrayedd ahriman Patchd L.A.P. Sewer Socialist
    Latest Discussion: Haters gonna hate
  • 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.

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

    6 member(s)
    HitchFan42 Marshal of the People ethos Supertramp Brotto Rühle reb
  • 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: 21st August 2017 15:40

    16 member(s)
    Johnnyred cruxcommunista fatherfoamhorse IrishQueer theredmilitiaman BoratOfPhilosophy CommunistofWisconsin TheSocialistMetalhead fgilbert2 RedMoslem
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  • Video games

    discuss the world of video games and interactive entertainment here.

    Category: Interests
    Last Activity: 18th October 2017 07:25

    This is a private group.
  • Neo-Marxism

    Neo-Marxism isn't a dogmatic tendency, but a continuation of of contributing to Marxist thought and practice. For those of us who see the need to create new theories and practices in Marxism to combat the face that Capitalism has taken in our own time. Neo-Liberalism, Transnational Corporations, the IMF, Dependency, etc. all need to be adressed and fought.The same way the great thinkers of the past contributed to Marxism so must we! To not build off their ideas and continue to progress Marxism as those great thinkers have done is a betrayal of their efforts. We refuse to dishonor our comrades gone by leaving Marxism and it's practice stagnate!

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th October 2017 04:11

    39 member(s)
    treich Radical Atom LionofTepelenë Communist Mutant From Outer Space Cyborg Communist Wizard oneday ShadowoftheFlag Guardia Rossa BoratOfPhilosophy Rafiq
    Latest Discussion: The 'Neo' in Our Name
  • 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 October 2017 04:09

    This is a private group.
  • Humanism

    For all those who reject any supernatural deity and religious dogma in subjects such as: Morality, Ethics, Human Nature, Reasoning, etc. And in turn, believe that it is us who make up our own Reasoning, Morality, Ethics, etc. in our lives, and to better humanity ourselves.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th October 2017 04:07

    85 member(s)
    treich Miguel Goncalves SonofRage Loganauer tomcres Sil Faust Arp Comrade Maro wereanimal FarewellToKings
    Latest Discussion: American Humanist Association
  • Anti-Theist

    This group exists to discuss matters concerning anti-theism and militant atheism. We reject all gods, religion, spirituality and superstition as both untrue and positively harmful to society.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th October 2017 03:58

    418 member(s)
    treich Cyborg Communist Wizard hegelian Noxian SATails InfuriatinglyRed CalifornianMutualist Red Spark Loganauer ConfusedCommie
    Latest Discussion: Religious clothing
  • Pro-Technophilia

    Humanity will transcend the stars. The earth is merely a vessel.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th October 2017 03:57

    32 member(s)
    treich Chekist Noxian LionofTepelenë Cyborg Communist Wizard Loganauer MioDarling Communist Mutant From Outer Space Бай Ганьо Aslan
  • Left-Wing Nationalists

    For RevLeft members who believe that certain forms of nationalism are compatible revolutionary ideas or simply interested in leftist nationalism.
    Left-wing nationalism promotes egalitarianism, anti-racism, and self-determination whose national identity in the end is shaped around an ideological identity rather than a racial identity.
    This group is also critical towards many self-proclaimed anti-nationalists for falling into the same trap as many "colorblind" liberals whose refusal to talk about identity is not only alienating, but also chauvinistic.
    Historical examples of left-wing nationalists include Tito, Sun Yat Sen, Mao Zedong, African National Congress, and the Irish Republicans.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th October 2017 03:57

    21 member(s)
    treich Chertionok pepezefrog Sobornost xtrmntr Khalistani Hedonic Socialism Drotnar IrishQueer RadicalKKE
    Latest Discussion: How should we define a 'Nation'
  • Industrial Workers of the World

    A union for all workers.

    An injury to one is an injury to all

    Last Activity: 11th October 2017 19:37

    12 member(s)
    treich AngelofDarkness tpoted Birk umeradam TheFriedRooster Molotov1848 almasan JosipBrozTito TKO
    Latest Discussion: This group doesn't have any discussions yet.
  • Anarchist Solidarity.

    A group for Anarchists active on this site to stand together! A call for Solidarity between Comrades against-

    •Statist ideology
    •Reactionary thought

    While we are online here we must stand shoulder to shoulder against these and come to each others aid.

    Besides this talking among other anarchists can be very educational as well.

    Category: Uncategorized
    Last Activity: 9th October 2017 17:55

    This is a private group.
  • Anarchist

    A group for people who identify as anarchists regardless of traditions to discuss theory, history and practice.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 9th October 2017 17:55

    This is a private group.
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