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  • Libertarian Marxists

    For an anti-authoritarian and anti-statist communism using Marxist analysis, rejecting vanguard party dictatorships in favor of the self-liberation and self-rule of the working class. If it is not yet a fully formed tendency, then it must become one.



    "To call oneself a libertarian Marxist today is not to look backwards but to be committed to the future." - Daniel Guérin

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 25th November 2016 04:13

    96 member(s)
    Libertario pepezefrog Chance Seldokopor Anarchist Stalinist MioDarling karlkropotkin red.underground Jessica Aslan
  • 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
  • G.V. Plekhanov Literati

    In imitation of the Bordiga, Lenin and Kautsky Literati groups, this comrade has found it appropriate to create a group devoted to in-depth study of the political and philosophical writings of G. V. Plekhanov, the Russian Marxist who founded the Emancipation of Labour Group which laid the "theoretical foundations"(Lenin) of the Russian Marxist movement and "took the first step towards"(Lenin) a working-class movement in Russia and played a prominent role in representing the Russian Marxists in the Second International and vigorously fought against Economism and liquidationism, "two different forms of the same petty-bourgeois, intellectualist opportunism"(Lenin) in the RSDLP.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 7th November 2015 00:59

    41 member(s)
    ShadowoftheFlag Asero William Howard Taft Remus Bleys OHumanista Q Marxaveli Brutus Noa Rodman Charles Marxley
    Latest Discussion: Translated article
  • Against technophilia

    For those of us who take a critical attitude towards technological development. If you believe:



    that technology has caused very severe problems, and will not necessarily continue to solve these problems;



    or that technology is not "ideologically neutral", but intricately tied up with the structure of class society;



    or that life in primitive societies is often fairly reasonable, and is not, as Hobbes said and as has become a popular view, "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short";



    or if you in any other way reject blind faith in technological progress - this is the group for you.



    We believe that if humanity is to achieve a classless society, or even just make significant improvements in the short-term, then a significant critique of technology is necessary.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 9th January 2017 17:13

    39 member(s)
    Molotov1848 Peterthepainter LoGronn Communard1871 Artiom Drotnar HorseloverFat Ele'ill Cliff Paul StromboliFucker666
    Latest Discussion: Anti-Technology !
  • Existential Marxism

    For those members who follow the teachings of the French existentialist and novelist Jean-Paul Sartre, or sympathize with his views. He was associated with the French Communist Party, the Maoist-inspired Proletarian Left, and the Revolutionary Democratic Rally.



    We are a group dedicated to the synthesis of Marxism and existentialism, as put forth in the post-WW2 era in France by Jean-Paul Sartre and influenced by his contemporaries, Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, as well as by the European communist and anarchist traditions at the time. Existential Marxism is often associated with the libertarian Marxist tradition (although it generally rejects the concept of the libertarian-authoritarian dichotomy, as it does with most structuralist binaries), and situates itself close to both left-communism and class-analysis anarchism. It is generally opposed to Marxist-Leninism ("Stalinism") and it's post-Stalin derivatives (Maoism, Titoism, etc) and considers the Soviet Union to have been state capitalist. It presses for grassroots revolutionary action in industrialized nations, and believes in the illegitimacy of bourgeois morality as a determinist power structure and argues for its replacement by a humanist ethic. It is supportive of militant labor unions, red unionism, and militant peoples' strikes. Although accepting of a vanguard party, it generally rejects the notions of democratic centralism, economic determinism, and / or anything that takes freedom out of the hands of the individual and resigns him or her to a fatalist or pre-determined behavior.



    It also places an emphasis on angst, existential nausea, bad faith ("mauvaise foi"), and argues that identity politics have worked to fracture "the" proletariat based on socially-constructed demographics. It is deeply phenomenological and materialist, and can be thought of as "politicized" continental philosophy.



    Existential Marxism argues that the lack of a pre-determination leaves humanity the free will and responsibility to construct it for itself, and that individuals gain definition and meaning based on what choices they choose, and in what context that choice is taken. It maintains strong support for democracy, inter-vanguard debate, and inclusive decision-making, and rejects the rule of an élite minority over the laboring majority (be it a bourgeois aristocracy or a party-led bureaucracy).



    As the political economy sets the stage, the individual is free to design the play.

    "Existence precedes essence" - Sartre



    Information regarding Sartre can be found at the Marxist Internet Archive - http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/sartre/index.htm

    You may also be interested in liking the "Marxist Existentialism" page at http://www.revleft.com/vb/group.php?groupid=398

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 19th June 2016 04:51

    19 member(s)
    fatherfoamhorse Faust Arp Zoroaster Counterculturalist Theta Sigma Sdela12 Rugged Collectivist Neoteropoeos Goblin vijaya
    Latest Discussion: Readings
  • Democratic Centralist

    A broad tendency group as well as group for discussion of democratic centralist organizational structures and methods.



    For Leninists, left communists, and any other communists who believe in a vanguard (or otherwise political) party democratically run and operated by the membership of the party in which all administrative and representative positions are elected from top to bottom.



    Through putting each or most party policies to a plebiscite or referendum vote among the party electorate, the will of the majority of the party is represented and carried out.



    The task of a democratic centralist organizational structure is to achieve, as Lenin put it, "freedom of discussion, unity of action." This means that we work toward achieving the highest democratic standard of decision making possible while also maintaining a standard of unity within the party.



    We understand that, while we may disagree with the specifics, not every organization that has ever called itself a democratic centralist body was run in such a manner, especially in the case of organizations that managed certain state apparatuses.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 16th February 2016 01:24

    33 member(s)
    Loganauer Faust Arp LeninistIthink Diirez Comrade Maro RedKobra Comrade Strong M-L-C-F Buttscratcher sosolo
  • Ultra Adventurists

    A torch light safari of fun

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 15th May 2015 01:52

    14 member(s)
    skeptical mrxist BIXX HerringGull servusmoderni Igor Bea Arthur Trap Queen Voxxy Ravachol baronci mybloodisred
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  • Autonomists

    Autonomism or Autonomous Marxism is a set of left-wing political and social movements and theories identified with the socialist movement. As a theoretical system, it first emerged in Italy in the 1960s from workerist (operaismo) communism. Later, post-Marxist and anarchist tendencies became significant after influence from the Situationists, the failure of Italian far-left movements in the 1970s, and the emergence of a number of important theorists including Antonio Negri, who had contributed to the 1969 founding of Potere Operaio, as well as Mario Tronti, Paolo Virno, Franco Berardi "Bifo", etc.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 12th September 2017 20:15

    44 member(s)
    bolanoismygod SATails Molotov1848 SonofRage Jessica ShadowStar Working Class Hero mushroompizza dez OolonColluphid
  • Orthodox Marxism

    This is the group that formed http://marxistcenter.com which is a writers collective popularising the ideas of revolutionary Social-Democracy of the late 19th and early 20th century. We are also open for contributions and if you like to do so you could reach us at [email protected]



    “When and where did I ever claim to have created any sort of special trend in international Social-Democracy not identical with the trend of Bebel and Kautsky?”



    - Lenin



    A related political group is the Dutch Communist Platform: http://www.revleft.com/vb/group.php?groupid=1244

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 29th October 2016 03:44

    34 member(s)
    Radical Atom Farseer Communist Mutant From Outer Space Revoltorb Jacob Cliff ahriman Guardia Rossa Tjis Zwatt Comrade Marceline
  • The Pragmatic Approach

    For people who actually realize that at one point in time capitalism was a necessity. However, it is dated due to a profit driven system limiting technological evolution. For those who believe technology is revolutionary tool and those who oppose technological development are inherently bourgeois and have no means to create an actual functioning society.



    Members can post discussions and do their best to strip emotional context to economic theory/application.



    The far-left is riddled with people with meek and bourgeois tendencies of blind moralism. This only encourages the bourgeois to label us as "deluded hippies."



    Furthermore lets stop with symbols and parades. Its inherently reactionary.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 24th March 2016 21:30

    3 member(s)
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