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  • Libertarian Socialism

    From WikiPedia:



    Libertarian socialism (sometimes called social anarchism or left-libertarianism) is a group of political philosophies that promote a non-hierarchical, non-bureaucratic society without private property in the means of production. Libertarian socialists believe in converting present-day private productive property into common or public goods, while retaining respect for personal property. Libertarian socialism is opposed to coercive forms of social organization. It promotes free association in place of government and opposes the social relations of capitalism, such as wage labor. The term libertarian socialism is used by some socialists to differentiate their philosophy from state socialism, and by some as a synonym for anarchism.



    Adherents of libertarian socialism assert that a society based on freedom and equality can be achieved through abolishing authoritarian institutions that control certain means of production and subordinate the majority to an owning class or political and economic elite. Libertarian socialism also constitutes a tendency of thought that promotes the identification, criticism, and practical dismantling of illegitimate authority in all aspects of life.



    Accordingly, libertarian socialists believe that "the exercise of power in any institutionalized form—whether economic, political, religious, or sexual—brutalizes both the wielder of power and the one over whom it is exercised". Libertarian socialists generally place their hopes in decentralized means of direct democracy such as libertarian municipalism, citizens' assemblies, trade unions, and workers' councils.



    Political philosophies commonly described as libertarian socialist include most varieties of anarchism (especially anarchist communism, anarchist collectivism, anarcho-syndicalism, and mutualism) as well as autonomism, Communalism, participism, libertarian Marxist philosophies such as council communism and Luxemburgism, and some versions of "utopian socialism" and individualist anarchism.



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    The group avatar image is one of Daniel Guerin taken from libcom.org.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 10th August 2017 23:55

    52 member(s)
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  • Christian Communism

    Christian communism is a form of religious communism based on Christianity. It is a theological and political theory based upon the view that the teachings of Jesus Christ compel Christians to support communism as the ideal social system. Although there is no universal agreement on the exact date when Christian communism was founded, many Christian communists assert that evidence from the Bible suggests that the first Christians, including the Apostles, established their own small communist society in the years following Jesus' death and resurrection. As such, many advocates of Christian communism argue that it was taught by Jesus and practiced by the Apostles themselves.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 21st August 2017 15:39

    13 member(s)
    Johnnyred cruxcommunista placidSquare1633 The_Southern_Leftist thecynicalpotat2 Christian Insurrectionist CommunistofWisconsin CaptainCool309 revleftistupid9 Malesori
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  • Witch

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    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 6th June 2016 15:28

    14 member(s)
    WhiteCrow Qayin Drotnar BIXX Slippers BoratOfPhilosophy Conrad Merkel HerringGull Astarte Trap Queen Voxxy
    Latest Discussion: common spells
  • Against Psychoanalysis

    For all those who think psychoanalysis is fucking bullshit. Freud, Rank, Adler, Lacan, Winnicott, Klein, Roudinesco, Leclaire, Laplanche, Miller, their followers, and their pseudoscience belong to the trashbin of history.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 3rd October 2016 23:15

    5 member(s)
    Peterthepainter almasan Asero sharrk24 Бай Ганьо
    Latest Discussion: Critiques of psychoanalysis
  • Anti-Nationalists

    "Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind." - Albert Einstein

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 19th August 2017 00:59

    57 member(s)
    james119a SATails Comrade Baugher openminded Mr.Boring limericksoviet Cyborg Communist Wizard Smash Monogamy Communist Mutant From Outer Space Nordic.Anarchist
    Latest Discussion: Already a group.
  • Protracted People's Permanent Revolution in One Factory

    Protracted People's Permanent Revolution in One Factory is a theory that states that in underveloped countries a viable tactic to revolution is to move equipment from one side of a factory to the other such that one side (side can be any fraction, not just 50/50) is very highly developed, even exceeding the development of a factory in a highly developed country. Then, with the advanced concentration of equipment in that side of the factory, more equipment can be manufactured and moved (after being manufactured and tested) to the opposite side. After this, the factory will have reached a high level of development, having both the original equipment and newly produced equipment. This is essentially a version of Leon Trotsky's theory of permanent revolution between two countries adapted to fit one factory with an extra step at the beginning because both sides start out underveloped. Multiple factories can do this in parallel, leading to the rapid development of industry in a country. In this manner, it echos Joseph Stalin's theory of socialism in one country. This rapid change in development dialectically is too much for the ruling bourgoisie, and renders them weak enough that a protracted people's war (even if it does not take so long as to be "protracted" but the tactics are the same) can be waged for the capture of power by the proletariat. Tactically it is very versatile because it can be used where two broad areas are concerned as well instead of just two "sides" of a factory.



    It is the most highly developed completion of "the merger of [Maoism, Third-Worldism, Marxism-Leninism and Trotskyism] and the workers' movement" (Die Nieue Ziet) that has yet been achieved.



    Also, Pajama Sam symbolically represents adventurism.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 24th March 2016 14:42

    16 member(s)
    John Nada Guardia Rossa Scheveningen Faust Arp LeninistIthink Popular Front of Judea Sinister Intents Asero PC LOAD LETTER Brandon's Impotent Rage
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  • Tankies!

    For all the Stalinist, Kruschevite, Brezhnevite, Marcyite freaks who have the nerve to recognize actual existing socialism.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 20th January 2017 20:32

    3 member(s)
    H O X H A DasFapital sosolo
    Latest Discussion: Intro
  • Value criticism

    "Value criticism (in German Wertkritik) is a branch of postmarxism which is criticizing the capitalistic society. They are following traditions of the Frankfurt School and the critical theory developed under Max Horkheimer. Representatives are Robert Kurz, Roswitha Scholz and Moishe Postone.

    Value criticism is taking crucial aspects of Marx critiques of commodity fetishism, commodities and value, while they criticize Marx theory of class struggle and historical materialism. As result the worker class can not necessarily be identified as revolutionary subject. Instead it is pointed out, that labor has to be understood as a historic specific entity and that criticizing capitalism implies not only to criticize the distribution process in capitalism, but also the capitalistic production process and the productive powers. Thus it can be concluded, that real socialism was finally nothing more but state capitalism, where production was still following capitalistic principals. The interpretation against the traditional marxistic point of view is defended in the Manifesto Against Labour."

    Taken from:

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_criticism



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    Further reading:



    http://www.exit-online.org/text1.php?tabelle=transnationales&index=2



    http://www.krisis.org/navi/english

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 2nd March 2016 17:01

    11 member(s)
    Communist Mutant From Outer Space The Idler AsozialerKommunist The Jay Georg Lukacs #FF0000 keine_zukunft Rosa Partizan BoratOfPhilosophy DOOM
    Latest Discussion: in case of revolution
  • Italian Fraction Abroad

    For those who identify with the tradition of the Belgian and French fractions of the Italian Communist Left that published Bilan and Prometeo during the WWII period.



    There are two main tendencies in the tradition of the Italian Left that identify with the Fractions:



    1. The tendency around Onorato Damen that formed a party with the Bordigists after 1943, and later split with the Bordigists over the latter's 'return to Lenin' in 1952. This tendency is currently organizationally represented by Battaglia Comunista and the Internationalist Communist Party/Internationalist Communist Tendency



    2. The tendency around Marc Chirik that refused to join the party with the Bordigists in 1943, in favor of continuing the work of the Fractions as the French Communist Left. This tendency is currently organizationally represented by the International Communist Current.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 19th February 2016 04:26

    3 member(s)
    Communist Mutant From Outer Space mos L.A.P.
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  • Proletarian Internationalism

    Proletarian internationalism, sometimes referred to as international socialism, is a Marxist social class concept based on the view that capitalism is now a global system, and therefore the working class must act as a global class if it is to defeat it. Workers should struggle in solidarity with their fellow workers in other countries on the basis of a common class interest.



    Proletarian internationalism is closely linked to Marxist goals of world revolution, to be achieved through successive or simultaneous communist revolutions in all nations. Marxist theory is that world revolution would lead to world communism, and later still, stateless communism.



    Marxists regard proletarian internationalism as the antonym of bourgeois nationalism but the term has been subjected to different interpretations by various currents of Marxist thought.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 7th November 2016 11:04

    17 member(s)
    Cyborg Communist Wizard LionofTepelenë Communist Mutant From Outer Space Guardia Rossa Faust Arp REDwhiteandblue wereanimal Georg Lukacs Mass Grave Aesthetics flaming bolshevik

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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.