Communism is, for us, not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence.-Karl Marx, The German Ideology Last week, Regeneration published a piece by Chris Wright … [Read more...] about The Real Movement: Against The Solidarity Economy
In the twenty-first century, as capitalism enters an epoch of unprecedented crisis, it is time to reconsider the Marxist theory of proletarian revolution. More precisely, it is time to critically reconsider it, to determine if it has to be revised in order to speak more directly to our own time and our own struggles. It was, after all, conceived in the mid-nineteenth century, … [Read more...] about Marxism and the Solidarity Economy
The Trump election brought numerous horrifying political developments in the federal government as well as the growth of (organized) fascist violence. However, the growth of the left and workers’ struggles counter those serious developments. The declaration of the “death of the left and the working class” seems to have been premature given the growth of the Democratic … [Read more...] about Rethinking Reforms
Red Guards patrol at a fire in the Smolny Prospekt (1917)Image via Wikimedia Commons “In the eyes of the reformist, “hopes” for revolution seem vague because they do not understand the depth of the contemporary economic and political contradictions.”— Lenin, "Reformism in the Russian Social-Democratic Movement" (1911) In the wake of the disastrous 2008 financial crisis, … [Read more...] about Goodbye Revolution?
The Marxist Center extends comradely greetings and sympathy to member cadre formerly of the International Socialist Organization. We recognize the need of the whole socialist, communist and Marxist left to confront sexual harassment, assault and rape in our organizational and movement spaces in ways that both support survivors and limit the potential for future harm by … [Read more...] about Marxist Center Delegates Council Statement on the Dissolution of the International Socialist Organization (ISO)