Trusts and the Bipartisan Rise of US Imperialism

The chaos of monopoly capitalism can only be solved by bringing the giant monopolies under workers’ control and ownership—not through greater regulation or by “breaking them up.”

[Audio] The American Civil War: A Sword in One Hand and the Book of Freedom in the Other

Our fourth podcast episode on the American Civil War covers the course of events from Emancipation Proclamation to the end of the war. We will be back with more episodes to cover the convulsive period […]

Building a Mass Socialist Party: Class Independence vs. the “Party Surrogate” Strategy

Every major contradiction in US politics today flows from the fact that the working class has no party of its own. That’s why the DSA debate over the “party question” is here to stay.

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NFTs and SPACs: the Insanity of Casino Capitalism

In the midst of the pandemic, speculative investments continue. The latest celebrity-driven fads, NFTs and SPACs, are among the most insane expressions of this.

[Audio] The American Civil War: A Violent and Remorseless Revolutionary Struggle

In this episode of our Civil War podcast series, John Peterson analyzes the events of the war itself, all the way from secession to the Emancipation Proclamation.

In Defense of Materialism—Alan Woods

Alan Woods provides an overview of Lenin’s arguments in “Materialism and Empirico-Criticism,” and mounts a defense of materialism against the obscurantist, postmodernist nonsense on university campuses today.

The Paris Commune (1871)

This article provides an overview of the Paris Commune: its heroic rise, its tragic fall, and its lessons for revolutionaries today.

[Audio] The American Civil War: Abolitionists and Secessionists

We continue our Civil War miniseries with a closer look at the Constitutional foundations of the crisis, the economics of slavery, the abolitionists, the political scene at the time, and a brief timeline of events […]

Reclaiming the Revolutionary Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg was born 150 years ago. Her revolutionary legacy is paramount for those who wish to change the world. But before we can learn from Luxemburg’s experience, we must first uncover her true legacy.

[Audio] The American Civil War: Revolution and Counterrevolution

John Peterson kicks off our three-part series on the American Civil War laying out the theoretical foundations for understanding these key events in US history—which Marxists see as the second American Revolution.

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What is Happening in Myanmar and Why?

The military coup in Myanmar unleashed an unexpected movement. In this article, we attempt to outline some of the historical and immediate factors that led to this sudden and sharp change in the situation.

10 Years On: Lessons of the Egyptian Revolution

Among the Arab Spring, the Egyptian Revolution is perhaps the richest in lessons, as well as prospects for the immediate future. This article provides a balance sheet of the revolution and its aftermath, 10 years […]