Communist Party USA Madison Square Garden, New York City 1936
What We Can Learn from the Last Time America Had 100,000 Communists

The last great radicalization of American workers gives us an idea of what’s in store for today’s communist movement.

Hitler accepts the ovation of the Reichstag, Berlin 1938
Is Fascism on the Rise?

The chaos of American capitalism—from the 2024 election farce to brutal attacks by Zionist thugs and police on Palestine solidarity encampments—has many wondering whether fascism is on the rise.

Spectre of Communism: Why We Need a Communist International
[Audio] Why We Need a Communist International!

This week’s episode of the Spectre of Communism podcast welcomes Fred Weston to explain the historic, revolutionary importance of the Communist International.

Soviet military operation to retake Kronstadt in 1921.
The Crushing of the Kronstadt Rebellion: A Tragic Necessity

On March 2, 1921, sailors in Kronstadt took up arms against the young Soviet government. The tale of the short-lived rebellion has been told and retold with little concern for facts and serious analysis.

China vs. India in the 20th Century: Why We Need a Planned Economy

Despite its bureaucratic deformations, the Chinese Revolution offers a glimpse of what a planned economy can achieve once the American working class takes power.

Marxists and the Call for Intifada: What It Really Means

The use of the term “Intifada,” including by communists, has been condemned by the western establishment. But what is the attitude of communists towards antisemitism, and what was the real nature of the First Intifada?

Reform or Revolution: Jamaica 1972–1980

The 1970s was one of the most tumultuous eras of Jamaican history. Ultimately, a campaign of violence driven by the US defeated attempts to build socialism.

How French Imperialism Was Defeated in Algeria

The Algerian working class is more powerful than ever. Only a socialist revolution can develop the country and rid it of the domination of the generals and the imperialist powers.

A Communist Review of Michael Parenti’s Blackshirts and Reds

The rising tide of support for socialism and communism has generated renewed interest in Michael Parenti’s work. While he brings forward some valuable observations and insights, his method also has significant limitations.

Battle of Najafgarh Sepoy Rebellion India
Marx on the Indian Revolt, the Violence of the Oppressed, and Imperialist Hypocrisy

In a few lines, Marx skewers the hypocrisy of respectable English society reeling at the violence of Indian rebels; the product of decades of oppression. His words bear great relevance today given events in Israel-Palestine.

Chile Allende 1973 Crowd
What Happened to the Chilean Revolution?

In September 1970, Salvador Allende was elected President of Chile, initiating the so-called “Chilean road to socialism.” Three years later, Augusto Pinochet launched a military coup against Allende and made himself Chile’s bloody capitalist dictator.

Lessons of Chile 1973

Monday, September 11, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1973 coup that overthrew president Salvador Allende in Chile and installed the brutal Pinochet dictatorship.