Revolutions are preceded by preparatory periods of ferment and debate, clarification of ideas, perspectives, and tasks. There is a growing sense that society is at an impasse, while at the same time, history is accelerating and great events are coming. This pushes broader layers of society into political activity, and there is a thirst for ideas: How can we explain the crisis of the system? How can socialists win over the working class? What is the path to socialism in our lifetime?

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Ilhan Omar and AIPAC: Why We Need Class Politics

The Minnesota congresswoman has been at the center of controversy in the media as part of their usual method of diverting attention from the real issues that affect the working class.

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Bolshevism or Hal Draper’s “Anatomy of a Microsect”

How can socialists find a road to the working class? This question is being debated by growing numbers of workers and youth.

#RedforEd Arizona Teachers Strike Protest
Should Socialists Be Preparing for Revolution?

The historical pendulum promises an eventual resurgence of the labor movement. The strategic question is: what needs to be in place for a future revolution to succeed?

How Socialists Can Win Over the Working Class

Today, there is a veritable “super bloom” of self-identified socialists. It is more important than ever that we understand the difference between opportunism and sectarianism.

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The Green New Deal and the Future of Humanity

Millions of Americans now recognize the scope of the problem facing us, but these policy proposals fall short of the transformation we need.

Election 2020 and the Fight for a Socialist Future

There has never been greater potential for building the forces of revolutionary Marxism, for running independent socialist candidates, and for building a new mass socialist party.

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Two Trends in the American Socialist Movement: Why We Should Throw Kautsky Out With the Bathwater

What exactly does it mean to be a “democratic socialist” or a “social democrat”?

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Does Mao’s “Combat Liberalism” Actually Combat Liberalism?

Revolutionary Marxists must combat liberalism on the basis of class-independence, scientific socialist theory, and revolutionary internationalism.

Can the “Progressive Wave” Bring Us Closer to Socialism?

The current wave of electoral campaigns associating themselves with socialism is an indication of the dramatic shift in the consciousness of the US working class.

Against “Average Socialism”—The Struggle for Clear Ideas

Socialism is on the minds of millions of Americans for the first time. Inevitably, many have different ideas of what “socialism” means.

Ocasio-Cortez Defeats the Democratic Machine—Which Way Forward for Socialists?

The political landscape is shifting fast in the US, and Democratic strategists are hoping to use this momentum to their advantage.

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Base-Building or Bolshevism?

How can we reach the masses? This question has been at the center of revolutionary debate since the birth of the socialist movement.

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