Author: Doug Enaa Greene

Lessons of the Commune

The Paris Commune, founded 150 years ago, ended in a bloody defeat. But this defeat offered lessons to revolutionaries around the world. Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Luxemburg — all drew strategic lessons that were applied in the Russian Revolution.

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The Resolution of the Communards

The Paris Commune was founded 150 years ago today. The working class took power for the first time in history. This new government fought for workers’ control and women’s liberation.

Insurgent Communards: The Road to Revolution

The Paris Commune was founded on March 18, 1871. A few days before the 150th anniversary, we look at how the ground was prepared for the first working-class government in history.

The Politics of AOC

Socialists must call for an independent investigation into right-wing violence and threats against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while also recognizing her role in providing a liberal cover for imperialist policies.

Engels Against Reformism in Germany and France

Friedrich Engels was born 200 years ago today. Modern reformists like to cite Engels as an authority. But until his very last day, Engels fought against reformist ideas and for revolutionary principles.

Book Review: How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century

When it comes to fighting for socialism, strategy is everything. Here we present a review of Erik Olin Wright’s immensely popular “How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century,” and discuss the pitfalls of trying to “erode” capitalism.

Remembering Trotsky’s Contributions

For revolutionary militants today, Leon Trotsky not only serves as an example, but his Marxism is a necessary tool in the struggle for communism. The following are some of Trotsky’s contributions.

Enlightenment Betrayed

The historian Jonathan Israel’s criticisms of Marx are not new. They have a long history in liberal Cold War anticommunism.

The Jacobin Enlightenment

Jacobinism was not a betrayal of the Radical Enlightenment and the French Revolution. It was a historically necessary effort to defend both.

Lessons of the Commune

The Paris Commune, founded 150 years ago, ended in a bloody defeat. But this defeat offered lessons to revolutionaries around the world. Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Luxemburg — all drew strategic lessons that were applied in the Russian Revolution.

image_2.png

The Resolution of the Communards

The Paris Commune was founded 150 years ago today. The working class took power for the first time in history. This new government fought for workers’ control and women’s liberation.

Insurgent Communards: The Road to Revolution

The Paris Commune was founded on March 18, 1871. A few days before the 150th anniversary, we look at how the ground was prepared for the first working-class government in history.

The Politics of AOC

Socialists must call for an independent investigation into right-wing violence and threats against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while also recognizing her role in providing a liberal cover for imperialist policies.

Engels Against Reformism in Germany and France

Friedrich Engels was born 200 years ago today. Modern reformists like to cite Engels as an authority. But until his very last day, Engels fought against reformist ideas and for revolutionary principles.

Book Review: How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century

When it comes to fighting for socialism, strategy is everything. Here we present a review of Erik Olin Wright’s immensely popular “How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century,” and discuss the pitfalls of trying to “erode” capitalism.

Remembering Trotsky’s Contributions

For revolutionary militants today, Leon Trotsky not only serves as an example, but his Marxism is a necessary tool in the struggle for communism. The following are some of Trotsky’s contributions.

Enlightenment Betrayed

The historian Jonathan Israel’s criticisms of Marx are not new. They have a long history in liberal Cold War anticommunism.

The Jacobin Enlightenment

Jacobinism was not a betrayal of the Radical Enlightenment and the French Revolution. It was a historically necessary effort to defend both.