Tag: Karl Marx

Theory and Popularization

Socialist and communist parties have often blurred the line between theory and popularization. Marxist theory is not simply sociology — the study of political economy or history — but a guide for revolutionary practice.

Open Veins of the Global South

Continuing our series on imperialism 100 years since Lenin´s famous book on the subject, this article examines John Smith’s book, Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century.

The Night Shift: Capitalism’s Silent Killer

Millions work night shifts to satisfy the capitalist system’s around-the-clock drive for profits, which poses a serious threat to the health of night workers. Time for a fight back to reclaim the daylight and our health.

Lines of Debate: the Subaltern and the Proletariat of the World

Reverberations of the international crisis have resurrected the idea of the working class as revolutionary political actor from the crypt. Today, with evidence of growing labor unrest in both “emerging economies” as well as imperialist nations like France and the United States, there has been a renewed interest in the working class, its organizations, and potential to lead resistance against austerity governments and increasing inequalities.

What Would Happen if Marx Met Trotsky?

Marx is Back is an Argentine mini-series about Karl Marx’s ideas. In this YouTube show, a worker is reading The Communist Manifesto while organizing his

Marx is Back

A young printworker in Buenos Aires discovers a book that will transform the way he sees society. After a friend and coworker passes him the Communist Manifesto, things start to change dramatically in his life. The worker’s “encounters” with Marx take him on a path of hard-to-swallow truths and jarring revelations.

Theory and Popularization

Socialist and communist parties have often blurred the line between theory and popularization. Marxist theory is not simply sociology — the study of political economy or history — but a guide for revolutionary practice.

Open Veins of the Global South

Continuing our series on imperialism 100 years since Lenin´s famous book on the subject, this article examines John Smith’s book, Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century.

The Night Shift: Capitalism’s Silent Killer

Millions work night shifts to satisfy the capitalist system’s around-the-clock drive for profits, which poses a serious threat to the health of night workers. Time for a fight back to reclaim the daylight and our health.

Lines of Debate: the Subaltern and the Proletariat of the World

Reverberations of the international crisis have resurrected the idea of the working class as revolutionary political actor from the crypt. Today, with evidence of growing labor unrest in both “emerging economies” as well as imperialist nations like France and the United States, there has been a renewed interest in the working class, its organizations, and potential to lead resistance against austerity governments and increasing inequalities.

What Would Happen if Marx Met Trotsky?

Marx is Back is an Argentine mini-series about Karl Marx’s ideas. In this YouTube show, a worker is reading The Communist Manifesto while organizing his co-workers against their boss. In this, the last episode in the series, the workers begin to discuss socialism. One of the workers brings up the commonly held view that “Socialism doesn’t work. After all, look at the Soviet Union.” This leads the protagonist, who has been imagining conversations with Marx, to witness a conversation between Marx and Trotsky. Despite the Stalinization of the Soviet Union, not all hope is lost. As Trotsky tells Marx, “Your

Marx is Back

A young printworker in Buenos Aires discovers a book that will transform the way he sees society. After a friend and coworker passes him the Communist Manifesto, things start to change dramatically in his life. The worker’s “encounters” with Marx take him on a path of hard-to-swallow truths and jarring revelations.