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Vladimir Lenin

On Lenin’s Birthday, Let’s Give a Shout Out for Some of His Greatest Contributions

Among the giants whose shoulders today’s revolutionaries stand upon, few loom as large as Lenin. To commemorate his birthday, here are four of his greatest contributions to revolutionary theory and practice.

Scott Cooper

April 22, 2021

Pandemics, Climate Crisis, and “Ecological Leninism”

The ecological emergency is underway. But Andreas Malm's interpretation of Lenin is not the solution.

Marina Garrisi

February 7, 2021

“Bourgeois Democracy”: What Do Marxists Mean by That Term?

The inauguration of a new U.S. president is a moment to reflect on the kind of democracy Marxists fight for, and on the true character of the pseudo-democracy used to administer the United States on behalf of the capitalist class.

Scott Cooper

January 23, 2021

Was Rosa Luxemburg an Opponent of the Russian Revolution?

Rosa Luxemburg is often presented as an opponent of the Russian Revolution, but this is a deliberate misunderstanding. In fact, she was no more and no less than a critical Bolshevik.

Nathaniel Flakin

January 15, 2021

Left Voice: How Can a Publication Help Build a Revolutionary Left?

Who is Left Voice? What are we trying to build? And how do we conceive of our publication?

Left Voice

October 6, 2020

Anti-Colonial Marxism: 100 Years Since the Congress of the Peoples of the East in Baku

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Baku Congress. The Congress of the Peoples of the East was initiated by the Communist International, bringing together revolutionary organizations from Iraq, Persia, Turkey, Afghanistan, China, India, and other countries. This experience shows what Marxism has to offer to anti-colonial struggles.

Dylan Edward

August 31, 2020

The Rulers Have Two Parties: We Need a Socialist Party of Our Own

DSA member Chris Manno explains the need for an independent socialist party.

Chris Manno

August 28, 2020

Corporatism is a Feature of Capitalism, not a Bug

Capitalism inevitably leads to billionaires and large corporations dominating all of society, because it is a system designed to funnel the wealth of the many to the few.

Signý A.

July 11, 2020

Juneteenth: A Marxist Perspective

This year’s commemoration of Juneteenth --- the day the last of the enslaved Black people in the United States were formally emancipated --- is also a reminder that the job of ending all forms of slavery is not yet finished. As Karl Marx wrote, we have nothing to lose but our chains and a world to win!

Scott Cooper

June 19, 2020