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Ka Popoy: Selected Writings

Selection of writings from Philippine communist Filemon Lagma, aka ‘Ka Popoy’. Lagman was a significant Rejectionist (RJ) leader who split with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). Lagman articulated a comprehensive critique of the Communist Party of the Philippines. While we may not agree with everything Lagman says, his critique of the CPP is useful.

Debates on the Philippine Left

An article on the contemporary history of the Philippine communist left dominated by the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist (MLM) group Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF). The article details the split in the communist left between the Reaffirmist (RA) camp and the Rejectionist (RJ) camp and the violent purges the CPP-NPA-NDF committed on their own members. Note as well that “Armando Liwanag” is a nom de guerre of Jose Maria “Joma” Sision.

The necessity of a moral revolution

Thoughts on the kind of moral universe we have to create in order to save the world.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and “The End of History”

Today (‎9/11/19) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (which did not quite make its own thirtieth anniversary). It will be accompanied by the usual capitalist paeans to the wonders of democracy and the capitalist way of doing things. The following article from Communist Review 8 (later Internationalist Communist) appeared in January 1990 but has never been reproduced digitally before. It was our deeper reflection not only on the collapse of the USSR’s empire in the East but the burgeoning crisis of world capitalism as a whole

Pamphlet: We want a new society - and don’t we need it!

We wrote the final part of our vulgar system-series about 'social alternatives'. We compiled the whole series into a pamphlet - see attachment. Feel free to comment and/or share...

[VIDEO] Breaking the Wheel? An Open Letter to Sam Tarly

A video using the popular TV show Game of Thrones as a launching point to make the case that libertarian-communism is worthy of serious consideration, since things that were considered impossible in the past are often common sense today, and things that seem impossible today may only be viewed that way due to premature dismissal and a closed mind. The video is designed to make sense even to those who've never watched the show.

Workers' Democracy is the Only Real Democracy

The Trumps, the Bolsonaros, the Putins and the Xi Jinpings offer us capitalist barbarism and only the self-activity of the whole working class – the basis of working class democracy – can save humanity.

On transition - humanaesfera

On the transition to a new society through the universally interconnected conditions of existence produced by capitalist society. (Reply to "Notes on the transition to communism," from the collective Kontraklasa, Croatia).

Communism's Infamous Death Toll

A rebuttal to the argument "communism killed x amount of people"

Climate Change: Capitalism is the Problem

The capitalist mode of production, characterised by exchange for profit, private property, wage labour and capital accumulation, has only existed for around 300 years. Since the late 19th century it has found its way to even the most remote corners of the Earth by the way of exploitation, dispossession and imperialist competition. It has brought immense scientific and technological progress but at great cost. Wars, poverty, hunger, inequality, and oppression have plagued this system throughout its existence.