state socialism

Hegemony and socialist strategy: towards a radical democratic politics - Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe

In this hugely influential book, Laclau and Mouffe examine the workings of hegemony and contemporary social struggles, and their significance for democratic theory. With the emergence of new social and political identities, and the frequent attacks on Left theory for its essentialist underpinnings, 'Hegemony and Socialist Strategy' remains as relevant as ever, positing a much-needed antidote against 'Third Way' attempts to overcome the antagonism between Left and Right.

The agrarian question in the Russian revolution: from material community to productivism, and back - Loren Goldner

Buried under almost a century of ideology, "the Russian question," the historical meaning of the defeat of the Russian revolution, is the question that will not go away. This essay is an attempt to answer it.

Militancy: highest stage of alienation - Organisation des Jeunes Travailleurs Révolutionnaires

A critique of the role of the political militant, its misery and arrogance; written by Dominique Blanc and published by the OJTR in France, 1972.

Ĉu socialismo konstruiĝas en soveto: E.Lanti

E.Lanti demandas pri la eblo konstrui socialismo en la Soveto. Lia konkludo ne estas surprizo.

The RCP's current solution to the gay question

RCP leader Bob Avakian

A critical look at the homophobic positions of the "Revolutionary Communist Party" in the US since the 1970s.

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A critique of Marxism - Sam Dolgoff

1983 critique by Sam Dolgoff of Marxian theory of economic determinism, the state and Marxist views on the early socialistic labor movement, peasantry and the free commune.

"Fellow Workers of the White Goods Industry!"

1919 Leaflets and hand bill directed to NYC "white goods" garment workers by "The Workers Council of the White Goods Industry".

Thoughts on the movement, or why we still don't even Corbyn - Joseph Kay and Ed Goddard

Registering to vote in the 2016 Labour leadership election raised £4,588,525.

It’s a lonely world these days for an anti-parliamentary socialist with all politics seeming to have taken a back seat to the current Labour Party shenanigans. While the deluge of establishment groupthink currently arrayed on Corbyn is as disgusting as it is cynical, we're still not pinning any hopes on him in the (now quite likely) event he comes out on top in the next leadership election.

The "popular front" triumphs in Spain - Bilan

Article from Bilan nr. 28, March-April 1936, examining the political situation in Spain and the victory of the Popular Front in 1936, in relation to the Spanish agrarian question.