From today libcom.org will be known as the 'Library of Communism'

Library building shaped like a hammer and sickle

From today, libcom will be an abbreviation of 'Library of Communism' to reflect our move towards a more Marxist Leninist approach.

Submitted by libcom on April 1, 2019

After much reflection, and watching Michael Parenti on YouTube, we have realised that 'Libertarian Communism' works in the service of US Empire by spreading anti-communist revisionist propaganda. We have been influenced by the International Communist Tendency's staunch defenses of Lenin and the Comintern, as well as many comrades on twitter who have critiqued our pro-Imperialist positions.

While we still do not think the 'really existing socialist' states were perfect, it is impossible to deny the amazing increase in living conditions achieved by Marxist Leninist States, as well as the support they gave to anti-Imperialist movements around the world, such as Colonel Gaddafi, Mengistu Haile Mariam, and Ho Chi Minh.

We will begin this process by featuring more Leninist content on our social media accounts. Our archive has more than 25,000 articles, most of which aren't Leninist, so becoming an anti-revisionist archive will take a bit longer, please bear with us!

Happy April Fool's Day 2019

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Noah Fence

5 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by Noah Fence on April 1, 2019

Bastards! I was about to renounce communism and pledge allegiance to Jacob Reese Mogg. I fail I April fools. Not fair.

Entdinglichung

5 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by Entdinglichung on April 1, 2019

looking forward to the new featured Jason Unruhe articles

Comrade Motopu

5 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by Comrade Motopu on April 1, 2019

Make Ben Norton a libcom moderator and purge articles that criticize the 1956 Soviet liberation of Hungary, and other pro-Nazi stuff you guys carry.

Auld-bod

5 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by Auld-bod on April 1, 2019

The first sentence provoked a nose bleed - you sods.

opium

5 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by opium on April 1, 2019

Hell yeah!

syndicalist

5 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on April 1, 2019

April Fools to you too!

WithDefiance

5 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by WithDefiance on April 1, 2019

Happy first of April! You folks have me with the first sentences (: but hey, video's changing your minds? That is hard to believe. You people dig paperwork, right? Ghehehe.

Noah Fence

5 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by Noah Fence on April 1, 2019

Noah Fence

Bastards! I was about to renounce communism and pledge allegiance to Jacob Reese Mogg. I fail I April fools. Not fair.

In keeping with the jollity of the day I thought I’d amuse you all with a true story about Jacob Rees Mogg, or at least about his family’s mode of living...

A few years back a friend of mine had a job to do at the Rees Mogg family residence. Upon his arrival he was greeted by one of the junior members of the family. As my friend got out of his van, the young chap who was around eight years old, saluted, pronounced “good morning sir” and then asked if my friend would like a hand taking his tools into the house. Humouring him and intending to give him a small item to carry, he said yes please. “Wait there a minute” said RM junior and disappeared into the house, only to come back a few minutes later with a servant!
Now that’s proper ruling class behaviour and I applaud it heartily!!!

adri

5 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by adri on April 1, 2019

Luckily I was tipped off about the change of months yesterday, nice one though.

Sike

5 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by Sike on April 1, 2019

I guess it's better than the "Library of Liberalism."

Now I think I'll go off and join the ISO.

Nemo Etomer

1 year 3 months ago

Submitted by Nemo Etomer on March 1, 2023

"... Marxist Leninist States, as well as the support they gave to anti-Imperialist movements around the world, such as Colonel Gaddafi, Mengistu Haile Mariam, and Ho Chi Minh."

Totalitarian state-capitalism as something progressive or as history has proven a counter-revolution!

Rosa Luxemburg on Lenin:
"If we assume the viewpoint claimed as his own by Lenin and we fear the influence of intellectuals in the proletarian movement, we can conceive of no greater danger to the Russian party than Lenin’s plan of organization. Nothing will more surely enslave a young labor movement to an intellectual elite hungry for power than this bureaucratic straightjacket, which will immobilize the movement and turn it into an automaton manipulated by a Central Committee. On the other hand there is no more effective guarantee against opportunist intrigue and personal ambition than the independent revolutionary action of the proletariat, as a result of which the workers acquire the sense of political responsibility and self-reliance." [Rosa Luxemburg, "Leninism or Marxism?", II, 1904.]
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V.I.Lenin:
"We have said that there could not have been Social-Democratic consciousness among the workers. It would have to be brought to them from without. The history of all countries shows that the working class, exclusively by its own effort, is able to develop only trade union consciousness, i.e., the conviction that it is necessary to combine in unions, fight the employers, and strive to compel the government to pass necessary labour legislation, etc. [2] The theory of socialism, however, grew out of the philosophic, historical, and economic theories elaborated by educated representatives of the propertied classes, by intellectuals. By their social status the founders of modern scientific socialism, Marx and Engels, themselves belonged to the bourgeois intelligentsia." [V.I.Lenin, "What is to be Done?", 1902.]

V.I.Lenin, 1919:
"When we are reproached with having established a dictatorship of one party and, as you have heard, a united socialist front is proposed, we say, "Yes, it is a dictatorship of one party! This is what we stand for and we shall not shift from that position because it is the party that has won, in the course of decades, the position of vanguard of the entire factory and industrial proletariat."
https://www.marxists . org/archive/lenin/works/1919/aug/05.htm

V.I.Lenin, 1920:
"But the dictatorship of the proletariat cannot be exercised through an organisation embracing the whole of that class, because in all capitalist countries (and not only over here, in one of the most backward) the proletariat is still so divided, so degraded, and so corrupted in parts (by imperialism in some countries) that an organisation taking in the whole proletariat cannot directly exercise proletarian dictatorship. It can be exercised only by a vanguard…"
https://www.marxists . org/archive/lenin/works/1920/dec/30.htm

V.I.Lenin:
"The irrefutable experience of history has shown that... the dictatorship of individual persons was very often the vehicle, the channel of the dictatorship of the revolutionary classes". "Large-scale machine industry - which is the material productive source and foundation of socialism - calls for absolute and strict unity of will...

How can strict unity of will be ensured? By thousands subordinating their will to the will of one." "Unquestioning submission to a single will is absolutely necessary for the success of labour processes that are based on large-scale machine industry . . . Today the Revolution demands, in the interests of socialism, that the masses unquestioningly obey the single will of the leaders of the labour process." (V.I.Lenin, Selected Works, Vol. VII, pages 332-333, 340-342)

V.I.Lenin:
"To our program will we add the following: we must fight the ideological confusion of the elements of the opposition who are not aware and do not mind to reject all 'militarization of the economy' and not only reject 'the method of appointment', which has been the dominating up to now, but all appointments. This means in fact a rejection of the leading role of the party in relation to the masses who have no party." (V.I.Lenin, January 21, 1921, "The Party Crisis", Selected Works, Vol IX, page 57)

Leo Trotsky:
"They have come out with dangerous slogans. They have made a fetish of democratic principles. They have placed the workers right to elect representatives above the party. As if the party was not entitled to assert its dictatorship even if that dictatorship temporarily clashed with the passing moods of the workers' democracy!" (Trotsky, Party Congress, 8-16 March 1921.)

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