Oppose All Deviations, “Left” and Right!

Oppose All Deviations, “Left” and Right! By Mike Shepard, Edited by Jacob Brown (llco.org) What is ultraleftism and why should communists oppose it? It’s left-wing deviationism to the correct line among Leading Light Communists. It is often an ideological trend opposed to the Mass Line, the method of “from the masses to the masses” where …

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What We Strive For

What We Strive For (llco.org) 1. We want Communism. We want a world without poverty, exploitation, oppression, ecological destruction, or political borders that divide people. We want a world where production is managed collectively and scientifically to provide equal benefit to all humans while rehabilitating our natural ecosystems. We want a global society where the …

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Old Tools, New Tools

Old Tools, New Tools by Rizal Roja (llco.org) Humans are fundamentally a tool-using species. The development of rudimentary tools by our ancestors played a tremendous role in our collective evolution as humanity. The creation of crude tools and the creation of fire played a tremendous role in placing humans in a powerful role in the …

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Revisiting value and exploitation

Revisiting value and exploitation (June, 2011) (llco.org) When her father died in 1883 Eleanor Marx wrote an article celebrating her father’s achievements. At the heart of these was “his theory of value, by which Marx explains the origin and the continued accumulation of capital in the hands of a, thereby, privileged class.” (1) What was …

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It’s still important to oppose book worship

It’s still important to oppose book worship (llco.org) Mao criticized and mocked those who had a metaphysical, dogmatic approach to books and knowledge: “Whatever is written in a book is right — such is still the mentality of culturally backward Chinese peasants. Strangely enough, within the Communist Party there are also people who always say …

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Solving the Gordian Knot

Solving the Gordian Knot, instruction on method and decisiveness (llco.org) According to legend, in the city of Telmissus, there was a massive knot looped again and again around the front of an oxcart. Rope over rope, the knot endlessly turned in on itself. It was said that the person who was able to untie the …

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Who and What are Trotsky-cons?

Who and What are Trotsky-cons? (llco.org) The term “Trotsky-con” has become part of the lexicon of populist paranoia in the First World. Despite its currency with red-baiters and anti-Semites, especially during the years of the Bush administration, the term does correctly refer to the  link between Trotskyism and a certain group of policy thinkers within …

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Hitler’s Beneficiaries (2005) by Gotz Aly reviewed

  Hitler’s Beneficiaries (2005) by Gotz Aly review (llco.org) Gotz Aly’s book Hitler’s Beneficiaries (2005) is a groundbreaking book. Aly breaks with the dogmatic view held by many myth-makers on the “left” that the German working class despised Hitler’s tyranny. It dispenses with the shared mythology found among almost all First Worldists, be they Trotskyist …

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The Anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution

The Anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution (llco.org) November 7th, 2010 is the 93rd anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution. Today we celebrate the great breakthrough of the first successful sustained victory of the proletariat. Prior to 1917, there had been other revolutions, but they were not able to successfully consolidate power. They were quickly defeated by …

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On healthcare and barefoot doctors

On healthcare and barefoot doctors (llco.org, npr.org) The following is an mainstream, bourgeois article from National Public Radio on socialist China’s barefoot doctors. The barefoot doctors were part of socialist China’s alternative approach to medicine. The program sought to provide basic health care to the Chinese masses. Under previous regimes, the vast majority in China …

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