Reflecting on a Difficult Year

A Difficult but Successful Year The year 2020 has been painful and heartbreaking for many of us. Without exaggeration, this was one of the most difficult years I have served the LLCO as its Director-General. Many of our comrades have been negatively impacted in some way by the events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it …

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Neo-Malthusianism: Anti-Humanism, Misanthropy, and the Crisis of Capitalism

The American Eugenics Society’s flashlight exhibit at the 1926 Fitter Families Contest, emphasizing the “overpopulation” of “defectives” in the American gene pool. Neo-Malthusianism: Anti-Humanism, Misanthropy, and the Crisis of Capitalism Janelle Velina24 November 2020LLCO.org Neo-Malthusianism is the notion that the world needs to be drastically depopulated and that “humans are a cancerous tumor eating up …

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Overturning Vulgar Third Worldism: A Practical Internationalist Approach to Revolution

Overturning Vulgar Third Worldism: A Practical Internationalist Approach to Revolution Medved Pobedy 23 June 2020 LLCO.org Last updated 14 August 2020 Contents IntroductionWhat Is “Vulgar” Third Worldism?The Roots of the Labor AristocracyThe Reactionary and Foolish Nature of the Labor AristocracyThe Many Contradictions of CapitalismConvergent and Divergent InterestsPrivilege, Propaganda, and False ConsciousnessThe Problems of Vulgar Third …

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International Workers’ Day 2020

International Workers’ Day 2020 1 May 2020LLCO.org It is a difficult time for the worker. On a day that we should be celebrating, organizing, and marching, many of us find ourselves feeling isolated from our comrades in the struggle. No doubt many planned May Day events and gatherings have unfortunately been canceled due to the …

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No to War on Iran!

No to War on Iran! 10 January 2020 LLCO.org On January 3, 2020, Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and 9 others were killed in a U.S. airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport. Under the UN Charter, the assassination of Soleimani is illegal and in clear violation of international law. It is clear that the unilateral …

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“Peace” at Home on the Western Front, Exporting Terrorism Abroad: Social Antagonisms and the Contradictions of Capitalism

Left photo: 2016 video footage in the Syrian district of Aleppo, several months before liberation, of a group “moderate rebels” mocking a kidnapped 10-12 year old Palestinian boy moments before they beheaded him on camera. Right photo: members of the ultra-right Svoboda party holding a 2017 torch rally commemorating the anniversary of the Ukrainian offensive, led …

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International Worker’s Day 2019

Our Epoch On the 1st of May we celebrate International Worker’s Day. Leading Lights join in honoring workers around the world on this special, annual occasion. While it is a time to reflect on the victories of our predecessors, it is equally as important to honor their great sacrifices by looking towards the future and …

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