The LLCO reports from the First World Congress of the United Front

17 October 2023LLCO.org The First World Congress of the United Front was held in Truckenthal, Germany, on 4-6 September 2023, deciding on an official statute, a name, and electing a consultative committee of nine persons. The United Front strengthened its position as an international umbrella organization against fascism, imperialism, and environmental destruction. The congress counted …

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Understanding Soviet Revisionism

Understanding Soviet Revisionism Klaus MarksteinJanosik20 February 2023LLCO.org Table of Contents Introduction 1 Definitions 2 Dialectics of Societal Change 3 Economic Analysis 3.1 Distribution of Wealth 3.2 State Investment 3.3 Exploitation 3.4 The Black Market 3.5 A New Kind of Capitalism? 4 Political Analysis 4.1 The Communist Party 4.2 Trade Unions 4.3 Soviet Democracy 5 Relations …

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Right-Wing Populism and Modern Fascism

Right-Wing Populism and Modern Fascism Klaus Markstein1 April 2022LLCO.org In the Media, right-wing populism often comes across as a new phenomenon. Even in academia, it is now given much attention,[1] since new right-wing parties and politicians have entered the political stage around the world in the last couple of years. Other people are afraid that …

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Revisiting Socialist Feminism

Revisiting Socialist Feminism Klaus Markstein13 October 2021LLCO.org I. Theory Capitalism and the Oppression of Women With all the modern theories about the oppression of women that circulate today, it is increasingly necessary to highlight how capitalism is actually to blame for this oppression. Socialist theory can precisely explain the reasons for this. Women could not be considered …

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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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“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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Combat Bourgeois Culture by Building New Culture

Combat Bourgeois Culture by Building New Culture Medved Pobedy 30 January 2019 LLCO.org …[W]e can only regard as achieved what has become part and parcel of our culture, of our social life, our habits… – V.I. Lenin, 1923 [1] Bourgeois Culture The entrenchment of capitalist hegemony throughout the world has led to the development of …

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International Law and its Place in ‘Late-Stage’ Capitalism

International Law and its Place in ‘Late-Stage’ Capitalism Janelle Velina22 December 2018LLCO.org Toronto-based international criminal lawyer and long-time critic of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Christopher Black, recently published a paper titled, “Marx and International Law – A Perspective,” which is now available online on his blog. The paper provides insights on global capital, discussing how …

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Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution Part 1: Young Generals and Mass Movements

Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution Part 1: Young Generals and Mass Movements Prairie Fire18 August 2008LLCO.org Part 2: https://llco.org/two-roads-defeated-in-the-cultural-revolution-part-2-lin-biaos-road/Part 3: https://llco.org/two-roads-defeated-part-3-proletarian-jacobins/ “Is, however, such a ‘terrible accomplishment’ not the elementary gesture of every true revolutionary? Why revolution at all, if we do not think that ‘the customary order of things should never be …

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