Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution (Part 1 of 3): young generals and mass movements

Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution (Part 1 of 3): young generals and mass movements by Prairie Fire (llco.org) “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 restored?” What Mao …

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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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Combat Bourgeois Culture by Building New Culture

Combat Bourgeois Culture by Building New Culture Medved Pobedy 27 July 2017 …[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 a …

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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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Comments on Agriculture and Food in Crisis

Comments on Agriculture and Food in Crisis (2010, Monthly Review Press) ed. by Fred Magdoff and Brian Tokar. (llco.org) In the period between 2006 and 2008, a world food crisis emerged. Agriculture and Food in Crisis (2010, Monthly Review Press) is an anthology of articles describing the causes and effects of this crisis. The collection …

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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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On gender

On gender (llco.org) A big part of communism is the elimination of gender oppression. Women have been stomped on and trampled on by men for tens of thousands of years. In much of the world, women are treated as property. It is time to turn the tables. It’s time for total revolution. However, we have …

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