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Years for the Locust? Part Two: Leninism Deformed

Years for the Locust? Part Two: Leninism Deformed

If the “micro-sect” isn’t the problem, why do so many socialist organizations suffer from a lack of democracy? And why haven’t we built a mass revolutionary party yet? As Firebrand’s E. Reed argues, charting the history of the socialist movement shows how inheritances from the past continue to weigh us down.

Years for the Locust? Part One: The Myth of the Microsect

Years for the Locust? Part One: The Myth of the Microsect

In the wake of the 2018 collapse of the International Socialist Organization, some socialists have argued that this disaster is proof that the small group as a model to build the movement is a dead end. History proves them wrong. A look at the past development of socialism shows a small organization with discipline and clear ideas is often the best starting place for growing mass revolutionary politics.

In Defense of Revolutionary Organization

In Defense of Revolutionary Organization

The crisis of Marxism in the U.S. today is a crisis of organization. We need a fighting formation dedicated to wielding the Marxist toolset for understanding and changing the world. Class struggle can and should be advanced by organized Marxist intervention, which demands we compete for influence in social movement and labor activism.

Is There a Socialist Mode of Production Separate from Communism?

Is There a Socialist Mode of Production Separate from Communism?

A specter is haunting communism: the specter of “socialism” Reformists and Stalinists, social democrats and communists alike have invented “socialism” as a replacement for Karl Marx’s revolutionary communism. They try to divert the left-wing movement from its goal of...