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Socialist Revolution

The latest in Marxist theory and analysis, brought to you by Socialist Revolution, the US section of the International Marxist Tendency. In the midst of capitalism's global meltdown, we provide class-struggle perspectives and revolutionary strategy for achieving socialism in our lifetime. More news updates and theoretical analysis available at socialistrevolution.org

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June 12, 2022 12 min

The US Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the historic 1973 decision protecting a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. While this is a particularly egregious attack against working-class women, it is part of a broader assault on basic democratic rights and an attack on all workers and oppressed people. 

Editorial for issue 33 of Socialist Revolution. Subscrib...

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With capitalism in its death agony, the world is experiencing turmoil: from the war in Ukraine, to the unresolved pandemic, to runaway inflation, and the threat of a new recession. In the following talk from the April national conference of Socialist Appeal, Fred Weston explains the fundamental driving factors of this crisis and how it is transforming consciousness, preparing the ground for an era of revolutionary upheaval. 

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The Supreme Court’s position on Roe v. Wade would ban abortion access for millions of people in the US. This attack on abortion rights is a stark wake up call for all workers—an injury to one is an injury to all! In this episode, Laura Brown of Socialist Revolution discusses with Joel Bergman of Fightback. Episode republished from Fightback, the Canadian section of the International Marxist Tendency.

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Our comrade outlines her journey from feminism to a revolutionary, communist struggle against women's oppression. This is part of an ongoing series on membership in the IMT, in which comrades explain what drove them to reject the capitalist system and embrace revolutionary Marxism. 

Read the full article: bit.ly/feminism-marxism.

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March 29, 2022 11 min

As the war in Ukraine drags into a new month, revolutionary Marxists must be crystal clear on the fundamental class dynamics of the situation. Lurking behind the lofty lies and rhetoric, the cruise missiles and the artillery, lie the class interests of the capitalists: the pursuit of markets, spheres of influence, natural resources, labor power, and profits. 

Editorial for issue 32 of Socialist Revolution. Subscribe to the magazine...

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In this episode, Antonio Balmer discusses the polarized debate over Critical Race Theory, the history of the mass struggles against racism in the US, and the fight against racism today. 

Read our article on this topic: bit.ly/marxism-crt

The episode is based on a session at the 2022 Montreal Marxist Winter School.

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March 8, 2022 7 min

Since 2021, 137 bills have been proposed limiting what schools can teach. What does this say about the capitalists' confidence in their system? Editorial for issue 31 of Socialist Revolution magazine. 

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Postmodernism is an amorphous philosophical school of thought that has grown to become one of the dominant schools of bourgeois philosophy. This article, first published in the IMT’s theoretical journal, In Defence of Marxism, is the first in a series of articles analyzing the different aspects of postmodernism from a Marxist perspective. Read it on our website at bit.ly/marxpomo.

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The war in Ukraine, with the human misery and death it will cause, is a stark reminder of the sharp and sudden changes we will continue to see in this epoch of capitalist crisis—which coincides with the relative decline of US imperialism. Read the full article: bit.ly/war-ukraine.

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February 1, 2022 12 min

A tidal wave of class anger is building just beyond the horizon, and when the tsunami hits, the very shoreline will be transformed. Editorial for issue 30 of Socialist Revolution magazine, read it in full at srev.org/history-aint-over-yet.

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January 25, 2022 22 min

By harnessing the colossal potential of science and technology, freeing them from the chains of private ownership and the nation state, it will be possible to solve all the problems that oppress our world and threaten it with destruction. Read the article on our website: bit.ly/whymarx.

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November 30, 2021 14 min

How can Marxists reach the masses? This is a pressing and fundamental question which has been at the center of revolutionary debate since the birth of the socialist movement. The following article contrasts the Bolshevik method to the modern-day iteration of base-building. Read it on our website: bit.ly/base-bolsh

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November 7, 2021 30 min

In this episode, comrade Kiara joins us from Philadelphia after a very successful event series with her university's Socialist Revolution club, Temple Marxists. She will explain the ideas of revolutionary Marxism and why we are communists, giving a taste of the kinds of revolutionary propaganda work and discussions our comrades are carrying out in colleges, workplaces, and neighborhoods in dozens of cities from coast to coast.

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Socialist Revolution recently held its US Congress. Comrades from every corner of the country met for a weekend of discussions and voted on the US Perspectives document. In this episode, John Peterson gives an updated recap of this discussion document, which draws a balance sheet of the profound transformation of the political landscape in the US and analyzes the major factors that are shaping mass consciousness today. 

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September 24, 2021 24 min

We present the revolutionary Marxist position on how to adapt to climate change. In the final analysis, the climate catastrophe is a product of capitalist exploitation and domination, and the solution to this problem is intimately connected to the class struggle. This is a crisis that the working class didn’t create, but which only we as a class can resolve by taking control over society.

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August 11, 2021 57 min

Jorge Martin, a comrade in the International Marxist Tendency and editor for Marxist.com, appeared on Rupture Radio to discuss the Cuban Revolution, the recent protests that have broken out in the country, the imperialist blockade, and the tasks facing revolutionaries. 

Read Jorge's most recent article on Cuba: bit.ly/CubanRev

Both Rupture Radio and Rupture Magazine are produced by members of RISE, a network within People B...

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For decades, the Israel-Palestine conflict has been one of imperialism's most blatant acts of oppression—with the systematic annihilation of the rights and lives of the Palestinian people at the hand of the Israeli state. Under capitalism, both the one-state and two-state solutions are utopian and can only lead to barbarism. 

Marxists have a radically different proposal. In this talk from the 2019 Revolution Festival in London...

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May 31, 2021 39 min

On May 31, 1921, 100 years ago, a mob of enraged white vigilantes descended on Tulsa's black district of Greenwood, slaughtering hundreds of black people—the largest mass killing since the Civil War. These events are a tragic example of how American capitalism uses the poison of bigotry to “divide and rule.” Once unleashed on the world, the monster of racism took on a life of its own and has left many corpses in its wake. 

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This article argues that the historical pendulum is swinging toward a resurgence of the labor movement. What needs to be in place for a future revolution to succeed? What kind of organization and program can lead the working class to victory? Read it on our website at bit.ly/3u6Kp3Q.

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Alan Woods gives an introduction on Marxist philosophy, dialectical materialism, in the 2018 book launch of The Revolutionary Philosophy of Marxism. As Lenin said, without revolutionary theory, there can be no revolutionary movement. All revolutionaries must make an effort to study the ideas of Marxism, which is a powerful weapon in our hands to transform society. 

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