The Resolution of the Communards
The Paris Commune was founded 150 years ago today. The working class took power for the first time in history. This new government fought for workers' control and women's liberation.
Doug Enaa GreeneMarch 18, 2021
Insurgent Communards: The Road to Revolution
The Paris Commune was founded on March 18, 1871. A few days before the 150th anniversary, we look at how the ground was prepared for the first working-class government in history.
Doug Enaa GreeneMarch 14, 2021
The Commune at 150: Socialists and the State
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 7, 2021
What the Current Moment Tells Us About the Importance of Revolutionary Politics
The past three months of social unrest have highlighted the need for broad social change. But we cannot achieve a better society through a reformist approach. A revolutionary alternative is needed.
Thomas HummelSeptember 11, 2020
Juneteenth: A Marxist Perspective
This year’s commemoration of Juneteenth --- the day the last of the enslaved Black people in the United States were formally emancipated --- is also a reminder that the job of ending all forms of slavery is not yet finished. As Karl Marx wrote, we have nothing to lose but our chains and a world to win!
Scott CooperJune 19, 2020
Notes on Class, Political Parties, and the Communist Party in Marx and Engels
Marx and Engels did not provide a theory of the organic political party. But this does not mean that we cannot find important elements on this subject in the thinking of the two revolutionaries.
Giacomo TurciMay 13, 2020
Things to Do in Quarantine: Read Marx!
The thought of reading 150-year-old books on political economy might sound daunting. But Marx was a surprisingly accessible and entertaining writer. If you have already checked out introductory works like the Communist Manifesto, here are eight more short-ish books to continue your studies.
Doug Enaa GreeneMay 3, 2020
Furniture that Tells a Story: The Capitalist Destruction of Craftsmanship
Capitalism has made craftsmanship of furniture into something that only the rich can afford. This means that the working class is being forced to settle for cheap and disposable furniture with no sentimental or material value. But we don’t have to live this way.
Chandler BlackApril 24, 2020
Six “Spooky” Socialism Quotes to Enjoy on Halloween
It’s no secret. Marx and Marxists loved to use vivid and yes, spooky imagery: spectres, ghosts, rotting corpses and vampires. Here are six of our favorites. Send us your favorite spooky socialist quotes and we will update this article to include audience submissions. Contact us via email ([email protected]), Twitter (@left_voice) or send us a Facebook message!
Left VoiceOctober 31, 2019
Socialism, Universalism and Anti-Anti-Racism
Warren Montag and Joseph Serrano take a stock at the ongoing debate on anti-racism, class-wide demands and the fight for socialism.
Warren MontagMay 7, 2019