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“Marx Is Back” Screening in NYC

This Friday at the Workers Unite! Film Festival in New York City, Contraimagen, an Argentina-based audiovisual group that fuses art and revolutionary politics, will present an original miniseries, “Marx ha vuelto” (“Marx is Back”). Members of Contraimagen will also participate in the conference, Radical Film Network: A Global Gathering.

Left Voice

May 3, 2017

Weber’s Protestant Ethic: a Marxist Critique

The classical work by Max Weber has been used by sociologists and other scholars to proclaim the predominance of ideas over material forces. This is a critical reassessment of his work through the lenses of historical materialism.

Juan Cruz Ferre

March 25, 2017

Theory and Popularization

Socialist and communist parties have often blurred the line between theory and popularization. Marxist theory is not simply sociology -- the study of political economy or history -- but a guide for revolutionary practice.

Doug Enaa Greene

February 15, 2017

What We Can Learn from MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign

Towards the end of his life and career, Dr. Martin Luther King proposed the idea of assembling a ‘multiracial army of the poor’ as part of his Poor People's Campaign. At a time when the political arena is as divisive as ever, there is much to be gained from revisiting the tenets of King's push for a 'radical restructuring of wealth and power.'

Lily Cichanowicz

February 13, 2017

Public Education in Capitalism: A Marxist Perspective

What do Marx and Marxism have to say about education? How can teachers use Marxism to help frame the way we think about our role in the classroom and in society, and how can we fight against neoliberal attacks as well as for the education system teachers and students deserve?

Gabriela Lamelas Paz

October 31, 2016

Althusser vs. Althusser

Louis Althusser (1918-1990), the French philosopher born in Algeria, is one of the main intellectual figures of European Marxism in the post-World War II era. A member of the French Communist Party, and a supporter, in his own way, of Maoism, he is known as the main proponent of what was called the “structural Marxist” school of thought. Some of his concepts were incorporated into the social sciences. Two examples that are fairly well-known are the terms overdetermination and ideological state apparatuses.

Juan Dal Maso

October 28, 2016

Global Capitalism as Imperialist Construct

Delving into the writings of Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, this article is the first in a series of elaborations on modern-day imperialism and the possibilities for Marxist theoretical analysis.

Esteban Mercatante

September 24, 2016

The Workday: An Endless Battle Around Time

Everyday work life is a silent struggle--an ongoing battle for a moment of rest and fun.

Luigi Morris

July 29, 2016

What’s Next After Postmodernism?

British literary theorist Terry Eagleton discusses literary theory in connection to broader political and historical trends, and the persistence of Marxism. What do culture, art, and theory express in the current context of crisis, renewed class struggle, and retreat of postmodernism--and what is their potential role?

Terry Eagleton

July 7, 2016