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  • Dialectical Materialists

    For all who engage in dialectical materialist wizardry.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 6th May 2016 19:37

    223 member(s)
  • Luxemburgists

    For all those who identify as Luxemburgists or are influenced by Rosa Luxemburg and her writings and actions.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 14th January 2017 06:30

    277 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Anarchism and Luxemburgism
  • Green Anarchists

    For the anarchist who want a better environment

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 16th February 2016 01:26

    27 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Green Anarchism
  • Non-Doctrinaire Communist

    This group is for communists who do not subscribe to a particular doctrine or "ism". If you are a "Marxist-Leninist," Trotskyist, Maoist, Stalinist, Hoxhaist, Luxemburgist, Bordigist, Bukharinist or one of a million other doctrinal "ists", this group is not for you. However, if you recognize that even a blind squirrel can find a theoretical nut, or have no qualms about slaughtering your own sacred cows, or really understand what Marx meant when he said, "If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist", then you might just be a non-doctrinaire communist. Group members must be able to agree with the Non-Doctrinaire Communist Credo.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 6th September 2016 18:10

    283 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Non-Doctrinaire Communist Credo
  • Unruhists

    For those that follow the theoretical line of Marx-Lenin-Mao-Kim Il Sung-Jason Unruhe

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 30th May 2016 09:03

    14 member(s)
  • Anarcho-pacifism

    A group for those interested in Anarcho-pacifism. All who prefer nonviolent tactics as a PRIMARY approach to revolution are welcome. I'm not necessarily a pacifist, but there needs to be some kind of balance to all the blood thirsty romanticism of violent revolution here. (NOT a sunflower in the barrel, anti self-defense group) Syndicalism, Civil Disobedience, Nuclear disarmament, strike, propaganda, etc



    "“I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.” - Albert Einstein



    "Anarchism must be nonviolent since it is, by definition, opposition to coercion and force, and that since the state is inherently violent, meaningful pacifism must likewise be anarchistic."- Leo Tolstoy (paraphrased from Wiki)



    “We must become the change we want to see.” - Mahatma Gandhi



    "The more violence, the less revolution" - Bart de Ligt

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 26th March 2016 19:33

    80 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Pacifist in Cetain Situations
  • Respectful Discussion Activists

    This is a group for the "extremists" of peaceable and considerate discussion. Members of this group hold no place among the radical left for dismissive, sectarian, and adversarial attitudes. Here we value intellectual honesty and safe learning environments as a fundamental part of creating a supportive community and opposing all forms of oppression.



    Group requirements:

    Members must...

    1) Strive at all times to maintain high standards in discussions, debates and arguments.

    2) Disapprove of insults and slander, as they reflect poorly on us all. When you loose your head, you loose your reason.

    3) Understand the difference between criticism and personal attacks. Attacking others puts them on the defensive, while proving others wrong on a factual reasoned basis, is productive.

    4) Are proponents of equal standards for everyone, no favoritism or sectarian values.

    5) Maintain critical thinking, and always challenge fallacies in thought and writing; whether they agree with a position politically or not.

    6) Stand up for our ethics, including the rights of others, popular or not.

    7) Apologize when they have treated others disrespectfully or failed them through their own fault.

    8) Do not hold personal vendettas. Let it go and live your lives.

    9) Encourage others to be kind and thoughtful in their interactions.



    As a group, we work to improve the conditions of communication and encourage empathy. We have worked hard to make RevLeft and many other environments better and more productive places and we will continue to do so.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 22nd November 2016 23:47

    97 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Hi (new here)
  • Neo-Marxism

    Neo-Marxism isn't a dogmatic tendency, but a continuation of of contributing to Marxist thought and practice. For those of us who see the need to create new theories and practices in Marxism to combat the face that Capitalism has taken in our own time. Neo-Liberalism, Transnational Corporations, the IMF, Dependency, etc. all need to be adressed and fought.The same way the great thinkers of the past contributed to Marxism so must we! To not build off their ideas and continue to progress Marxism as those great thinkers have done is a betrayal of their efforts. We refuse to dishonor our comrades gone by leaving Marxism and it's practice stagnate!

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 22nd July 2016 22:07

    38 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    The 'Neo' in Our Name
  • Youth Rights

    A group for all who oppose Ageism, and discrimination of youth, and advocate for the advancement of youth in society.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 5th October 2016 05:00

    199 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Marx on Ageism
  • Platformist

    A group to discuss Platformist Anarchism as a mode of revolutionary organization.



    Useful links



    "The" Platform, written by Nestor Makhno and Piotr Arshinov, primarily, based on their experiences in the Russian Civil war.

    http://www.nestormakhno.info/english/newplatform/org_plat.htm



    A great general resource on Makhnovism and Platformism.

    http://www.nestormakhno.info



    Modern day organization related to Platformism.

    http://www.anarkismo.net/about_us

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 6th July 2016 06:10

    68 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Rollcall

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  • Marxist-Leninists

    Marxism-Leninism is the theory and practice of the Communists, who uphold the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin in the struggle for proletarian revolution, the construction of socialism, and the triumph of communism on a world scale. It is the scientific ideology of the working-class and its vanguard which accomplish these aims.

    Marxism-Leninism bases itself on historical and dialectical materialism, taking into account the objective material conditions existent in each country and region. It supports just struggles against imperialism and neo-colonialism whose victories are guaranteed through the leading role of the working-class in said struggles. It supports internationalism as the guiding basis of the foreign policy of the socialist state and in the approach to inter-imperialist conflicts. Marxist-Leninists fight for both democratic and socialist demands and, where necessary in the world, carry out any bourgeois-democratic tasks in tandem with the uninterrupted move over into the socialist revolution.

    The struggles waged by Marx, Engels and Lenin against all forms of revisionism, opportunism and reformism constituted both the defense of scientific socialism and its creative development, opposing both "left" and right-wing deviations.

    The construction of socialism in the Soviet Union and likeminded countries provided a superior alternative to the capitalist system. The treacherous policies pursued by the restorers of capitalism constituted a heavy setback for the world working-class movement, but they could not reverse the nature of capitalism and the inevitability of class struggles for socialism under it.

    Marxism-Leninism remains the ideology of the working-class by virtue of its scientific content and objective merits in the epoch of imperialism and the decay of capitalism.

    =Reading List=
    -Basics-
    * https://archive.org/details/PoliticalEconomyACondensedCourse
    * https://archive.org/details/MaterialismDialecticalMethod
    * https://archive.org/details/lininandtherussi035179mbp (an introduction to Lenin's life, Leninism, and the October Revolution along with the first few years afterward)
    * https://archive.org/details/AShortHistoryOfTheCPSU
    * https://archive.org/details/InternationalWorkingClassAndCommunistMovementHisto ricalRecord
    * https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ (The State and Revolution, by V.I. Lenin)
    * https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1920/lwc/ ("Left-Wing" Communism, An Infantile Disorder, by V.I. Lenin)
    * https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ (Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, by V.I. Lenin)
    * http://bookzz.org/book/862537/add33c (Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism)
    -Advanced-
    * https://archive.org/details/PoliticalEconomyCapitalism
    * https://archive.org/details/PoliticalEconomySocialism
    * https://archive.org/details/tfomlp (The Fundamentals of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy)
    -See Also-
    * http://www.revleft.com/vb/threads/195470-Compilations-of-writings-by-Marx-Engels-and-Lenin-(PDFs)

    NOTE: To all forum users wishing to join, have some indication that you are a ML in your profile.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: Today 15:07

    565 member(s)
  • RevLeft Canada

    For comrades and revolutonaries living anywhere in Canada, or those who frequent Canada, or used to live here.

    Category: Regional
    Last Activity: 21st January 2017 04:49

    144 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Montreal
  • Palestine solidarity group

    Discuss and organise issues in solidarity and relating to the struggle to free the Palestinian people.

    Last Activity: 21st January 2017 04:49

    418 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Anti-zionist jewish groups.
  • Environmental Left

    Many people are aware of the worldwide problem of environmental pollution and destruction. This is making the Earth become increasingly unstable and uninhabitable. Left unchecked, global warming and general ecological destruction will have catastrophic impacts on human, animal, and plant life.

    For too many environmentalists however, green issues and politics are “neither left nor right” or “beyond politics”. But this is not true. Ecological destruction is not an accidental feature of the capitalist system. The insatiable need to increase profits cannot be reformed away as its system of production, for profit and not need, causes huge amounts of environmental destruction and needless waste.

    On the other side, the left cannot ignore environmental issues or afford not to put enough emphasis on them as (1) a classless society does not automatically equate to an environmentally friendly one, although it does have the basis to create one (unlike a capitalist society) and (2) by the time we reach the point of a revolution, the environment may be beyond repair. If the left does not back these issues enough, it will be incapable of creating a future society that is free and equal; such a society must be in harmony with the rest of nature.

    We must not only aim to bring the green movement to the left but also make sure that the left is green.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 21st January 2017 04:49

    321 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Climate action !
  • Against the cult of Ayn Rand

    This group will be the heart of all Anti-Objectivist activity. Objectivism is growing and it's vital that we crush it with the hammer of the proletariat

    Last Activity: 21st January 2017 04:49

    127 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    What is the Cult?
  • Anti-Zionists

    By its nature, Zionism concentrates ultra-nationalism, chauvinism and racial intolerance, excuse for territorial occupation and annexation, military opportunism, cult of political promiscuousness and irresponsibility, demagogy and ideological diversion, dirty tactics and perfidy... Absurd are attempts of Zionist ideologists to present criticizing them, or condemning the aggressive politics of the Israel's ruling circles, as antisemitic.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 21st January 2017 04:48

    This is a private group.
  • Wobblies

    For any members and supporters of Industrial Workers of the World.

    Founded in 1905, the IWW is open to all workers. Only bosses are not allowed to join. If you are currently unemployed, you can still join. You have a legal right to join a union and your membership is confidential.

    We are a volunteer-driven union, and this means we, not union bosses or bureaucrats, run the union. The IWW is not controlled by or affiliated with any political party or political movement. No money goes to politicians. Membership dues are used to maintain the union and assist organising campaigns. As a result, monthly dues are low.

    The IWW contends that all workers should be united as a class and that the wage system should be abolished. This can only be achieved through direct action, such as strikes and pickets.

    Last Activity: 21st January 2017 04:48

    This is a private group.
  • Enver Hoxha

    A group for supporters of the line of Enver Hoxha.

    "There is nothing unknown about what socialism is, what it represents and what it brings about, how it is achieved and how socialist society is built. A theory and practice of scientific socialism exists. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin teach us this theory. We find the practice of it in that rich experience of the construction of socialism in the Soviet Union in the time of Lenin and Stalin, and we find it today in Albania, where the new society is being built according to the teachings of Marxism-Leninism.

    Of course, as Lenin said, socialism will look different and will have its own special features in different countries as a result of the differing socio-economic conditions, the way in which the revolution is carried out, the traditions, the international circumstances, etc. But the basic principles and the universal laws of socialism remain unshakeable and are essential for all countries." - Enver Hoxha, Report to the 8th Congress of the Party of Labour of Albania, November 1, 1981.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 21st January 2017 04:27

    This is a private group.
  • Party for Socialism and Liberation

    The Party for Socialism and Liberation is a newly formed working class party of leaders and activists from many different struggles, founded to promote the movement for revolutionary change.

    Capitalism—the system in which all wealth and power is held by a tiny group of billionaires and their state—is the source of the main problems confronting humanity today: imperialist war, poverty, exploitation, layoffs, unemployment, racism, sexism, lesbian/gay/bi/trans oppression, environmental destruction, mass imprisonment, unionbusting, and more.

    We are fighting for socialism, a system where the wealth of society belongs to those who produce it, the working class, and is used in a planned and sustainable way for the benefit of all. In place of greed, domination and exploitation, we stand for solidarity, friendship and cooperation between all peoples.

    We are convinced that we have now entered a new phase in history. Capitalist economic globalization and its attendant assault on the working class at home is combining with the rapid global march of the U.S. military machine to create new social and class contradictions that will lay the foundation for a revival of the socialist and workers movement inside the United States.

    Most of the people in the world today are suffering from economic depression and recession. The U.S. ruling class is holding its breath, well aware that when the U.S. capitalist economy is seized by the next severe crisis or downturn, it is likely to precipitate a global economic crisis of historic proportions. Under those circumstances, the rule of capitalism must face the challenge of a revived movement for socialism. That is our Party's orientation. Marx's prognosis and theory of revolution in the advanced capitalist societies will be validated by the revival of revolutionary socialism in the very center of imperialism.

    At the same time as we aim for revolution in the United States, we stand for defense of the existing workers states, the national liberation movements and for workers and oppressed people around the world in the crosshairs of U.S. imperialism. Only a party steeled in working class internationalism can hope to lead a revolution in the United States, the 21st Century prison house of nations.

    The magnitude of our tasks will be matched by our determination to win. Join us!

    www.PSLWeb.org

    Last Activity: 20th January 2017 20:38

    180 member(s)
  • Psychoanalysis

    Psychoanalysis is a set of psychological and psychotherapeutic theories and associated techniques, created by Austrian physician Sigmund Freud and stemming partly from the clinical work of Josef Breuer and others.

    For those interested in discussing the therapeutic and sociological content of psychoanalysis, as well as the work of Freud and related thinkers, particularly in relation to Marxism.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 20th January 2017 20:36

    11 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
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