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  • World Socialist Movement

    The World Socialist Movement (WSM) is an international organisation of socialist parties created in 1904 with the founding of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. The member parties share a common classical Marxist worldview and an adherence to socialism defined as a distinct economic system from capitalism. Therefore, the World Socialist parties are held in sharp contrast to Social democratic political parties and Leninist/Marxist-Leninist movements.

    Last Activity: 7th December 2016 18:45

    50 member(s)
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  • Marxist-Leninist-Maoist

    Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, as based mainly on the teachings of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Iosef Stalin and Mao Zedong, is the highest qualitative stage of Marxism so far and is the guiding ideology of revolutionaries the world over who carry forward the fight for a world free of all class distinctions, all exploitative production relations, all oppressive social relations, and all corresponding, reactionary ideas - the communist world of the future. Basic Marxist-Leninist principles were implemented successfully, though with shortcomings, in the Soviet Union during the leadership of Lenin and Stalin, but it was the experience of socialist construction and the 'Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution' in the People's Republic of China under Mao however that heralded 'Mao Tse-Tung Thought' and later 'Maoism' as a new qualitative advancement of Marxism-Leninism. Key principles of Maoism include:

    1. The people's war strategy, i.e. a strategy of mass-based guerilla war principally relying on the exploited social base leading to the encirclement of the more developed areas that profit from the exploitation of that social base.

    2. The mass line, which encompasses four main points: a) learn from the people while leading them, b) serve the people while leading them, c) rely on the people while leading them, and d) practice leadership mainly in the form of guidance rather than commands.

    3. The philosophical, strategic, and tactical approach of identifying the contextual principal contradiction and attacking the contextual main enemy. (Divide and conquer, in other words.)

    4. New democratic revolution and the corresponding strategic block of four classes as the path to sustainable socialism for countries with pre-capitalist modes of production.

    5. Political and cultural revolutions within the proletarian revolution as occasionally necessary.

    Unfortunately, following the lead of the Khrushchovite revisionists who destroyed socialism in the USSR after Stalin's death, after Mao's death the PRC was also taken over by revisionists who revise and betray fundamental principles of Marxism in the interests of capitalism and, like the USSR before it, a once great proletarian state was taken down the path of capitalist restoration and social-imperialism. Because of this, we put particular emphasis on the dangers of revisionism. Despite the defeats of the 20th century, the flame of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is still being kept alive and advanced by the experiences of the countless CPs in the third world waging or preparing for people's war. Long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!

    (Group description by cmrds mosfeld, red cat, Palingenesis, Marxach-Léinínach, the Hong Se Sun, Siren Bang, scarletghoul and Who?.)

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 7th December 2016 14:02

    This is a private group.
  • Impossibilists

    Impossibilism is a theory and strategy for bringing about socialism and an interpretation of Marxism that stresses the limited value of political, economic and social reforms within a capitalist economy. It argues that pursuing such reforms is counterproductive as they only strengthen support for the existing system and thereby work to ensure the continuation of the capitalist system, or at the least, impossibilism argues that such reforms are irrelevant to the realization of socialism and should not be a major concern for socialists.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 6th December 2016 21:11

    104 member(s)
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  • Anti-Kim dynasty

    A group for those who think the North Korean goverment severely violates human rights, rips off and lies to their own people, is not communist or socialist in any sense and has made the country a bankrupt, hungry, tyrannical hellhole.

    Last Activity: 3rd December 2016 02:37

    122 member(s)
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  • Communist Labor Party

    The Communist Labor Party is a revolutionary left-wing party in the U.S.A.

    The Communist Labor Party seeks to build community and political power for working, disabled, and oppressed people in the United States. We are a pro-labor, pro-feminist, non-sectarian and anti-imperialist party. We are currently active in the Pacific Northwest.

    Email: communistlaborparty@gmail.com

    Website: http://communistlaborparty.org

    Last Activity: 3rd December 2016 02:25

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  • Anarchist Solidarity.

    A group for Anarchists active on this site to stand together! A call for Solidarity between Comrades against-

    •Statist ideology
    •Liberalism
    •Reactionary thought

    While we are online here we must stand shoulder to shoulder against these and come to each others aid.

    Besides this talking among other anarchists can be very educational as well.

    Category: Uncategorized
    Last Activity: 2nd December 2016 20:44

    This is a private group.
  • Anarchist

    A group for people who identify as anarchists regardless of traditions to discuss theory, history and practice.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 2nd December 2016 14:31

    This is a private group.
  • 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: 28th November 2016 14:24

    559 member(s)
  • Guevarist

    Guevarism holds the belief that Armed Struggle can trigger a Revolution wherever a Government doesn't have the favour of its Citizens.

    Guevarism believes that the focoism principle of vanguardism by cadres of small, fast-moving paramilitary groups can provide a focus for popular discontent against a sitting regime, and thereby lead a general insurrection.

    Ernesto Guevara did not count on a Leninist insurrection based on cities as had happened during the 1917 October Revolution, but on a popular uprisings which would gain strength in rural areas and would overtopple the regime: the vanguard guerrilla was supposed to bolster the population's morale, not to take control of the state apparatus by itself, without any exterior help.

    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 26th November 2016 16:53

    141 member(s)
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  • Trotskyist

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    Category: Tendencies
    Last Activity: 26th November 2016 16:53

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    which affiliation is yours