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Volunteers packing food for people affected by the pandemic

Human nature is no barrier to socialism

Of all the reasons to be angry during the pandemic—the profit-first response of governments, the neglected state of the health system, the environmental crisis underpinning the disaster, the millions dead—it has been people buying extra toilet paper that has elicited the most outrage.

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Cuba will vaccinate its entire population against COVID-19 in 2021

Cuba will vaccinate its entire population against COVID-19 in 2021

Dr. Eduardo Martínez, president of the BioCubaFarma state pharmaceutical enterprise group, reports that work is advancing to expand production capacity of Cuba’s candidate vaccine Soberana 02.

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Jennifer Lemus (Venezuelanlysis)

Realizing the dream of Communal Cities: A conversation with Jennifer Lemus and José Luis Sifontes

Spokespeople from one of Venezuela’s flagship communes discuss the building of a communal city and the path towards Chávez’s communal state.

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Queen of the Bolsheviks - Marie Equi

Queen of the Bolsheviks

Now forgotten, Dr. Marie Equi (1872–1952) was a physician for working-class women and children, a lesbian, and a dynamic and flamboyant political activist. She was a “firebrand in the causes of suffrage, labor and peace, in Portland in the ’teens, ’20s, and ’30s.” A reformer turned revolutionary, Equi earned the nickname “Queen of the Bolsheviks,” […]

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Leo Panitch books

Leo Panitch and the Socialist Project

The death of Leo Panitch has made the world a darker place. His writings have carried us through some of the most difficult periods in the history of the socialist left, as wave after wave of the neoliberal onslaught broke workers’ organizations, serving up one defeat after the next. Leo’s work sustained so many of […]

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Leo Panitch

Renewing Socialism

If “the revolutionary spirit of the last centuries, that is, the eagerness to liberate and to build a new house where freedom can dwell, [which] is unprecedented and unequaled in all prior history” properly begins with the bourgeois revolutions of the late eighteenth century, few would dispute that this eagerness for fundamental social transformation was […]

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Voting in Venezuela's elections. Photo: PSUV Facebook page

Socialist election win masks deeper problems

With a majority of the opposition boycotting and an abstention rate of almost 70%, the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) obtained 69% of the vote in the country’s December 6 National Assembly (AN) elections.

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Marx - 'Unite'

Marxism vs the state

Karl Marx developed his theory of revolution by arguing against would-be progressives who looked to the capitalist state as a force for progress.

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Marx Didn’t Invent Socialism, Nor Did He Discover It

Marx didn’t invent socialism, nor did he discover it

Without aiming to tear down the legacy of Marx or to minimize his contributions to economics and history—a hopeless task that we can leave up to capitalists—we can examine the historical context in which he arose.

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Government supporters chant for parliamentary candidates representing the Great Patriotic Pole party at a closing campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Dec. 3, 2020. Ariana Cubillos | AP

U.S. media, pols rage after Venezuelans defy U.S. empire to re-elect socialists

Despite the fact that the election was overseen by 1,500 international observers, U.S. pols and media pundits alike labeled it a sham before it even took place.

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Header image: Two young women take selfies with a statue of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels during an exhibition commemorating Marx’s 200th birthday in Beijing, May 5, 2018. Chen Xiaogen/People Visual

Fed up with capitalism, young Chinese brush up on ‘Das Kapital

With a new generation increasingly burned out by the “996” grind and liberal platitudes of their elders, can Marxism make a comeback?

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Ding Yining/Sixth Tone

The new-style pop histories making socialism cool again

Online and on social media, popular historians are helping young Chinese reframe the country’s leftist past in a more positive light.

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Utopian Socialism (Illustration: Davidson W)

Utopian socialism

The third major influence on Marx’s critique of political economy (in addition to and combined with classical economics and Hegel’s philosophy) was utopian socialism.

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When Centrists Lose, Corporate Media Blame the Left

When Centrists lose, corporate media blame the left

Joe Biden hadn’t even been declared the victor of the 2020 election before establishment Democrats, in the face of poorer-than-expected results in House and Senate races, began pointing fingers at the left—with corporate media giving them a major assist.

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