IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM- Study Guide

IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM: Class 1   READING A.   Anti-imperialist Struggle is Key to Liberation, Leon Trotsky B. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, Sections I- VII [66 pages]   DISCUSSION POINTS Why does capitalist competition inevitably lead to the formation of monopolies? What does Lenin mean when he says that capitalist … Continue reading IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM- Study Guide

A Socialist Strategy for Trade Union Work – A Reply to William Lewis

by Karl Belin Writing for Left Voice in a March 28 article entitled “All Power to the Rank and File,” William Lewis makes the case for a renewed and concerted effort to carry out socialist work in the trade union movement. We thank Comrade Lewis and Left Voice for publishing the article, as we share … Continue reading A Socialist Strategy for Trade Union Work – A Reply to William Lewis

GOP introduces Right-To-Work Law. The unions need to fight back now!

Republicans in Congress have introduced amendments to the National Labor Relations Act and Railway Labor Act today (2/1/17) aimed at crippling the right to organize a union. Such national “Right-To-Work” legislation has long been on the wish list of the right wing and big business and is aimed at gutting the ability of the unions … Continue reading GOP introduces Right-To-Work Law. The unions need to fight back now!

Study Guide: SOCIALISM: UTOPIAN AND SCIENTIFIC

Study Guide: SOCIALISM: UTOPIAN AND SCIENTIFIC READING: Engels, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific DISCUSSION POINTS Engels writes: "The socialism of earlier days certainly criticized the existing capitalistic mode of production and its consequences. But it could not explain them, and, therefore, could not get the mastery of them." Why was this? What was the connection between the … Continue reading Study Guide: SOCIALISM: UTOPIAN AND SCIENTIFIC

Study Guide: LEFT-WING’ COMMUNISM

  Study Guide: LEFT-WING’ COMMUNISM, An Infantile disorder (Class 1) READING A.  Lenin, ‘Left- Wing‘ Communism -An Infantile Disorder, Sections I-VI [32 pages] SUPPLEMENTARY READING B   Trotsky, “The School of Revolutionary Strategy,” The First Five Years of the Communist International, Vol. 2 C   Sectarianism, Centrism, and the Fourth International, Trotsky DISCUSSION POINTS 1 What were the principal … Continue reading Study Guide: LEFT-WING’ COMMUNISM