Translated by Red Phoenix staff. The international Marxist-Leninist movement, the proletariat and the peoples of the world, celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx, founder of scientific communism, great educator and guide of the world proletariat, inspirer and… Read More ›
Myths About Socialism
200 Years On from His Birth – May 5th 1818 to May 5th 2018 – WAS MARX ‘RIGHT?’
By Hari Kumar On the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, many commemorations of this great man will be made. Even his bourgeois enemies will no doubt acknowledge, how brilliant he was. However, these observers will also label him as… Read More ›
Why Does the Pseudo-Left Hate Grover Furr?
Grover Furr is an American professor and author. He has taught at Montclair State University in New Jersey for over four decades, and has written essays, articles and books on Soviet history in both Russian and English. Though his body… Read More ›
Why Marxism-Leninism in the 21st Century United States?
The heightening of the ecological, economic, and social crises of capitalism during the summer of 2017 from Charlottesville to Houston cast a new urgency on the work of the rapidly consolidating left in the United States. As the left reawakens… Read More ›
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution
Join the American Party of Labor; Bayan-USA; the Party of Communists, USA; the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, the Workers World Party, the Party for Socialism and Liberation; the Harlem Coalition Against War, the United National Anti-War Committee; the International Action… Read More ›
Review of Grover Furr’s “Khrushchev Lied”
by Alfonso Casal There are certain assumptions one can make, with a high degree of certainty, regarding Grover Furr’s Khrushchev Lied. The first is that, had Furr written a similar book in any area of historical specialization other than Soviet-era… Read More ›
An Obituary for General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013)
by CARLOS BORRERO The Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap has died. Throughout what was once known as the Third World as well as among those with revolutionary consciousness in the centers of imperialism, we pay tribute to one of the… Read More ›
by J. Bialek The spectre which once haunted Europe long ago in 1848, materialized in corporeal form in 1917 and was seemingly exorcized in 1991 has returned in force. This time the “spectre of communism” is haunting the entire world. In… Read More ›
Leave it to the Market?
For more than twenty years now, the “free market” has been the rallying cry of American politics. Conservatives sing its praises while occasionally betraying it when it suits their constituency, liberals won’t criticize it but claim that it needs to… Read More ›
Supply, Demand, Value & the “Mud Pie” Argument
The labor theory of value is an essential concept in a Marxist understanding of the world. It explains how value finds its origin in the productive efforts of human beings, that workers are essential to the realization of value in… Read More ›
Myths About Socialism: Is It Really Just a Matter of Corporate Greed?
Unlike other political philosophers, Karl Marx did not simply dream up an ideal society or concoct ad hoc solutions to the social problems he saw in his time. Marx was an observer who devoted far more of his time and energy… Read More ›
Myths About Socialism: Common Arguments Defeated
If you’ve expressed interest in socialism at some point in your life, you’ve probably had an encounter ( it can be at a family dinner, at school, the break room at work or any number of other examples) that goes… Read More ›
Myths About Socialism: is Socialism Utopian?
A Socialist Utopia? Among the many arguments against socialism you will commonly hear, one of the most common is the claim that socialism and Marxism are Utopian. Those making this claim will often readily admit that capitalism is “far from… Read More ›
Myths About Socialism: Under Socialism, is Everyone Equal?
This is one of the most common myths about socialism, often trotted out to explain why socialism “doesn’t work,” how it goes against “human nature,” that there is a lack of incentive to work, and so on. As is the… Read More ›
It is common within the fields of academia, politics and religion to hear the word “dogmatism” utilized in the pejorative. Many people have heard, used or have been called “dogmatic” with many carelessly hurling the term around for one reason… Read More ›