Decolonization and Communism

Nodrada “We have to give life to Indo-American socialism with our own reality, in our own language. Here is a mission worthy of a new generation.” — José Carlos Mariátegui, “Anniversary and Balance,” José Carlos Mariátegui: An Anthology¹ While the turn towards analyzing ongoing settler-colonialism has finally reached the mainstream of North American political discussions,…

Revolution: Homelessness as Class Struggle

Liberation School Liberation School Editor’s Note: This interview was conducted via e-mail during February-March 2021, in response to Don Mitchell’s latest book–Mean streets: Homelessness, public space, and the limits to capital–and his overall work on space and capitalism, which can provide us with some arguments and conceptual tools for winning the advancing housing struggles such…

Marx in This Pandemic Point

Farooque Chowdhury “And the first birthright of capital is equal exploitation of labor-power by all capitalists.” Marx thus describes a reality dominated by capital. Today, in this pandemic point, when death is sweeping away thousands of lives in countries, in India and Brazil, in cities, in New Delhi, Mumbai and Reo de Janeiro, when ordinary…

Reading Capital with Comrades: A Liberation School Podcast Series

Liberation School is proud to release our new podcast series, “Reading Capital with Comrades.” The series–which is now available on Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, and other platforms–not only makes the first volume of Karl Marx’s Capital accessible to a new generation of activists and organizers, but reads the text from the perspective of revolutionary socialist…

Dialectics of Hope

Yanis Iqbal The situation of the world is grim. Decades of neoliberalism – marked by the privatization of social life, deregulation of markets, increasing income inequality, labor flexploitation – has finally culminated in a politically regressive wave of right-wing resurgence. What we have now is “neoliberal fascism” – a new social formation in which the…

What Must a Young Communist Be

Ernesto Guevara On the occasion of the April 4 anniversary of the Young Communists League, Granma presents excerpts from a speech delivered by Ernest Che Guevara, October 20, 1962, during a commemoration of the integration of Cuba’s revolutionary youth organizations The Young Communist League must define itself with a single word: vanguard. You, comrades, must…