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A Salute to the New People’s Army on its 45th Anniversary

Dear Comrades, Revolutionary greetings from Revolutionary Initiative.  From our humble place of struggle to develop a revolutionary communist movement that can stand alongside yours in the history of people’s struggles against imperialism and for socialism, we join you in celebrating 45 years of people’s war in the Philippines.  We celebrate with you the courage, steadfastness […]

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The Super-Exploitation of Women and Developing a Revolutionary Mass Line

This article is the first in a two-part series from Comrade Stella B., exploring women’s gendered role in the capitalist economy and the development of the revolutionary mass line. This first installment explores class, value, production, and reproduction. The second installment will more deeply explore the question of the revolutionary feminist mass line. All authors […]

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Women and Super-Exploitation: An Illustration Through Basic Marxist Economics

This article was developed by Comrade Stella B. as a basic illustration of some of the theoretical concepts which the comrade discusses and refers to in “The Super-Exploitation of Women and Developing a Revolutionary Mass Line (Part I)”.  Also see the comrade’s Glossary of Terms, another accompaniment to her theoretical document. You can download this […]

A Glossary of Terms for Understanding Women’s Exploitation

by Comrade Stella This glossary was specifically developed as an accompaniment to Comrade Stella’s theoretical contributions, The Super-Exploitation of Women and Developing a Revolutionary Mass Line (Part I) and Women and Super-Exploitation:  An Illustration Through Basic Marxist Economics, which have been put forward to stimulate discussion within and overcome the undertheorization of women’s liberation in our […]

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Clarification of the Terms on Dual Power

by Comrade Azaad In the past year, our organization has been working to synthesize its experiences and practice into a series of discussion documents on the question of what exactly it is we are developing in the immediate horizon, and how this relates to revolutionary strategy. Our point of convergence has been dual power. Here, […]

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Introduction to Issue #4 of Uprising

Towards a revolutionary strategy in imperialist countries: Introduction to Issue #4 of Uprising Central Committee, R.I. In this issue of UPRISING, we continue the discussion and debate around revolutionary strategy, particularly as concerns imperialist countries. From this, Comrade Amil raises Gramsci’s ‘war of position’ as being similar to the concept of a protracted revolutionary struggle […]

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Between hype and hubris: a communist perspective on revolutionary prospects in Latin America

by Comrade Victor Hampton For almost a decade, the political developments in Latin American have been a topic of considerable discussion and debate within academia, the mainstream media and among ‘the Left’ (broadly defined). Much of this attention, however, has been relegated to assessments of electoral movements and events and has especially focused on governments […]

Gramsci went from leading a rapidly expanding revolutionary Party to having virtually unlimited time and undivided attention to reflect on and write on first-hand experiences.  As tragic as his imprisonment – and a decade later, his death – were, most revolutionary leaders in Gramsci’s position would have never had that opportunity to comprehensively assess their first-hand experiences. They would have been too busy organizing, or they would have been dead. This is the source of value in Gramsci’s prison notebooks. Let’s make use of them.

Towards the War of Position: Gramsci in Continuity and Rupture with Marxism-Leninism

From comrade Amil K., this essay is Part I in a longer two-part series. Because of its length, Part I is being published in four sections in serial form on our website, with each section hyperlinked below. Section I: It’s Time to Jailbreak Gramsci Section 2: The Strengths and Limitations of Lenin’s State and Revolution […]

Gramsci went from leading a rapidly expanding revolutionary Party to having virtually unlimited time and undivided attention to reflect on and write on first-hand experiences.  As tragic as his imprisonment – and a decade later, his death – were, most revolutionary leaders in Gramsci’s position would have never had that opportunity to comprehensively assess their first-hand experiences. They would have been too busy organizing, or they would have been dead. This is the source of value in Gramsci’s prison notebooks. Let’s make use of them.

Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks: Towards a ‘War of Position’

Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks: Towards a ‘War of Position’ Section IV of Towards the War of Position: Gramsci in Continuity and Rupture  with Marxism-Leninism by Amil K. The main concern of the prison notebooks is the development of “the philosophy of praxis”1 with the aim of rejuvenating communist strategy in light of the failures and setbacks […]

As important of a text this is, is it the final word on the question of State and Revolution?

The Strengths and Limitations of Lenin’s State and Revolution

The Strengths and Limitations of Lenin’s State and Revolution Section II of Towards the War of Position: Gramsci in Continuity and Rupture  with Marxism-Leninism by Amil K. As the title of Lenin’s State and Revolution (S&R) suggests,the question of the State and the question of revolution are intertwined; and the first should be answered before […]