By Zak Brown “In these circumstances one must have a large dose of humanity, a large dose of a sense of justice and truth in order to avoid dogmatic extremes, cold scholasticism, or an isolation from the masses. We must strive every day so that this love of living humanity is transformed into actual deeds, […]

By Zak Brown “At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.” – Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara Contemporary Marxism can be seen as diverging into two distinct camps: those who have disavowed the formal consideration of ethics, and those who have held ethics to the […]

By Zak Brown Introduction In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the Western media has wasted no time tooting its own horn regarding the value of “free speech” in our liberal societies. But what should we think about this defense of “free speech”? No doubt, the massacre at Charlie Hebdo which left 12 dead and […]

By Zak Brown Introduction Antonio Martin, 18, was shot dead by police Tuesday night during an altercation at a gas station only miles away from Ferguson, Missouri; the city where unarmed Michael Brown, 18, was shot dead by (legally absolved) officer Darren Wilson. Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Eric Gardner. Antonio Martin. The list goes on. […]

The following is a review of the events in Ferguson, Missouri by a communist ally observing from the UK. The views expressed are solely those of the author and have been published here to provoke thought and discussion.  By N. Volginn Introduction On Saturday, August 9th 2014, an armed hooligan of colonial power, Officer Darren […]

By Zak Brown New York City Atlanta, Georgia Ferguson, Missouri Letting Darren Wilson go free was a declaration of war. War against every person of color in the United States. War against every victim of police violence. War against all poor and working people whose communities have become ghettos of state repression and murder without consequence. […]

By Zak Brown Summary of my points: 1. Protracted People’s War is not Universal. 2. Speculating on universal revolutionary strategy hurts the project of revolution. 3. Developing new theories of revolution requires us to challenge theoretical continuities, investigate, and ask new questions. 4. Asking new questions does not absolve the project of revolution; its a prerequisite […]

By Zak Brown Introduction Unlike the stiff and boring Marxism which exist primarily on campus and the internet, feminism is actually becoming cool again. Now, feminism itself invokes all sorts of imagery from every conceivable position on the Left and all manner of terrible outcry from the Right. However, when I say Feminism I am […]

By Zak Brown Introduction First, congratulations to JMP (internet moniker of Joshua Moufawad-Paul) for the release of his book, The Communist Necessity, which has received widespread praise from readers. Hopefully the book does well to popularize a communist politic within activist circles. As with all dialogue and engagements we hope to promote civil discussion and […]

an infamous “struggle session” underway  Introduction and Method As readers comb through tendencies and currents of Marxism, the system of thoughts known as ‘Maoism’ always catches an eye. Perhaps because of its historical connotation with guerrilla movements, people’s wars, popular armies, and the like. Perhaps because of its conflation with a more (albeit ‘totalitarian’) simplistic […]

I can remember the morning quite vividly. Walking into our kitchen after school, I saw my mother crying with her face against the table and the television on. I asked my mother why she was crying and she responded, “Terrorists attacked us!” This puzzled me because I could not understand why tourists would attack anyone. […]

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Chapter 6: Planning and the Rule of Law As the title would suggest, Hayek begins chapter six by promoting what he refers to as the ‘Rule of Law’. While many legal and political interpretations exist of the ‘Rule of Law’, Hayek importantly draws distinction between his version of […]

[credit: Al Jazeera] [credit: Vice]   Ferguson is on fire The little town just 20 miles north of St. Louis made national headlines a few days ago when protests turned to riots over the death of unarmed 18 year-old Black resident Michael Brown. Riots since then have only intensified and clashes with the police becoming […]

Saturday, August 9th, 18-year old Michael Brown was shot dead by police after what they called a “struggle over the officer’s weapon”. Witnesses claim Brown was no threat to anyone and was simply walking in the road when officers told him to “get the fuck on the sidewalk”. Despite this he was shot 8 times […]

A recent poll conducted by Mina Tzemach has some troubling revelations for everyone concerned with the recent Israeli offensive in Gaza (Operation Protective Edge). The poll, designed to guage public opinion of the ‘conflict’, found that 86.5% of Israelis opposed a ceasefire considering “Hamas has not surrendered” and “not all the tunnels have been found”. […]

The death toll in the Gaza Strip has now reached 1,170 many of which were not even “combatants” (the supposed targets of the operation which began on July 7th) but rather innocent Palestinians simply murdered in their own homes. Israel has reported 56 of its own dead including 53 soldiers and 3 civilians. Operation Protective […]

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Chapter 3: Individualism and Collectivism The title of this chapter is in my own opinion quite a misnomer. In fact, Hayek spends as little time as possible truly outlining what he considers to be “collectivism” or “individualism” beyond a rudimentary appraisal in the first few pages. Most of […]

[Photo credit: Al Jazeera/Rueters] Note: Death toll numbers and headlines linked will no doubt transform over time as the ‘situation develops’ and information becomes more concise. The Fox News headline regarding the current Israeli offensive reads, “Sirens in Jerusalem: Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Intercepts Hamas Rockets”. Absent from the headline (and the majority of the article) is […]

Israel has resumed bombarding the Gaza Strip following the discovery of three dead Israelis kidnapped two weeks ago. The IDF claims the 34 sites bombed by the Israeli Air Force were strategic points for HAMAS and other Palestinian defenders. Despite a lack of hard evidence regarding the abduction of the three Israelis, HAMAS has been […]

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Introduction The purpose of this multi-part series is to debunk the thesis put forward in F.A. Hayek’s seminal work The Road to Serfdom; wherein, he suggests that Western Civilization had been moving towards socialism and that this was ultimately a road to destruction and servitude. Much of what […]