The communist abolition of the family

In The Communist Manifesto (1848), Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels noted: Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists. While this infamous communist position is given up or revised by supposedly left parties, the communist transformation of society will involve the abolition of the family and … Continue reading The communist abolition of the family

Civilian deaths in U.S.-led war in the Middle East pile up

On March 21, at least 30 civilians were killed by an U.S. airstrike against a Syrian school (NY Times, March 22). On March 23, at least 200 people, most of whom were civilians, were killed in another airstrike in Mosul, Iraq (Rudaw). On January 29, an U.S. raid in Yemen killed "at least 23" civilians … Continue reading Civilian deaths in U.S.-led war in the Middle East pile up

Stop U.S. imperialist warmongering against North Korea!

These days, the U.S. capitalist-imperialist rulers are stepping up their warmongering against North Korea, with officials from the Trump administration thuggishly claiming that their "patience" is running out and that the US will change its policy, considering a "preemptive" (unprovoked) first strike against North Korea if it does not halt its nuclear program. Since for … Continue reading Stop U.S. imperialist warmongering against North Korea!

The true origins of Marx’s political thinking

In Two Souls of Socialism (1966), Hal Draper remarked that Karl Marx came from a far-left liberal background, focusing on the unconditional freedom of individuals. When he encountered the primitive embryo of socialist and communist ideas, his contribution was to combine democracy and socialism. This was connected with his heavy influence from radical humanist ideas … Continue reading The true origins of Marx’s political thinking

The Question of Freedom of Speech Facing Socialists

While leftists have often been victims of anti-free speech laws in history, exemplified by the Argentinian Dirty War, the Kent State Massacre, the Holocaust, the Spanish White Terror, etc., there is some debate concerning whether freedom of speech should be given to all opinions, such as those of fascists. In this article I will discuss … Continue reading The Question of Freedom of Speech Facing Socialists