Marxist Theory

Marxism: A is for Alienation

IT WAS a sunny day, so the foreman let us work outside, in the yard. We sat there hammering small metal discs into shape over a die for about an hour. Then Terry, another young lad who was supposed to be showing me the ropes, announced: “I’m fed up.” I looked up. “Know what you […]

Red Flag  ·  08 October 2018

B is for Bolshevism

Bolshevism is the model of democracy and unity that won the world's first socialist revolution

Red Flag  ·  07 October 2018

C is for Capital

Capital, invested in human labour power and machinery, proved to be the most effective means yet for one class to exploit another.

Red Flag  ·  06 October 2018

D is for Democracy and Dictatorship

Marxists make a distinction between forms of government and the class nature of the state. We always ask, “which class interests are served by the state?”

Red Flag  ·  05 October 2018

E is for Exploitation

Marx proved that exploitation is caused not just by the sharp practices of some bad capitalists, but is part and parcel of the profit system itself.

Red Flag  ·  04 October 2018

F is for Fascism

In all its forms there is only one answer to fascism. Mass working class action, at the earliest opportunity, to physically and morally smash the fascist organisations.

Red Flag  ·  04 October 2018

G is for God

Only the overthrow of the profit system can create the conditions for the withering away of humanity’s psychological need for religious belief

Red Flag  ·  04 October 2018

H is for History

"All history is the history of class struggle."

Red Flag  ·  03 October 2018

I is for Imperialism

Imperialism poses the question: socialism or barbarism?

Red Flag  ·  02 October 2018

J is for Justice

“When right meets right, might decides.”

Red Flag  ·  01 October 2018

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