What is the working class?

The Marxist outlook is based on the irreconcilable conflict between the working class (the proletariat) and the ruling capitalist class (the bourgeoisie). But how do we determine which people belong to which class?
A study group at Highlander taking place outside. A Black man seated in a chair is speaking as a small multinational group listens, sitting in a circle.

What is dialectical materialism? An introduction

After the deaths of Marx and Engels, socialists began taking up the important task of summarizing their work for popularization....

6 ways socialism is superior to capitalism

How would socialism address the terrible problems of capitalist society? The following is an edited version of a talk given by Brian Becker, a member...

What is capitalism?

Today, there is an enormous economic gap between the rich and the poor. According to the International Labor Organization, "one billion people are unemployed or underemployed" worldwide.

All capitalism is wage theft

In mid-March, workers at McDonald’s in California, New York and Michigan filed lawsuits against the corporation for wage theft. The lawsuits reveal a clear pattern of...

What is the real legacy of the Soviet Union? An overview

The first time the people had the power The capitalist class and its well-paid intellectuals and pundits continue to argue that the fall of the...

What is national oppression?

Oppression and exploitation are basic features of capitalist society. Workers are paid wages while the capitalist owners make profits from the products created by...

What is women’s oppression and is it inevitable?

For the vast majority of human history, archeological and anthropological research indicates that women were not specially oppressed.

Eight myths about socialism–and their answers

The word socialism has become more and more common. Usually, it's used negatively and in almost all situations the politician or commentator uttering the word either has no idea what it means or is being intentionally misleading.

The Communist Manifesto: A working-class guide to changing the world

Liberation Audio · The Communist Manifesto: A working-class guide to changing the world The Communist Manifesto stands among the most well-read...