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...

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...

The goal of socialism: Peace and equality amid plenty

What will socialist society look like? The earliest pioneers of scientific socialism—Karl Marx and Frederick Engels—did not philosophize about what socialism and communism would look...

What is the state?

When people talk about “the state” in day-to-day conversation, they are usually referring to government agencies like civil services or any other service funded by taxes. But what is the state?

What is class struggle?

“If class warfare is being waged in America, my class is clearly winning.” Those were the words of billionaire Warren Buffett, chair of Berkshire Hathaway, an insurance and investment holding company.

What is a revolution?

You can find the word “revolution” in nearly every section of the newspaper. Innovative movies are declared “revolutions” in filmmaking. Great advances in science are deemed “revolutionary.

What is socialism?

The United States is the wealthiest country in the world. Its Gross National Product is $12 trillion. Yet 45 million people in the United States live without health insurance. Some 33.6 million people are food insecure or hungry.