Marxism Against The Conversion of Marxism Into a Political Religion

What did Marx and Engels imagine when in 1848 they wrote in the Manifesto of the Communist Party, "WORKERS OF ALL LANDS, UNITE!"? In the same manifesto, they wrote, "We have seen above, that the first step in the revolution by the working class, is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, …

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An Open Letter to Kim Jong Un

To The Supreme Leader of The Korean People, Marshall Kim Jong Un, Greetings! I can only hope you have come across this letter and are willing to read what I have to say. I am a student of history and a socialist in the United States of America. I have studied your country’s history and …

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A Marxist’s Defense of Privacy in The Age of Mass Surveillance

Over 200 hundred years ago today, a famous bourgeois revolutionary named John Adams wrote the following in a letter to Thomas Jefferson: "When people talk of the Freedom of Writing, Speaking, or thinking, I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But …

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What Makes Stalinist State Terror Different From Leninism and Jacobinism?

Article 9 of the Stalinist German Democratic Republic's (GDR) constitution stipulates blatantly, "There is no press censorship."   Of course, anyone familiar with East German protests knows the slogan "Freedom of the press!" was a common one. And naturally, such protests were brutally suppressed by the police. The thing that makes Stalinism and Stalinist terror …

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The Dictatorship of The Proletariat and America Today

What do the Libertarian Marxists want? The most pompous and misinformed servants of the existing order cry that because we are Marxists, even “Libertarian Marxists”, that we want to instill upon America the same despotism that reigned in East Germany, in Romania, in the Soviet Union, the same tyranny that reigns in China and North …

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We’re on the Darknet now!

Need to access our website anonymously? Do you live in an authoritarian country or feel threatened by mass surveillance? Look no further, we're on the darknet! Those following our Facebook page know we recently tested the release of a Tor Hidden Service version of the Thought Foundry Blog. It looks very different from the WordPress …

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Why Every Activist Should Use a VPN/Tor and Oppose Mass Surveillance

In terms of cyber-security, activists tend to be the most vulnerable to attack both in the sense of their likelihood to be targeted by  governments and mass surveillance programs, and in regards to the notoriously weak cyber-security measures they as individuals, and as a community take. In 2017 when the Senate voted to make it …

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