Marxist Theory

The basic tenets of Marxism: a tool for understanding the world

Submitted by Administrator on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:17

The basic tenets of Marx’s thought were derived from three separate systems of belief: German philosophy; French utopian socialism; and English political economy. Drawing from these, and by way of inversion, Marx arrived at his basic theoretical position: dialectical and historical materialism.

The Future of Marxism - an analysis and discussion

Submitted by Administrator on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 18:50

In depth presentation and discussion on the development of Marxism in the 21st Century, and how to be an effective Communist campaigner in your work place and community. 

Class struggle is the motive for change.

Communists need to be where working people are organised - in Trade Unions in the workplaces, in Tennents Associations, in Community groups, even if they are very rudimentary, even if they need to be built up. They have to be built on real experience.

Learn from the experience of struggle of the working class - you need to be part of that.

Women, Class and the Commodification of Sex - Mary Davis

Submitted by Administrator on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:15

Professor Mary Davis, lecturer, campaigner, trade unionist, Communist and author of the important Marxist works "Comrade or Brother" and "Women & Class", addressed an evening audience after giving a special guest lecture in Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow November 2010.

In a presentation which was kept short to maximise audience discussion, Prof Davis gives a Marxist analysis of the role of women in historical and modern Capitalist society, focusing also on exploitation through prostitution and the commodification of sex.

Role of the Communist Party in the wider movement

Submitted by Administrator on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:02

Relationship to the Labour Party and trade union movement

The Communists are distinguished from the other working-class parties by this only:

(1) in the national struggles of the proletarians of the different countries, they point out and bring to the front the common interests of the entire proletariat, independently of nationality.
(2) In the various stages of development which the struggle of the working class against the bourgeoisie has to pass through, they always and everywhere represent the interests of the movement as a whole.

Reformism and Revolution - Hans Heinz Holz

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/12/2011 - 09:18

Reformism is not about making reforms or supporting reforms, but the belief that reforms are enough to change the formation of society.

Hans Heinz Holz is a respected and influential German Marxist philosopher and Leninist theorist.

He was professor of philosophy at the University of Marburg (from 1971 to 1979) and from 1979 to 1993 at the University of Groningen.

This video is from the Communist University organised by the Communist Party of Britain.