Indian communist youth blaze a trail with COVID-19 initiatives rooted in solidarity

The initiatives of the Kerala unit of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), youth of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), have received widespread commendation for their comprehensive and scientific approach towards social solidarity, writes Muhammed Shabeer.

The Colombian Connection: US imperialism & Venezuela

Oliver Dodd reveals the intimate involvement of Colombia in US attacks on Venezuela and its role as a key platform for US imperialism in Latin America.

Russia: The Epidemic of Capitalism

Roman Kononenko, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Leninist Komsomol of the Russian Federation, explains the political situation in Russia during the COVID-19 Pandemic and the priorities of Russia’s communists.

There are no shortcuts, we must build class politics and trade union struggle

Harry Williams is a Labour and RMT activist Why do Marxists contest elections? Is it to show that reform of the state is possible? Why do some Marxists join the Labour Party? Is it to prove that the Labour Party is secretly a socialist organisation in need of nudge in the right direction? These areContinue reading “There are no shortcuts, we must build class politics and trade union struggle”

East of England YCL: a proud past and a bright future

Joe Weaver marks the establishment of a new YCL Branch in the East of England and notes that it builds on a longstanding and proud communist tradition in the area.

Democratic Federalism, the Welsh Economy & Economic Justice

Nathan James makes the case for radical economic planning and redistribution in Wales to reverse a decade of austerity and invigorate democratic rights.

Democratic federalism emphasises the symbiotic relationship between public sector intervention and economic democracy at a local, federal and national level. It requires a significant level of income redistribution at federal level combined with the development of economic democracy at the local and national level. This vision stands in contrast to the type of economic devolution mandated for English regions by the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act (2016).