Professor Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, addresses the history and contemporary experience of building socialism in Viet Nam and the lessons which can be applied globally.
More than 150 representatives of Communist and workers’ parties participated in a World Symposium organised online by the Communist Party of China (CPC) last week (27 May 2021). The meeting began with a message of greetings from Chinese President and CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping. He told the international guests that “Marxism sheds light in a scientific way on the laws governing the development of human society, showing the way forward to emancipation and stimulating the advance of civilisation.”
‘Socialism with Chinese characteristics’ is not just a justification for market economics, but the recognition of the economic, social and cultural relativity that obviously exists in the world, but more importantly, between socialist nations.
Theories of unequal exchange argue that trade between poor and rich countries involve the transfer of value from the former to the latter, as more labour is traded for less labour.
To celebrate their centenary on 1 August 2020, the Communist Party is hosting a series of free, online lectures every evening from Friday 24 – Friday 31 July to provoke and inspire the imagination.
Martin Graham, convener of the Communist Party’s Economic Commission, reviews an exposition of Marxist political economy.
Comrades of the growing Young Communist League Wales highlight the importance of education in building the YCL and the need to combine theory and practice.
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”
Robin Talbot discusses the limitations of bourgeois democracy under capitalism, the dictatorship of the proletariat and the promise of real human rights through socialism.
Back2Basics is the Young Communist League’s series on Marxist concepts made easy. Its aim is to provide a starting point for those interested in learning about communist theory and a foundation for further reading and study.