Political Education

Marxism has an explanatory power that is superior to mainstream bourgeois social science because it deals with the imperatives of class power and political economy, the motor forces of society and history. The class basis of political economy is not a subject for which mainstream social science has much understanding or tolerance.

Michael Parenti

Political Economy & Theory

Marxism

  1. Manifesto of the Communist Party
    Karl Marx & Frederick Engels
  2. Wage Labour and Capital
    Karl Marx
  3. Value, Price and Profit
    Karl Marx
  4. The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
    Frederick Engels
  5. Socialism: Utopian and Scientific
    Frederick Engels
  6. The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
  7. Dialectical and Historical Materialism
    J. V. Stalin

Leninism

  1. The State and Revolution
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
  2. Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
  3. What Is To Be Done?
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
  4. The Foundations of Leninism
    J. V. Stalin

Mao Zedong Thought

  1. On Practice
    Mao Zedong
  2. On Contradiction
    Mao Zedong
  3. On the People’s Democratic Dictatorship
    Mao Zedong

Recommended Articles

Critical Reading

  1. Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems
    George Monbiot
  2. Left Anticommunism: The Unkindest Cut
    Michael Parenti
  3. Do Publicly Owned, Planned Economies Work?
    Stephen Gowans

United States

  1. The Violence Central American Migrants Are Fleeing Was Stoked by the US
    Cole Kazdin
  2. US Provides Military Aid to 73 Percent of World’s Dictatorships
    Rich Whitney
  3. 35 countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords and terrorists
    Nicolas J.S. Davies

China & Russia

  1. China’s rise threatens U.S. imperialism, not American people
    Ajit Singh
  2. Most Of What We Hear About China Is Red Scare, Yellow Peril Propaganda
    Tyler Burns
  3. China: A Revolutionary Present
    Ajit Singh
  4. Five imperialist myths about China’s role in Africa
    Nino Brown
  5. Tiananmen: The Massacre that Wasn’t
    Brian Becker
  6. What is happening in Hong Kong
    Eugene Puryear
  7. Behind a made-for-TV Hong Kong protest narrative, Washington is backing nativism and mob violence
    Dan Cohen
  8. Is Russia Imperialist?
    Stansfield Smith
  9. Black Bolsheviks and white lies
    Peta Lindsay
  10. The Russians Are Coming, Again
    Jeremy Kuzmarov & John Marciano

Global South

  1. Libya: From Africa’s Richest State Under Gaddafi, to Failed State After NATO Intervention
    Garikai Chengu
  2. The Truth About Syria: A Manufactured War Against An Independent Country
    Caleb T. Maupin
  3. The Achievements of Hugo Chavez
    Carles Muntaner, Joan Benach, & Maria Paez Victor
  4. Why Can’t the U.S. Left Get Venezuela Right?
    Shamus Cooke
  5. On Venezuela: In Defense of the Bolivarian Revolution with Dakota Lilly
    Joshua B.
  6. A Lot of What You Know About North Korea Is Racist Nonsense
    Andrew Dobbs
  7. Eyewitness North Korea: An American’s Journey
    Derek R. Ford
  8. Tales of North Korean Abuses: No Facts, All Fiction
    Tony Cartalucci

Documentaries & Videos

RSA Animate Shorts

  1. Economics is for Everyone!
    Ha-Joon Chang
  2. Crises of Capitalism
    David Harvey
  3. First as Tragedy, Then as Farce
    Slavoj Zizek
  4. The Paradox of Choice
    Renata Salecl

Lectures

  1. What is the Meaning of the Left?
    Vijay Prashad
  2. The Sword & the Dollar
    Michael Parenti
  3. The National Security State at Home and Abroad
    Michael Parenti
  4. The JFK Assassination and the Gangster Nature of the State
    Michael Parenti
  5. Rambo and the Swarthy Hordes
    Michael Parenti
  6. Marxism and the Crises in Eastern Europe
    Michael Parenti
  7. Don’t Talk to the Police
    James Duane

Documentaries

  1. Faces of Africa – Sankara’s Ghost
    CGTN Africa
  2. Paul Robeson’s politics may have cost him his life and career
    RT America
  3. Loyal Citizens of Pyongyang in Seoul (서울의 평양 시민들)
    David Yun

Venezuelan Crises

  1. Leftist Debunks John Oliver’s Venezuela Episode
    Mike Prysner
  2. ‘John Bolton tried to assassinate me’: Interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro
    The Grayzone

Last updated October 15th, 2019.