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The Political Economy of Revolutionary Struggle: Lessons from the Black Panthers

The way the Black Panther Party was influenced by its sources of funding should inform modern revolutionaries on the importance of being in control of productive assets, and taking seriously the basic Marxist arguments on how economic power informs socio-political power.  

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Biopolitics, Dual Power, and the Revolutionary Characteristics of “Serve the People” Programs

Prominent revolutionary movements typically follow the strategy of delivering immediate and concrete benefits to the masses, while simultaneously developing institutions parallel and opposed to those of capitalism.    

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The Communist Insurgents of 1970s Detroit, and Their Reading List

In stark contrast to the example set by revolutionaries in the ’60s and ’70s, radicals today focus far too much time and energy on studying old classical texts, instead of seeking out and engaging with more modern and contemporary analysis. 

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The 1942 Quit India Movement: The Violent End of British Rule in India

The mass insurrection that swept across South Asia in 1942-44 saw tens of thousands of ordinary people violently rebel against British colonialism, and proved to be the beginning of the end of the British Raj.   

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A Hypothesis on Applying Lessons From Venezuela to Student Organizing

Student movements–and society as a whole–would benefit greatly from breaking down the walls between the university and society, and forging concrete connections between student groups and local community organizations.

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Thoughts On Applying Principles of Revolutionary Autonomy in the Bay Area

Zapatismo, and the principles of revolutionary autonomy in general, could be an excellent way to build a genuinely revolutionary movement in the Bay Area.  But applying this effectively requires us radicals to be more proactive in networking, collaborating, and cooperating with … Continue reading

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The Importance of Connecting With Existing Struggles–Lessons from Venezuelan History

One key lesson that modern revolutionaries can take from the experience of mid-century communist guerillas in Venezuela is the importance of connecting with existing struggles, rather than attempting to create a revolutionary vanguard organization from scratch.

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