When the communists ruled in Bavaria

This history is a perfect example of the way Marxists have bungled every opportunity they had. We have explored the reasons many times here; the whole morass of theory has left Marxists so confused they can’t see the obvious steps needed to create a viable postcapitalism. The real problem is a constitutional task requiring definition in the manner of a recipe, not a theory. It requires free agents in history to apply principles of socialist justice and economy with a democratic outcome, an ecosocialist matrix and a new set of economic rights. Instead, at every point minds confused by Marxism have fumbled the ball and this case in Germany is a perfect example.

In November 1918, Germany exploded into revolution. In the spring of 1919, the working class succeeded in seizing power and declaring a Bavarian Soviet Republic. In its short, heroic lifetime, the republic had to fight not only against open counter-revolution, but also against the results of its own inexperience

Source: When the communists ruled in Bavaria | History & Theory | Audio & Video

Relevance of the Manifesto of the Communist Party in the 21st Century.  

The death of communism has been pronounced time and time again, but every day it is still fought against without respite or pity. There is no popular act or uprising which the bourgeoise does not see as a sign of communism, no nationalist or progressive opinion which is not branded as communist.

Source: Relevance of the Manifesto of the Communist Party in the 21st Century. | MR Online

You Don’t Have to Be a Marxist – Freddie deBoer

????///A somewhat puzzling article despite the fact the title is right: and here we are socialist/revolutionay/reformist but critical of Marxism. Marxists had a great opportunity but the results were all failures. We should ask why and start over because the endgame of capitalism is planetary destruction and postcapitalism needs a neo-socialism that is sane, able to deal with the coming calamity and free from the cult of Marxists who are frozen in place…

Source: You Don’t Have to Be a Marxist – Freddie deBoer

Washington’s Weaponization of Protests in Cuba Takes Its Regime Change Efforts to New Heights of Hypocrisy – CounterPunch.org

On 11 July, Cuba saw thousands of demonstrators take to the streets in cities across the island. The protests are believed to have started in the Artemisa Province before spreading to neighboring Havana and further afield, including Cuba’s second-largest city, Santiago de Cuba. Press reports largely claim that protesters are motivated by shortages and the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. More

Source: Washington’s Weaponization of Protests in Cuba Takes Its Regime Change Efforts to New Heights of Hypocrisy – CounterPunch.org

End the U.S. Embargo of Cuba: Support the Revolution and the Right to Protest – Left Voice

Thousands took to the streets of Cuba to protest against the country’s deepening social and economic crisis, made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. The conditions in Cuba today are a direct result of imperialist aggression against the country, led by the United States and its 60-plus-year embargo. Meanwhile, the one-party regime represses the protesters who want to defend the revolution.

Source: End the U.S. Embargo of Cuba: Support the Revolution and the Right to Protest – Left Voice

The Capitalist Disaster and the Struggle for an International of Socialist Revolution – 

Two Manifestos

We inject our two manifestos into this well done but probably futile gesture in the long really of Trotsky movements.
What audience can the left expect in this case?
We need a new framework altogether…

This manifesto was approved by the leaderships of the groups of the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International in April 2021.

Source: The Capitalist Disaster and the Struggle for an International of Socialist Revolution – Left Voice