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Prof. Aijaz Ahmad: Withering of the state identical to dictatorship of the proletariat

Prof. Aijaz Ahmad and Vijay Prashad discuss the significance of Karl Marx’s historic text, The Civil War in France

Working class across the globe celebrates May Day

On International Workers’ Day, we take a look at the glorious history of labor struggles and key mobilizations across the world over the year as the working class has fought the rampaging virus and predatory capitalism

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on ‘The Communist Manifesto’

As part of the international celebration of Red Books Day, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro discusses the importance of the document today and reads excerpts from the groundbreaking text

Friedrich Engels: 200 and still going strong

JNU Associate Professor Dr. Ajay Gudavarthy and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyze the enduring relevance of Friedrich Engels

Three problems of reading Engels and the reasons why we need to

On this bicentenary of Friedrich Engels, we need to understand the nature of the struggle of ideas that Engels was engaged in his times, and what its significance is today

The rising wealth of billionaires even amid a pandemic

It is inevitable under capitalism that every human tragedy which unleashes a crisis in this system becomes an occasion for an increase in wealth concentration, writes Prabhat Patnaik

One hundred years of Indian communism

The Left has steadfastly opposed neoliberal policies, but there are new challenges of repression and ‘othering’, unleashed by authoritarian/fascist regimes, that need to be faced now

All of us began with Marta Harnecker

Marta Harnecker influenced and continues to influence thousands of people who have defended Marxism and socialism in the past four decades

The “spectre of communism” haunts the world: 172 years of the Communist Manifesto

Tens of thousands of people in Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America publicly read the Communist Manifesto to commemorate the 172nd year since its first publication in 1848.

“It was like each edition of the Communist Manifesto called out to the other”

As thousands take part in reading the Communist Manifesto as part of Red Books Day, here is an interview with Adelaide Gonçalves of the Plebeu Gabinete de Leitura, a social library which has 201 editions of the Communist Manifesto

Red Books Day Standing up for Left Literature — in India, it can cost you your life

Red Books Day is about standing up to fascism and standing up for our own intellectual development

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