Marxism: an Introduction to a Misunderstood Philosophy

Rahal, Louai
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/13/marxism-an-introduction-to-a-misunderstood-philosophy/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  13/01/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20292

An introduction to fundamental principles of Marxism, and and examination of how these principles have been misrepresented by dictators and war criminals, leading to widespread misunderstanding.

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The corrupt and powerful few plan history, they use their resources and power to impose their history on us, they exploit our labor and energies to create the history that they want to create. Yet without our labor and our compliance, their history cannot happen. This is what the workers' strikes have proven and continue to prove. When workers unite, greedy employers lose the power to exploit them: workers go on strike, production ceases, employers negotiate and change the workers’ conditions. When armies unite with their people and refuse to follow the orders of corrupt dictators, corrupt dictators are stripped of their power and are overthrown by the people. Strikes and revolutions reveal that when we unite we can subordinate history to our will: "workers of the world, unite!" Marxism is a call for unity.

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