Emancipation & Liberation – Coverage Of What Is Communism?

Below can be found links to articles published on the E&L website related to ‘What is Communism’? 1. WHY EMANCIPATION AND LIBERATION –  Emancipation and Liberation are heady words. Yet it is vital that we give serious consideration to what we stand for, not merely what we are against – RCN collective statement

What Is Socialism? – Answer From A Humanist, Marxist Point Of View

This article written by Kevin B. Anderson of the International Marxist-Humanists asks what is Socialism. It provides a very different answer to what is understood by many self-described Socialist groups which tend to look to national statist roads to their version of socialism. In dialectical thought going back to Socrates, it has often been useful…

A CRITIQUE OF JEREMY CORBYN AND BRITISH LEFT SOCIAL DEMOCRACY, Part 3

  This is the third part of A Critique of Jeremy Corbyn and British Left Social Democracy, written by Allan Armstrong. The first part can be read at:- http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2017/08/09/a-critique-of-jeremy-corbyn-and-british-left-social-democracy/and the second part can be read at:- http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2017/08/11/a-critique-of-jeremy-corbyn-and-british-left-social-democracy-part-2/   3. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOCIAL DEMOCRACY, OFFICIAL AND DISSIDENT COMMUNISM AND A POLITICS BASED ON EMANCIPATION, LIBERATION AND SELF DETERMINATION   Contents of…

THE RCN AND THE SCOTTISH LEFT PROJECT

THE RCN AND THE SCOTTISH LEFT PROJECT The Republican Communist Network (RCN) affiliated to the Scottish Left Project after our aggregate held in Glasgow on 27th July. This was addressed by Jonathon Shafi. Previous to this, our members had been involved in meetings to bring people together in Edinburgh and Dundee. We have also sent…

AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 18th REFERENDUM VOTE – A socialist republican response

In the aftermath of the September 18th Scottish independence referendum, Allan Armstrong(RCN) updates his  earlier piece (http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2014/09/03/up-to-and-beyond-the-september-18th-independence-referendum-a-socialist-republican-perspective/).   A Movement-in-the-making The campaign for Scottish independence has been the largest movement for popular democracy seen in these islands since the Irish War of Independence. In terms of electoral participation it was unprecedented. Voter registration was 97% and…

EXPLOITATION, OPPRESSION AND ALIENATION: EMANCIPATION, LIBERATION AND SELF-DETERMINATION

The RCN has based much of its analysis of capitalism on the notions of exploitation and oppression, to which we counter the ideas of emancipation and liberation – hence the name of our main publication. However, we have been conducting discussions on capitalism’s  third prop, alienation, and its antithesis, self-determination, understood in its widest sense. In the article below, by…

WHAT MAY DAY MEANS IN THE UKRAINE CRISIS

In the second article from the RCN’s May Day Special Bulletin, Allan Armstrong (RCN) outlines the significance of current events in Ukraine, the dangers of inter-ethnic conflict allowing imperialist intervention, with the  growing threat of inter-imperialist conflict.   “Take a neighbour of ours {Germany}. Our relations are very much better than they were a few…

‘EMANCIPATION & LIBERATION’ RIC SPECIAL BULLETIN, March, 2014

The RCN produced its first Emancipation and Liberation RIC Special Bulletin for the National Forum in March. It included the following articles: 1. Let’s all end our abusive relationship with the UK state 2.The Republican Communist Network and the Radical Independence Campaign 3. A Republican perspective is important for Scotland’s future __________ LET’S ALL END OUR…

THE PARTY WE NEED

Bob Goupillot (RCN) makes a positive response to the article, The party we need, by Moshe Machover, founder member of the Israeli Socialist organisation, now living in England.   I was really heartened to read Moshe Machover’s article The party we need (WW November 7th 2013) as it succinctly summarises important aspects of our classes experience…