Looking Back to Face Forward The Role of Summation in the Revolutionary Process

The great helmsman of the Chinese Communist Revolution, Mao Zedong, elaborated a four-step method for guiding revolutionary practice: 1. Make a plan.2. Carry out the plan.3. Sum up the experience.4. Make a new plan. This didn’t just spring from the grand intellect of Mao, but was forged through the tremendous sacrifice of millions of Chinese … Continue reading Looking Back to Face Forward The Role of Summation in the Revolutionary Process

Drawing Blood: A Guide to Communist Agitation

During his struggle with the economists (those Marxists who restricted their political work to struggles over the immediate conditions of exploitation at the factory), Lenin, in his seminal work What Is to Be Done?, wrote: A basic condition for the necessary expansion of political agitation is the organization of comprehensive political exposure. In no way except by means of such … Continue reading Drawing Blood: A Guide to Communist Agitation

Manifesto of the Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (US)

The following Manifesto of the Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (OCR) is our indictment of US imperialism and the entire capitalist-imperialist system it is part of; our conception of the goal of communism and the socialist transition to get there; and our strategic thinking on making revolution in the US. It is not intended as a replacement or update … Continue reading Manifesto of the Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (US)

Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (US) Membership Constitution

What does it mean to be a communist? Revolutions do not happen, they are made, and communists, above all else, are makers of revolution. Revolutions are not a magical coming together of the objective situation, with people as pawns of the productive forces in contradiction with the relations of production. Revolutions are made when people, … Continue reading Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (US) Membership Constitution