Get Political! slideshow: Introduction to Marxism
Introduction to Marxism
March 28, 2012 -- Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- More than 50 key figures on the left including Ian Angus, John Riddell, Patrick Bond, Paul Le Blanc, China Miéville, Ken Loach, Lindsey German, Alex Callinicos, Suzi Weissman, Michael Yates and Immanuel Ness have backed Pluto Press' Get Political! campaign urging activists fighting for the 99% to draw inspiration from the lives and writings of the giants of revolutionary socialism, including Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels, Lenin, rosa Luxemburg and Leon Trotsky.
Paul Le Blanc, author and co-ordinator, outlined the purpose of the campaign: "The Occupy movement and the anti-cuts movement have made a huge impact in a short space of time, but we must build on these successes in order to advance struggles of the future. By engaging with the lives and ideas of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Luxemburg and Trotsky, activists will find vital analyses and organisational strategies which can help us overcome setbacks and cause a leftward shift of the political mainstream."
The campaign gives those involved in recent movements such as Occupy tools and inspiration to continue their struggle to build a fairer world. A campaign website, www.getpoliticalnow.com, offers the following resources.
- Extensive slideshows detailing the lives and ideas of Marx and Engels, Trotsky, Lenin and Luxemburg and an introduction to Marxism.
- Sample chapters from three Pluto Press Get Political titles on each the three figures.
- Study plans for each title, ideal for planning reading groups or lectures.
In collaboration with Pluto Press, Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal is pleased to post the Get Political! Introduction to Marxism slideshow.
Click here to buy the Pluto Press edition of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, with an introduction by David Harvey.
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