Revolutionary Initiative is pleased to announce a new four-part series from Comrade Kenny Lake to appear on our website and … Continue reading The Specter that Still Haunts: Locating a Revolutionary Class within Contemporary Capitalism-Imperialism – A Four Part Series
Second Version, July 2015 by Stella B. The following document is part two in a two-part series: the first of … Continue reading Revolutionary Feminism: Economic Transformation and Women’s Liberation – Comrade Stella B.
Introduction to Issue #5 of Uprising: The necessity of women’s leadership in communist struggle Central Committee of Revolutionary Initiative Self-criticism: … Continue reading The necessity of women’s leadership in communist struggle – RI-CC Statement
This article is the first in a two-part series from Comrade Stella B., exploring women’s gendered role in the capitalist … Continue reading The Super-Exploitation of Women and Developing a Revolutionary Mass Line – Comrade Stella B.
This article was developed by Comrade Stella B. as a basic illustration of some of the theoretical concepts which the … Continue reading Women and Super-Exploitation: An Illustration Through Basic Marxist Economics
by Comrade Stella
This glossary was specifically developed as an accompaniment to Comrade Stella’s theoretical contributions, The Super-Exploitation of Women and Developing a Revolutionary Mass Line (Part I) and Women and Super-Exploitation: An Illustration Through Basic Marxist Economics, which have been put forward to stimulate discussion within and overcome the undertheorization of women’s liberation in our organization and take us towards a correct revolutionary mass line for women’s liberation. However, clearly this glossary has general use beyond the question of women’s liberation.
-R.I. Editorial Note
Base: Economic structure of society equated with the mode of production.
Mode of production: The totality of the forces and the relations of production. The mode of production is the economic base of society “which determines the general character of the social, political, and spiritual (ideological) processes of life” (Marx). Marx stated that … “history exists as a succession of modes of production” from primitive communism to feudalism, to capitalism, and through class struggle, finally to communism. Continue reading “A Glossary of Terms for Understanding Women’s Exploitation”
[As a tribute to International Women’s Day, below are two articles by Alexandra Kollontai that give the historical context for … Continue reading Alexandra Kollontai on International Women’s Day
Family and marriage are historical categories. phenomena which develop in accordance with the economic relations that exist at the given … Continue reading Theses on Communist Morality in the Sphere of Marital Relations by Alexandra Kollontai, 1921