RED PATH — An Independent International Scholarly Journal
Red Path is an independent, moderated, international scholarly electronic journal founded in 2014. It is available on the Internet at: Red-Path.net. Its editors state that it attempts to analyze contemporary society from a critical Marxist perspective:
Red Path takes the view that proletarian ideology has been so degraded by social democracy and modern revisionism internationally and particularly in Russia by the Khrushchevites and by the Dengists in China, and western academia writings, that much of what has passed for proletarian ideology and Marxist theory in the final analysis are nothing but distortions of the proletarian ideology, thought and practice. Since proletarian socialism can only be brought about through the dictatorship of the proletariat, Red-path.net rejects any analyses purporting to portray socialism as anything but a long period of class struggle under the dictatorship of the proletariat or that socialism can be achieved without revolution leading to the dictatorship of the proletariat through the smashing of the old state....
The aim of Red Path is to take part in the tremendous endeavours to raise high the banner and the lessons of the Paris commune, the Great October Revolution, the Chinese Revolution in 1949 and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution that have charted the red path of proletarian revolution in the march towards communism.
Red-path.net aims to encourage scholarly research and discussion around the political economy of contemporary world capitalism as a whole and its various components as advanced and backward societies. For this purpose, it regards debate around theory, methodology and as a consequence philosophy to be essential. Inevitably, contemporary political economy must also involve debate around the importance of historical events and so Red-path.net encourages contributions of historical analysis.
In short, Red-path.net’s aim is to publish theoretical work at various levels of abstraction from the most profound to that of analytical description in order to help provide the theory required for social liberation, which with the deepening crisis of the whole capitalist system, the failure of revisionists and the bankruptcy of social democracy and the rise of mass popular resistance is once more on the agenda....
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Document #2 (March 20, 2015):
- “MKP’s III Congress: A New Stage in Liquidationism”, by Ibrahim Suphi, et al. This is the English translation of an article originally written in Turkish and published in a special edition of the magazine Partizan in June 2014. It is in response to the propositions, analysis and the general line presented in the documents of the 3rd Congress of the MKP (Maoist Communist Party of Turkey and North Kurdistan). The MKP Congress was held sometime in 2013 and its documents were made public in the Turkish language sometime in 2014. 57 pages. English: PDF format (A4 paper size) (1,904 KB)
Document #1 (March 2014):
- “Is China an Imperialist Country?”, by N.B. Turner, et al. An extensive essay on the growth and development of China as a major contending imperialist power, together with discussion of the nature and changes within the current world imperialist system and of the contradictions within it. 129 pages. English: PDF format (A4 paper size) (1,932 KB); English: PDF format (8.5" x 11" paper size) (1,489 KB)
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