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> STUDY GROUP • This week is on The State and Private Property. Beginners welcome | AUDIOBOOK PROJECT • How to contribute What Are You Reading? - March, 2017 * LEARNING ABOUT SOCIALISM? • Try /r/Socialism_101, the new Socialism101 Discord Server and the Starter Pack
Welcome to /r/socialism
Socialism as a political system is defined by democratic and social control of the means of production by the workers for the good of the community rather than capitalist profit, based fundamentally on the abolition of private property relations.
Socialism is also a sociopolitical movement dedicated to the critique and dismantling of exploitative structures, including economic, gendered, ethnic oppression.
Socialism, as a movement, confronts these different systems of oppression as mutually conditioning, intersectional, and/or dialectically related within the current hegemonic order. It seeks to overcome oppression in a holistic manner without neglecting any particular axis so that it might be eliminated and genuine social emancipation may be realized. We recognize that Socialism cannot be achieved while structural oppression continues and workers are divided.
We look forward to your participation in our sub, but please be mindful of our posting guidelines.
Are you new to socialist ideas? Wondering what alternatives to capitalism exist? Please check out our educational materials and wiki further down in this sidebar.
- Religious Bigotry
- Rape Apology
- Police Apology
- Trump Supporters
- Lesser Evilism (Clinton, Macron, etc.)
- Supporting Neoliberalism (NATO, EU, etc.)
- Maoist-Third Worldists
Furthermore, do not make:
- Gulag jokes
- Kronstadt jokes
- Icepick jokes
Keep meta posts constructive. Avoid shitposting. This is not a sub for sharing other user's post histories or for sharing screenshots of ridiculous things liberals say.
No linking to /r/Socialism in brigade subs or participating in subs that harass our users.
/r/Socialism is a sub for socialists, and a certain level of knowledge about socialism is expected. If you are derailing discussions or promoting non-socialist positions, your comments may be removed, and you may receive a warning or a ban. If you are not a Socialist but are learning about it, be polite, or you will be banned for trolling.
Want to organize? Sign up here: http://www.organizeleft.org/
Socialist Starter Pack
- Introduction to Marxism with Richard Wolff
- Socialism for Dummies
- Reading Marx's Capital with David Harvey
- Crisis of Capitalism
- Kapitalism 101: Law of Value Series
- Marx for Beginners
- Student Guide to Marxism
- Capitalism must die! - Stephanie McMillian
- Richard Wolff AMA
- AMA Series
- "Socialism has always failed" Post
- What is socialism?
- Add a quote!
- Marxist-Leninist Books Google drive download link (1.24GB)
- Human nature discussion
FAQ and resources can also be found in the /r/Socialism Wiki.
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