Marx21 is a network of revolutionary socialists across the United States. We stand in the tradition of socialism from below: the idea that workers can only emancipate ourselves through our own struggles.
This tradition was initiated by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, and subsequently developed by revolutionaries such as Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Rosa Luxemburg, and many others around the world since.
Workers create all the wealth under capitalism — which is a system run by a tiny, wealthy elite. A new society can only be constructed when we collectively seize control of that wealth and plan its production and distribution according to human need.
We believe we need a world free from racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and every kind of oppression that capitalism uses to divide and crush us.
We are committed to helping build strong social movements for climate action, against fascism, for immigrant rights, for women’s liberation, and to strengthen labor struggle in the United States.
Fighting for reforms is an essential part of improving regular people’s lives and preparing our side to run society in our own interests. We believe the violence and deprivation of capitalism are inherent to this system and that we need a revolutionary alternative.
We do not believe that current social democratic governments around the world represent socialism, nor do we believe states that use the language of socialism (like Soviet Russia, China, Venezuela, Cuba and elsewhere) offer a model for true liberation. We need a fundamentally different system democratically controlled by all of us.
United we can win a better world.
Marx21 stands in the international socialist tradition and is connected with other like-minded socialist groups around the world in the International Socialist Tendency. You can also read the tendency’s quarterly theoretical journal International Socialism.