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Commentator Collective

Who We Are


Published regularly in: The Commentator, including No. 11, May-July 1976.
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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The Commentator is put out by a Marxist-Leninist collective in the New York area.

In the Commentator we try to analyze current events in the country and the world from a Marxist paint of view, we attach especial importance to tackling political and social issues on people’s minds, as well as economic issues.

In particular, we feel that under Nixon the danger of fascism became very real in this country. We also feel that the danger has not lessened. Fascism will not come to this country in the same form it did in Germany or Italy. It decks itself out in the red, white and blue, goes under the slogan of “law and order” and uses Black people as its chief scapegoat.

We attach especial importance to exposing and educating people to this danger, in order to help build a united struggle against it. However, we believe that of all the farces that can be united to oppose the fascist danger, it is the working class which must lead.

While we believe that the main struggle of the American people right now is against encroaching fascism, the fundamental problems of our society, such as inflation, unemployment, war, racism and poverty can only be salved by the establishment or a socialist government, one which gives the ownership and control of the means of production to the majority of the people, protecting their interests rather than those of a small group of exploiters.

To achieve the above goals, we believe the working class needs a genuine Communist party, based on Marxism-Leninism and the teachings of Mao tse-Tung.

We want to make contact with progressive minded people, working people especially (but not only), who find the ideas in our paper interesting and useful. Also we want to make contact with other revolutionary groups and individuals, we want to make the Commentator as useful and interesting as possible and would appreciate your criticisms and comments.