For Theory

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and Practice

RATIONALE

Peace, Land, and Bread is a leading voice of contemporary communist scholarship from the Marxist-Leninist perspective. We are a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal produced by the international research center, the Center for Communist Studies, bridging the divide between academic and public scholarship. The print journal is released quarterly, and all of our articles are always free online—we don't believe in paywalls.

Our editors and reviewers are a vibrant, international assemblage of educators and organizersactivists and researcherswith a deep passion for advancing revolutionary discourse and the education of the oppressed. We believe that, to quote Lenin, learning should not remain a "dead letter, or a fashionable catch-phrase," but that learning must "really become part of our very being, that it [should] actually and fully become a constituent element of our social life."

Through the publication of rigorously reviewed arts and scholarship at the forefront of communist thought, we contribute to the liberatory education of professional revolutionaries, dedicated workers, and oppressed peoples the world over.

EDITORS

COMRADES

EDITOR & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Ben Stahnke

Ben is a Ph.D. candidate of political ecology, and holds a M.S. in environmental science and a M.A. in political philosophy.  Ben is interested in the intersection of ecology and political philosophy, and specifically in the ways in which communist ecology and environmental policy can mitigate the vicissitudes of climate change. Ben is an artist and an organizer, as well as a devoted editor, typesetter, and graphic designer, and is a college educator dedicated to public scholarship, to educational accessibility, and to the dismantlement of exclusionary scholarly structures.



MANAGING EDITOR

Ethan Deere

 Ethan is an educator and a union organizer, holding a Bachelor's Degree in secondary education with a concentration in life sciences. His research interests include the intersection between natural science, educational theory, philosophy, and Marxist-Leninist theory and practice. Ethan is currently employed as a high school science teacher.



ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Jarrod Grammel

Jarrod is a worker, a political philosopher, and an historian. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in philosophy from George Washington University with a minor in history. Although his research is varied, his main areas of interest are fascism, political violence, labor history, and modern German history.


Christian Noakes

Christian is an urban sociologist and a geographer whose work is grounded in historical materialism and anti-imperialism. Much of his work looks at the relationship between capitalism and the built environment. He has contributed to several publications including An Spréach, Marxism-Leninism Today, and Cosmonaut.


Antony LeRoy

Antony is a Ph.D. candidate in English literature. They are a critical theorist who explores the beginnings of capitalism through their work in the Early Modern Period. Their areas of expertise are economic, queer, and critical race theory. They are currently working on a forthcoming book titled The Market of Eden for Iskra Books.



EDITORIAL BOARD

Joshua A. Hodges

Joshua is a Marxist-Leninist academic currently finishing their Ph.D. in fire ecology. They are an emergency services volunteer born and raised in country Australia—and are a prolific poet, artist, playwright and author. They came to revolutionary politics through their work with First Nations Australians—and a love of their Catholic Irish and Mancunian heritage. Joshua's work with the CCS focuses on eco-philosophy, language activism, decolonisation, and Australian communist history.

Talia Lux
Talia has a Master's Degree in library and information science, and a Bachelor's Degree in art history. She studies Jewish history, with an emphasis in anti-zionism, editorial cartoons and their impact on the working class, and communist history more generally. She has been speaking out against injustice for as long as she can remember, and firmly believes in Fred Hampton's statement that, "theory with no practice ain't shit." Talia is a member of the Socialist Rifle Association, and the Industrial Workers of the World.

Taylor R. Genovese

Taylor is a Ph.D. candidate in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program at Arizona State University, where he draws on his background in sociocultural anthropology, political theory, and religious studies. His research focuses on investigating the overlaps, continuities, disjunctions, and distortions of techno-utopianism—from the Russian Cosmists at the turn of the 20th century to Silicon Valley technologists at the turn of the 21st. Taylor is an organizer with AFT Academics and the Phoenix chapter of the IWW. More at taylorgenovese.com or on Twitter @trgenovese.


Nicholas Troy
Nick holds a M.Sc. in historical studies and is interested in inter-imperial legal contests in the early modern Americas, as well as the cultivation and contestation of space in peripheral areas and how such practices have influenced the cultural and political development of the colonial powers.

Sam Glasper
Sam is a Marxist-Leninist writer and organiser from County Durham in North East England. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in international politics from Manchester Metropolitan and a Master of Arts in politics and international relations (political theory) from Durham University. His main interests and specialties are social movements, the conduct for emancipatory struggle and the history of radical political thought. He is a member of the revolutionary communist organisation Red Fightback and a union member of the Industrial Workers of the World.

Lydia Kurtz

Lydia is a recent graduate of civil and environmental engineering with a minor in religion. They plan to go to grad school to further study the human-environment nexus in relation to Marxist-Leninist theory. They are dedicated to all things liberation and are grounded in a love for humanity, community, and the planet.


Thomas Joyce

Tom's undergraduate and M.A. degrees are in history and American studies, where his focus was on post-WW2 gender history and how men’s relationship to white-collar work impacted ideas on body image and masculinity. His current research interests are in education reform and the influence of neoliberalism on teachers and students.


Jeff Korolev
Jeff works as a neuroscientist. He is interested in the dialectics of neuroscience as well as the efforts of socialist countries to promote collectivist social outlooks. 

Pauline Elevazo

Bio forthcoming.


Vladimir Rizov

Bio forthcoming.


Viswesh Rammohan

Bio forthcoming.
 


CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

Red Starr

Red is a 2018 Seminary graduate. Her research interests include: intersections of communism and theology, LGBT Issues, Ho Chi Minh Theory, and analyses of popular culture. Red experienced a socialist response to COVID-19 pandemic first-hand while living in Vietnam. She has since returned to organize and educate in the US.

Tharron Combs

Tharron is a student of history, a revolutionary socialist, and a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. His primary research interests are in Detroit labor activism, black liberation, and the pan-African idea. He's been involved in various protest movements and initiatives against police brutality, imperialist war, and militant white nationalism in the United States, among other things. He takes pride in working every day to advance the cause of liberation for the working class.


Shane L. Pick

Shane is a member of the Communist Party of Canada as well as zone delegate and educator for the Korean Friendship Association, Canada. His work is built around trying to shine a light on the truth about DPRK; a truth that is heavily obscured by the imperialist media. Shane studies scientific socialism extensively and strives to educate as many people as possible on it, as well as the revolutionary Juche idea, including its validity and universality on a variety of platforms.


Zhong Xiangyu

Xiangyu is a student of Marxism-Leninism, as well as a nominated Chinese hip hop artist based in Taiwan. Anti-imperialism, class struggle, and liberation are common themes in his music.


Fergal Twomey

Fergal is a political organiser and academic from County Cork in Ireland. He was awarded his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from University College Cork, and his M.Sc. in Neuropharmacology from NUI Galway. He is a former 3-term Chairperson of the Connolly Youth Movement and at the time of writing serves as the organisation's International Officer, as well as chief editor of its publication, Forward. He once served as Chair of the Cork branch of the Communist Party of Ireland. His research interests include medical humanities, cybernetics, philosophy of science, and Irish history and politics. Fergal is a committed internationalist, anti-Imperialist and Marxist-Leninist, and believes in building strong links and ties between communist organisations. He is also an active member of the Irish trade union movement. A former candidate for the public office of Vice President of Academic Affairs for the USI (Union of Students of Ireland), he is also a former member of the Fórsa Youth Committee, in addition to currently being a member of the Independent Workers' Union (IWU).

David Peat

David is a student of Marxism-Leninism from Lancashire, England, who organises with Red Fightback. He has a B.A. in philosophy and is interested in political economy, ecology, and revolutionary education. 

Sungmanitu Bluebird

Sungmanitu is Oglala Lakota, from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and is interested in agroecology, medicinal plant science, and broadcast journalism. As an organizer with The Red Nation, Sungmanitu is a researcher, archivist, and historian currently authoring We Will Remember—a 6-part oral history collecting the voices of American Indian Movement members, their families, and other important Indigenous organizers. Their expertise comes from many mentors, organic and academic scholarship, and personal experience.

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Talia Lux

outreach@communistcenter.org

 


READING GROUPS

Jeff Korolev

reading@peacelandbread.com


 

HINDI LANGUAGE EDITOR

Suvij

 

PROOF EDITOR

David Peat

 


PUBLISHER

Iskra Books

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