Marx’s Birthday

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.”
– Karl Marx, Theses on Feuerbach

On this May 5th 200 years ago Karl Marx was born. Marx through his work ranging from the German Ideology to Capital has obviously had a tremendous impact on the world. From academics to the development of a political movement that has seen several key successes in the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and throughout the world. Marx has been studied and honored everywhere. Just as much as he is honored, however, he is also frequently condemned. Marx continues to be an essential figure for every revolutionary today. We at the Organization for the Liberation of Oppressed Peoples support Marx’s method and encourage Marx as vital reading for anyone interested in activism that seeks to transform the world into something profound.