What is Marxism ?

  « Marxism is the science of the laws of nature `s and society `s development, the science of the revolution of oppressed and exploited masses, a science of socialism `s victory in all countries, the science of building the communist society» (I.V.Stalin).

134th Anniversary of the Death

of Karl Marx


14th of March 2017

14th of March 1883

Marx was laid to rest in Highgate
Cemetery on Saturday, March 17 1883, in the
same grave as his wife, Jenny, buried 15 months


The Comintern (SH) greets all comrades across the world !

Messages of Solidarity

Message of the Comintern (SH) on occasion

of the 134th anniversary of Marx’s death day

March 14, 1883 – March 14, 2017



Today we commemorate the 134th anniversary of Karl Marx's death.

The legacy of Karl Marx is immortal.

He will live forever in the minds and hearts of every worker and every true communist.

Marx is the first classic of Marxism-Leninism and with Engel's founder of scientific communism.

This year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the "Capital" - the so-called "Workers' Bible" (Engels) - published by Karl Marx in 1867.

Karl Marx was the discoverer of the movement law of today's capitalist mode of production and of the bourgeois society produced by it. With the discovery of surplus value, Karl Marx led the scientific proof of capitalist exploitation. Karl Marx answered the question of why the capitalists become more and more rich and the workers more and more poor. Karl Marx drew from it the revolutionary doctrine that this contradiction between capital and labor can only be solved by the socialist revolution.

"Capitalism has triumphed all over the world, but this triumph is only the prelude to the triumph of labour over capital." (LENIN)

"Having recognised that the economic system is the foundation on which the political superstructure is erected, Marx devoted his greatest attention to the study of this economic system. Marx’s principal work, Capital, is devoted to a study of the economic system of modern, i.e., capitalist, society.

Classical political economy, before Marx, evolved in England, the most developed of the capitalist countries. Adam Smith and David Ricardo, by their investigations of the economic system, laid the foundations of the labour theory of value. Marx continued their work; he provided a proof of the theory and developed it consistently. He showed that the value of every commodity is determined by the quantity of socially necessary labour time spent on its production.

Where the bourgeois economists saw a relation between things (the exchange of one commodity for another) Marx revealed a relation between people. The exchange of commodities expresses the connection between individual producers through the market. Money signifies that the connection is becoming closer and closer, inseparably uniting the entire economic life of the individual producers into one whole. Capital signifies a further development of this connection: man’s labour-power becomes a commodity. The wage-worker sells his labour-power to the owner of land, factories and instruments of labour. The worker spends one part of the day covering the cost of maintaining himself and his family (wages), while the other part of the day he works without remuneration, creating for the capitalist surplus-value, the source of profit, the source of the wealth of the capitalist class.

The doctrine of surplus-value is the corner-stone of Marx’s economic theory.

Capital, created by the labour of the worker, crushes the worker, ruining small proprietors and creating an army of unemployed. In industry, the victory of large-scale production is immediately apparent, but the same phenomenon is also to be observed in agriculture, where the superiority of large-scale capitalist agriculture is enhanced, the use of machinery increases and the peasant economy, trapped by money-capital, declines and falls into ruin under the burden of its backward technique. The decline of small-scale production assumes different forms in agriculture, but the decline itself is an indisputable fact.

By destroying small-scale production, capital leads to an increase in productivity of labour and to the creation of a monopoly position for the associations of big capitalists. Production itself becomes more and more social—hundreds of thousands and millions of workers become bound together in a regular economic organism—but the product of this collective labour is appropriated by a handful of capitalists. Anarchy of production, crises, the furious chase after markets and the insecurity of existence of the mass of the population are intensified.

By increasing the dependence of the workers on capital, the capitalist system creates the great power of united labour.

Marx traced the development of capitalism from embryonic commodity economy, from simple exchange, to its highest forms, to large-scale production.

And the experience of all capitalist countries, old and new, year by year demonstrates clearly the truth of this Marxian doctrine to increasing numbers of workers.

Capitalism has triumphed all over the world, but this triumph is only the prelude to the triumph of labour over capital."

Lenin, Collected Works, Volume 19, pages 23 - 27.

"The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism"

Prosveshcheniye No 3., March 1913.



Today, in the age of globalization, Karl Marx's famous work "Das Kapital" is of greatest significance. Why ?

The globalization of the bourgeois society has created the socio-economic conditions for the socialist world society. With capitalist world production, the world proletariat has accumulated a wealth of resources and productive forces as is necessary to build up a socialist world society, without profits for a rich minority, but for the needs of the global population.

The Comintern (SH) recommends to all communists and revolutionaries to study "Das Kapital" . Therefore, we have published this famous work in many languages.




Long live Marx, the 1st Classic of Marxism-Leninism!

Log live the 150th anniversary of “Das Kapital”!

Long live the 5 Classics of Marxism-Leninism: Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Enver Hoxha!

Long live world violent socialist revolution and world armed proletarian dictatorship!

Long live world socialism and world communism!

Long live the Comintern (SH)!








On occasion of the

134th Day of Death of

Karl Marx

the Comintern (SH) publishes the following works in various languages:





Karl Marx

"Das Kapital"


written 150 years ago

and now published by the Comintern (SH)


in 17 languages




in English language 




Volume I


Volume II

part 1

part 2


Volume III





Theories of

Surplus Value




in German language



Karl Marx

Das Kapital, Bd. 1

Das Kapital, Bd. 2

Das Kapital, Bd. 3


in Russian language


Карл Маркс


Том I

Том II





in Chinese language





25 - 1


25 - 2

26 - 1


26 - 2


26 - 3






कार्ल मार्क ल





in French language


Le Capital

par Karl Marx



in Spanish language



Karl Marx - 1867


El Capital
tomo I

tomo II

tomo III





 in Portuguese language




Karl Marx








in Italian language

Karl Marx







in Dutch language








in Turkish language




in Polish language

Kapitał - Krytyka ekonomii politycznej

Tom pierwszy - Księga I

Proces wytwarzania kapitału







in Czech language

Karel Marks







in Serbo-croat language










in Yiddish language 


Karl Marx

Dos apial = "Das Kapital" 

Vol 3

VOl 2

Vol 1





in Danish language

Karl Marx


bind 1



in Arabic language


رأس المال
المجلد الأول




كتاب (موجز رأس المال) فريدريك أنجلز (نسخة الكتاب كاملة)



in Indonesian language


Karl Marx

Jilid I, Bab 1






"Das Kapital"






to our special website

on Karl Marx ...