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A guide to Marx’s theory and politics   Alex Callinicos The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx Haymarket Books, 2012 ...
Fred Leplat argues that socialists cannot be neutral or ambivalent about Bashar al-Assad’s bloody dictatorship.  A ...
What can we learn from Lenin about how we organise to transform society? Paul Le ...
Finding Oneself in the Other Edited by Michael Otsuka, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 2012. 240pp., ...
Amiya P. Sen’s short biography treats the life and work of Rammohun Roy (1772/1774-1833), the ...
Phil Hearse made this submission to the April 2013 Socialist Resistance conference. The position it ...
The spin given to United States President Barack Obama's visit to Israel last week was ...
A roadmap is ready History, evidently, has not ended in Latin America. Amidst the «sequester» storm ...
The energy security of America's European allies is set to receive a boost by an ...
Though he's not on the ballot in Sunday's presidential election here in Venezuela, there's no ...

The 19th Party Congress and Chinese Foreign Policy-MICHAEL D. SWAINE

The 19th Party Congress and Chinese Foreign Policy Source: Getty MICHAEL D. SWAINE ArticleOctober 16, 2017 Summary:  Comparing Xi Jinping’s report at the 19th Party Congress to earlier such documents provides an excellent indicator of continuities and recent changes in Chinese foreign policy. Chinese Communist ...

U.S. Policy in Afghanistan: Changing Strategies, Gains-ASHLEY J. TELLIS,  JEFF EGGERS

To protect the integrity of the Afghan state, U.S. policy should aim to end the conflict in ways that mitigate the threats of terrorism, instability, and regional conflict. Although considerable security, political, and economic progress has been made in Afghanistan, much ...

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange ‘We Believe in What We’re Doing’-Interview Conducted by Michael Sontheimer

[caption id="attachment_7458" align="alignnone" width="300"] (FILES) This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (C) addressing the media and supporters from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy in central London.WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faced another setback in ...

India tries to hasten US defense deals amid election uncertainty-Sanjeev Miglani and Rupam Jain

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi following a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington June 7. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is trying to hasten a ...

Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military-Cyril Almeida

ISLAMABAD: In a blunt, orchestrated and unprecedented warning, the civilian government has informed the military leadership of a growing international isolation of Pakistan and sought consensus on several key actions by the state. As a result of the most recent meeting, ...

China is the winner in India’s surgical strikes at Pakistan-M.K. BHADRAKUMAR

An Indian army soldier keeps guard from a bunker near the border with Pakistan in Abdullian, southwest of Jammu, September 30. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta In the current Indo-Pak flare-up, China has taken a mature stance. Also Beijing has begun replacing Washington as ...

Abdur Rahman I: The beginning of the glory of Muslim Spain-Akbar Ahmed

The story of the origin of the greatest of the dynasties of Andalusia, Spain is as fantastic as if it were taken from the pages of The Thousand and One Nights. Abdur Rahman, a dashing young Arab prince, barely escapes ...
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Mutual profiting: Unpicking the Harvey-Smith debate-Esteban Mora  

Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from Review of African Political Economy — The entire debate between David Harvey and John Smith on roape.net on whether East Asia and the Pacific (including China) or the Triad (US, EU and Japan) is ‘draining’ the ...
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The 19th Party Congress and Chinese Foreign Policy-MICHAEL D. SWAINE

The 19th Party Congress and Chinese Foreign Policy Source: Getty MICHAEL D. SWAINE ArticleOctober 16, 2017 Summary:  Comparing Xi Jinping’s report at the 19th Party Congress to earlier such documents provides an excellent indicator of continuities and recent changes in Chinese foreign policy. Chinese Communist ...
7 November 2017 I Read the full story

What Is the Secret to the Success of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-MILAN VAISHNAV

October - 14 - 2018 Reporter: admin Comments Off on What Is the Secret to the Success of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-MILAN VAISHNAV

One political party dominates the world’s largest democracy. Why has India’s BJP has become so powerful? WHAT IS THE BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY (BJP)? WHAT DOES IT STAND FOR, IN TERMS OF IDEAS? The BJP is a Hindu nationalist political party in India that believes that Hinduism and Indian national identity are more or less synonymous. […]

The dawn of our liberation: The early days of the International Communist Women’s Movement-Daria Dyakonova

October - 14 - 2018 Reporter: admin Comments Off on The dawn of our liberation: The early days of the International Communist Women’s Movement-Daria Dyakonova

Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from John Riddell’s Marxist Essays and Commentaries — On July 30, [1920] in the evening, slender columns of women workers wearing red kerchiefs and holding banners make their way to the Bolshoi Theater from remote districts and outskirts of Moscow. The slogans on the banners run: ‘Through the dictatorship of the […]

Between Como and confinement: Gramsci’s early Leninism-Rjurik Davidson

October - 7 - 2018 Reporter: admin Comments Off on Between Como and confinement: Gramsci’s early Leninism-Rjurik Davidson

          Between Como and confinement: Gramsci’s early Leninism Written by Rjurik Davidson Part One: Active or Passive Marxism? A decisive confrontation     In May 1924, near the small town of Como, close to the border of Italy and Switzerland, the two great figures of early Italian communism faced each other […]

The origins of women’s oppression – a defence of Engels and a new departure-Sandra Bloodworth

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“One of the most absurd notions taken over from eighteenth century enlightenment is that in the beginning of society woman was the slave of man.” – Frederick Engels, The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State.[1][2] “A fundamental principle of Marxist analysis is that…there are no unseen hands or principles guiding human evolution. […]

For a ‘Dalitariat’ revolution-M.P. RAJU

October - 6 - 2018 Reporter: admin Comments Off on For a ‘Dalitariat’ revolution-M.P. RAJU

The book provides an overarching analysis of almost all the important problems faced by India today and is a must read for all those interested in caste-class issues. MANY writers have attempted to study the manifold fault lines underlying the Indian republic that cause perpetual tremors debilitating the polity continually despite the socio-economic revolution famously […]

US Switching to Ukraine as Location to Start World War III Against Russia-

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The United States Government is now treating Ukraine as if it were a NATO member, and on September 27th donated to Ukraine two warships for use against Russia. This is the latest indication that the US is switching to Ukraine as the locale to start World War III, and from which the nuclear war is to be […]

Major Arms Deal Gets Green Light Ahead of Russia-India Summit-ALEX GORKA

October - 6 - 2018 Reporter: admin Comments Off on Major Arms Deal Gets Green Light Ahead of Russia-India Summit-ALEX GORKA

The Russian-Indian time-tested partnership has experienced an upward trend in all areas of cooperation in recent years. Last year, the two great powers marked the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The leaders meet regularly and hold phone conversations to discuss acute problems. A very important event has just taken place to bring the two nations even […]

Mutual profiting: Unpicking the Harvey-Smith debate-Esteban Mora  

October - 6 - 2018 Reporter: admin Comments Off on Mutual profiting: Unpicking the Harvey-Smith debate-Esteban Mora  

Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from Review of African Political Economy — The entire debate between David Harvey and John Smith on roape.net on whether East Asia and the Pacific (including China) or the Triad (US, EU and Japan) is ‘draining’ the other is based on several misconceptions. The debate is based on Paul Baran and dependency […]

Again, is imperialism still imperialism?-Walter Daum  

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Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from Review of African Political Economy — Esteban Mora begins his contribution to the roape.net discussion of the David Harvey-John Smith debate by asserting that the whole debate over who drains value from whom is misguided. While Smith says the West continues to drain the East and Harvey holds that the direction […]

The Indian economy in a tailspin-Prabhat Patnaik

October - 5 - 2018 Reporter: admin Comments Off on The Indian economy in a tailspin-Prabhat Patnaik

Originally published: Peoples Democracy (September 30, 2018)   | THE Indian economy is in a tailspin. This cannot be attributed only to innocence in economic matters of the command-centre of the NDA government. While that is indubitably a contributing factor, the current travails of the economy point to something deeper, namely the dead-end to which neo-liberalism […]

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