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Why four hangings won’t change India’s horrific culture of rape and torture. Death penalty for sexual ...
US defence chief any raid on Islamic Republic's nuclear sites could have "unintended consequences". A just ...
Mainstream British politics seems stuck in a weird time loop in which it is doomed ...
Long disparaged and denounced as it is, the Russian Revolution of 1917 still demands our ...
The Russian Revolution Catalysed an Array of Experiments in Art BY SHUKLA SAWANT ON 07/11/2017 • Avant-garde ...
President Obama’s military incursion into Niger, ostensibly to establish a drone base to counter «Al ...
A review of Cuba since the revolution,  Samuel Farber  Haymarket Books  2011 Dave Kellaway The victory of ...
The scandal over the secret memo offering to clip the Pakistani military's wings (with U.S. ...
      Hameed Gul and company are professional fear-mongers. They want to terrify Pakistanis into believing that ...
Konstantin Yurenev, a leader of the Mezhrayonka, a revolutionary current of Russian Social Democracy. January 22, 2017 ...

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 ...
16 June 2018 I Read the full story

The French Yellow Vests: A self-mobilized mass movement with insurrectionist overtones-Kevin B. Anderson

January 22, 2018 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from New Politics — After rumbling on social media for weeks, the Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes) movement emerged suddenly on November 17, when no less than 300,000 protestors occupied roads, traffic circles in ...
22 January 2019 I Read the full story

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

Trotsky’s revolutionary ideas – originality or continuity?-By Paul Le Blanc

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December 2, 2018 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal – Although I consider myself a Trotskyist (just as I consider myself a Leninist and a Marxist), there is something that has gotten me into trouble with some friends who also identify as Trotskyists.[1] Early in my short biography Leon Trotsky, I said: “A key dimension of Trotsky’s reputation […]

China: From Mao to Deng-Ahmed Shawki

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China: From Mao to Deng Ahmed Shawki looks at the rise of Mao and the development of China up to the death of Deng Ziaoping. He shows that “socialism with Chinese characteristics” had–and has–very little to do with the socialism of Marx, Lenin and Trotsky. The Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Bridge Association died February […]

China: Deng’s Legacy-Ahmed Shawki

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This is the second of a two-part article by Ahmed Shawki (the first, China: From Mao to Deng, appeared in ISR #1) that looks at the Deng Era and shows how China’s enormous growth rates so lauded by the West are creating gross inequality, unemployment and regional imbalances that threaten the reemergence of instability and […]

How the Nicaraguan Revolution was lost-Review by Todd Chretien

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During the 2012 presidential elections, Daniel Ortega’s campaign billboards proclaimed, “Nicaragua: The Joy of Living in Peace: Christian, Socialist, and in Solidarity.” Dan La Botz opens his What Went Wrong? The Nicaraguan Revolution: A Marxist Analysis remarking that “By the second decade of the 2000s, however, there was no socialism, little solidarity, and, for many […]

‘October Song’ – A challenging portrayal of the Russian Revolution-John Riddell

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Review of Paul Le Blanc, October Song:Bolshevik Triumph, Communist Tragedy, 1917-1924, Chicago: Haymarket, 2017, 479 pp., US$19.56 Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from John Riddell’s Marxist Essays and Commentaries — Amid a flock of volumes marking the Russian revolution’s centenary last year, Paul Le Blanc’s October Song is set apart by its unique method. Working from […]

‘Marx’s writing more relevant today than ever’:INTERVIEW WITH WOLFGANG STREECK-JIPSON JOHN AND JITHEESH P.M.

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Interview with Wolfgang Streeck, German political economist. THE German political economist Wolfgang Streeck is one of the world’s leading critics of neoliberal capitalism. He received international attention for his essay “How will capitalism end?” written in 2014 for the New Left Review. The much-discussed essay was later republished in book form. Meticulously analysing the present […]

Karl Kautsky: From Pope to Renegade-Doug Enaa Greene

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  Eduard Bernstein and Karl Kautsky, 1910 Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from Left Voice with author’s permission — At the height of the Second International, Karl Kautsky was recognized by socialists and anti-socialists alike as “The Pope of Marxism” for his popularization and systematization of Marxist ideas. The great figures of the day looked to him […]

Our unions in crisis: how did it come to this?- Tom Bramble

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Our unions in crisis: how did it come to this?- Tom Bramble Trade unions in Australia are facing the biggest crisis in their existence . Membership coverage – the ratio of unionists to workers – has fallen for more than three decades and now stands at just one in seven, down from one in two […]

The siege and resistance in Gaza: Interview with Toufic Haddad-Written by Omar Hassan

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Toufic Haddad is an activist, academic, and author of Palestine Ltd: Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territory (I.B. Tauris, 2016). He recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Arab Council for Social Sciences, entitled “The Political Economy of Siege and Resilience in the Gaza Strip”. He was interviewed by Omar Hassan.   Palestine […]

Seymour Hersh. Reporter: A Memoir. Knopf

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He Got the Story-Michael Hirsch Writing in 1940, George Orwell opined in a review of a Bertrand Russell book that “we have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” Much the same can be said about the more than fifty-year career of journalist […]

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