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LEON TROTSKY has been hated by many down through the years. He was hated because ...
Extract from the Transitional tasks of the Programme of the Revolutionary Left in Syria backs ...
  As Gaddafi's forces were being destroyed in battles that pitted British weapons against other British ...
Reviewed by Karthick Ram Manoharan Of all those philosophers accused of being Eurocentrist, none has been ...
Bonfire of Illusions: The Twin Crises of the Liberal World Polity Press, Cambridge, 2010, 179pp, £14.99 ...
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OBAMA’S SECRET DIPLOMACY WITH CUBA New Revelations National Security Archive News Alert Edited by Peter Kornbluh Washington D.C., August ...
(Karl Marx's Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy By Kohei Saito Monthly Review Press, ...
Having travelled through the United States recently, primarily based in Los Angeles/California, I have been ...
Ben Lewis reviews: Anne Lopes and Gary Roth, 'Men’s feminism: August Bebel and the German ...

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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Socialists and the fight against racism-Review by Bill Mullen

Histories of American socialism and the fight against racism in the early twentieth century are laden with flimsy myths. On one account, the socialist movement was indifferent or silent, a lie buttressed by endlessly repeated citation of Eugene Debs’ claim ...
3 December 2018 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

‘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 […]

Feminisms of the Left-Nancy Holmstrom

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This essay was originally a talk at the conference held at the New School for Social Research on April 21-22, 2016. I like our panel’s title: “Feminisms of the Left.” There is a long and confusing collection of names for those who are both leftists and feminists: Marxist feminist, socialist feminist, materialist feminist, black feminist, […]

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

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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

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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

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          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. […]

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