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WASHINGTON — FOR the past three decades, the Indian economy has grown impressively, at an ...
Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour (Photo: AP) Sources suggest that Friday's strife in Cairo may be ...
As the sabre-rattling against Iran becomes more deafening - with threats of potentially creating a ...
Rehman
NEW DELHI – The headlines out of India in recent weeks have often made sickening ...
Instead of mobilising against Morsi's ouster, the Brotherhood should be examining its mistakes over the ...
Middle East strife: King Hamad (left) with Saudi King Abdullah Photo: GETTY How refreshing to see ...
  Crowds during the general strike in Helsinki, Finland, 1905. Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from Jacobin ...
The rippling banners, and marchers with signs have filled Tahrir Square to the brim. Diverse ...

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 ...

The Russian Revolution Catalysed an Array of Experiments in Art-SHUKLA SAWANT

The Russian Revolution Catalysed an Array of Experiments in Art BY SHUKLA SAWANT ON 07/11/2017 • Avant-garde artists of the time were primarily concerned with projecting different kinds of future work spaces. Ekaterina Zernova’s ‘Collective Farmers Greeting the Tank’, 1937. Credit: mcah.columbia.edu A hundred years ...
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What Happened to the Nicaraguan Revolution?-Dan La Botz

The upheaval in Nicaragua that lasted from April 18 to April 21 and the repression that reportedly left 63 dead, 15 missing and 160 injured by gunfire, have both subsided for the moment. The protests halted after President Daniel Ortega ...
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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

Chris Harman, 1968 and the historic Open Letter to the Polish Communist Party-John Rose

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(Harman, 1968 and the historic Open Letter to the Polish Communist Party Issue: 158) 1968—a year, but also a mood, an expectation, a world ­bursting with a promise of revolutionary possibility: a shimmering slice of historical time that precedes 1968 and outlasts it. Commemorating its 50th anniversary properly this year, 2018, must itself be an […]

Marx’s essential contribution to ecosocialism-

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(Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy By Kohei Saito Monthly Review Press, 2017 · 268 pages · $29.00)   “Ecosocialism needs Marx,” Kohei Saito once wrote. In Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy, Saito shows why. Saito is associate professor of political economy […]

Menshevism: The Girondins of 1917-Doug Enaa Greene

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  April 25, 2018 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from Left Voice with the author’s permission — Whatever their differences, Lenin, Plekhanov, Martov, and Trotsky all saw the Russian Revolution as following in the experience of the French Revolution of 1789. The Russian revolutionaries also modeled themselves on the different parties of the French Revolution, whether […]

Cuba after the Castros-Lal Khan

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Since the Cuban revolution of 1959, the Castro brothers Fidel and Raúl were presidents of the socialist republic. Raúl had taken over as the president from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. Last Wednesday however, the Cuban National Assembly and its 605 members elected Miguel Díaz-Canel as the country’s new president. In the swearing-in speech, […]

The H-Word: The Peripeteia of Hegemony-Perry Anderson

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Verso, New York, 2017. 190pp., $26.95 hb ISBN 9781786633682 Reviewed by Eduardo Frajman This slim volume by Perry Anderson is a companion to The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci (also published in 2017). Gramsci, the Italian thinker and political activist who died in a fascist prison in 1937, is best known for his theorizing on hegemony, […]

1.Clara Zetkin: Selected Writings 2.Clara Zetkin: Letters and Writings

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Philip Sheldon Foner Clara Zetkin: Selected Writings Mike Jones (ed) Clara Zetkin: Letters and Writings   Reviewed by Ken Cheng 1 Comment on this review No comments View comments About the reviewer (Ken Cheng recently completed a PhD at the Centre for European Studies, UCL, which examined pre-1914…) Clara Zetkin is more renowned as the […]

Hegel’s India: A Reinterpretation with Texts-Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

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Reviewed by Karthick Ram Manoharan Of all those philosophers accused of being Eurocentrist, none has been so vehemently criticized by the postcolonialist school as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. In academic circles that valorize the Third World, the German philosopher’s very name conjures the image of a domineering White racist male whose mammoth system sought to […]

Marx’s concept of class-Richard D. Wolff

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Originally published: Logos Journal by Richard D. Wolff (Winter 2018 Vol. 17 No. 1)   | Concepts of Class The concept of class poses profound problems for theory and practice. This is true across the academic disciplines and in the confused incoherence around “class issues” when concepts of class surface in economic, political and cultural discourses. […]

‘Left needed now more than ever before’-Interview with Bilgrami. By JIPSON JOHN and JITHEESH P.M.

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THE following is the second part of the interview with Akeel Bilgrami. The first part was published in the Frontline issue dated March 30, 2018. Secularism is essentially a modern idea that originated in European circumstances where the epistemological premise and actual practice of secularism was based on the simple idea of separation of church […]

1919-1922: The Workers’ Opposition and Appeal by members of the Workers’ Opposition group for support against Bolshevik forces trying to silence their dissent within the party. Distributed at the Eleventh Russian Communist Party Congress in 1922

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Alexandra Kollantai A short history of a group within the Russian Communist Party that struggled against the increasing party bureaucracy and for trade union control over industry which, by 1922, had been forcibly disbanded by the party. The Workers Opposition began to form in 1919, as a result of the policies of War Communism, which […]

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