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Mao: On Correcting Mistaken Ideas in the Party

[Presented by Mao at the 9th Congress of the Communist Party, Correcting Mistaken Ideas remains vibrant and useful to comrades struggling today. Its value does not lie only with military affairs, nor affairs of formations with pretenses to a party. Right-opportunism that neglects subjective work and propaganda of all types, primadonnas that reject…

Yellow Vests, Yellow “Socialists”: Reactionary Labor Aristocracy leads First World Left by the Nose

The Yellow Vest protests, which have rocked France from the Île to the coasts since November, have experienced a second wind after a series of small concessions by the Macron government were deemed insufficient. The initial impetus for the demonstrations were of course the Macron government’s significant fuel tax and inspection fee increases, but…

Every Suicide is Murder: Capitalism and Mental Illness

By Comrade Marté Capitalism, the final epoch of class society, can be described in the simplest terms, as sickening. That is to be taken in the most literal sense, as in, capitalist society renders the masses of people forced to live in it literally ill. The disease that capitalism forces onto its victims afflicts the most personal, the most human…

They Shall Not Grow Old: Striking Visuals, Disgusting Message

Falling short of its supposed purpose of honoring peace and abhorring war, They Shall Not Grow Old confuses audiences with a face-value acceptance of the most generic recountings of british soldiers ultimately in favor of the war. The film itself should be regarded as squalid propaganda, and while a bit more self-aware than the likes of Dunkirk or Darkest…

U.$. Imperialists to Withdraw from Syria

By way of an order issued December 19th to his cabinet and staff, Trump has called for a “full and rapid” withdrawal of amerikan troops in Syria, stating “[w]e have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.” This has caused an uproar among legislators and the brass, who were apparently left in the dark…

“Confused and capricious”: U$ imperialists re-calibrate destabilization of Syria?

[Leftist Critic is an independent writer, researcher, and comrade who cares about the world around them. Other than posting on radical subreddits, they also tweet infrequently at @leftistcriticabout about the murderous US empire, international solidarity with nations and peoples under attack, and provide necessary criticism of the Western “Left.”…

A poem in solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution

By Farshahan-Erey Benesuela (Venezuela) Bullied by Brits, Brussels and the Yanqui authority whose greed blocks the provision of baskets of bread and any basic amenity, But with boundless belief, Benesuela resists the imperialist entity Bravely battling bourgeois barbarity to save its Bolivarian community Dare to disobey what the plutocrats decree? Duly…

A call for a mass mobilization to oppose NATO, war & racism

United National Antiwar Coalition, UNAC, announced a Protest NATO, Washington, DC, Lafayette Park (across from the White House. Which takes place at 1 PM Saturday, March 30, 2019. Additional actions will take place on Thursday, April 4 at the opening of the NATO meeting. April 4, 2019, will mark the 51st anniversary of the assassination of the Rev…

Defend the Bolivarian Revolution!

In response to the u.$. recognition of the treacherous comprador Juan Guaido, the president of the equally treacherous national assembly, as the “legitimate” president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro has moved to cut all diplomatic ties with them. The international response further exposes the sharpening contradictions in the world, where old alliances…

Bail Granted for Comrade Ajith, Reactionaries Attempt to Block

On February 25th the high court in Mumbai granted bail to comrade Ajith, a prominent member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), after being held for nearly 4 years on charges related to “objectionable material” found at his residence. However, the court swiftly imposed a delay on his release to allow the so-called “Anti-Terrorism” Squad…

We can believe survivors and presume innocence

THE ISO was less than the sum of its parts. Comrades in the ISO did fantastic work in labor and social justice struggles and helped to build important institutions distinct from yet linked to the ISO, like Haymarket Books, WeAreMany.org and the International Socialist Review.Yet the ISO itself, as an organization, seemed not to register any discernible…

What models of organization can guide us now?

THANKS TO Socialist Worker for its series on the lessons from the internal crisis of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) and to the participants for their thoughtful contributions. The lessons learned will be influential in the shaping organizing at least among a layer of people on the left.The detonator for this crisis is an appallingly…

We must continue to fight for socialism from below

Haley Pessin argues that the failures of the ISO should be understood and used in order to improve the revolutionary socialist project, not abandon it. IMMEDIATELY BEFORE the crisis currently rocking the International Socialist Organization, our members fought hard to change it. We fought to transform our group into one that would be run by its own…

Critical thoughts about Draper’s “micro-sect”

THE RECENT situation in the ISO has rightfully produced a trenchant criticism of what has been termed the “micro-party” form of revolutionary socialist organization.One of the pieces that has been dusted off and heralded as affording valuable insight is Hal Draper’s 1973 essay “Anatomy of the Micro-Sect.” This and the similar, though less…

The ISO’s vote to dissolve and what comes next

SocialistWorker.org reports on the results of an organization-wide online poll to determine what’s next in the wake of the ISO’s organizational crisis. MEMBERS AND recent ex-members of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) have decided to dissolve the organization and end publication of SocialistWorker.org over the coming weeks, but also…

Towards a critical defense of “identity politics”

THIS ESSAY calls for a critical defense of “identity politics” in order to better respect the experience and knowledge that people of color and those from other oppressed communities bring to socialist organizations in the U.S. — and to prevent their marginalization from these groups.My argument, which applies broadly but centers race, has two…

Apology to people of color in the ISO

Delegates at the ISO’s 2019 convention in February voted to direct the outgoing and incoming Steering Committee (SC) to publish a letter of apology to comrades of color for deficiencies in the organization’s internal practices. Because a significant number of the outgoing members of the SC remained silent on this question, it was always going to…

El voto de la ISO para disolverse y lo que viene después

Obrero Socialista informa sobre los resultados de un voto que se llevó a cabo entre todos los miembros de la ISO para determinar que sigue después de la crisis organizativa. MIEMBROS Y ex-miembros de la Organización Socialista Internacional (ISO) han decidido disolver la organización y terminar la publicación de SocialistWorker.org y el Obrero…

Open letter to some ex-leaders of the ISO

I AM a survivor of sexual and emotional abuse that I believe was facilitated by the culture you helped to create in the International Socialist Organization.It took all of about 30 minutes of being in an ISO space before a man took acute interest in me. All of a week before he gave me his number and asked if we could hang out sometime. All of a month…

Taking our final steps

Members of the leadership team responsible for carrying out the decisions made by current and recently resigned ISO members in voting to dissolve the organization in late March report on the outcome of this process. IN LATE March, current and recently resigned members of the International Socialist Organization took the highly unusual step of voting…

How Soviet propaganda ‘taught’ people to raise children

USFSP Panel at the Left Forum, NYC: Continuous Cold War: U.S. vs USSR / U.S. vs Russian Federation

Hello, we want to invite your to a discussion  we are participating in. It will be held at this years Left Forum conference! www.leftforum.org Title of our event: Continuous Cold War: U.S. vs USSR / U.S. vs Russian Federation held at Left Forum 2019 June 28th - 30th | Brooklyn, NY Please check our room and time                     Left Forum…

Remarks on Interview of Professor Stephen Cohen on RT.COM on November 1, 2015

Grover Furr On November 1, 2015 Stephen F. Cohen was interviewed by Oksana Boyko, a journalist for RT.COM. Cohen is a retired professor of Soviet history at Columbia University and New York University,a longtime columnist for The Nation magazine, and expert on Nikolai Bukharin. In the late 1970s Cohen's 1973 book Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution was…

“Populist” AMLO Grieves for El Chapo while the Masses Suffer Imperialist Aggression

Friday, following the sentencing of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to life imprisonment by u.$. authorities, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) opined on what he saw as an “inhumane” decision. It is also a tragic life to have a family and not be able to see it, maybe this is not life, and when all those things that happen end…

Re-Reflections on the Start of World War II

Originally published on Sunday, September 01, 2019 by Common Dreams British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (left) and German Chancellor Adolf Hitler (in light jacket), leave their meeting at Bad Godesberg, on Sept. 23, 1938. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/cc) Sunday, Sept 1., marks the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II. On that day in 1939…

Call for Solidarity with Uprisings in the Middle East & North Africa

Will the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa succeed in moving the region in a progressive and revolutionary direction, or will authoritarian regimes simply change face, survive and engage in endless wars?  Which scenario will prevail? Much depends on what progressives around the world do at this critical moment to express their solidarity…

Brazilian Judge Declines to Move Forward With Charges Against Glenn Greenwald “for Now”

A judge today declined to proceed with cybercrime charges lodged against Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald for his reporting on prosecutorial and judicial misconduct in Brazil. In a decision announced Thursday, Judge Ricardo Augusto Soares Leite ruled that Greenwald’s prosecution would not go forward, but only on account of a previous finding…

The Case for Bernie Sanders

By Tina Phillips Bernie Sanders is once again running for president, and once again the Democratic establishment is trying to stop him. Sanders has made clear he doesn’t just want to beat Trump, but to transform this country. Sanders has stated, “we have [to have] the guts to take on Wall Street, the insurance industry, the pharmaceutical industry…

OHIO: Estudiantes Universitarios Expulsan de su Campus a la Infame ‘Kent State Gun Girl’

FOTO: Cientos de estudiantes de la Universidad de Ohio persiguen a Katilin Bennet, también conocida como la “Kent State Gun Girl,” vista en el centro de la foto con un micrófono (captura de pantalla) Este artículo es una traducción. Por David Martínez Bajo un ataque de líquidos arrojados, maldiciones, y estudiantes enojados la personalidad…

Agentes Élite de la Patrulla Fronteriza Serán Desplegados en “Ciudades Santuario”

Foto: Un equipo de las Unidades Tácticas de la Patrulla Fronteriza (BORTAC, por su sigla en inglés) en un ejercicio de entrenamiento Este artículo es una traducción. Por Henry Perez El presidente Donald Trump ha anunciado que la Unidad Táctica de la Patrulla Fronteriza (BORTAC), un equipo de estilo militarizado reservado para operaciones especiales…

CANADÁ: Los Imperialistas Pierden la Paciencia Con los Bloqueos de Wet’suwet’en, Toman Daños Económicos

Foto: Un bloqueo ferroviario en Toronto el 8 de febrero Este artículo es una traducción. Por Lois Boite, con contribuciones de Felix Weber y David Martinez El 24 de febrero, los manifestantes en Vancouver que apoyaban la resistencia indígena de Wet’su’ten contra la tubería Coastal GasLink bloquearon una ruta de acceso de vehículos al puerto…

INDIA: Comunistas Toman Medidas Contra Hotel de Turismo Sexual

Foto: Daños en un hotel de turismo sexual en Kerala causados por el Ejército Guerrillero de Liberación Popular Este artículo es una traducción. Por Kannan Krishnan Por la mañana del 15 de enero, miembros del Popular (EGLP) en Attamala, situado en el distrito de Wayanad en el estado indio de Kerala. Los miembros del EGLP rompieron las ventanas…

SEATTLE: Enfermeras Van a la Huelga en Busca de Mejoras en el Cuidado de Pacientes, Encuentran Cierre Patronal al Regresar

Las fotos: Miles de enfermeras y otros trabajadores de salud fueron a la huelga en busca de un aumento de la dotación de personal en Swedish Medical Center en Seattle. Este artículo es una traducción. Por Audrey Hellenbrecht En el mes pasado, enfermeras en huelga en el Swedish Medical Center (SMC) por fin pudieron regrasar al trabajo después de…

A Socialist Response to COVID-19

The panicked response to the COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed social and economic chaos. A global economy that was teetering on the brink of recession is being pushed over the edge. Medical and social services are overwhelmed, entire populations are thrown into distress, and anxious hoarding is making basic necessities scarce. Even before the virus hit…

Why This Marxist Supports Bernie Sanders

By J. Richard Marra Every act of human conscience springs from commitments to worldviews, self-esteem, and individual psychological, social, and moral dispositions. These affect our decisions about choices, choosing, and acting. Voting and other political behavior is deeply informed by our presumptions about the world and how we should behave toward…

Whole Foods staff protest against conditions as coronavirus cases rise

Whole Foods staff protest against conditions as coronavirus cases riseWorkers say too little is being done to enforce social distancing in stores, and some are not given masks or training on cleaning Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Michael SainatoWed 15 Apr 2020 09.00 BSTLast modified on Wed 1 Jul…

Fight the virus and defend the rights of the retirees, pensioners and elderly

STATEMENT BY JERÓNIMO DE SOUSA, GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE PCP, SUBLIC SESSION "FIGHT THE VIRUS AND DEFEND THE RIGHTS OF THE RETIREES, PENSIONERS AND ELDERLY" The last few months have been marked by an exceptional situation, as a result of the outbreak of COVID -19 and the sanitary measures to prevent and fight it, in which the National Health Service…

Life in the Time of COVID-19

By Marcus Bellamy It’s April 21st, 2020, as I sit down to put my thoughts together. Today, our world is experiencing something that hasn’t been seen in about a century: a worldwide pandemic; the virus known as COVID-19. Due to its invisibility and virulence, millions of people have been infected, spreading the infection without knowing, until it’s…

Brazil’s President Is Being Genocidal in the Name of the Economy During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Henrique Castro Barbosa Since 2014, when Dilma Rousseff was reelected president, Brazil has been facing a great political polarization. The accompanying divisive and crippling public debate raging between the far right and the left resulted in Rousseff’s felonious impeachment in 2016. Following this, Jair Bolsonaro was elected in 2018, supported…

My Quarantine is Not Your Quarantine

By Amy Burdett My quarantine is not your quarantine. I self-quarantine as part of my anxiety, on a regular basis. The idea of staying away from people is not scary to me, nor novel. Being able to pull back and isolate is both a protective measure and something that my therapist tries to encourage me to overcome. That’s not to say that the Novel CoronaVirus…

How The Covid-19 Virus Stole May Day

By Dr. Catherine-Anne McCloskey-Ross Everyone has their favorite holiday. Many people really enjoy Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Several of my friends count the days to Saint Patrick’s Day. I certainly enjoy these holidays. On Christmas, I like going to Midnight mass and then going to church again the next morning. Even though I am very religious…

Capitalism is the Real Pandemic

By Tina Phillips COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on all our lives. Some more than others. We are all going through this, but not all are experiencing it the same way. Those who are poor, don’t have savings, don’t have a way to pay their bills, are forced to work, or have an essential job, are experiencing this with greater hardship. And those of color…

Helping the Wounded Animal

By Reuben Clamzo About those social-distancing protesters we saw recently… Yes, their behavior was ridiculous. Yes, the imagery they presented was drenched in racist symbols and social privilege. Yes, a lot of their demands (“I need a haircut!”) are absurd. And yes, they are totally astroturf the way the Tea Party was a decade ago, and remains…

Back to the Future: America After Covid-19

By J. Richard Marra A few days back, while on Facebook, I asked a psychoanalyst friend what he thought folks should do to reduce anxiety during this present unpleasantness. Avoiding talk of Ids and Egos, he simply suggested that people stay informed and safe; and not spend a lot of time with pandemic news coverage. After enduring the endless babble…

Editorial: Forward with Covid

By Tina Phillips The pandemic virus Covid-19 has made its presence known around the world and in the United States during the past few months. As we reel from the recent political letdowns, we face a new grim reality ahead. Donald Trump did not prepare for Covid-19 well, and, while we are not surprised by this, it doesn’t hurt any less to see the…

The joint action and coordination of the Communist Parties under pandemic conditions

Published in “RIZOSPASTIS” on 23/5/2020 The recent successful tele-conference held by the Communist and Workers’ Parties that cooperate within the framework of the European Communist Initiative, in which 24 parties from many European countries participate, constituted a new form of exchanging opinions and coordination of their efforts. It demonstrated…

PCUSA stance on the protests and civil unrest

We understand that these protests are turning into riots initially because of agent provocateurs, undercover cops, anarchists, white supremacists and police provocation. If it isn't police shooting teargas and rubber bullets unprovoked at the protesters, igniting anger in them, and pushing the boundary to fight back; it is undercover cops, anarchists…

WPC, Statement of the World Peace Council about the Protests in the USA

The World Peace Council expresses its categorical and strongest condemnation of the cold-blooded assassination of George Floyd by the police force in Minneapolis, USA. This recent killing of an unarmed civilian by the police is unfortunately not the first and only case in the United States. Neither is it a phenomenon of the current government only…

Free susana prieto terrazas!

The Party of Communists of the United States of America (PCUSA) denounces the arbitrary arrest and detention of labor lawyer and activist Susan Prieto Terrazas by authorities in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The PCUSA demands her immediate release. Susan Prieto Terrazas is a Mexican lawyer, with offices in Chihuahua and Tamaulipas, who has devoted…

“Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades” by Peter Hudis, Now Available as Audiobook

The recent anti-racist rebellions signifies a turning point in the movement against racism and capitalism. A new generation of activists have appeared which refuses to accept anything but real social change. More and more effort is therefore put into the task of working out a philosophically grounded viable alternative to the current system.In these…

Response to Joe Sims & CPUSA

By Jerry Dale The Joe Sims’s leadership statement has great significance. “After the Election: Go Out and Make ‘em do it”. As co-chair of the CPUSA and former editor of the Party’s ideological Journal, Political Affairs, Sims’s opinion carries considerable weight. Sims’ declaration is first and foremost, the statement that eliminates any…

Interview with journalist Aaron Maté: On Russiagate; false accusations against Syria of using chemical weapons; and the 2020 U.S. election

Interview broadcast on RT‘s ‘ICYMI’ program, with host Polly Boiko, Oct 23, 2020 (67-minute interview) Aaron Maté is an Izzy award-winning journalist in New York. He writes for The Grayzone and is the host of the current affairs interview program on The Grayzone called ‘Pushback‘. Before The Grayzone, he was a frequent contributor to The…

For a ‘Green New Deal’ without destructive growth: Jason Hickel responds to Michael Pollin and Noam Chomsky on degrowth

A response to Pollin and Chomsky on degrowth: We need a Green New Deal without growth By Jason Hickel, published on his website Nov 2, 2020  (And see below a related essay by Jason Hickel as well as his bio. You can read this article here in pdf format: Jason Hickel responds to Michael Pollin and Noam Chomsky on degrowth) Robert Pollin and Noam Chomsky…

The ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, brokered by Russia, should be welcomed by defenders of Armenia

By Roger Annis, Nov 15, 2020 (with postscripts, latest on July 20, 2021) The following is a letter by Roger Annis to the editor of Passage, a new online journal published in Toronto. The letter was sent on November 12, 2020 in response to the daily, Monday-to-Friday news bulletin which Passage emailed on that date to its subscribers and followers. The…

Vaccine nationalism and Canada’s negligent response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

The following is a comment by Roger Annis submitted to The Tyee on Nov 24, 2020, in response to this article: Dr. Tam’s virus spread model is an air raid siren, by Crawford Kilian, The Tyee, Nov 23, 2020. The Tyee is an online daily published in Vancouver. Vancouver BC Nov 24, 2020 Hello Tyee, Crawford Kilian’s article has unfortunately overlooked…

Coronavirus pandemic: To save the economy, save people first

By Phillip Alvelda, Thomas Ferguson and John C. Mallery, published by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (New York), Nov 18, 2020  (13 page analysis) Health care workers at Vancouver General Hospital (image via Twitter) ‘This paper demonstrates not only that lockdowns do work but indicates what other measures can slow and even suppress the coronavirus…

U.S. Meddling in Cuba’s Internal Affairs Continues

Thr triumph of the Cuban Revolution CUBA REJECTS YANKEE INTERFERENCE by Pedro Martínez Pírez The most recent US provocation against Cuba, in the final days of Donald Trump, uses the name of a saint, San Isidro, a neighborhood in the municipality of Old Havana. But this led to a massive and overwhelming response in the centennial Trillo Park of the…

Happy birthday uncle joe !

RAISE INCOME AND DISABILITY RATES! Communist Party of BC

For immediate release, January 5, 2021 As 2021 begins, the recently re-elected NDP government of British Columbia has slashed the province’s monthly $300 Covid assistance benefits in half. Just before Christmas, the news was released that starting in January, income assistance and disability recipients will receive just $150 per month, and the subsidy…

Capitol Hill Putsch

On January 6th, 2021, the day that Congress was set to ratify the results of the 2020 election, a far-right mob descended upon the Capitol, with the explicit goal to conduct a coup in support of Donald Trump. This mob, consisting of supporters of failed movements, such as the Confederacy, South Vietnam, and other anti-communist reactionaries, came together…

LYC Red Patriot Magazine

In an initial effort for LYC propaganda and publications, the CC of the LYC has created “Red Patriot” an online magazine which has a monthly print version available. www.redpat.org Red Patriot is the online magazine of the Central Committee of the League of Young Communists USA, providing a news service for American youths. www.leagueofyoungcommunistsusa.org…

YCL Statement on Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

The Executive Committee of the Young Communist League has released a statement to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. The Executive Committee of the Young Communist League has released a statement to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. The 27th of January marks the Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by soldiers of the Soviet Red Army…

The Crisis After Trump—Podcast Edition

February 4, 2021 Our interview with Mike is an extended discussion of the geography of neoliberal capitalism: the devastation being wreaked by the twin crises of the pandemic and economy; the utter inadequacy of the state’s response to address these crises for working people; the origins of the pandemic and emerging new strains of the virus; big pharma…

The Wallenberg Mystery solved? (CIA/OSS espionage against socialist Hungary)

Practically everybody who reads any book on Hungarian history will run into the name Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish capitalist diplomat and humanitarian. Wallenberg who was in Hungary during WWII used his wealth and diplomatic immunity to protect people from the Nazi bandits of the Hungarian ‘Arrow-Cross’ and the Gestapo. When he disappeared after WWII…

YCL Statement on attacks on Iraqi Communist Party

The International Commission of the Young Communist League has released a statement condemning recent attacks on the headquarter and comrades of the Iraqi Communist Party. The International Commission of the Young Communist League has released a statement condemning recent attacks on the headquarters and comrades of the Iraqi Communist Party. The YCL…

Degrowth: Socialism without growth

By Timothée Parrique and Giorgos Kallis, first published in Brave New Europe, Feb 9, 2021  (with an introduction by Roger Annis, further below) People appear to understand the abstract concept of “limitless”, but it is more difficult to understand that the concept cannot and should not be applied to growth. Even socialists must shake off the idea…

YCL condemns Tory hypocrisy over “free-speech” legislation

The Executive Committee of the Young Communist League has issued a statement on the Tories latest plans to appoint “free speech champions” The YCL condemns the latest hypocrisy from the Tory Government as part of their ongoing fight for “so-called” free speech. Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary, has said universities will appoint “free…

YCL Statement on International Women’s Day 2021

The Young Communist League sends greetings and solidarity to working women everywhere on International Working Women’s Day 2021 and calls for an assault on austerity policies that leave vulnerable women in the lurch. The Young Communist League sends greetings and solidarity to working women everywhere on International Working Women’s Day 2021 and…

Tell Horgan: HIKE THE RATES!

It’s 2021, and mass poverty is still a reality in British Columbia. Despite some limited reforms under the NDP, almost 160,000 children and youth still live in poor households. And that was before the covid pandemic wiped out thousands of jobs, with the hardest impacts on women, youth, and racialized communities. Poverty, hunger, homelessness…

YCL Statement on the Murder of Sarah Everard and Violence Against Women

The YCL has issued a statement relation in response to the tragic and reprehensible abduction and murder of Sarah Everard. The YCL has issued a statement in response to the tragic and reprehensible abduction and murder of Sarah Everard. The news this week that Wayne Couzens currently serving as a Metropolitan Police Officer, has been arrested and charged…

Cpbc slams horgan’s “totally inadequate” assistance and disability rate increase

For immediate release to all media, March 17, 2021 The Communist Party of British Columbia calls the March 16 announcement of $175 monthly increases to people on income and disability assistance “totally inadequate to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands living in dire poverty” during the current pandemic and into the future. While the NDP government…

Sympathy for the devil: Another bourgeois historian prefers fascism

Dominic Sandbrook reviewed a book (Stalin’s War by Sean McMeekin) in the Sunday Times 21 March 2021 that was anti-Soviet, anti-Stalin and pro-Nazi in the extreme but, unlike the usual book reviews of such literary offal he disagrees with the book and finishes the review with the words;- “his book reads less like a serious scholarly history than…

US imperialism masquerading as wokeness forever vexed at Soviet achievements

Miss Marina Koren of The Atlantic is at pains to present her ignorance as enlightenment. Her article, for the Science section of her publication, entitled “The Soviet Space Program Was Not Woke”, where she claims that “sending the first woman into space isn’t the same as developing an astronaut program that values equality”, is completely…

Programmes to cure political illiteracy fall short in Scottish YCL

A throwaway attack piece on the Young Communist League’s (YCL) Challenge magazine website reveals the critical flaws in the thinking and tactics of communists who ultimately remain wedded to the Labour Party. Unfamiliar with the concept of tactical voting, Tom Flanagan criticises George Galloway for following through on what he set out to do by founding…

Heightened military tensions by NATO powers against Russia over false accusations of Russian threats against Ukraine

By Roger Annis, A Socialist In Canada, April 23, 2021  (also published in Dissident Voice, Apr 23, 2021) A new round of disinformation and threats against Russia is being staged by the NATO military powers and their state and corporate media outlets. The backdrop is the continued military occupation and aggression by Ukraine against the people of the…

Neoliberalism Lite – BC budget wins business backing, but fails the working class

For immediate release to all media, April 22, 2021 In last October’s election, John Horgan’s NDP appealed for the votes of left-minded British Columbians. Without being shackled to their alliance with the Greens, went the argument, an NDP majority could finally implement a stronger progressive agenda. But on April 20, Finance Minister Selina Robinson…

Online meeting of the SI Kurdish working group

الاشتراكية الدولية تشيد بدور فقيد الامة الرئيس مام جلالPUK Media, 1 May 2021شارك الدكتور سوران جمال طاهر عضو المكتب السياسي للاتحاد الوطني الكوردستاني، مسؤول مكتب العلاقات، والقيادي سركوت محمد غقور مسؤول…

El Salvador: democracy requires control of the exercise of power

 El Salvador: la democracia requiere el control del ejercicio del poderNuevos Papeles, 4 May 2021La Internacional Socialista, la organización mundial de los partidos socialdemócratas, laboristas y socialistas, ha conocido con grave preocupación la decisión de la Asamblea Legislativa de El Salvador de destituir a los cinco miembros de la Sala Constitucional…

Solidarity with Colombia

The Socialist International has been following with deep consternation the brutal violence that has been carried out in Colombia against protesters, women and men, throughout different cities of the country, who have denounced and firmly rejected the project presented by President Iván Duque for tax reform and tax increases, intended to cover the impact…

Putin pays tribute to Soviet veterans at Victory Day parade

The following speech was given by President Vladimir Putin of the Russia Federation on 9th May, 2021, at the parade marking the 76th Anniversary of the Soviet victory over fascism in Red Square, Moscow. “Dear friends, this year, we are marking the 80th anniversary since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.  The 22nd June 1941 is one of the most…

SI calls for end to deadly violence between Israel and Palestine

The Socialist International is deeply dismayed by the outbreak of deadly violence in Israel and Palestine, which has led to the loss of innocent life on both sides of the border. The SI mourns the civilian casualties and calls for an immediate end to the rocket attacks and airstrikes that indiscriminately kill, injure and destroy. Further violence will…

Israeli War Crimes, Not “Tension,” On the Rise in Palestine

A pro-Palestine rally drew thousands in Orlando on May 15th, 2021 By: Jack Thallman, Red Phoenix Correspondent, New Jersey Like all incidents of large-scale violence within the borders of Israel and Palestine, these hostilities are the result of the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. The violence in Palestine continues to escalate…

Lukashenko’s tyranny intensifies persecution of social democrats and pro-democracy leaders

Mikalai Statkevich has been persecuted over many years as a result of his opposition to the Lukashenko regime. As a presidential candidate in 2010, he was arrested and imprisoned for five years, and in May 2020, prior to the last presidential elections, he was again arrested and imprisoned under harsh conditions, where he remains to this day. He is…

SI condemns second coup in Mali in nine months

  IS condena segundo golpe de Estado en Malí Nuevos Papeles, 27 May 2021 La Internacional Socialista condena enérgicamente el segundo golpe militar encabezado por el coronel Assimi Goïta en Malí, esta vez destituyendo y deteniendo al presidente Bah Ndaw y al primer ministro Moctar Ouane, quienes fueron nombrados el pasado mes de septiembre para…

Labor for Palestine with Suzanne Adely and Michael Letwin

Interview by Evan Papp May 27, 2021 In this episode, we spoke with Labor For Palestine organizers Suzanne Adely who is the Co-Director for the Food Chain Workers Alliance and President-Elect of the National Lawyers Guild, and Michael Letwin who is a public defender in New York City and former President of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW 2325…

PCOF — On the 150th Anniversary, Let Us Follow in the Footsteps of the Communards

150 years ago, the Communards “stormed heaven,” as beautifully penned by Marx, an event indelibly etched in the collective memory of the international workers’ movement. In his book The Civil War in France, Marx drew lessons from this first socialist revolutionary experience, notably that “the working class cannot simply lay hold of the ready-made…

A caring world needs to share knowledge to end the Covid-19 pandemic

Guest essay by Prabir Purkayastha, A Socialist In Canada, May 28, 2021. Originally published in Newsclick (India), May 15, 2021 A virus that mutates forever is a perpetual money-making machine for Big Pharma. Everyone else wants all people vaccinated within a year and an end to this pandemic. People line up for vaccinations in Prayagraj, India on May…

Mass graves tell the story of exploitation and genocide

Statement by the Communist Party of BC, May 31, 2021 The discovery of 215 children’s bodies buried on the grounds of the Indian Residential School in Kamloops has sparked a wave of deep sorrow and anger across Canada, which has a centuries-old history of committing genocide against Indigenous peoples. As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission reported…

Interview with Howie Hawkins on the American Jobs Plan

June 2, 2021 Howie Hawkins, Green Party 2020 presidential candidate Bill Resnick and Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for President in the last election, discuss the Biden administration’s proposed American Jobs Plan. Announced with great fanfare at a cost of $2 trillion plus, the annual outlay would actually represent less than one-third…

Socialism From Below Podcast Episode 1: Comuna, PSOL, Bolsonaro, and the Pandemic

Luke Pretz June 2, 2021 This week we are joined by Vini Almeida who is a member of the Brazilian socialist organization Comuna. We talk about the challenges socialists face when working to build a democratic and multi-tendency socialist organization, electoral politics, supporters of the new right, and the political effects of the pandemic. Throughout…

Secretary’s Report, June 4th

3rd Meeting, 1st Session Executive Committee, Virginia District Communist Party USA Reports from Club and Collectives District Organizer reports: Face-to-face meetings of the Planning Committee are ongoing, and a committee on housing has been formed. Committee is putting together materials on the housing crisis, making contacts with regional organizations…

A Socialist Autopsy on Biden’s First Hundred Days

By: Evan Nesbitt The first 100 days have shown us what a Biden presidency will look like—abandoned promises, and the continuing separation of American political life from the desires of working people. The first 100 days of an American president’s term can set the tone of the entire administration, it can be a crucial litmus test to repair or continue…

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How the left won Richmond: The Richmond Progressive Alliance and Left Electoral Strategy—Podcast

Boston Solidarity June 10, 2021 In the last five years we have seen a significant increase in socialists elected to office, and this has inspired many more candidates to run. But these opportunities also raise a number of questions about electoral strategy.  How do we develop candidates? How do we support them and keep them accountable once in office…

The Melancholic Present

In celebration of today’s Poetry Day, we’re sharing The Melancholic Present by roibeárd from the historic town of Corydon, IN, courtesy of Blue Collar Review. i’ll be damned if i know where the time went. 45 years, & this blue collar is worn & faded beyond bronzing, will leave a tattooed torc bruise-like around my neck.  All those years of concrete, …

Grave concern at the deterioration of the political situation in Nicaragua

Grave preocupación ante deterioro de la situación política en NicaraguaNuevos Papeles, 16 June 2021La Internacional Socialista ha estado siguiendo con profunda preocupación el continuo deterioro de la situación política en Nicaragua donde deben celebrarse elecciones generales el 7 de noviembre de este año. Ya en el mes de enero de 2019 el Consejo…

Socialism From Below Podcast Episode 2: Subverta, Bancada Feminista, and Expanding Democracy

June 16, 2021 This week we are joined by Natalia Chaves from the Brazilian socialist organization Subverta to talk about Bancada Feminista do PSOL the socialist feminist collective candidacy as well as democratizing electoral campaigns, ensuring accountability to social movements, trans inclusion and queer representation in the socialist feminist movement…

The kids are not alright

17 June 2021 Joe Ballesteros investigates the pandemic-compounded crisis in educational provision for England’s most marginalized children.   Credit: Taylor Wilcox/Unsplash Jonathan is 18 years old. His big frame is zipped up in an all-black Boxing Academy tracksuit as I greet him in the staff room of the Boxing Academy, an alternative provision…

Charla Debate – A un año del asesinato de George Floyd

Este sabado 19 de junio, a las 18 hs ⏰, 🤳🏽 no te pierdas la CHARLA DEBATE titulada: “A un año del asesinato de Geroge Floyd y los desafíos de lxs revolucionarixs en EEUU”. Como bien dicen nuestrxs camaradas del Freedom Socialist Party: “se necesitó todo un movimiento mundial para condenar a un solo policía blanco, Derek Chauvin, por…

Members of the APL: What a Revolutionary Pride Means to Us

We asked members of the American Party of Labor from across the country to tell us what pride means to them, as Marxist-Leninists in the heart of US imperialism. We give their answers here, without revision. June F, California For me, Pride means righteous anger. My celebration for the incremental progress we have made is tainted by the ongoing social…

The youth and the class nature of the war in Afghanistan

From the online journal Eteraz Monthly, published by leftists in Afghanistan, June 2021.Young people form the foundation and future of a society. Developed societies invest in the younger generation and provide ways to train, educate and nurture their talents. Young people are both energetic and psychologically ready to play their part in society and…

Secretary’s Report, June 18th

Secretary’s Report, June 18th 4th Meeting, 1st Session Executive Committee, Virginia District Communist Party USA Reports from Clubs and Collectives NoVA District Organizer reports: Meeting on the 27th. Research and analysis is ongoing. Planning Committee has been expanded to include more Comrades from the area. Analyzing the recent Virginia election…

Impending trial of Mikalai Statkevich in Belarus

 Inminente juicio de Mikalai Statkevich en BielorrusiaNuevo Papeles, 21 June 2021Mikalai Statkevich, líder del partido miembro de la IS en Bielorrusia, Narodnaya Hramada, ha estado detenido como prisionero político por el régimen de Lukashenko durante más de un año. Su juicio está programado para las 10 de la mañana del 24 de junio de 2021…

Lack of Employment? Or Lack of Useful Work?

By Antoine L. As a fellow recruit enlisted in the army of the American working class, and whose daily struggle is one being waged in the economic battlefields of California. My deployment is currently in the domain of automotive parts distribution, ranging North to Sacramento, as far south as Merced and west to San Francisco. As this day-to-day distribution…

REMEMBER THE ROSENBERGS!!! Executed – June 19th, 1953 by the US government

By Central Committee of PCUSA In 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed by the US government and accused of being spies for the Soviet Union. The frame-up trial by the government has to be seen in the light of the cold war that existed in the mid 20th century. Because of the anti-communist political climate at the time, the conviction of two…

Freeze the rents! Landlords: Open your books!

I am testifying as a longtime NYC tenant and on behalf of the Freedom Socialist Party, a community advocacy group with an organizing center in Central Harlem.It is vitally important that the Rent Guidelines Board in its June 23 vote authorize a 0% increase. Any other amount for 1- or 2-year leases would add hardship to the lives of tenants, especially…

Statkevich and other political prisoners at closed trial in jail

  Mikalai Statkevich, leader of our member party in Belarus, Narodnaya Hramada, NH, is being tried today in a closed trial inside Homiel, the prison where he is being held. Political prisoners, Siarhei Tsikhanouski, Ihar Losik, Uladzimir Tsyhanovich, Dzmitry Papou and Artsiom Sakau are also being tried today.     Recent statements Impending trial…

Opposing “Critical Race Theory,” Or How Fascists (Try to) Hide Their History

Virulent racism is alive and well in Virginia. As some emerge from coronavirus restrictions, the battle over what we’re teaching our children in public schools is ramping up. The latest fight against the truth is a new Red Scare, using bad-faith arguments to stretch the meaning of complex terms like “critical race theory” (CRT) and bend history…

A discussion of Maya Wiley’s police-reform record that supports an elected review board in NYC

The column linked here from the New York Daily News is authored by four former investigators for the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board. Written to examine the police-reform record of Democratic primary mayoral candidate Maya Wiley (as of this writing awaiting the result of the city’s new ranked-choice voting system), the piece concludes by…

Solidarity on Glasgow’s south side

25 June 2021 asylum seekers Conrad Landin reports from a vigil in memory of Stanislav Tomas, a Roma man who died following a brutal arrest by police in the Czech Republic. Credit: Conrad Landin Glasgow’s south side is no stranger to the colours of the Romani flag. Home to thousands of Roma from Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republic, the working…

Housing panel warns big changes are needed – politicians say “no”

The extent of British Columbia’s housing affordability crisis and the difficulties of tackling the issue were starkly apparent after the June 17 release of an expert panel’s 88-page report, Opening Doors: Unlocking Housing Supply for Affordability. The biggest housing problem in this province – and increasingly across Canada and most of the capitalist…

July 1 is not a day for celebrations

The tragic discovery of 751 unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval residential school in Saskatchewan is a powerful reminder that this was not simply a “dark chapter” in the history of Canada. For over a century, these institutions were a crucial piece of the genocidal white supremacist drive to assimilate Indigenous peoples by destroying…

MANCHESTER – celebrating 100 years of the CP of China

Communist Party general secretary Rob Griffths attended a recent celebration of the centenary of the CPC, held in Manchester. “Comrade Consul General, comrades and friends, I bring greetings to the Consulate and its staff in Manchester of the People’s Republic of China from the Communist Party of Britain, its Executive Committee and its members…

From Sandstorm and Smog to Sustainability and Justice: China’s Challenges

Lau Kin Chi is coordinator of the Programme on Cultures of Sustainability at the Centre for Cultural Research and Development and an adjunct associate professor of cultural studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China. Jin Peiyun is a research officer at the Centre for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China. Yan Xiaohui…

Can the Chinese Diaspora Speak?

Qiao Collective is a grassroots media collective of diaspora Chinese writers, artists, and researchers devoted to challenging imperialism. In May 2017, Yang Shuping took the podium before a packed auditorium. Sporting a black commencement gown streaked by the University of Maryland’s gold sash, Yang stood by university dean Wallace Loh as he tried…

The Political Economy of the U.S.-China Technology War

Junfu Zhao is a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Utah. Zhao can be reached at junfu.zhao [at] utah.edu. The author thanks Rudiger von Arnim, Minqi Li, and Han Cheng for their helpful comments. Following the Donald Trump administration’s publication of its 2017 National Security Strategy and 2018 National Defense Strategy that designated…

In Line of Fire: The Korean Peninsula in U.S.-China Strategy

Tim Beal is a retired New Zealand academic who has written extensively on Asia with a special focus on the Korean Peninsula. Recent publications include the entry on Korea for The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism (New York: Springer, 2019). He has also written some chapters for a forthcoming collection: Immanuel Ness and Stuart…

China and the American Lake

Mark Tseng-Putterman is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. “The power that rules the Pacific…is the power that rules the world.” —Senator Albert Beveridge, January 9, 1900 “The United States is and always has been an Indo-Pacific nation.… A free and open Indo-Pacific depends on robust American…

China: Imperialism or Semi-Periphery?

Minqi Li is a professor of economics at the University of Utah. Li can be reached at minqi.li [at] economics.utah.edu. China is currently the world’s largest economy measured by purchasing power parity. As the rapid expansion of the Chinese economy reshapes the global geopolitical map, Western mainstream media has begun to define China as a new imperialist…

Legacies of Definancialization and Defending Real Economy in China

Sit Tsui is an associate professor of the Rural Reconstruction Institute at Southwest University in Chongqing, China. He Zhixiong is a researcher officer at the Centre for Cultural Research and Development of Lingnan University in Hong Kong, China. Yan Xiaohui is a researcher officer at the Centre for Cultural Research and Development of Lingnan University…

Is China Transforming the World?

Tony Andreani is emeritus professor of political science at the University of Paris VIII. Rémy Herrera is an economist and researcher at the Center d’Économie de la Sorbonne. Zhiming Long is a professor of economics at the School of Marxism at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. In the early years of the twenty-first century, China was seen by…

The New Cold War on China

On March 24, 2021, a high-profile article proclaiming “There Will Not Be a New Cold War” appeared in Foreign Affairs, the flagship publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, the principal think tank for U.S. grand strategy. The author, Thomas Christensen, a professor of international affairs at Columbia University and former deputy assistant…

July-August 2021 (Volume 73, Number 3)

This special issue of Monthly Review is devoted to the New Cold War on China. This leads us to the question: What has been the view of the Chinese Revolution presented in Monthly Review in the past seven decades? How has it changed over time? Here we are reminded of a famous statement often attributed to John Maynard Keynes, though likely apocryphal…

The world must do more

Courage and terror in Myanmar Lives and livelihoods have been laid down for democracy. The economy is on the brink of collapse. The world must support the... A taste of hope With herders under threat from global heating in Somaliland, the government has hatched a plan to move millions to the coast.... Not toeing the Kremlin’s line Regional media…

Preparing for struggle in post-Covid Britain

Link to this page: [] on 1 July 2021 at 12:03 GMTAn article from Socialism Today, issue 250, July-August 2021 Socialism Today issue 250   (Click to enlarge) Far from an era of sustained economic upswing, social peace and a Tory ascendency opening up for post-Covid Britain, the prospects ahead are for heightened class conflict and turbulent political…

Statement from the Greek Communist Party (KKE) regarding the disruptive role of the CPUSA

From the Desk of the General Secretary of the Party of Communists USA CONCERNING THE RECENT STATEMENT from the Greek Communist Party (KKE), in which they take exception to the disruptive role of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) in unilaterally issuing their own statement regarding US Imperialism and NATO. The KKE, through Solidnet (International Meetings…

Secretary’s Report, July 2nd

Secretary’s Report, July 2nd 5th Meeting, 1st Session Executive Committee, Virginia District Communist Party USA Reports from Clubs and Collectives District Organizer Reports: In response to the previous meeting of the Executive Committee, Comrades from NoVA have reported that they shall be electing a new Executive Representative soon, to serve for…

Workers must not take sides in divisions between capitalist cliques

For British populists and Brexiteers, the nostalgic dreams of an Empire that covered a quarter of the land surface of the globe and where the sun never set, are turning into nightmares. The campaign for “Global Britain” will not be able to prevent this.In 2021 the geopolitical landscape for the UK has fundamentally changed. Britain has lost much…

Critical comments on Vytautas Liutkus’ “Marxist Political Economy in the Age of Inflation” (Part Three)

I have been reading a paper, Marxist Political Economy in the Age of Inflation, by Marxist theorist, Vytautas Liutkus (VL). At least in part, the writer seems to offer an explanation for post-World War 2 inflation in the monetary system that is consistent with Marx’s labor theory of value. This is my third post on VL’s paper. *** At the end of part…

Communists call to ‘Save NHS from profiteers’

On the 73rd anniversary of the launch of the NHS, Britain’s Communists have launched a stinging attack on the ‘creeping privatisation’ of the service.  Speaking at the party’s executive committee on July 4 – the day before NHS vesting day – general secretary Robert Griffiths accused Boris Johnson’s Conservative government of ‘accelerating…

The Euros and the exacerbation of nationalism

There is an immortal line from the 1965 film Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, whose scenario is an international flying tournament in the year 1910. Robert Morley, playing the pompous newspaper magnate Lord Rawnsley, tells us that “the problem with these international affairs is that they attract foreigners”. As communists, who reject…

A war against the war

5 July 2021 Port workers in Italy are refusing to bloody their hands for wars they don’t support – from Yemen to Gaza, and their resistance is inspiring others. Futura D'Aprile reports on a burgeoning movement for peace. Credit: Cgil Union A new anti-militaristic, internationalist movement is growing in Italy thanks to port workers who, in the…

Highlights of news and analysis posted to A Socialist In Canada website in June 2021

July 5, 2021–The following is a selection of the news and analysis headlines posted in June 2021 to the three news pages on A Socialist In Canada website—World news, Ecology, and Canada news. To view the full listing of headlines for June 2021, go to the archived pages: * World news *  Ecology *  Canada news To search for items on any of the news…

Readers’ Views: July-August 2021, part two

From the July-August 2021 issue of News & Letters COVID-19 IN PRISONS I was recently released from Alexander MCU medium custody unit. There were three deaths there due to lack of concern by those in charge. Almost every guard I came into contact with told me they had COVID-19. We were tested and not told the results. Finally, two of the three pods were…

Abiy Ahmed’s bloodbath in Tigray

From the July-August 2021 issue of News & Letters Just ahead of parliamentary elections, Ethiopia’s President Abiy Ahmed proclaimed that he was aiming for a country “where every Ethiopian moves around relaxed, works and prospers.” How does he achieve this? By launching a brutal civil war against the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray that is…

Celebrating Juneteenth

From the July-August 2021 issue of News & Letters Photo: Urszula Wislanka for News & Letters. Oakland, Calif.—We celebrated Juneteenth 2021 with a couple hundred booths selling food, clothing, beauty products, etc. But there were also book stalls featuring Black history and tables staffed by people from various movements. Among them were All of Us…

‘Care, not jail’

From the July-August 2021 issue of News & Letters Photo: Urszula Wislanka for News & Letters. Oakland, Calif.—On June 22, Decarcerate Alameda County called on Oakland’s City Council to move $43 million from the sheriff’s proposed budget and designate a total of $122 million to fund mental health and housing. It was one of many local efforts to…

Alternative combat

2 July 2021 Louisa Waugh speaks to activists in Israel and Palestine working together in the name of peace. Credit: Mohammed Zaanoun Tuly is late for our call and when he does join us, is slightly out of breath. He has just rushed home after visiting his parents. ‘I hadn’t seen them for 18 months because of Covid and it was my mother’s birthday…

SI condemns assassination of President Moïse in Haiti

The Socialist International expresses its condemnation and abhorrence of the brutal assassination of HE Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti, by unidentified gunmen who stormed his home in the early hours of this morning. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this time, in particular with his wife, Martine Moïse, who is recovering in hospital…

Power on the picket line: remembering the Burnsall Strike

Surinder Bassi and other strikers on a march through Smethwick, 1992. Photo: Inqilab magazine The workers involved in the 1992-3 Burnsall strike, which took place at a small car part factory in Birmingham, gained national support in their fight for union recognition, equal pay, health and safety improvements and an end to compulsory overtime. Activist…

Leiston – staying on the campaign track

Steve Marsling, Communist Party candidate for the Leiston and Aldeburgh by election, polled 61 votes on a poor 27% turnout. The poll proved a shock for the Conservatives as the Greens topped the poll in this massive true blue area. Steve polled 20% of the Labour vote and 1.25% of the total vote. At the three hustings that were held it was agreed by…

Failure to deliver

Deliveroo riders demonstration in Shoreditch, London (Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0) Back at the beginning of March, the chancellor Rishi Sunak was breathless in his praise for the forthcoming stock market debut of Deliveroo. Despite long-standing complaints from riders about the company’s employment practices, Sunak called the company a ‘true British tech…

Critical comments on Vytautas Liutkus’ “Marxist Political Economy in the Age of Inflation” (Part Four)

I have been reading a paper, Marxist Political Economy in the Age of Inflation, by Marxist theorist, Vytautas Liutkus (VL). At least in part, the writer seems to offer an explanation for post-World War 2 inflation in the monetary system that is consistent with Marx’s labor theory of value. This is my fourth post on VL’s paper. *** As anyone reading…

On the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the demise of President Kim Il Sung

Pyongyang, July 6, 2021 TO: All National and International Trade Unions Organizations For the present, the Korean working class and working people and progressive mankind of the world have been looking back the immortal and glorious revolutionary life of the President Kim Il Sung in the most humble reverence, devoting himself to happiness of the people and realization of independent cause of mankind, on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of his demise (July 8…

Call for Convention 2021

July 11, 2021 To All Members of News and Letters Committees Dear Friends: The heat wave that struck western Canada, Washington and Oregon shocked even the climatologists. Longer and hotter heat waves and broken records were expected, but climate models did not suggest anything as extreme as the repeated breaking of records by multiple degrees in many…

SWexit: What are exit schemes for sex workers missing?

Image credit: lolostock So far this year, I have not exchanged sexual services for money. I tend to call myself a retired sex worker. The jargon du jour refers to me as having ‘exited’ the industry. Exit schemes, strategies and services are a current preoccupation for anti-sex work campaigners. They form a cornerstone of the creepingly popular ‘Nordic…

Cubans marching for real freedom

‘FREEDOM’ – USA STYLE, MARCH IN CUBA – taking advantage of the ravages brought by Hurricane Elsa, the contraction of the economy as a result of the impact of Covid on the tourism industry, sporadic anti socialist demonstrations are taking place in Cuba. Participants support the USA and willfully ignore its shameful blockade of the island. American…

Violence against women in Afghanistan and the struggle for liberation

From the online journal Eteraz Monthly, published by leftists in Afghanistan, March 2021.Women are the first victims of Afghanistan’s decades-long war, poverty, religious beliefs and traditional values. Apart from general social inequalities and economic injustice, women in Afghanistan also suffer from the oppression of men. The roots of oppression…

Declaración del Consejo Mundial de la Paz sobre los recientes eventos de protesta en Cuba

El Consejo Mundial de la Paz (CMP) expresa su seria preocupación por el reciente plan imperialista bien orquestado y pagado para crear caos y desorden en Cuba, utilizando como pretexto la severa escasez de bienes importados y otros productos de primera necesidad, así como cortes de electricidad, hechos que tienen en gran medida sus causas profundas…

SI condemns detention of Freddy Guevara in Caracas

  Internacional Socialista rechazó secuestro del diputado Guevara y acoso contra presidente (e) GuaidóAsamblea Nacional, Venezuela, 14 July 2021La Internacional Socialista condenó la detención del diputado Freddy Guevara, perpetrada el pasado lunes 12 de julio por agentes de los servicios de inteligencia del régimen bolivariano (SEBIN). Mientras…


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