Maoist guerrillas in India October 22

Why Third World Revolution is Necessary for Global Revolution

There are two theories of how world revolution will emerge in the 21st century: the theory that the Western proletariat will have to seize control of Western nations in order to spread socialism to the Global South (also known as the Third World), and the theory that the Global South will first have to be […]

PPW October 21

Protracted People’s War is not Universal: Criticizing JMP and the Maoist Strategy

Introduction First, congratulations to JMP (internet moniker of Joshua Moufawad-Paul) for the release of his book, The Communist Necessity, which has received widespread praise from readers. Hopefully the book does well to popularize a communist politic within activist circles. As with all dialogue and engagements we hope to promote civil discussion and above all mutual […]

Struggle_session_poster_1 October 08

Rethinking Self-Criticism: What Does it Mean Today?

an infamous “struggle session” underway  Introduction and Method As readers comb through tendencies and currents of Marxism, the system of thoughts known as ‘Maoism’ always catches an eye. Perhaps because of its historical connotation with guerrilla movements, people’s wars, popular armies, and the like. Perhaps because of its conflation with a more (albeit ‘totalitarian’) simplistic […]

book-store September 24

The Facade of a ‘War on Terror’

On September 11, 2001, the world changed. When the twin towers came crumbling down on live TV in front of millions of people, the American psyche was shaken to its core. 3000 people died on that day in what is undoubtedly the worst act of terrorism to ever occur on US soil. Almost immediately, George […]

seize_the_means_of_production_by_party9999999-d4jr8rs September 16

On Productive Force

One of many reasons dialectical materialism is deemed incomprehensible is because it formulates concepts based on relationality. Due to that unique philosophical nature, the interpretation of the concepts which disregards their relationality has been contributing to the ambiguity of dialectical materialism. However, the ambiguity is the least harm the misinterpretation causes. The interpretation disregarding the […]

clark4-800x555 September 11

Never Forget 9/11: Who are we remembering?

I can remember the morning quite vividly. Walking into our kitchen after school, I saw my mother crying with her face against the table and the television on. I asked my mother why she was crying and she responded, “Terrorists attacked us!” This puzzled me because I could not understand why tourists would attack anyone. […]

Pyramid-of-Capitalism-e1331670725967 September 02

Debunking Hayek’s Road to Serfdom: Economic Planning and “Totalitarianism” (Part 3)

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Chapter 6: Planning and the Rule of Law As the title would suggest, Hayek begins chapter six by promoting what he refers to as the ‘Rule of Law’. While many legal and political interpretations exist of the ‘Rule of Law’, Hayek importantly draws distinction between his version of […]

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World Revolution 2: the Return to a Global Revolutionary Strategy Based on the Experience of the 20th Century

This work, written by the Russian neo-Marxist Alexander Tarasov, originally from scepsis.net (http://scepsis.net/eng/articles/id_10.php), explains some problems with the Soviet strategy in relation to world revolution (albeit coming from a negative appraisal of the USSR), clarifying the distinction between First and Third World characterized by exploiting nations and exploiter nations, the dependence of the First World […]

karl_marx_heads August 20

Observations on Das Kapital and Its Method

Karl Marx’s research method in Capital has been equivocated by not only his predecessors, but also by Marx himself. The equivocation primarily arises from the absence of Marx’s own writing of the research method he employed in Capital. Marx did not expatiate upon his research method because Capital was written for the newly born industrial […]

DPRK Sun August 14

Western DPRK Propaganda: The Worst, Occasionally Hilarious, and Often Racist, Lies

Famous Singer executed by firing squad! … only to show up alive, grinning, and well on national television! Awwkwaaard!1 Either the DPRK has discovered the long-lost art of necromancy (and the United States is in for a bone-shattering surprise when an undead Korean People’s Army comes rattling onto its shores), it has created an exceedingly […]

ferg August 14

Lessons From Ferguson, Missouri: The People Deserve an Army

[credit: Al Jazeera] [credit: Vice]   Ferguson is on fire The little town just 20 miles north of St. Louis made national headlines a few days ago when protests turned to riots over the death of unarmed 18 year-old Black resident Michael Brown. Riots since then have only intensified and clashes with the police becoming […]

St-Louis August 11

Justice for Mike Brown is Justice for All, Fuck the Police State!

  [Credit: Associated Press] Saturday, August 9th, 18-year old Michael Brown was shot dead by police after what they called a “struggle over the officer’s weapon”. Witnesses claim Brown was no threat to anyone and was simply walking in the road when officers told him to “get the fuck on the sidewalk”. Despite this he […]

Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border August 04

86.5% of Israelis Support Continued War: the Settler-Colonial Attitude

[Credit: Vox] A recent poll conducted by Mina Tzemach has some troubling revelations for everyone concerned with the recent Israeli offensive in Gaza (Operation Protective Edge). The poll, designed to guage public opinion of the ‘conflict’, found that 86.5% of Israelis opposed a ceasefire considering “Hamas has not surrendered” and “not all the tunnels have […]

pachildren July 31

Israel Tortures Gazan Children, Obama Offers $225 Million to Kill More Anyway

[Reuters/AP] The death toll in the Gaza Strip has now reached 1,170 many of which were not even “combatants” (the supposed targets of the operation which began on July 7th) but rather innocent Palestinians simply murdered in their own homes. Israel has reported 56 of its own dead including 53 soldiers and 3 civilians. Operation […]

world-equality1 July 28

Back on Track: the Object of Third Worldism

In this article, I would like to delineate some problems with the current form of Third Worldist discourse and propose an alternative conceptualization meant to put Third Worldism back on its original track – that of revolutionary anti-imperialist politics. Doing so requires a self-criticism on the part of Third Worldists, who have generally understood (or […]

natural gas 2 July 22

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge is Really About Natural Gas

“It is very clear what it [Operation Protective Edge] is: a war driven by the hankering yet callous lust of the imperialist capital of a colonial state to expand its appropriation of Palestinian natural resources and profit at the severe expense of the Palestinian people.”

part 2 July 17

Debunking Hayek’s Road to Serfdom: “Individualism and Collectivism” (Part 2)

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Chapter 3: Individualism and Collectivism The title of this chapter is in my own opinion quite a misnomer. In fact, Hayek spends as little time as possible truly outlining what he considers to be “collectivism” or “individualism” beyond a rudimentary appraisal in the first few pages. Most of […]

People carry the body of a Palestinian boy whom hospital officials said was killed in an Israeli air strike on his family's house, in Gaza city July 10

Who will speak for the children of Gaza?

[Photo credit: Al Jazeera/Rueters] Note: Death toll numbers and headlines linked will no doubt transform over time as the ‘situation develops’ and information becomes more concise. The Fox News headline regarding the current Israeli offensive reads, “Sirens in Jerusalem: Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Intercepts Hamas Rockets”. Absent from the headline (and the majority of the article) is […]

Boat Migrants Risk Everything for a New Life in Europe:  African asylum seekers rescued off boats and taken aboard an Italy navy ship, June 8, 2014. July 07

Clarifying some concepts of revolutionary struggle

By M. Esters and N. Brown In the course of discussions over the past several months, it is clear that a number of misconceptions about Maoism (Third Worldism) are being circulated by friend and foe alike. In an effort to clear up major confusion, this document will deal with some of the major concepts that […]

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No Room for Patriotism in Capitalism-Imperialism-Colonialism

This article has been reposted here from the Southern California Young Communist League. Check out the original website. Every year people in the United States come together to celebrate the Fourth of July, this country’s independence from British rule, this country’s white men—and to a lesser extent white women—independence from British rule, this country’s occupying […]

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