Author Archives: N. Brown

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Behind Enemy Lines: Strategic Theory for Revolutionary Work in the Imperialist Core

Analysis of Classes, Trajectory of Worldwide Revolution, and the Problems of First Worldism As has been outlined in the work of various Third Worldists and those near it, the world is not as simple as the dogmatic ‘Marxist’ understanding of ‘workers vs. bosses.’ Moreover, the precise explanation of ‘who are our enemies, who are our […]

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Revolutionary Ecology Platform

This ‘Revolutionary Ecology Platform’ was originally published at Revolutionary Ecology as part of a larger critique of the Deep Ecology Platform. 1: The well-being and flourishing of human and non-human life are intimately related. The flourishing of non-human life is generally of direct and indirect utility to humans, and vice versa. 2: Richness and diversity of non-human […]

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Bayer CEO: ‘We don’t make medicine for poor Indians’

In a crass yet frank admission, Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers said the company’s new cancer drug, Nexavar, is not “for Indians,” but “for western patients who can afford it.” The statement came in the wake of a recent ruling by an Indian court that certain life-saving drugs could be produced and distributed at 97% of […]

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The Weapon of Theory, now available in print

Our recent release, The Weapon of Theory: A Maoist (Third Worldist) Reader, is now available both in print and as a free PDF. Next to Zak Cope’s Divided World, Divided Class: Global Political Economy and the Stratification of Labour Under Capitalism, The Weapon of Theory aims to be the definitive overview of the Marxist analysis […]

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Glenn Spagnuolo on Dialectics with Nikolai Brown

On the new Dialectics online radio show, Glenn Spaguolo spoke with Nikolai Brown about the history of colonization in Hawai’i, a recent FOIA request which revealed US meddling in New Caledonia, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Next week, Gregory C. Lewis from All Power to the Positive joins to discuss the 20th anniversary of the Zapatista […]

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New in 2014

New in 2014 As we ring in 2014, we have several bits of news related to the Maoist (Third Worldist) movement. @MTWNewsWire A new @MTWNewsWire Twitter feed has been set up to make it easier to follow Anti-Imperialism.com, Onkwehón:we Rising, Systemic Capital, and other websites. Anyone can add the feed to their wordpress.com or other […]

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Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave

[Spoiler warning] 12 Years a Slave is an acclaimed film about the real-life story of Solomon Northup, a freeman living in upstate New York with his family, who in 1841 was abducted, sold into slavery, and put to work on a plantation in Louisiana. Aesthetically the film is well made. Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who plays […]

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Long Live the Revolutionary Spirit of Lin Biao!

Lin Biao, a prominent leftist of the Chinese Revolution, was born on December 5th, 1907. A graduate of Whampoa Military Academy, then headed up by Chiang Kai-shek, Lin defected to the Red Army following the 1927 split between the Communists and Kuomintang and became known as one of the CCP’s most effective and efficient field commanders. At the […]

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Historical Materialism and the Paradox of Revolution

According to the historical materialist methodology, the base and structure of society (i.e., the productive forces and the relations of production) determine the essential qualities of the super-structure: the state, ruling class ideologies, and the entirety of the subjective forces. That is to say that the physical qualities of the elements of production (the base […]

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NSA Hacking Google and Yahoo Data Centers Reveals Broad U.$. Spying

In a joint U.$. and UK spying operation, agencies hacked into links to Yahoo and Google data centers, allowing them to freely collect information from user accounts on those systems. This data collection project, called MUSCULAR, is a joint operation between the U.$. National Security Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Documents […]

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Toward a Concrete Class Analysis of the United States

As Samir Amin aptly notes in his critique of Hardt and Negri’s Empire, in periods of unrest and confusion following the defeat of revolutionary movements, there is a tendency for theories to emerge which lend legitimacy to that unrest and confusion, and which actually portray the resulting opportunism as a viable form of struggle [1]. Amin […]

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On Global People’s War and Global New Democratic Revolution

On Global People’s War and Global New Democratic Revolution Under capitalist-imperialism, in which the exploitation of the proletariat by monopoly capital is mediated by the oppression of nations, the path to socialism and communism is through global people’s war and global new democratic revolution. The struggle to sever the structural ties of capitalist-imperialism and build […]

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Make October a Month of Anti-Imperialist Resistance

The following statement was released last year and has been amended to reflect ongoing developments our work: Depending on where you are, October marks the beginning of Autumn or Spring, in which the old dies with the receding sun or new life awakens after the cold of Winter. There could be no better metaphor for […]

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New Poll Reveals a Majority of French are Reactionary Chauvinists

According to a recent poll, over three-quarters of French citizens agree with recent comments by Manuel Valls, a [National] Socialist French Interior Minister, that Roma are “different” and “will have to return to Bulgaria and Romania.” Roma, or Romani (historically known by the prerogative “Gypsies,” implying their supposed Egyptian or otherwise non-European origin), migrated from […]

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Snylterstaten: A short introduction for Non-Danish readers

This introduction was pulled from the English-language section of Snylterstaten.dk, an archive of the Danish proto-Third Worldist Communist Working Group. The group also authored the book Unequal Exchange and the Prospects of Socialism. As always, reposting here is for educational purposes only. -Nikolai Brown  This site is dedicated to present a danish marxist tendency on the […]

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THE NEED FOR A REVIVAL OF THIRD WORLDISM AND THE CONTINUED RELEVANCE OF THE CONCEPT OF THE THIRD WORLD

The end of the Cold War, some have argued,[1] has dealt the three worlds classification scheme a fatal blow and the break-up of the former Soviet Union and the associated disappearance of the Second World has to a large extent diminished the rationale which underlay the concept of the Third World.[2] Furthermore, from its heyday in the […]

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On Inter-Imperialist Rivalry and ‘Eastern Imperialism’

Discussion has been sparked by a recent article posted at Anti-Imperialism.com about the situation in Syria. Particularly, some of the feedback questioned to the nature and existence of Russian and Chinese imperialism. The following is part of a correspondence which briefly deals with the development of monopoly capital outside of the post-WWII trilateral bloc of […]

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Excerpt: Sartre on Marxism, Revolutionary Struggle, and the GPCR

The following comments by French philosophical luminary Jean-Paul Sartre were part of a 1969 interview included in the anthology entitled Between Marxism and Existentialism. While we normally do not highlight existential philosophy or existential philosophers, the following comments are noteworthy for the inclusion of Marxist methodology and prescient view with regards to the GPCR. As […]

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Peking Review (1966): The Tide of the People’s Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Struggle is Irresistible

The Tide of the People’s Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Struggle is Irresistible [This article is reprinted from Peking Review, #4, Jan. 21, 1966, pp. 16-18.]       THE First Afro-Asian-Latin American Peoples’ Solidarity Conference came to a successful conclusion in Havana on January 15. It adopted a resolution, firmly supporting the Vietnamese people’s struggle to resist U.S. aggression and save […]

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