Category Archives: History

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

line-in-the-snad June 26

Two Conceptions of the Mass Line

Recently I have come across a conceptual distinction between two methods of carrying out the mass line. The two formulations are: unite the advanced, win over the intermediate, isolate the backwards unite the advanced, bring up the intermediate, win over the backwards I feel this distinction is significant and has to be addressed, with the […]

hayek1 June 23

Debunking Hayek’s Road to Serfdom: “Socialism Means Slavery” (Part 1)

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Introduction The purpose of this multi-part series is to debunk the thesis put forward in F.A. Hayek’s seminal work The Road to Serfdom; wherein, he suggests that Western Civilization had been moving towards socialism and that this was ultimately a road to destruction and servitude. Much of what […]

"The Marxist doctrine is omnipotent because it is true. It is comprehensive and harmonious, and provides men with an integral world outlook irreconcilable with any form of superstition, reaction, or defense of bourgeois oppression. " - Vladimir Lenin June 20

V.I. Lenin: Tasks of Revolutionary Army Contingents

[The following has been re-posted from the Marxist Internet Archive, and is, as always, for the purposes of education and discussion and does not imply endorsement on the part of the poster] 1. Independent military action. 2. Leadership of the mass. The contingents may be of any strength, beginning with two or three people. Theymust […]

human-rights-campaigning--008 June 02

“Let Them Eat Rights!” – Challenging the Discourse of Rights from the Left

“When you try a defendant for robbery, Honorable Judges, do you ask him how long he has been unemployed? Do you investigate his social context at all? You just send him to jail without further thought. You imprison the poor wretch who steals because he is hungry; but none of the hundreds who steal millions […]

standupstruggleforward May 08

Pathology of Patriarchy: A Search for Clues at the Scene of the Crime

[The following has been reposted from Kersplebedeb and as always is for the purposes of discussion] “The great divide between humans and animals provided a standard by which to judge other people, both at home and elsewhere. If the essence of humanity was defined as consisting of a specific quality or set of qualities, such […]

mumia-panther May 05

Empty the Prisons, Fuck the Courts!

Who is Being Profane? It’s not often I use profanity to ‘make a point’. Some would suggest such profanity is even unacceptable in context of a serious discussion. But with respect, what is more profane: the use of expletives or the fact that Black persons are incarcerated at six times the rate of whites? Rephrasing Malcom […]

Lin_biao_xiao April 27

Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution: Lin Biao’s Road

The following is the second part of a piece titled “Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution” by Prairie Fire of the Leading Light Communist Organization. In light of strong feelings some may have about the author and the organization they are a part of, let us make it clear that we at anti-imperialism.com also […]

'Stalin casts his vote in first Soviet election', 17 December 1937. April 14

Democratic Legitimacy and the Soviet Union: Why Gorbachev Was Wrong

The following does not represent the views of all editors/staff or Anti-imperialism.com as a whole. This piece has been posted with the expressed permission of the original author who is the owner of all material here. The piece has been published with the hope of stirring discussion on the issue of democracy and the legacy […]

index April 06

“The Lumpenproletariat and the Revolutionary Youth Movement” by B. Franklin

What follows is an influential piece from Bruce Franklin, first published in Red Papers 2, 1969, re-posted here for its historical and theoretical value. As always, Anti-Imperialism.com re-posts articles for the purpose of education and discussion and does not necessarily denote agreement with the piece in question. The first major Black rebellions since 1943 broke […]

brecht-speech-to-doctor March 30

Epistemology, behavioral violence and systemic violence

An important question in revolutionary theory and practice is the question of violence. Indeed, one of the advancements of Maoism over social-democratic politics is the recognition that political power is always power guaranteed by means of the gun and not just cultural hegemony. From the social-democratic tradition we can see two main ways of resolving […]

understanding-patriarchy-bell-hooks1 March 23

“Understanding Patriarchy” by bell hooks

This piece was written by bell hooks, and was originally posted here. All work is that of the original author and has been reposted for education and discussion. Reposting does not imply full endorsement or affiliation on the part of Anti-Imperialism.com, its editors or contributors, or the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement. Patriarchy is the single most […]

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A critique of Albert Meltzer: Exposé of the vanguard party

In 4 paragraphs and 376 words from the book “Anarchism – Arguments For & Against”, the anarcho-communist theoritician Albert Meltzer, following a long tradition of anarchist shallowness of critique, tried to take down the Marxist concept of the vanguard. He made the following arguments: The vanguard party was conjured by Lenin in a country where […]

international-womens-day--001 March 08

Celebrating and Understanding International Women’s Day

Nowadays, many celebrations born out of political struggle have been made sterile by the existing cultural hegemony. The capitalist class is able to appropriate radical ideas, concepts and history, and co-opt them by changing their meaning. International Women’s Day is no exception. What’s the history of International Women’s Day? Stuttgart, 18-24 August 1907. 884 delegates […]

che-3 February 05

Debunking the “CHE GUEVARA WAS RACIST!” Lie

Issue #1 in a series of articles correcting misinformation on El Che _ “The life of Che is an inspiration to all human beings who cherish freedom. We will always honour his memory.” — Nelson Mandela, while visiting Cuba in 1991 {1} _ One of the favorite libelous smears by right-wing hacks is that Argentine […]

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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 […]

20081226-press-release-picture-3 January 14

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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