Category Archives: Neo-Colonialism

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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 […]

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 […]

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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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“Parasitism Theory” and Blurring the Lines: A Reply to Mike Ely

Recently, Kasama Project (a post-Maoist organization) released a criticism[1] of what they termed “parasitism theory” (a misnomer for the analysis given by ourselves at Anti-Imperialism.com and other Maoist organizations) and what we term the theory of imperialism. The article, authored by Mike Ely, attempts to challenge much of what has been said regarding the labor […]

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“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 […]

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“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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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Colonialism Continues

Update 12/9 15:20 ET: US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel orders US troops into CAR  This past Thursday, December 5th, the UN Security Council approved the influx of French troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) where France already had stationed 400 soldiers. The Central African Republic is a former French colony, similar to Mali […]

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Points for an investigation into imperialist seigniorage

Here at Anti-Imperialism.com, we are interested in uncovering the laws of motion of global capitalism and the following imperialist mechanisms that perpetuate the divide between oppressed and oppressor nations; one such mechanism, hardly ever mentioned in Leninist (or even mainstream) economics is the mechanism of imperialist seigniorage. Seigniorage is a social relationship of appropriation that […]

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Bonded labor in South Asia

One of the most horrific forms of capitalist exploitation today is to be found in South Asia: bonded labor. This contemporary form of slavery, despite being illegal, is practiced in all sectors of South Asian economies, mainly in India, Nepal and Pakistan and exists both as a rural and urban phenomenon. Bonded labor is “the […]

nothanks September 26

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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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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Aidat and the Theory of the Global Countryside

We at RAIM and Anti-Imperialism.com have long promoted the book by Lin Biao, Long Live the Victory of Peoples War, as a required reading in understanding Maoism (Third Worldism). Written in 1965, it advanced the thesis of the center of world revolution as the Third World. As the Chinese Revolution revolved around the peasant base […]

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Onkwehón:we Rising – Settler-Colonialism in Disguise: An Indigenist Critique of Québécois Nationalism

  The following is written by Enaemaehkiw Túpac Keshena on the blog Onkwehón:we Rising. The blog is “a revolutionary pan-onkwehón:we (indigenous) nationalist project.” It has a valuable analysis of issues of indigenous national liberation from a Third Worldist perspective. Which is important in that the settler Left in the First World countries often than not […]

Imperialism91 August 12

Evidence for global value transfer

While most recognize the existence of imperialism, many are unwilling to understand the accompanying processes. One of these processes, one that we have fought hard to reassert, is what we call imperialist rent: the way in which First World (core) wages/income/etc. are appropriated from Third World (periphery) exploitation. To provide evidence for this process, calculations from […]

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(D’Mello and Navlakha) In a Guerrilla Zone: Two Reigns of Political Violence in Bastar

From Monthly Review Zine: The ambush on May 25 by Maoist guerrillas in the Darba Ghati valley (in the Sukma area of the Bastar region in southern Chhattisgarh), 345 kms south of the state capital of Raipur, of a convoy of provincial Congress Party leaders has shocked the Indian state apparatus.  The Z-plus and other […]

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Why I Became A Maoist-Third Worldist

Generally, we are not interested in posting any and all testimonials regarding the personal adoption of Maoist (Third Worldist) analysis. However, this recent article, posted at Gonzo Times by one of their former writers, is exceptional in countering some of the criticisms leveled against Maoism (Third Worldism). In addition, we congratulate the author of this piece for […]

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Revolutionary Internationalism in Practice: Anniversary of Cuito Cuanavale; Cuba Aids Angola And South African People Against Imperialism and Colonialism

In light of the recent news of the declining health of Nelson Mandela, a leader and symbol of the South African liberation struggle, it is also a time to remember the anniversary of Cuito Cuanavale. It was a major battle in the war for liberation of Angola. Cuba showed revolutionary internationalism in practice when it […]

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The Sound of False Nationalism in Uzbekistan

The Uzbekistan government recently banned “meaningless” music that fails to “praise the motherland.” Certainly, pop music is extremely self-absorbed and appears superficial, a characteristic reflective of late capitalist-imperialism. The ban on pop music may be, according to some, an appropriate response to protect the cultural sovereignty of Uzbekistan. According to this perspective, the ban on […]

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John Foran (2001): Lessons From Past Revolutions

This excerpt is from ‘How Might Revolutions Have Better End(ings): Lessons from Latin America’s Past and Present’, a 2001 essay by John Foran. John Foran’s book, ‘Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions’ is part of our recommended readings list. Additionally, Anti-Imperialism.com editor Nikolai Brown will be delivering an original presentation based on Foran’s […]

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