Category Archives: News and Analysis

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.”

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 […]

esmaeeli20120912154904270 July 04

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 […]

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 […]

"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 […]

sayles quote June 08

“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 […]

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 […]

minimum wage May 26

Raising the Minimum Wage: Good or Bad?

Disclaimer: This article highlights an issue for Anti-Imperialism.com to which not all editors are in 100% agreement. The following is representative of one editor’s position. Usually most of what I write involves some abstract criticism or perhaps a more intense elaboration on a concept ‘not-so-familiar’ to the everyday person. However, with all the news surrounding recent efforts […]

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 […]

May-Day-Russia May 01

May Day 2014: Celebrate the Struggle Everyday

UPDATE: On May Day 2014, the CPI(ML) Naxalbari and the CPI(Maoist) merged into a new party that will be known as the CPI(Maoist). The unified Party will be adopting Marxism-Leninism-Maoism as its guiding ideology. International Workers’ Day has come and with it all of the controversy which permeates the bourgeois media. The origins, intentions, and representation […]

dare-to-win-issue-2-cover-large1 April 25

Dare to Win # 2 Out Now

Dare To Win is the news and analysis magazine of the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement. We encourage cadre and comrades to download, print, and distribute Dare To Win on the streets and at protests and other political events. Download Issue 2 now.

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

Note: in this article, I will generally have to deal with statistics. I don’t aim to reduce life to cold numbers, but alas this is necessary in order to have a grasp on the magnitude of systemic violence suffered by people today. An important question in revolutionary theory and practice is the question of violence. […]

michigan oil spill March 28

Lake Michigan Oil Spill: Capitalism and Nature

 Spill crews clean up oil along the beach of Lake Michigan at the BP Whiting Refinery The recent BP oil spill into Lake Michigan has spurred some thoughts on the issue of money within our contemporary social order. Precisely so because of how this event has seemed to stir popular intrigue into the social relationships […]

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 […]

636x460design_01 March 17

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 […]

(FILE) Manus Island Detention Centre March 03

Australia’s Genocidal Campaign Against People of the Pacific and Middle East

Last Friday (February 28), video was released showing the aftermath of an “incident” in which Australian forces on Manus Island, home to one of Australia’s concentration camps for asylum-seekers, apparently “lost control” of a local riot squad which then opened fire on the “detainees”, leaving at least one asylum-seeker dead and dozens wounded.[1][2]  This is […]

ukraine February 28

UPDATE: Russian Federation Invades Crimea, Plans For Separation Evident

2:45AM EST: Russian-aligned forces have occupied the two key airports in the Crimea region of Ukraine, AP reports. A separate group of gunmen seized the Crimean parliament, hoisting a Russian flag on its roof. It is unknown whether these are Ukrainian sympathizers, or special/advance forces of the Russian Federation. Both airports are reportedly still operating, […]

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