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jeju February 04

Imperialist Contradictions: JeJu Island and the Coming US Presence

By J. Sul Introduction JeJu island which is known to be the most beautiful island in South Korea has become one of the most controversial geopolitical locations in the nation. This is mainly due to the imperialistic policy of the US and the militaristic affiliation it has made with the South Korean government: the installation of another US […]

charlie hebdo January 15

Charlie Hebdo: Free Speech for Whom and to Say What?

Introduction In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the Western media has wasted no time tooting its own horn regarding the value of “free speech” in our liberal societies. But what should we think about this defense of “free speech”? No doubt, the massacre at Charlie Hebdo which left 12 dead and dozens more wounded […]

south-korea-labor-protest-2009-11-7-3-40-14 January 12

Neoliberalism in South Korea: Financial Crisis, Fascism, and the rise of Precarious Work

By J. Sul Introduction The number of atypical, part-time and dispatch laborers (also known as precarious workers) has drastically increased in South Korea after the financial crisis of 1997 [1]. To overcome the economic crisis, the South Korean government received financial aid from the International Monetary Fund at the cost of restructuring its national business […]

castro January 03

On Violence in the Revolutionary Movement

  Violence has always been an integral part of the successful revolutionary movements on some level or another, this is undeniable. From the 26th of July Movement to the Bolsheviks, we have been looking at a continuous history of struggle which has been incredibly violent in its successes as well as its failures. However, our […]

united progressive party December 24

The Limit of Liberal Democracy in South Korea

Protesters rally around the United Progressive Party, signs express sadness at the “death of democracy” in S. Korea South Korea is in a political conundrum now. For the first time since the establishment of Constitutional Court of Korea, a political party is disbanded because of its “hidden” socialist agenda behind their official manifesto. The United […]

mikebrownferguson November 27

Ferguson, Missouri: Rioting is a Virtue

New York City Atlanta, Georgia Ferguson, Missouri Letting Darren Wilson go free was a declaration of war. War against every person of color in the United States. War against every victim of police violence. War against all poor and working people whose communities have become ghettos of state repression and murder without consequence. Now Officer Wilson […]

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 […]

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.”

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 […]

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