We have long promoted and distributed certain works of J. Sakai as essential reading for revolutionary anti-imperialists, especially Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat. Its uncompromising look at Amerikan history as one of oppression of captive nations is a sharp contrast to the left patriotism of Howard Zinn, as a previous review by […]
‘The Revolution is Dead, Long Live the Revolution,’ Prince Kapone featuring La Nena and La Java A3 Vida From the album “Prince Kapone Presents… The Revolution Is Dead, Long Live The Revolution (Live From Habana).”
Immanuel Wallerstein, speaking in the video at the Progress Paradox Conference, is a founder of the ‘world-systems analysis’ school of thought. World-systems analysis is an attempt to offer a historical materialist summary of the 20th century and highlight potential possibilities for future revolutionary struggle. Wallerstein’s recent text, World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction, will be part of […]
In this short video, Shubel Morgan explains why Amerikans are so wealthy compared to those in the Third World. It is not because of so-called ‘advanced technology.’ Amerika is wealthy because it exploits the world’s people. Shubel Morgan also penned a highly recommendable six-part essay (collected in a single PDF, here) which deals with the […]
Crown Prince of the Black Order Revolutionary Organization details the meaning and history of Black August and Bloody September and encourages conscious prisoners to rise up and participate in a work stoppage and demonstration on September 9th. MIM-Prisons originally published this article. Salute comrade, today we stand on this crest of time as we reach through the recess of […]
The United States, irrespective of its presidential leadership, is the foremost aggressor and the principal enemy of the world’s people.
The following article by Ward Churchill originally appeared in Covert Action Information Bulletin, Number 24 (Summer 1985), pp. 16-21. As always, reposting here is for critical discussion and does not imply endorsement or affiliation by Anti-Imperialism.com or the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement. There is a little considered aspect of the covert means through which the United States […]
The following is a polemic by Sanyika Shakur of the New Afrikan Independence Movement against the positions held by the Kevin Rashid Johnson and the New Afrikan Black Panther Party. While we certainly don’t agree with the entirely of Shakur’s piece, including his self-defeating shallow one-liners against Stalin and the USSR, we are reposting it […]
According to recent reports, around 6 billion USD will likely be spent in this year’s presidential election campaign, a figure which tops previous campaigns. Some analysts estimate each candidate is already spending over $30 million each week in advertising, and both candidates have thus far paid out millions as wages and salaries for campaign workers. […]
On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the US and its western allies of using blackmail to secure a UN Security Council resolution on Syria. The draft resolution, circulated my members of the British delegation, included economic sanctions on the Syrian government and could pave the way for a future UN-backed intervention.
Over the past decades, several changes have taken place on the terrain of class struggle. While the material conditions for revolution have improved, the subjective conditions have not kept pace or have worsened. There are no revolutionary superheroes, and revolution won’t pop up from prophecy. We must individually and collectively step up our commitment to shaping contemporary subjective conditions in favor of revolutionary struggle and advances.
This article was originally published on the Marxist-Leninist blog Return to the Source, republished at The Speed of Dreams. Despite the misconceptions of many so-called Marxists and other leftists, nationalism has been at the center of liberation struggles in recent history, and a weapon against imperialism when wielded by oppressed peoples. This is also relevant […]
It is a paradox of third world nationalism that the nation itself was more or less forged by colonial partition and then later become a force of emancipation for the colonized. In this sense, the nation must be understood as both a product of colonialism and a form of resistance to it. Nationalism, then, in […]
Mao Zedong, in “Speech at the Chinese Communist Party’s National Conference on Propaganda Work,” talks mainly about work by intellectuals. A key part of Maoism is about the existence of class struggle even under socialism. There are different contradictions inherent in the struggle for socialism and revolutionaries must be aware of them. In this speech […]
A recent article in the Washington Post by Craig Whitlock titled “U.S. Expands Secret Intelligence Operations in Africa,”(1) has generated interest among many different circles. It talks about the expansion of a spy and surveillance program that utilizes small aircraft for reconnaissance missions in different African countries. These are often operated by private mercenary companies. […]
In a positive step for international anti-imperialism, the Political Council of Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) called for the unconditional expulsion of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from its member countries.
Over the past year, the US-led imperialism and its junior partners in the region have waged a relentless proxy war against the Syrian Republic. Under the guise of a popular revolt, reactionaries have armed and trained rebel groups to carry out attacks against the Syria’s state and civilian population. One of imperialism’s most surprising allies […]
Bell hooks was a leading figure in establishing ‘third-wave feminism': a philosophical and practical branch of feminism centered around the history, experience, and interests of ‘women of color.’ Her writings are directly critical of previous feminist movements which favored white middle-class women, and she is generally critical of the standard feminist framework while finding cause in altering the scope of its discourse. Her central thesis in Feminist Theory, from Margin to Center is that the objective of feminism is not simply for equality between sexes but for an end to sexist oppression and the broader “ideology of domination” which supports it. In the process, she gets many things right in regards to the struggle against oppression while bringing a lot of detail and nuance into the discussion. In some regards, her critiques of feminism are applicable to nominally left-wing movements in the US today. Yet her explicit understandings of larger economic questions are lacking. Though she raises many salient points, these ideas are best understood as part of a broader yet more incisive critique of general social practice and relations between classes and groups.
“To tell the workers in the handful of rich countries where life is easier, thanks to imperialist pillage, that they must be afraid of ‘too great’ impoverishment, is counter-revolutionary. It is the reverse that they should be told. The labour aristocracy that is afraid of sacrifices, afraid of ‘too great’ impoverishment during the revolutionary struggle, cannot belong to the Party…”— V. I. Lenin; ‘On the Terms of Admission into the Communist International’.