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March for a Martyr, commemorate 40 years since the killing of Ricardo Falcón

Ricardo Falcón was a promising young leader who organized students and community members during the Chicano/a movement. He was a popular activist in Colorado committed to social justice. In August of 1972, he was murdered in Orogrande, New Mexico while traveling to a meeting held in El Paso, Texas. Falcón was shot and killed by a right-wing vigilante named Perry Brunson, who was acquitted by an all white jury.

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Anti-Imperialist God-Dammitry Live In Seattle Aug 4th.

Sensei Gregory C. Lewis and Jacob ‘the Jacobin’ Brown are recording their revolutionary anti-imperialist All Power to The Positive! podcast live, August 4th from 7-9pm at the Wildcat Space in Seattle, Washington.

cultural_revolution August 01

Introducing The People’s Liberation University

This month marks the launch of the People’s Liberation University, an ongoing study group project aimed at accelerating political development, creating a space for collaborative initiatives, and developing an environment for critical discourse within the international revolutionary anti-imperialist community.

imperialism_usa July 23

Russia accuses West of blackmail on Syria, US pressures African proxies on Iran

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.

zwart July 18

Stand up for anti-imperialist revolution

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.

On the Relationship Between Revolutionary Communists & Bourgeois Nationalism

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 […]

palestine-mural-in-refugee-camp July 03

The Dialectics of National Liberation

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 June 28

Mao Zedong on Intellectual Work

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 […]

cartoon June 25

U.S Expands War for Africa

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.  […]

Image credit: Uhurunews.com June 22

ALBA recommends expulsion of USAID

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.

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US imperialism and regional reactionaries line up with First Worldist ‘revolutionaries’ against Syria

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 […]

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Bell hooks’ ‘Feminist Theory, from Margin to Center’ and the modern western ‘Left,’ a Marxist critique

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.

vladimir-lenin-vladimir-lenin June 15

As much things change, as much they stay the same.

“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’.

Pinky-Show June 12

The Pinky Show: Class treason, agency, power, and structure

This episode of the Pinky Show raises issues such as personal agency, moral obligation, institutional power and the role of university education, in the explicit context of imperialism and imperialist privilege. It starts off a bit slow, but begins to pick up towards the middle. While we don’t claim this video offers any relevant answers, […]

israelrefugees June 07

Israel Aims Pogroms Against African Migrants

In Israel recently Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the acceleration of deportation proceedings of over 25,000 African migrants.  This action comes in a wave of violence and hatred directed against African migrants coming into Israel, estimated at more than 60,000.  These recent events show the inherent fascist impulses of settler populations, and how these impulses […]

The CIA Terrorist Network, part 6 of 6

Conclusion: Humanity vs CIA Terrorism In reviewing the history and scope of CIA terrorism, it may be tempting to fall back into a kind of persistent conspiratorialism, either rejecting outright the notion that such a group could be so lethal and influential or succumbing to paranoid helplessness in the face of what seems like insurmountable […]

A model for how First World wages are based on Third World exploitation

A model for how First World wages are based on Third World exploitation Days before his first trip to Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI stated that “Marxist ideology [sic] in the way it was originally conceived no longer corresponds to reality.” Left-leaning commentators concluded with, “says man in giant hat who speaks to invisible cloud people.” […]

ciaafrica May 29

The CIA Terrorist Network, part 5 of 6

The CIA Today: Drone Warfare, Destabilization and the New Scramble for Africa One of the CIA’s most well-known ongoing operation is the coordination of bombings by unmanned drones. These high-tech terrorist operations, sometimes coordinated directly with the US military, are carried out remotely from far away sites like the Pentagon, the public headquarters of the […]

mt10 May 24

The White Working Class: Gross Parasitism

The following essay was transcribed from MIM Theory #10 [full PDF link]. In it, the author makes interesting points regarding the extraction and distribution of surplus value as it relates to national oppression inside the US. [MC12 "The White Working Class: Gross Parasitism." MIM Theory #10, 1996.] Marxist economics explained the secret of capitalist exploitation […]

images May 22

The CIA Terrorist Network, part 4 of 6

Nacro-Terrorism for Uncle Sam According to US law, the CIA budget is subject to legislative approval. In order to bypass the scrutiny and effort of such procedure, the CIA has been known to seek additional funds through narcotics trafficking. The CIA’s status as narco-terrrorists began early in its existence according to researcher Paul Berez, “[I]n […]

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