50470129 June 07

A Quick Reply to Mike Ely

Mike Ely and myself share many commonalities. We desire a better world, understand this can only happen through socialism, and have confidence that such a socialism can only emerge via class struggle and revolution. Between these areas of unity, we have many differences, largely stemming from different analyses of class structure in modern society. In […]

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 […]

workerelite_72web May 29

Review: The Worker Elite: Notes on the Labor Aristocracy

Review: The Worker Elite: Notes on the Labor Aristocracy The Worker Elite by Bromma, recently published by Kersplebledeb, is a must-read essay that offers a corrective lens to both normative First Worldism and ‘crude Third Worldism.’ While the book is lacking in a few areas, it offers a clear and concise argument which will likely […]

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 […]

nyse127 May 20

Money: The Root of All Evil

Introduction You work for it; you work with it. You need it to survive; you survive to need it. You’d steal for it; maybe, if the price was right you’d even kill for it. It commands armies, nations, and public policy; often times it means life or death (quite literally). It is both celebrated and […]

pc-1960-001 May 17

Points of Unity and Difference regarding Global People’s War

In two major articles already on anti-imperialism.com, we have defined in a preliminary way how we conceive of Global People’s War, and what we consider to be the basic role of revolutionaries in imperialist countries today. The theory of Global People’s War and what role First Worlders are to play in it of course needs […]

comrade o May 12

Black Male Self Imprisonment, By Comrade Outlaw

Disclaimer: The following has been published with the expressed consent of our comrades from Supporting Prisoners and Acting for Radical Change (SPARC) and the original post can be found on their site here. Comrade Outlaw has been held prisoner since the age of 19. Despite the incredible injustice he has faced, Comrade Outlaw has continued […]

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 […]

mumia-panther May 05

Empty the Prisons, Fuck the Courts!

Who is Being Profane? It’s not often I use profanity to ‘make a point’. Some would suggest such profanity is even unacceptable in context of a serious discussion. But with respect, what is more profane: the use of expletives or the fact that Black persons are incarcerated at six times the rate of whites? Rephrasing Malcom […]

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 […]

Lin_biao_xiao April 27

Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution: Lin Biao’s Road

The following is the second part of a piece titled “Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution” by Prairie Fire of the Leading Light Communist Organization. In light of strong feelings some may have about the author and the organization they are a part of, let us make it clear that we at anti-imperialism.com also […]

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.

gods not dead April 21

God’s Not Dead, And Neither is Ideology: A Film Review

 Introduction Recently I had the chance to see the independently produced “faith based” film God’s Not Dead. The movie, taking name from Nietzsche’s famous exclamation ‘God is dead’, has received quite mixed reviews with the overall consensus being fairly negative, at least on behalf of critics. Some of which is to be expected of an independent “faith […]

40s mao calligraphy April 18

Oppose Stereotyped Party Writing

[The following is a speech against stale, lifeless pronouncements utilizing decrepit and vacuous language delivered by Mao, February 8th, 1942. Credit to marxists.org for source.] Comrade Kai-feng has just stated the purpose of today’s meeting. I now want to discuss the ways subjectivism and sectarianism use stereotyped Party writing (or the Party “eight-legged essay”) [1] […]

'Stalin casts his vote in first Soviet election', 17 December 1937. April 14

Democratic Legitimacy and the Soviet Union: Why Gorbachev Was Wrong

The following does not represent the views of all editors/staff or Anti-imperialism.com as a whole. This piece has been posted with the expressed permission of the original author who is the owner of all material here. The piece has been published with the hope of stirring discussion on the issue of democracy and the legacy […]

labor aristocracy April 10

What is the Labor Aristocracy?

The following was prepared for academic publishing but has been released independently through Anti-imperialism.com to provide more common and widespread readership on this central question of the labor aristocracy. A PDF version has been prepared here:  What is the Labor Aristocracy. What is the Labor Aristocracy? By Zak Brown Introduction: The Necessary Material Conditions With the […]

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 […]

adaptwc1 (1) April 02

Capitalism and the Material Realities of People with Disabilities Today

Disability is socially constructed. You are marked as disabled by society when the category of people associated with your “abnormality” cannot access things the rest of society can readily access and take for granted. For example, people who are deaf are classified as disabled based on the fact that the majority of us can hear […]

brecht-speech-to-doctor March 30

Epistemology, behavioral violence and systemic violence

An important question in revolutionary theory and practice is the question of violence. Indeed, one of the advancements of Maoism over social-democratic politics is the recognition that political power is always power guaranteed by means of the gun and not just cultural hegemony. From the social-democratic tradition we can see two main ways of resolving […]

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 […]

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