38 December 13

Absolute and relative surplus value

The production of surplus value is directly related to the rate of exploitation of workers in the workplace (total surplus value divided by wages). There are essentially two ways to increase this rate. The production of absolute surplus value entails an increase in the amount of total value produced, usually by increasing the workday of […]

99percent1 December 12

We are the 99%… or are we?

With the advent of the 2008 economic crisis, various movements developed in response to faltering capitalism-imperialism. In the context of Europe and the Americas, the discontent came to prominence as a material force with the name of Occupy Movement. This force quickly came to prominence, reached everyone’s lips, and evaporated with the same speed. The […]

central_african_republic_rebels_agree_talks_jan_2_2013_6 December 09

Crisis in the Central African Republic: Colonialism Continues

Update 12/9 15:20 ET: US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel orders US troops into CAR  This past Thursday, December 5th, the UN Security Council approved the influx of French troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) where France already had stationed 400 soldiers. The Central African Republic is a former French colony, similar to Mali […]

settlers December 06

The North Amerikan Nation: Some Initial Thoughts

One of the most important components of contemporary class analysis, particularly  in the United States, is the existence of the White settler-nation: the settler-colonial nation of Europeans which occupies the Americas and composes what we consider Amerika and from which Whiteness springs forth. In specific, this understanding and the subsequent analysis/conclusions is part of what […]

ilinbia001p1 December 04

Long Live the Revolutionary Spirit of Lin Biao!

Lin Biao, a prominent leftist of the Chinese Revolution, was born on December 5th, 1907. A graduate of Whampoa Military Academy, then headed up by Chiang Kai-shek, Lin defected to the Red Army following the 1927 split between the Communists and Kuomintang and became known as one of the CCP’s most effective and efficient field commanders. At the […]

kshama December 02

Electoral Politics: on the victory of Kshama Sawant

In all honesty, watching the imperialist ‘yes men’ over at Forbes scream and cry about the legitimacy of a socialist candidate was more than amusing; however, this is not the reason why the electoral victory of Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant made its way onto Anti-imperialism.com Rather Sawant’s victory has reopened the tentative discussion on […]

ab-soul-burning-money1 November 25

Notes on contradiction, money, credit

[I apologize beforehand for the very scattered thoughts and sketchy nature of the article, these are notes that will serve as the basis for further investigations into Marxist and Maoist theory.] At the beginning of their political career, Marx and Engels were both radical democrats, not communists, as People’s March’s Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Basic Course outlines: “During […]

peking November 24

Politics is in Command of Economics, Revolution is in Command of Production

We often reference to putting “politics-in-command” and contrast this policy with those we find revisionist. But what exactly does this mean and how does it relate to the revolutionary science? Here we hope to shed some light on this critical issue. Originally found in Peking Review No. 30 published in July of 1969 the following is an analysis […]

November 23

Politico-economic rationale of People’s War in Nepal

Article by Com. (Dr.) Baburam Bhattarai, Chairman, United People’s Front-Nepal From The Worker, #4, May 1998, reprinted by bannedthought.net (http://www.bannedthought.net/Nepal/Worker/Worker-04/Bhattarai-RationaleOfPW-W04.htm) “At a certain stage of their development, the material productive forces of society come in conflict with the existing relations of production, or – what is but a legal expression for the same thing – […]

dprk2 November 19

Towards a concrete analysis of the DPRK

The issue of describing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is one which has concerned all matter of political organizations for quite sometime; a topic which the non-Communist left and wide array of would-be political economists have greatly pursued. Here we hope to investigate the class character of the DPRK with a great deal of […]

MassMobilization November 15

Notes on Mass Line, Communist Organization, and Revolution

Here at Anti-imperialism we enjoy sharing what we view as ‘correct’ or at least constructive thought on relevant issues. The following article was written by Neftali, a guest writer at Maosoleum, and Marxist-Leninist-Maoist author who has written for distinguished platforms such as Signal Fire. His work, shared here, elaborates on the practice of the Mass Line in context of […]

MarxPyramid November 07

Historical Materialism and the Paradox of Revolution

According to the historical materialist methodology, the base and structure of society (i.e., the productive forces and the relations of production) determine the essential qualities of the super-structure: the state, ruling class ideologies, and the entirety of the subjective forces. That is to say that the physical qualities of the elements of production (the base […]

spy November 05

NSA Hacking Google and Yahoo Data Centers Reveals Broad U.$. Spying

In a joint U.$. and UK spying operation, agencies hacked into links to Yahoo and Google data centers, allowing them to freely collect information from user accounts on those systems. This data collection project, called MUSCULAR, is a joint operation between the U.$. National Security Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Documents […]

poverty November 04

The Material Reality of Onkwehón:we Existence in Modern Amerikkka

**Rarely do we repost content from other sites, even those affiliated with our cause. We respect the direction and authorship of our recommended sites and wish not to impede their development. However, we are reposting the following with the official approval of the author and editor of the original site. The original post can be […]

bela-lugosi-as-dracula1 November 03

The materialist analysis of capital

In the vulgar economics department, the word capital is lightly thrown around as a synonymous of the Maoist concept of the instruments of labor; that is, every factor utilized in a productive process that isn’t labor. According to this tale, capital and labor, by being so simplistically defined, have a transhistorical character; they have always […]

immigration November 01

Immigration and Capitalist-Imperialism: Analysis from John Smith’s Dissertation

**A very sincere thank you to Professor John Smith. Without his diligent research and exhaustive analysis none of this would be possible. The original text has been made available via download and all are encouraged to study Dr. Smith’s work. In his PhD thesis, Imperialism and the Globalization of Production, Professor John Smith from the […]

images October 29

Toward a Concrete Class Analysis of the United States

As Samir Amin aptly notes in his critique of Hardt and Negri’s Empire, in periods of unrest and confusion following the defeat of revolutionary movements, there is a tendency for theories to emerge which lend legitimacy to that unrest and confusion, and which actually portray the resulting opportunism as a viable form of struggle [1]. Amin […]

1969_Days-of-Rage (1) October 28

SDS and Youth Liberation: A Review of SDS (1973) by Kirkpatrick Sale (Introduction)

SDS and Youth Liberation: A Review of SDS (1973) by Kirkpatrick Sale Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS, was the preeminent radical student-based organization among the white sector of the US Left in the 1960s. It lasted from 1960 to 1969, when it collapsed from factional fighting that led to the birth of the […]

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On Global People’s War and Global New Democratic Revolution

On Global People’s War and Global New Democratic Revolution Under capitalist-imperialism, in which the exploitation of the proletariat by monopoly capital is mediated by the oppression of nations, the path to socialism and communism is through global people’s war and global new democratic revolution. The struggle to sever the structural ties of capitalist-imperialism and build […]

slave pic October 18

14 Caribbean nations sue imperialist powers

14 Caribbean nations, most being members of Caricom with the inclusion of Haiti and Suriname, are suing Britain, Holland, and France for the legacy of slavery which they claim has “condemned the region to a poverty that still afflicts it today” [1]. The plaintiff nations could be seeking upwards of £200bil citing the British compensation […]

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