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 […]

article-2174295-14152A88000005DC-166_634x476 March 25

What is the proletariat?

In Marxist theory and analysis, the proletariat is a social category that is a central topic of analysis and discussion. Nevertheless, confusion abounds among Marxists over what exactly the proletariat is. In fact, much to the consternation of many normative Marxists, RAIM has developed a line which unequivocally states that a majority of the workers […]

understanding-patriarchy-bell-hooks1 March 23

“Understanding Patriarchy” by bell hooks

This piece was written by bell hooks, and was originally posted here. All work is that of the original author and has been reposted for education and discussion. Reposting does not imply full endorsement or affiliation on the part of Anti-Imperialism.com, its editors or contributors, or the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement. Patriarchy is the single most […]

636x460design_01 March 17

A critique of Albert Meltzer: Exposé of the vanguard party

In 4 paragraphs and 376 words from the book “Anarchism – Arguments For & Against”, the anarcho-communist theoritician Albert Meltzer, following a long tradition of anarchist shallowness of critique, tried to take down the Marxist concept of the vanguard. He made the following arguments: The vanguard party was conjured by Lenin in a country where […]

4545 March 14

On Patient Solidarity: Toward a New Patient’s Front

Oppression under capitalism takes many forms. It would be entirely incorrect and class reductionist to claim the only exercise of oppression in class society is that between the worker and capitalist. In fact, capitalism reproduces a host of repressive social relations including that of patriarchy, racism, homophobia, transphobia, national oppression etc. One generally under-examined oppressive apparatus is that […]

behind-enemy-lines1 March 11

Behind Enemy Lines: Strategic Theory for Revolutionary Work in the Imperialist Core

Analysis of Classes, Trajectory of Worldwide Revolution, and the Problems of First Worldism As has been outlined in the work of various Third Worldists and those near it, the world is not as simple as the dogmatic ‘Marxist’ understanding of ‘workers vs. bosses.’ Moreover, the precise explanation of ‘who are our enemies, who are our […]

international-womens-day--001 March 08

Celebrating and Understanding International Women’s Day

Nowadays, many celebrations born out of political struggle have been made sterile by the existing cultural hegemony. The capitalist class is able to appropriate radical ideas, concepts and history, and co-opt them by changing their meaning. International Women’s Day is no exception. What’s the history of International Women’s Day? Stuttgart, 18-24 August 1907. 884 delegates […]

leadership March 07

China: Socialism and Imperialism

“The working class must exercise leadership in everything.” This is the first of a multi-part series on China’s transition from socialism, to capitalism, and to its current state as a fledgling imperialist power. It is popular in certain Marxist circles today to uphold the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party as champions […]

(FILE) Manus Island Detention Centre March 03

Australia’s Genocidal Campaign Against People of the Pacific and Middle East

Last Friday (February 28), video was released showing the aftermath of an “incident” in which Australian forces on Manus Island, home to one of Australia’s concentration camps for asylum-seekers, apparently “lost control” of a local riot squad which then opened fire on the “detainees”, leaving at least one asylum-seeker dead and dozens wounded.[1][2]  This is […]

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