russia-china-veto-against-us-intervention-in-syria1.1 September 15

Some Points on Syria, Inter-Imperialist Rivalry, and Communist Work

1) Regardless of how the situation developed, the current civil war amounts to a proxy-conflict between decrepit US-led imperialism (represented through the US and its Arabian allies) and a developing bloc of ‘Eastern’ monopoly capital (publicly represented primarily by Russia). 2) Whether Assad or the ‘rebels’ win, a certain debt will be owed and Syria […]

images (5) September 13

Stalin on the Task of Communists in Colonial and Dependent Countries

“…What are the characteristic features of the life and development of these countries, which distinguish them from the Soviet republics of the East? Firstly, these countries are living and developing under the oppression of imperialism. Secondly, the existence of a double oppression, internal oppression (by the native bourgeoisie) and external oppression (by the foreign imperialist […]

Lenin_1917-2 September 13

Personal observations on the nature and function of the vanguard party

“World history would indeed be very easy to make, if the struggle were taken up only on condition of infallibly favorable chances. It would, on the other hand, be of a very mystical nature, if “accidents” played no part. These accidents themselves fall naturally into the general course of development and are compensated again by […]

Average-world-wages-in-Purchasing-Power-Parity-dollars1-987x1024 September 11

Summary and Review: ‘Global Wage Scaling and Left Ideology: A Critique of Charlie Post on the Labor Aristocracy’ Zak Cope (2013)

Cope, Zak. Global Wage Scaling and Left Ideology: A Critique of Charlie Post on the ‘Labor Aristocracy.‘ Research in Political Economy, Volume 28. (89-129). 2013 Not long ago, a PDF of Charlie Post’s 2010 essay, Exploring Working-Class Consciousness: A Critique of the Theory of the ‘Labor Aristocracy,‘ was circulated around the internet. Though I was […]

prison-labor-sign1 September 06

The Prison-Industrial Complex and the class struggle

The state, as we understand it, functions as a tool of class suppression: the instrument by which the ruling classes suppresses other classes. As Marx described the state: “The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.” – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, “Manifesto of […]

2eYhWQIh September 01

Syria in Crosshairs of US Imperialism

Iraq 2003: U.S.A. invades based on proven-false pretenses based on Weapons of Mass Destruction. Afghanistan 1978: The U.S.A. and CIA become alarmed by the secular People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan. They start to beat the drums of “honorable, courageous freedom fighters against tyranny” and trained, armed, funded the sectarian extremist groups of the Taliban-Muhajedeen, Hisb-i-Islami, […]

images (4) August 28

Aidat and the Theory of the Global Countryside

We at RAIM and Anti-Imperialism.com have long promoted the book by Lin Biao, Long Live the Victory of Peoples War, as a required reading in understanding Maoism (Third Worldism). Written in 1965, it advanced the thesis of the center of world revolution as the Third World. As the Chinese Revolution revolved around the peasant base […]

Good-to-Great-946608 August 26

Review: Good to Great, Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t

Jim Collins’ Good to Great (2001) is a popular book within the business world that outlines research into what separates ‘great’ from ‘good’ companies. Differing from other popular bourgeois titles by its comparative qualitative approach, Good to Great is a great distance from crypto-oppressive titles by authors like Napoleon Hill, Anthony Roberts, and Rhonda Byrne. […]

California-prisoner-hunger-strike-solidarity-rally-march-CDCR-HQ-Sacramento-101511-by-Bill-Hackwell August 24

Pig Thelton Henderson orders force feeding of California prisons hunger-strikers

A judicial pig recently ordered the force feeding of federal prisoners who protesting inhumane conditions in KKKalifornian prisons: “[A] federal judge gave the California Department of Corrections (CDCR) permission to force-feed some of the inmates who are still participating in a hunger strike, 45 days after it began. Prisoners across a number of the state’s […]

franco-krackers August 22

Onkwehón:we Rising – Settler-Colonialism in Disguise: An Indigenist Critique of Québécois Nationalism

  The following is written by Enaemaehkiw Túpac Keshena on the blog Onkwehón:we Rising. The blog is “a revolutionary pan-onkwehón:we (indigenous) nationalist project.” It has a valuable analysis of issues of indigenous national liberation from a Third Worldist perspective. Which is important in that the settler Left in the First World countries often than not […]

gba August 19

Movie Review: God Bless America

God Bless America (2011) 105 minutes Rated R Amerikan culture is a product of the decadence of imperialism, shallow and vapid. Hate radio, reality TV, gossip websites and superficial social media filter through the social consciousness.  They in turn are reflected by the character of Amerikans themselves, known around the world as ignorant and arrogant. […]

westernleftism August 13

Behind the Mask of Western Leftism

One important aspect of Maoism (Third Worldism) is bringing up the conditions of the international proletariat on a global scale. It is easy for those in the privileged Western world, even on the self-described Left, to narrow their vision to its own national borders, to be concerned with “our” so-called workers. It is the nature […]

Imperialism91 August 12

Evidence for global value transfer

While most recognize the existence of imperialism, many are unwilling to understand the accompanying processes. One of these processes, one that we have fought hard to reassert, is what we call imperialist rent: the way in which First World (core) wages/income/etc. are appropriated from Third World (periphery) exploitation. To provide evidence for this process, calculations from […]

marxism-study August 06

Marx on Ireland and the British Working Class Movement

For a long time I believed that it would be possible to overthrow the Irish regime by English working class ascendancy…. Deeper study has now convinced me of the opposite. The English working class will never accomplish anything before it has got rid of Ireland. The lever must be applied in Ireland. That is why the Irish question […]

kushmap July 26

MIMP: Lumumba Election Begs Question of Road to Dual Power in New Afrika

Chokwe Lumumba — lawyer, activist, Vice President of the Republic of New Afrika, and cofounder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) — was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi on 4 June 2013 with 87% of the votes. Accounting for 80% of the population, Jackson is the second Blackest city in the United $tates. Mississippi […]

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A Loose Overview and Practical Interpretation of John Foran’s Thesis on the Causal Factors Behind Revolutions

In his book, Taking Power, On the Origins of Third World Revolutions (2005, Cambridge University Press), sociologist John Foran calculates a series of causal factors behind the development and success of revolutions. According to Foran, the necessary ingredients for nearly all revolutions in the 20th century have been: Dependent development. Exclusionary or colonial rule, or […]

r-EGYPT-PROTESTS-large570 July 23

Egypt Protests Demonstrate Power and Perils of Mass Protests

By Soso of the Maoist Internationalist Ministry of Prisons After a year under the elected rule of President Mohamed Morsi, in June and July the Egyptian people once again took to the streets to protest a government that was not serving their interests. Back in 2011 the Egyptian people successfully took down Hosni Mubarak and […]

Gramsci_1922 July 22

What is class hegemony?

Black Panther liberation school, a main instrument of counter-hegemony in African-American communities. Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement. This idea cannot be insisted upon too strongly at a time when the fashionable preaching of opportunism goes hand in hand with an infatuation for the narrowest forms of practical activity. – Vladimir Lenin, […]

bastar July 18

(D’Mello and Navlakha) In a Guerrilla Zone: Two Reigns of Political Violence in Bastar

From Monthly Review Zine: The ambush on May 25 by Maoist guerrillas in the Darba Ghati valley (in the Sukma area of the Bastar region in southern Chhattisgarh), 345 kms south of the state capital of Raipur, of a convoy of provincial Congress Party leaders has shocked the Indian state apparatus.  The Z-plus and other […]

images (3) July 08

Why I Became A Maoist-Third Worldist

Generally, we are not interested in posting any and all testimonials regarding the personal adoption of Maoist (Third Worldist) analysis. However, this recent article, posted at Gonzo Times by one of their former writers, is exceptional in countering some of the criticisms leveled against Maoism (Third Worldism). In addition, we congratulate the author of this piece for […]

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