Impromptu protests began in Milwaukee on Saturday night after a man, later identified as Sylville Smith, was murdered by police in Sherman Park neighborhood in the northwestern section of the city. According to the Milwaukee police department and the city mayor, the police shot Smith on Saturday afternoon when he was stopped inside a car […]


[The following two articles by the Tatar Bolshevik Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev appeared in the official journal of the Narkomnats, Zhizn’ Natsional’nostei (Life of the Nationalities), in three parts in 1919, though only the latter two are reproduced here. In them, Sultan-Galiev criticizes the focus of the Comintern on the West, and further warns that a social […]


By Torkil Lauesen [Torkil Lauesen is a long-time anti-imperialist organizer and activist, former member of the Danish Communist Working Circle [KAK] and later Manifest-Communist Working Group [MKA], and author of Det Globale Perspektiv (the Global Perspective), awaiting publication in English. The story of the MKA and its members’, including Lauesen’s, daring acts of illegal practice for […]


“…[W]e thank Dr. Cope for his immense and ongoing contributions to the political economy of anti-imperialism—so far most comprehensively in Divided World Divided Class, now in its second edition—and for his work on this project. And Torkil Lauesen, former member of CWC (the original publishers of the bulk of the present work) and M-KA, whose […]


By J. Alexander & Sarah E. In the aftermath of one of the largest union strikes in recent amerikan memory, the First Worldist left is enthusiastic in their support for what they see as the militancy of the working class. They defend the strike as a resurgence of proletarian labor struggles in the united states, […]


Chelsea Manning is currently serving the 6th year of a 35 year prison sentence due to her involvement in a massive military security breach in May of 2010. This breach involved a leak of hundreds of thousands of documents detailing u.s. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as thousands of documents exposing torture […]

A mural memorializing Baltimore resident Freddie Gray adorns a wall near the place where he was tackled and arrested by police. The Baltimore Sun says it has acquired a copy of the unreleased government autopsy report in the case.

By now most of us have seen the news that Edward Nero, the police officer who was charged with the death of Freddie Gray, has been acquitted of the 4 charges levied against him. His role in the death of Freddie Gray, as well as the tradition among police officers to not only murder young […]


The editorial staff of AI apologize for a lack of steady content in recent weeks, due mostly to work on two publishing projects and an upcoming theoretical journal. We certainly hope to be publishing more articles in the coming weeks, as well as introducing our new projects and going over some of what we have […]


As many people are now hearing, a rebellion has started in Holman Prison in Alabama after the stabbing of one guard and the warden on Saturday morning. The rebellion, which began as a response to the intolerable conditions of the prison and the brutality of the guards, succeeded in securing the whole facility for a […]

Two men look for scraps at a garbage dump in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002. In Honduras poverty affects 81.1% of the population which is 6.7 million of which 2.6 million have to get by with only one dollar per day while the basic cost of living is $ 7 per day. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

[The piece which follows was written by Eduardo Galeano as the introduction to his 1971 magnum opus, Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina, which was translated into English in 1973 by Cedric Belfrage for Monthly Review Press. As always, this piece has been posted for the purposes of study and general discussion.]   120 Million […]


When discussing the merits and achievements of the Soviet Union, detractors of various stripes, from anti-communist to anti-Leninist, often point to a 2013 International Business Times article named “How Many People Did Joseph Stalin Kill?” by Palash Ghosh. The article, which depicts Soviet leader J. V. Stalin as an inhuman cold-blooded mass murderer, claims that […]


By now everyone is aware of what is happening in Flint, Michigan with the recent coverage of the toxic water supply in the city. Virtually everyone has called for action by the governor to do something about the potentially deadly crisis. It would appear that there has been little to no effort by the government for […]


On January 13th, an article by Glenn Greenwald appeared on The Intercept. The article gives various examples of the chauvinistic reaction by the US mainstream media to the detaining of two US Navy ships by the Iranian government after the ships entered Iranian territorial waters, which is rightfully criticized by Greenwald. The article makes an […]

Fortress Europa

The “Migrant Storm” The European “refugee crisis” is getting worse by the day, as thousands seek the relative “safety” of Europe, having been forced to flee their ravaged countries under the shadow of western intervention and exploitation. Unmoved by their plight, Europe wants as little to do with the refugees (but as much to do […]

‘The Revolution is Dead, Long Live the Revolution,’ Prince Kapone featuring La Nena and La Java A3 Vida From the album “Prince Kapone Presents… The Revolution Is Dead, Long Live The Revolution (Live From Habana).”

On December 4th, 1969, Amerikan pigs assassinated Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party.  The Black Panthers were the most influential revolutionary organization in the U.S. at the time, and a leader of the Black liberation struggle then.  On this anniversary of that fateful day we honor and remember the […]

Dear, Some of my peers and even teachers claim that violence and war are part of human nature and that nothing can be done to change this. What is your response to this? Comradely greetings, [name withheld] First, thanks for the question and for your support. A far too common assertion for those benefiting […]

Check out this great song and accompanying video from Ryan Harvey: Lyrics: One cup of coffee, $1.50 Guy who picked the coffee Didn’t get three He’s stuck in the belly Of an industry That doesn’t care about people Working on the hills On stolen land Picking at the earth Through the scuff bare hands Sweating […]

Turning The Tide editor Michael Novick recently did a series of monthly commentaries on “Freedom Now,” hosted by Dedon Kamathi on Pacifica radio’s KPFK-FM (90.7 in Los Angeles, 98.7 in Santa Barbara; online at Tuesdays at 8:00 PM PST. Here is the text of December’s commentary. Posting here does not imply uncritical agreement or […]

Dr. Seyyed Mohammad Marandi speaks about Eurocentrism in Academia at the International Conference on Academic Imperialism which was held at Al-Zahra University in Tehran – Iran – May 2010.