The Conformist Rebellion: Marxist Critiques of the Contemporary Left

Philipp Nolz Elena Louisa Lange and Joshua Pickett-Depaolis (eds) The Conformist Rebellion: Marxist Critiques of the Contemporary Left Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, 2022. 326 pp., £100.00 hb ISBN9781538160152 Already a century ago, political thinkers and philosophers were confronted with an apparent paradox: the failure of revolution. Just when the material conditions and the political organisations of the popular…

Russian Ministry of Defense: 20,000 Documents Expose US Biowarfare Program in Ukraine

Briefing on analysis of US military and biological activity documents by Chief of NBC Protection Troops Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov January 30, 2023 The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has repeatedly noted the signs of the implementation of ‘dual-purpose programmes’ by the USA and its allies outside their national territories, including within the operation of the biolaboratories funded…

The United Nations and Unilateral Coercive Measures

Alfred de Zayas Continuing violation of the human rights of targeted populations by powerful states and how to demand accountability.  – Oral statement of 28 January 2023 at the Opening of the International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism and Sanctions. The scourge of unilateral coercive measures (UCM’s) on the enjoyment of human rights by billions of human…

Give Peace A Chance: China and the World Today

This presentation by Friends of Socialist China co-editor Carlos Martinez was given at a webinar organised by the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) Education Commission on the theme ‘Give peace a chance – China and the world today.’ The webinar took place on 22 January 2023. Carlos discusses the current state…

The Abuse of the Concept of “Populism”

Prabhat Patnaik ALL regimes based on class antagonism require a discourse to legitimise class oppression and this discourse in turn requires a vocabulary of its own. The neoliberal regime too has developed its own discourse and vocabulary and a key concept in this vocabulary is “populism”. This concept is given great currency by the media,…

USA: Memphis Cops Indicted in the Beating Death of Tyre Nichols

Abayomi Azikiwe Memphis Activists Block Highway To Protest Tyre Nichols Death The brutal execution was fully captured in a police video camera mounted on a neighborhood pole. Five African American Memphis police officers assigned to the notorious special unit known as the Scorpions, have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes which resulted in…

$70+ Billion for a Failing Warplane: A Dubious Canadian Project

Barbara Waldern Demonstration by the Hamilton Stop the War Coalition in Burlington, ON, on January 8, 2023 as an event of the cross-Canada set of actions to protest the F-35 program. It disrupted MP Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development at her levee at the Art Gallery. [Photo by Graham Paine of…

No Amount of Truth Can Stop the World’s Most Powerful War Machine Fueled by the Lies of its President

Scott Ritter In fulfillment of his solemn, constitutionally-enshrined obligation, the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, on January 28, 2003, stood before the rostrum in the chambers of the United States Congress and addressed the American people. “Mr. Speaker,” the President began, “Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished citizens and fellow citizens, every year, by law…

How NATO Exploits the Crises it Creates

Rainer Shea Maidan The North Atlantic Treaty Organization represents the stage of capitalism where the imperialists, after making nuclear annihilation a possibility, have taken advantage of this horrific reality that they themselves engineered. The equivalent has happened with Covid-19, in which the IMF has used the pandemic as a pretext for imposing further austerity measures onto 81…

Colombian President Petro’s Davos Proposal and What it Reveals

Eder Peña The Colombian president went to present his concern about the global environmental crisis to those who are generating it  On January 17, Colombian President Gustavo Petro participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, which brought together heads of state and world leaders, and presented Colombia’s proposals to address the climate…

Why Africa Remains Behind in the World: Amilcar Cabral Revisited

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza “This alternative — to betray the revolution or to commit suicide as a class — constitutes the dilemma of the petty bourgeoisie in the general framework of the national liberation struggle.” An obstinate fact that prevails in our epoch is how Africa seemingly remains perpetually behind in all facets of existence. Prosperity…

White Supremacy

Jemima Pierre, Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús White supremacy should not be identified solely with self-proclaimed white nationalists. It is a centuries old, international, economic, and political system that cannot be eradicated with slogans and wishful thinking. In recent years, the concept of white supremacy has been associated with extreme racist groups and ultranationalists, as well as…

By the Numbers: The De-dollarization of Global Trade

F.M. Shakil Data suggests that US dollar reserves in central banks are dwindling, as is the influence of the US on the world economy. This presents a unique opportunity for regional currencies and alternative payment systems to enter the vacuum. The imposition of US trade restrictions and sanctions against a number of nations, including Russia, Iran,…

Heading to Africa Once Again, the West is Trying to Revive Neo-Colonialism

Vladimir Danilov The year 2022 has come to an end and it has become a symbol of universal “de-Westernization.” The criticism of the West is growing everywhere not only for its unwillingness to resolve the Middle East conflict between Palestine and Israel and to reach an agreement on the nuclear dossier with Iran, but also…

Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy

John Perry A review of the report Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy, edited by Sara Flounders for the Sanctions Kill campaign and published by World View Forum.(1) Sanctions imposed without United Nations endorsement are illegal. That is why they could be legally imposed on South Africa by a resolution of the UN General Assembly…

Nuclear Fusion Hype: A Boost for U.S. Armaments, Not Clean Energy

Scott Scheffer Jennifer Granholm, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, led a press event on Dec. 13 to announce a major scientific breakthrough at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. There, researchers had aimed an array of the world’s most powerful lasers (192 in all) at a tiny pellet for a fraction of a second. This pellet…