China: A Revolutionary Present

Given China’s increasingly important international role, it is critical that progressives and revolutionaries correctly understand the country. Ajit Singh This week marks the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, established on Oct. 1, 1949. The Chinese Revolution, which nearly doubled life expectancy in its first 30 years, is recognized as a…

Cheddi Jagan: The First Democratically Elected Marxist

Unlike most of the leaders of the Caribbean Left, Jagan long described himself as a Marxist and his ideologies grew with time. “This court is not interested in justice but in law but what I want to say is that justice has been dead in this country since the troops arrived here in October last,…

Communism and Black Liberation: All Reactionaries are Paper Tigers

Metaphysics, Materialism and the Struggle for Black Liberation By Comrade Mond Via Pan-African News Wire I remember my first introduction to “pro black” literature. I was young, couldn’t have been older than 7 or 8 years old, when my father showed me the Willie Lynch letters and excerpts from the “Issys Papers”. I thought these…

Marta Harnecker: “A New Revolutionary Subject has Been Created in Venezuela”

Chilean scholar Marta Harnecker talks Marxism, Venezuela and the Latin American left with Greek journalist Tassos Tsakiroglou during her recent visit to Athens. You are coming to Greece for a Conference on the actuality of Marx’s theoretical system. In the midst of a severe international financial crisis, what lessons can we draw from Marx’s critique of…

Franz Fanon: The Psychopathology of Colonization

“Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions” ― Frantz Fanon “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong….

Bolivia VP Alvaro Garcia Linera on the Ebbing Latin American Tide

The “virtuous decade” of progressive governments in Latin America is ending. But, as Vice President of Bolivia Álvaro García Linera’s believes, revolutions come in waves. Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal Extracts of vice-president Garcia Linera’s address at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (May, 27, 2016). We are facing…