This review was written by Carlos Martinez and originally appeared in the UK paper Morning Star and on his blog, Invent the Future. The book is available from Monthly Review Press In this short book, the renowned Egyptian Marxist Samir Amin presents an overview of the world’s first large-scale experiment building socialism – the Soviet Union –… Read More Book review: Samir Amin – Russia and the Long Transition from Capitalism to Socialism
Dear Readers, Please support the Urgent Appeal below from the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) to demand the Philippine government to drop the trumped-up charges filed against CPA pioneer Sarah Abellon-Alikes, stop the attacks against indigenous peoples and human rights defenders, continue the peace talks between the Government of the… Read More APPEAL: Stop the attacks against Indigenous Peoples and human rights defenders! (Philippines)
[Pictured: the distinctive wolf from the Printemps 2015 movement nicknamed “Critique Loup” by some. Printemps 2015 continued much of the praxis of the 2012 Maple Spring, including the practice of General Assemblies and attempts at city-wide shutdowns. I participated in solidarity work with the Printemps movement in my high school.] The following is a news… Read More Maple Spring saved Quebec Students $1465 per year.
This post originally appeared on The Left Chapter, the blog of Michael Laxer leader of the Social Caucus in the NDP. While not in agreement with all of Laxer’s politics, I greatly enjoy the variety of content on his blog. Contributions from all leftist perspectives are welcome and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Leonard Hutchinson was… Read More Leonard Hutchinson and the Social Realist Art of Canadian Working Class Resistance in the 30s
[This essay excerpt was written by Jimmie Durham of the Cherokee nation. Durham was a member of the American Indian Movement and founder of the International Indian Treaty Council that lobbied the United Nations in favour of decolonization of indigenous peoples worldwide. He is also a sculptor and poet. The entire essay can be read… Read More CULTURE AS A WAY TO KNOW THE WORLD
2016 was a year of disruptions, collapses, and reactions and nothing embodied this more than the dominance of discussions around immigration, and the resurgence of the right-wing in the United States and Europe under the auspices of controlling a migrant crisis which threatened the survivability of the State and its citizen-subjects alike. Many readers might… Read More Immigration: Critical Readings on the buzzword of 2016
If I had time, perhaps this post would be better organized and more thought-out. However, given the nature of the news-media cycle and the imperative to be timely, I present this post as-is with the reservation that it may be edited for clarity should the need arise. No doubt, this post and position it takes will… Read More #Aleppo