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British Black Power: the anti-imperialism of political blackness and the problem of nativist socialism

An article by John Narayan on the history and legacy of the British Black Power movement against racism and imperialism.

The Global Pandemic and Imperialist Competition

By any rational measure you might assume that a dominant sentient species when faced with global threats would pull together, pool resources and information and search for a mutual solution to the problem. But the coronavirus pandemic has confirmed what the climate change crisis already told us: that capitalism, even in its “globalised” form, is fundamentally unsuited to producing a coordinated response to tackle anything.

Introductory Draft of (((The Conspiracy))): A Political Economy of Antisemitism, Crisis and the Socialism of Fools

Let it first be said that there is nothing shocking or confusing about the present state of the world generally or the violent resurgence of antisemitism specifically. The repeated attacks on the Jewish people in France, Poland, Germany, the United States and elsewhere mirror the period of discriminatory laws and pogroms that swept through Europe in the years leading up to the death camps. Neo-Nazism, like the original Nazism, is not senseless but is a highly organized bureaucratic machine that seeks to both replace the existing liberal democratic political order and prevent the wretched of the earth from revolting against it.

The Four Horsemen of Capitalist Decay

Capitalism – the current social system based on private property, wage labour and production for profit – is at a turning point. Day by day it becomes clearer that the existing relations of production have become fetters preventing humanity from addressing the urgent problems facing the whole planet. Unable to resolve its own contradictions, capitalism is instead hurtling us towards barbarism.

Yanggongju as an allegory of the nation: Images of working-class women in popular and radical texts

Hyun Sook Kim's essay examining representations of working-class South Korean sex workers for U.S. military in popular and radical texts, both of which fix the identities of the women as "bad"/"good" and treat the female body as a metaphorical map of the Korean nation.

Published in Dangerous Women: Gender and Korean Nationalism (2012).

Three Stars and a Sun [bahay kubo kahit munti]

An introduction to antistatism and antinationalism for a Philippine audience.

US/Iran Rivalry: What No War But the Class War Really Means

The Twentieth Century saw the emergence of “total war”. Wars which are not just between armies but involve entire socio-economic formations and inflicted on the population at large. They are wars to the death with no negotiated outcome — only the “unconditional surrender” of the loser. Revolutionary Marxists call this “imperialist war”.

The Current Crisis and the Tasks of Communists

Perspectives for the CWO as discussed in its AGM, November 2019.

The Merchants of Death

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2018 was a good year for arms producers.

Against Pacifism

Of the many utopian positions widespread in the left today, some of the most persistent – and misguided – are various manifestations of pacifism. At its core, this type of thinking can be reduced to a single fundamental assumption: that the atrocities of imperialist war can be overcome and allayed without the disappearance of class society.