Maoism

Peru: The ideology of apocalypse Shining Path to what?

A 1993 article criticising the effect the Maoist Shining Path's decades long conflict has had on Peru and advocating instead a confederation of the Andes.

Why Mao?

Why Mao?

Noel Ignatiev takes a look at the popularity of Mao among revolutionaries in the US.

Notes towards a critique of Maoism

Loren Goldner's 'bare-bones history' of Maoism.

The predictable rise of a red bourgeoisie: the end of a mythical Nepalese Maoist 'revolution'

Reflections on the recent evolution of Maoism in Nepal.

Revolutionary Communist Party at Burning Man

PCWC analyze the Revolutionary Community Party's intervention at Burning Man.

The "Revolution" we really, really DON'T need...

Phoenix Class War Council's article taking on the Revolutionary Communist Party's cultish authoritarianism.

Critique of the Comintern Program - Vladimir Smirnov

Nikolai Bukharin

Part of a letter by the decist Smirnov (addressee unknown). Source used for this translation was Stephen Shenfield's upload: Collection of documents on the Decists

“If we have rice, we can have everything”: a critique of Khmer Rouge ideology and practice

Junge Linke on the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror in Cambodia, and its origins.

Myths and realities: the Nepalese Maoists and their strike ban legislations

Bhattarai & Prachanda - Maoist Party leaders and factional rivals

In January and April 2009 two libcom news articles were published[1] reporting that the Maoist-led government had expressed their intention to use legislation to ban strikes in some industries. These articles were quite widely reproduced on various websites and caused some controversy; online pro-maoists were particularly upset. So much so that some of them used a combination of inaccuracy and distortion in an attempt to discredit the articles. We have refuted these dishonesties wherever possible, but as they have continued[2] we have decided to restate the facts here for convenient reference.

A Himalayan Red Herring? Maoist Revolution in the Shadow of the Legacy Raj - Saubhagya Shah

Written during the Maoist guerilla war in Nepal, an analysis of how the Maoists and the conflict were put to use by Indian diplomacy as part of their wider regional domination.

"...The core tensions of the Legacy Raj are sustained by the polymorphous character of the post-independence power elites, whose conception of self and mission oscillates between that of anti-colonial heroes on the one hand and heirs to the British Raj on the other. It is this contradictory impulse that generates cycles of destabilisation outwards into the regional system in the form of economic pressures, political subversion, proxy wars and military adventures."