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Российским капитализм  как диагноз левому движению

Российские левые склонны часто ругать друг друга, редко пытаясь вдуматься в объективные причины недееспособности социалистического движения в нашей стране. Для того чтобы разобраться в причинах кризиса российских левых, мы должны ответить на ключевой вопрос: как возник и развивался современный российский капитализм? Социалистическое движение в значительной степени зависит от тенденций развития капитализма, и поэтому понимание специфики российского капитализма – ключ к пониманию левого движения.... Tamamını Oku...

THE SINO-SOVIET SPLIT AND CHINA’S ROLE IN CLASS STRUGGLE

While it is largely forgotten today, one of the important events of the Cold War period was the split between the Soviet Union and the People's  Republic of China of the year 1960 and on, maintains its' key role in the comprehension of the history of socialism as well as the state of contemporary political affairs. What were the causes, implications, and results of various phases of the rivalry between Moscow and Beijing when both countries claimed to be at the vanguard of the world revolution?... Tamamını Oku...

CAPITALISM FROM THE CHINESE COUNTRYSIDE

The People’s Republic of China had, for a long time between the mid-1950s and early 1980s, a socialist rural economy run by rural communes and collectives. In the early 1980s, China started dismantling its rural communes and collectives. The post-Mao leadership believed the rural collective institution was a major obstacle for the capitalist oriented reform they were launching at the time.... Tamamını Oku...

DIGITAL LABOR IN CHINA: A NEW PHASE?

Concepts such as “immaterial or digital labor”, “post-industrial society” and “cognitive capitalism” are widely discussed by contemporary scholars. This piece will set the scene for further examination by providing a theoretical framework for the discussions on digital labor. While some argue that the emergence of immaterial labor through technological developments caused a radical change in the relations of production and created a “post-industrial” era, the first aim of this article is to open these points to the discussion.... Tamamını Oku...

AFRO-AMERICA

This piece will attempt to briefly outline from a Marxist perspective the development of a separate territory in the US south, and the struggle of the downtrodden Afro-American people who populate it, a story which is crucial to understanding the dynamics of US imperialism “within the belly of the beast”.... Tamamını Oku...

DILEMMAS OF BOLIVARIAN SOCIALISM

Why has the Venezuelan experiment, which in the 2000's was the primary source of interest for the global left, lost most of its shine today?

In this piece, we attempt to analyse why the Bolivarian process developed under the leadership of Hugo Chavez and after his untimely death, led by Nicolas Maduro, had entered an impasse.

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Новая ось: Россия и Китай

С падением СССР и восстановлением капитализма в Китайской Народной Республике 1990-е годы стали периодом одностороннего глобального господства США. Продолжающийся кризис, разразившийся в США в 2008 году, также изменил баланс международных отношений.... Tamamını Oku...

YOUTHQUAKE

Today, as the contradictions in human society between imperialists and the colonised nations, between capitalists and the impoverished masses, between patriarchy and women and LGBT, between all oppressors and oppressed become sharper and clearer before our very eyes, we must look to the generations which are inheriting this world which runs on profits, which is wracked by war and choked by pollution.... Tamamını Oku...

RADIATING DISASTER TRIUMPHANT: MODERNITY AND ITS DISCONTENTS

The general “post-modern” critique is that the Enlightenment’s claim to universalism, with humanity as central to making society and history, is intrinsic to murderous projects such as colonialism and capitalism; communism, and the claims made by every form of Marxism, are seen as cut from the same cloth. Hence it is tempting to respond to this anti-communist criticism by upholding the Enlightenment and modernity with mild qualifications.... Tamamını Oku...

HOW CAN COMMUNIST IDEOLOGY BE ARTICULATED IN IMPERIALIST COUNTRIES TODAY?

Our goal is not to stop austerity alone, but to use the quantitative process of the fight against austerity as an educational process for the masses to learn how they can fight for political power in their own hands, and as a means to expose the ruling elite as robbers and parasites, who just as they now try to tear basic needs from the proletariats that benefit most from imperialism, so too do they rob and exploit and oppress and kill the oppressed peoples who these imperialist proletariats are taught to view as their enemies: oppressed nations, colonised and semi-colonised people across the world, from Palestine to Kurdistan to Bolivia to Chiapas.... Tamamını Oku...

COULD “COMMUNAL ECONOMY” BE A DISTINCT MODE OF PRODUCTION?

The model of communal economy provides both political and economic opportunities for organisation, and aims to fend off colonialism. Even so, espousing this as more than a tactical-strategic move would mean ignoring class struggle, and a project of cooperativism without the aim of a socialist regime would be confined to a very limited area in Turkey and quickly get absorbed by the capitalist system.... Tamamını Oku...

„DAS GRUNDPRINZIP DER WIRTSCHAFT ROJAVAS IST DIE BETEILIGUNG ALLER AN DER PRODUKTION“

Die Revolution will die kapitalistische Wirtschaft durch die kommunale Wirtschaft ersetzen. Genau so, wie versucht wird, jede und jeden in den Kommunen politisch und gesellschaftlich zu organisieren, also jeden Menschen an gesellschaftlichen Entscheidungen teilhaben zu lassen und in eine Führungsposition zu bringen, um einen Staatsapparat überflüssig zu machen, genau so soll auch die Wirtschaft kommunalisiert und demokratisiert werden.... Tamamını Oku...