Articles tagged “Imperialism/War”

Norouz_1392Summary: The West Coast Chapter of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization held a well-attended Nowruz (Persian New Year) celebration that combined enjoyment of food and drink by our members and friends, as well as speeches on Yemen, ecology and the new society, and Marx’s concept of communism/free association. It also featured Iranian-Latin Fusion Music/World Music by “Mansoor and Friends” – Editors

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10511218_267675350097501_5316503147472260491_n1Summary: Statement by social activists of Tabriz, Iran, on the revolutionary character of the Kurdish movement in Kobani, and its betrayal by all global and regional powers — Editors  Link >>>

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33_bp033Summary: The hypocritical response of the Obama administration to the influx of child refugees from Central America is tied to US imperialist policies over the last century — Editors

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9780520280519Summary: Review of Gilbert Achcar’s The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising, a book that uncovers its economic and political underpinnings, while also offering a critique of crude forms of anti-imperialism. Originally appeared in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books 

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iranSummary: Although this was presented to the West Coast Socialist Scholars Conference in April 1993, it has never been published. We do so now because the issues raised here still speak to problems faced by serious Marxists in Iran and beyond — Editors

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11-23-2013aSummary: We reprint here a statement by independent antiwar activists and intellectuals protesting the British Stop the War Coalition’s scandalous decision to invite Assad regime apologist Mother Superior Agnes Mariam de la Croix to speak at their “International Anti-War Conference.”  We protest the fact that de la Croix has also been invited to speak in Los Angeles and elsewhere under similarly false pretenses  – Editors

Open Letter to the Stop the War Coalition

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syriaSummary:  As the U.S. rattles its sabers against the Assad regime in Syria in the wake of an apparent attack on civilians with chemical weapons, the situation remains murky. A number of forces — the U.S.-Britain-France, their sometime allies Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar, the murderous Assad regime, and equally murderous jihadis — are all seeking to stifle the yearnings of the Syrian people to be free of the domination of both local authoritarians and global imperialism – Editors

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mapp-133Summary: Leftist activists continue to be murdered and tortured under liberal President Benigno Aquino III.  This process, which has especially brutal outcomes for women, is viewed in the context of U.S. neocolonial domination. An earlier version appeared in Countercurrents.org, in July — Editors

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Summary: A changing U.S. electorate repudiates far right economic and social agenda and its racist, sexist, anti-immigrant politics.  Austerity capitalism will nevertheless continue under Obama, barring a large-scale social upheaval — Editors

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Summary:  Malala Yousafzai, 14-year-old socialist and campaigner for girls’ education, has now been flown to Britain for hospital treatment, following her attempted murder by the Pakistan Taliban. Bill Weinberg considers the mixed response of the “anti-imperialist” US Left. Originally appeared in World War 4 Report – Editors

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