On Marxism and decolonisation / by Vijay Prashad

Karl Marx Originally published: Peoples Democracy on July 10, 2022 IN 1959, one of the revolutionary leaders in Cuba, Haydée Santamaria, a hundred years old this year, arrived at a cultural centre in the heart of Havana, Cuba. This building, the revolutionaries decided, would be committed to the promotion of Latin American art and cultureContinue reading “On Marxism and decolonisation / by Vijay Prashad”

Russia and the Ukraine crisis: The Eurasian Project in conflict with the triad imperialist policies / by Samir Amin

State flag of Ukraine behind a wall of anonymous protesters in Kyiv Ukraine (February 18, 2014). | MR Online | By Mstyslav Chernov/Unframe – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link. We [MR Online Eds.] wanted to draw readers attention to this piece by Samir Amin, which was written at the time of the Maidan CoupContinue reading “Russia and the Ukraine crisis: The Eurasian Project in conflict with the triad imperialist policies / by Samir Amin”

Massacre of African migrants by U.S.- backed Moroccan armed forces condemned / by Black Alliance for Peace

Riot police cordon area after people crossed fences separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco (J Bernardo/AP) Video images captured the horrific actions of Moroccan security forces armed and trained by the United States through the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and working on behalf of the Spanish government, systematically beating and slaughtering African migrantsContinue reading “Massacre of African migrants by U.S.- backed Moroccan armed forces condemned / by Black Alliance for Peace”

Berlin – Munich – Kyiv: Berlin Bulletin, No. 202 / by Victor Grossman,

The tide of public opinion in Germany is as overpowering–and changeable–as elsewhere: “Stop the Russian invasion!“–“Defend Ukraine!”–“Send money”–“More, bigger, further–reaching weapons!”–“Defeat Russia!” Sustaining this tide is an all–encompassing media campaign. No politician is exempt; even President Frank–Walter Steinmeier and ex–Chancellor Angela Merkel are pressured to make excuses for long–past efforts to achieve detente and decreaseContinue reading “Berlin – Munich – Kyiv: Berlin Bulletin, No. 202 / by Victor Grossman,”

“The U.S. doesn’t want peace” / by Jan Greve

Oskar Lafontaine at a rally of IG Metall in Völklingen, Saarland (11.4.2016) Originally published: Junge Welt on May 21, 2022 Jan Greve: Russia’s war against Ukraine is now taking almost three months. The federal government’s answer to this was: upgrade and deliver weapons. Do you agree with Chancellor Olaf Scholz: Are we currently experiencing a “turnContinue reading ““The U.S. doesn’t want peace” / by Jan Greve”

$40 Billion more the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism / by Ryan Costello

U.S. Administration to deliver military aid to Ukraine, 2019. (Photo: Petition) The U.S. House of Representatives just approved another massive military “aid” package for the Ukraine War. The Biden administration had initially requested $33 billion in new money for the war, but leaders of both parties in Congress, eager to support the war, quickly saidContinue reading “$40 Billion more the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism / by Ryan Costello”

Posting May Day – The Story of International Workers’ Day Through Trade Union Posters / by Lorna Miller

Posting May Day | MR Online May Day is known throughout the world as International Workers’ Day. It is celebrated in over one hundred countries to highlight workers’ struggles and triumphs. Though the movement celebrating May Day originated in the United States, it is not a recognized holiday there. May Day commemorates the mass protestsContinue reading “Posting May Day – The Story of International Workers’ Day Through Trade Union Posters / by Lorna Miller”

Zelenskymania and Switzerland’s ruined image / by by Guy Mettan

While negotiations seem to be progressing and the first contours of a possible solution in Ukraine are emerging (neutrality and partial demilitarisation of the country, handover of the Donbass and Crimea), the background to the conflict is beginning to be better understood. However, a quick ceasefire is not to be expected: the Americans and theContinue reading “Zelenskymania and Switzerland’s ruined image / by by Guy Mettan”

Commentary: What is propelling the U.S. into increasing international military aggression? / by John Ross

Thick smoke billows from the Azov steel plant on April 20, 2022. Photo credit: Guancha. Introduction The international escalation of U.S. military aggression over a period of more than two decades is clear. However, even within that framework, the events leading to the Ukraine war represent a new qualitative step in this U.S. military policy.Continue reading “Commentary: What is propelling the U.S. into increasing international military aggression? / by John Ross”

Understanding war: Lenin’s ‘imperialism: The highest stage of capitalism’ / by Tom Bramble

The outbreak of World War I ushered in a new age of barbarism in Europe. It also triggered the collapse of the Second International, the international league of socialist parties that purported to be staunch opponents of war, but which lined up behind their own ruling classes when it broke out. Lenin’s pamphlet Imperialism: The HighestContinue reading “Understanding war: Lenin’s ‘imperialism: The highest stage of capitalism’ / by Tom Bramble”