Mexico leads in opposing the Cuba blockade and U.S. imperialism / by William T. Whitney Jr.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel, right, and his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, left, raise their arms during a ceremony to award the Jose Marti Order to Lopez Obrador, at Revolution Palace in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, May 8, 2022. El presidente cubano Miguel Díaz Canel, a la derecha, y su homólogo mexicano, Andrés ManuelContinue reading “Mexico leads in opposing the Cuba blockade and U.S. imperialism / by William T. Whitney Jr.”

Commentary: Who is leading the United States to war? / by Deborah Veneziale

This was originally written for a Chinese audience and adapted and published in Guancha. —Eds. The world is sensing the United States’s growing rapacious intent for war. Amid the development of the Ukraine crisis, the United States and NATO have been attempting to escalate their proxy war with Russia while continuing to intensify their siege andContinue reading “Commentary: Who is leading the United States to war? / by Deborah Veneziale”

Northern Ireland elections – the communist view / by Eugene McCartan

Sinn Fein’s Vice President Michelle O’Neill, centre, reacts with party colleagues after being elected in Mid Ulster at the Medow Bank election count centre in Magherafelt , Northern Ireland, Friday, May, 6, 2022 Communist Party of Ireland general secretary explains how solutions to Ireland’s problems cannot be found within the political structures created by andContinue reading “Northern Ireland elections – the communist view / by Eugene McCartan”

Amazon Labor Union and the awakening of the American working class / by Julien Arseneau

Economic conditions had first transformed the mass of the people of the country into workers. The combination of capital has created for this mass a common situation, common interests. This mass is thus already a class as against capital, but not yet for itself. In the struggle… this mass becomes united, and constitutes itself asContinue reading “Amazon Labor Union and the awakening of the American working class / by Julien Arseneau”

Commentary: Toward building a “New World” / by Victor Wallis

Climate March Vancouver | Photo: greeneconomycoalition.org/Flickr The aspiration to “build a new world within the shell of the old” has a long history. It is typically associated with the traditions of cooperativism and anarchism. But it is also part of the socialist/communist tradition, as articulated by Marx himself. Marx characterized communist society, in Capital, as theContinue reading “Commentary: Toward building a “New World” / by Victor Wallis”

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”

Commentary: The Civil War/Proxy War in Ukraine and the Russian Offensive / by Monthly Review

Political map of Ukraine from the 2010 elections. By Vasyl` Babych – Own work, CC BY 3.0, Link The following is the advance publication of the Notes from the Editors from the May 2022 issue of Monthly Review. —Eds As we write these notes in late March 2022, the war in Ukraine continues to escalate, threatening to mutate instantaneously into aContinue reading “Commentary: The Civil War/Proxy War in Ukraine and the Russian Offensive / by Monthly Review”

Our Case Against NATO: Africans and the Struggle Against Imperialism / by Abayomi Azikiwe

Image (Global Times: Liu Rui) The Pentagon led political and military alliance continues to serve as major impediment to peace, liberation and a just world system. While the Pentagon and the United States State Department continues to provide a distorted rationale for the instigation of a major military conflict in Eastern Europe, billions of dollarsContinue reading “Our Case Against NATO: Africans and the Struggle Against Imperialism / by Abayomi Azikiwe”

On states and classes in conflict: The central dynamic of capitalism and transition to socialism / by Charles McKelvey

In my last commentary of April 1, I reviewed a March 26 Webinar, “Clarifying the Struggle for Socialism: Uses and Misuses of Marx’s Capital,” sponsored by the International Manifesto Group.  My commentary included a summary of the presentation of Radhika Desai, convener of the International Manifesto Group and Director of the Geopolitical Economy Research Group,Continue reading “On states and classes in conflict: The central dynamic of capitalism and transition to socialism / by Charles McKelvey”

The U.S. proxy war in Ukraine / by John Bellamy Foster

Olga Chernysheva (Russia) Kind People, 2004. The following is the text of a presentation by John Bellamy Foster given on March 31, 2022 to the advisory board of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. —Eds Thanks for inviting me to make this presentation. In talking about the Ukraine war, the essential thing to recognize at the outsetContinue reading “The U.S. proxy war in Ukraine / by John Bellamy Foster”