‘A new way of life’: the Marxist, post-capitalist, green manifesto captivating Japan / by Justin McCurry

Kohei Saito’s book Capital in the Anthropocene, inspired by Karl Marx’s writings on the environment, has become a surprise hit in Japan | Image: newsonjapan.com Originally published in The Guardian on September 9, 2022 Kohei Saito’s book Capital in the Anthropocene has become an unlikely hit among young people and is about to be translatedContinue reading “‘A new way of life’: the Marxist, post-capitalist, green manifesto captivating Japan / by Justin McCurry”

Chinese party congress envisions domestic growth and equality, less reliance on exports / by Roger McKenzie

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. Xinhua News Agency via AP Chinese leader Xi Jinping opened the Communist Party’s 20th Congress Sunday promising to reinforce “a new pattern of development” focused onContinue reading “Chinese party congress envisions domestic growth and equality, less reliance on exports / by Roger McKenzie”

A Unity of Opposites: The Dengist and the Red Guard / by Douglas E. Greene

Mao Zedong According to Mao Zedong, the principal law of materialist dialectics is the unity of opposites. Thus, it is quite fitting to observe that we can find the unity of opposites on display in evaluations of Mao himself as represented by Domenico Losurdo and Alain Badiou. For Losurdo, Mao is praised for his realism,Continue reading “A Unity of Opposites: The Dengist and the Red Guard / by Douglas E. Greene”

Party youth and our political moment / by Carol Widom

This article was adapted from a speech presented at the opening of the 2022 Little Red School House, in New York City. Good morning comrades! I am really excited and honored to be able to welcome you this morning to the opening of the 2022 national Communist Party youth school! I also want to extendContinue reading “Party youth and our political moment / by Carol Widom”

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”

Before Stonewall: Queer liberation’s Communist Party roots / by C. J. Atkins

Harry Hay in the 1930s, photographed by LeRoy Robbins / San Francisco Public Library | ‘Vote Communist’ poster, 1928 / CPUSA Archives | Mattachine Society demonstrators. / AP The modern movement for queer liberation—or gay liberation to use the as-yet less inclusive terminology of the 1960s and ’70s—wouldn’t exist without the Communist Party USA. ThatContinue reading “Before Stonewall: Queer liberation’s Communist Party roots / by C. J. Atkins”

New website celebrates the legacy of Marxist economist and activist Art Perlo / Special to the People’s World

Visit the “Art Perlo Presente” site at: https://artperlo.net/ NEW HAVEN, Conn.—An exciting website was launched this week carrying forward the legacy of lifelong activist and Marxist economist Art Perlo, making available his decades of contributions to the struggle for “People, Peace, and Planet before Profits.” The project is designed to guide, inform, and inspire grassroots organizersContinue reading “New website celebrates the legacy of Marxist economist and activist Art Perlo / Special to the People’s World”

The Long Shadow of Racial Fascism / by Alberto Toscano

October 28, 2020 In the wake of the 2016 election, public intellectuals latched onto the new administration’s organic and ideological links with the alt- and far right. But a mass civic insurgency against racial terror—and the federal government’s authoritarian response—has pushed hitherto cloistered academic debates about fascism into the mainstream, with Peter E. Gordon, Samuel Moyn, and Sarah Churchwell takingContinue reading “The Long Shadow of Racial Fascism / by Alberto Toscano”

Communist Youth League of China marks centenary year / by Zhang Yi

Medical workers from Wuhan, Hubei province, pose for a group photo at the makeshift hospital in the Shanghai New International Expo Center on Wednesday. The medics, mostly young people, were sent to Shanghai to help in the battle against its latest COVID-19 outbreak. ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY Cradle of young progressives still serves to inspire today’s generationContinue reading “Communist Youth League of China marks centenary year / by Zhang Yi”

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”