A new axiomatic phrase is making the rounds in the hollows of Amerikan culture. ‘YOLO,’ abbreviated for ‘you only live once,’ is meant to capture the attitude of freewheeling youth. Used to justify sometimes risky pleasure-seeking, YOLO enthusiastically expresses the individualistic hedonism prevalent within petty-bourgeois circles. One does, in fact, only live once. For communists, […]

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Growing up in middle Amerika, punk rock made a huge impact on my teenage years. Like many who grew up on punk rock during its resurgence in the 90’s and early 2000s, the mostly irreverent 1994 Punk in Drublic was one of my favorite albums. Another NOFX album left a lasting impression on me. ‘The […]

1) Regardless of how the situation developed, the current civil war amounts to a proxy-conflict between decrepit US-led imperialism (represented through the US and its Arabian allies) and a developing bloc of ‘Eastern’ monopoly capital (publicly represented primarily by Russia). 2) Whether Assad or the ‘rebels’ win, a certain debt will be owed and Syria […]

“…What are the characteristic features of the life and development of these countries, which distinguish them from the Soviet republics of the East? Firstly, these countries are living and developing under the oppression of imperialism. Secondly, the existence of a double oppression, internal oppression (by the native bourgeoisie) and external oppression (by the foreign imperialist […]

By Nikolai Brown Cope, Zak. Global Wage Scaling and Left Ideology: A Critique of Charlie Post on the ‘Labor Aristocracy.’ Research in Political Economy, Volume 28. (89-129). 2013 Not long ago, a PDF of Charlie Post’s 2010 essay, Exploring Working-Class Consciousness: A Critique of the Theory of the ‘Labor Aristocracy,‘ was circulated around the internet. […]

Iraq 2003: U.S.A. invades based on proven-false pretenses based on Weapons of Mass Destruction. Afghanistan 1978: The U.S.A. and CIA become alarmed by the secular People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan. They start to beat the drums of “honorable, courageous freedom fighters against tyranny” and trained, armed, funded the sectarian extremist groups of the Taliban-Muhajedeen, Hisb-i-Islami, […]

Jim Collins’ Good to Great (2001) is a popular book within the business world that outlines research into what separates ‘great’ from ‘good’ companies. Differing from other popular bourgeois titles by its comparative qualitative approach, Good to Great is a great distance from crypto-oppressive titles by authors like Napoleon Hill, Anthony Roberts, and Rhonda Byrne. […]

A judicial pig recently ordered the force feeding of federal prisoners who protesting inhumane conditions in KKKalifornian prisons: “[A] federal judge gave the California Department of Corrections (CDCR) permission to force-feed some of the inmates who are still participating in a hunger strike, 45 days after it began. Prisoners across a number of the state’s […]

Chokwe Lumumba — lawyer, activist, Vice President of the Republic of New Afrika, and cofounder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) — was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi on 4 June 2013 with 87% of the votes. Accounting for 80% of the population, Jackson is the second Blackest city in the United $tates. Mississippi […]

In his book, Taking Power, On the Origins of Third World Revolutions (2005, Cambridge University Press), sociologist John Foran calculates a series of causal factors behind the development and success of revolutions. According to Foran, the necessary ingredients for nearly all revolutions in the 20th century have been: Dependent development. Exclusionary or colonial rule, or […]

By Soso of the Maoist Internationalist Ministry of Prisons After a year under the elected rule of President Mohamed Morsi, in June and July the Egyptian people once again took to the streets to protest a government that was not serving their interests. Back in 2011 the Egyptian people successfully took down Hosni Mubarak and […]

From Monthly Review Zine: The ambush on May 25 by Maoist guerrillas in the Darba Ghati valley (in the Sukma area of the Bastar region in southern Chhattisgarh), 345 kms south of the state capital of Raipur, of a convoy of provincial Congress Party leaders has shocked the Indian state apparatus.  The Z-plus and other […]

Generally, we are not interested in posting any and all testimonials regarding the personal adoption of Maoist (Third-Worldist) analysis. However, this recent article, posted at Gonzo Times by one of their former writers, is exceptional in countering some of the criticisms leveled against Maoism (Third-Worldism). In addition, we congratulate the author of this piece for their bold, […]

Anti-Imperialism.com is reposting this statement from the Central Committee of Revolutionary Intiative as part of our support for the broad united front against imperialism. Re-posting is for educational purposes only and does not imply endorsement, agreement, or affiliation on behalf of the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement, its chapters and collective projects, or Anti-Imperialism.com RI Central Committee statement on […]

We received this message from our Russian comrades over at Revolt Friends: International Day of Support for the People’s War in India, we, members of the Russian Committee of Solidarity with World Revolution took part in the protest meeting in front of the Indian Embassy in Moscow. We claimed to stop the terror advanced by […]

This question recently came to us via comment, and it is a question we frequently get from those outside our movement. While we typically offer more direction and coordination for RAIM cadre, the below answer represents our basic public strategy which anyone can follow. “How can a First Worlder be effective beyond supporting third world […]

December 1936 [Comrade Mao Tse-tung wrote this work to sum up the experience of the Second Revolutionary Civil War and used it for his lectures at the Red Army College in northern Shensi. Only five chapters were completed. The chapters on the strategic offensive, political work and other problems were left undone because he was […]

The Uzbekistan government recently banned “meaningless” music that fails to “praise the motherland.” Certainly, pop music is extremely self-absorbed and appears superficial, a characteristic reflective of late capitalist-imperialism. The ban on pop music may be, according to some, an appropriate response to protect the cultural sovereignty of Uzbekistan. According to this perspective, the ban on […]

This excerpt is from ‘How Might Revolutions Have Better End(ings): Lessons from Latin America’s Past and Present’, a 2001 essay by John Foran. John Foran’s book, ‘Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions’ is part of our recommended readings list. Additionally, Anti-Imperialism.com editor Nikolai Brown will be delivering an original presentation based on Foran’s […]