Throughout the turbulent bend in the trajectory of the people’s war in India, many territories firmly held by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) were violently returned to the hands of the corrupt Indian state. The temporary return of “peace” to these areas, however, is no consolation to the masses of people who occupy them. […]

Two nights ago Brazil suffered the tragic loss of more than 200 years of work collecting, studying and presenting the history of the country and its many peoples. A fire engulfed the National Museum, home to more than 20 million artifacts, including a 12,000 year-old human skull, the oldest human remains found in Brazil. The […]

A controversy over animal rights and tradition has been sparked over the recent public slaughter of a pig by two local butchers in Switzerland. The act was met with swift and dramatic outcry from animal rights activists who opposed the slaughter, decrying such acts of public cruelty.. More absurdly, some had taken to comparing the […]

More than a month ago we published an article detailing some of the fallout of the ecological crisis in the Third World. The article detailed a study published by “greenpeace” that had shown figures projecting 1.2 million deaths in India every year due to air pollution-related conditions. However, there has now been a more recent […]

One of the problematic aspects of 20th century “actually-existing socialism” was its record on environmental degradation and species destruction.[1] Without going into a laundry list of history, it is safe to assume this problem (though hardly invalidating the last century of revolutionary struggles) should be studied and understood in hopes of surmounting it in the […]

Are hurricanes racist? It seems like a ridiculous question, but why is it that, no matter the type of natural disaster, it seems to always affect Third World countries far more significantly than First World ones? Certainly this has been most recently exemplified by the hugely destructive tropical cyclones that slam tropical and sub-tropical regions […]

Less than a week ago it was reported that several gold miners in Brazil are now under investigation by federal prosecutors for the massacre of 10 people from an uncontacted indigenous community deep in the Amazon rainforest. The men reportedly bragged about having murdered them and cut up their bodies before disposing them in a […]

Recently, Kasama Project (a post-Maoist organization) released a criticism[1] of what they termed “parasitism theory” (a misnomer for the analysis given by ourselves at Anti-Imperialism.com and other Maoist organizations) and what we term the theory of imperialism. The article, authored by Mike Ely, attempts to challenge much of what has been said regarding the labor […]

An important question in revolutionary theory and practice is the question of violence. Indeed, one of the advancements of Maoism over social-democratic politics is the recognition that political power is always power guaranteed by means of the gun and not just cultural hegemony. From the social-democratic tradition we can see two main ways of resolving […]

By Klaas V. Let’s start with a simple definition from Wikipedia: “The Hubbert peak theory says that for any given geographical area, from an individual oil-producing region to the planet as a whole, the rate of petroleum production tends to follow a bell-shaped curve. It is one of the primary theories on peak oil.” In […]

Reblogged from: http://redcascadia.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/why-communism-an-explanation-of-the-political-views-of-the-revolutionary-cascadian-communist-movement/ The Revolutionary Cascadian Communist Movement (RCCM) wants to create an egalitarian, environmentally sustainable global society and eliminate all forms of systemic oppression, exploitation, and class division. RCCM wants to create a world with political, social, and economic equality for all people, a world in which technology is used in balance with nature […]

This past week, a milestone was reached in human impact on the environment. Carbon levels in the atmosphere exceeded the 400 parts per million level. According to a report from National Geographic: “The last time the concentration of Earth’s main greenhouse gas reached this mark, horses and camels lived in the high Arctic. Seas were […]

Eco-socialism is not merely a catch-phrase. Rather, it is the notion that any modern socialism must alter the structural productive relations both between classes of people and between people and the natural environment. In part, eco-socialism is a critical appraisal of 20th century socialism and its revisioning for modern times. Most importantly, the prospect of […]

Socialism, as mentioned elsewhere, is a transition period between capitalism and communism. Capitalism has many features and its hands in many pots. Thus socialism must entail a series of class struggles to remake society at all levels. At their most fundamental level capitalism and communism are distinct production relations. Capitalism assigns value according to labor-content […]

From The Guardian (UK): Halve meat consumption, scientists urge rich world UN study says horsemeat scandal exposed dark side of cheap meat and shows how farming practices destroy natural world Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent The Guardian, Sunday 17 February 2013 People in the rich world should become “demitarians” – eating half as much meat as […]

One effect of global imperialism on the peoples of the world is the increasing decline of language diversity.  In the efforts to bring the world into a monolithic whole many local indigenous languages are declining and even disappearing.  According to the Endangered Languages Project over half of the world’s 7,000 known languages are in danger […]

Immanuel Wallerstein, speaking in the video at the Progress Paradox Conference, is a founder of the ‘world-systems analysis’ school of thought. World-systems analysis is an attempt to offer a historical materialist summary of the 20th century and highlight potential possibilities for future revolutionary struggle. Wallerstein’s recent text, World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction, will be part of […]

Tigers may become extinct in the wild in a decade, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Today, less than 3,200 tigers remain in the wild, down from 100,000 a century ago. These populations are divided into regional sub-species, such as Russia’s Siberian Tiger, of which around a mere 500 remain outside of captivity. Unless drastic […]

This is a statement from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) concerning the recent UN report on the oil spills in the Ogoniland region of Nigeria, which stated that cleanup from decades of oil spills the companies created would take over 30 years.  We have previously reported on the MEND, and […]

Review: “The Trajectory of Historical Capitalism and Marxism’s Tricontinental Vocation” by Samir Amin. Monthly Review, Volume 62, Number 9.

Reviewed by Nick Brown, RAIM-Denver (www.antiimperialism.wordpress.com)

The main contradiction in the world is between the Global North and the Global South. Due to super-exploitation of the Third World, the “masses” in the First World have been bought off. The main battleground for revolutionary change lies not in the imperialist cores, but in the exploited peripheries. These ideas, often expounded by the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement, are not ours alone. In his recent essay, “The Trajectory of Historical Capitalism and Marxism’s Tricontinental Vocation,” Samir Amin, director of the Third World Forum and author of the recent book ‘The Law of Worldwide Value,” presents a similar series of arguments regarding what he calls the struggle for socialism and communism.

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