Place: Asia

The East Is Not Red


When one surveys the history of American interventionism in other countries—from Brazil to Guatemala, from Cuba to Chile, from Mossadegh’s Iran to Grenada and Nicaragua—and when we contemplate . . .

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Abenomics and the Liberal Democratic Party

Bad Politics for Japan

Donald C. Wood assesses the failed record of economic policies pursued by Shinzo Abe, right-wing former Prime Minister of Japan.

Solidarity Statement with Protests in China

More than just the lockdown, what motivates these protests is people’s sense of not being heard in a political system that so arrogantly disregards popular opinions.

The United States and China in Latin America: Rival Imperialisms

The United States has long dominated Latin America, but today—in fact for the last twenty years—it is being challenged by China, which has invested billions and established political and some military relationships with many governments in the region.

Capitalism and Climate

Pakistan’s Floods and the Climate Crisis

Reparations or Eco-Socialism?

The crisis demands a radical shift in our approach to beings, nature and everything that comprises the planet (and beyond).

Towards the Brown International of the European and Global Far Right?

Modi’s India, Putin’s Russia, Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Orban’s Hungary, and soon Giorgia Meloni’s Italy and maybe Trump II’s United States, the picture is far from being exhaustive but it still gives an idea of the seriousness of the threat that now hangs over humanity.

The Revolutionary Spirit

A discussion of the work of the Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

Laurent Schwartz: The Vicissitudes of an Internationalist

The first of an occasional series of articles on the lives of figures of the French left.
For more than a decade, from 1936 to 1947, Laurent Schwartz (1915-2002), the famous mathematician, was a Trotskyist in France, though that was only one . . .

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China: Making the World Safe for Capitalism

Peter Ranis discusses repression, exploitation, and ecological devastation in China’s authoritarian capitalism.

Is China Socialist Because It Reduced Poverty?

Michael Karadjis assesses and rejects the claim that China’s impressive poverty reduction makes it a socialist country.

On Contradiction: Mao’s Party-Substitutionist Revolution in Theory and Practice – Part 4

Explaining and debunking the theory and practice of Maoism. Part 4.

On Contradiction: Mao’s Party-Substitutionist Revolution in Theory and Practice – Part 3

Explaining and debunking the theory and practice of Maoism. Part 3.

On Contradiction: Mao’s Party-Substitutionist Revolution in Theory and Practice – Part 2

Explaining and debunking the theory and practice of Maoism. Part 2.

Explaining Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis

The Sri Lankan crisis has its roots in neoliberalism and an unjust global economic order.

Political Dimensions of the Crisis in Sri Lanka

The role of the various Sri Lankan political parties in the current crisis.

On Contradiction: Mao’s Party-Substitutionist Revolution in Theory and Practice. Part 1

Explaining and debunking the theory and practice of Maoism. Part 1.

Statement of Solidarity & Support for WALDEN BELLO amidst Narco-Tagging incident

Support Walden Bello from an attempt to smear him as a narco-terrorist

Our Attitude Towards Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Saturday 26 February 2022,
This petition now circulating among Chinese academics on Chinese social media is being now censored by China’s Internet overseers.
The war began in darkness.
In the early hours of February 22, 2022 (the evening of February 21 in Moscow), . . .

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Letter of protest to President Putin of Russia

The use of nuclear weapons can only lead to mass destruction and inhumane and catastrophic consequences, as the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have shown.

CNDP (India): Statement on Ukraine

The Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP) India, expresses its grave concern at the situation in Ukraine.

Feminism Versus Fundamentalism in Afghanistan

Sultani discusses women’s struggle in Afghanistan, historically and against the Taliban regime today.

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