I have created a petition to get either Verso Books or Monthly Review Press to publish an English edition of Professor Domenico Losurdo's biography of Stalin. Sign and share it. Here is the full text of the petition as well as the link to it below: In 2008, Italian professor Domenico Losurdo has his book, … Continue reading Petition for Verso Books and Monthly Review Press to Publish Domenico Losurdo’s biography of Stalin
Kim Jong-un, leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in a Zhongshan suit. At the beginning of the new year, the New York times published an article regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un wearing a Western-style suit during his New Year's address. Of course, there is nothing wrong … Continue reading “Peasant-Style Suits” and Other Things the Western Media Say
A good primer on how horrifying former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was:
England celebrates their genocides. The ‘Winston Churchill note’ has enteredcirculation. Honouring a man who swilled on champagne while 4 million men, women and children in Bengal starved due to his racist colonial policies.
The trial of Churchill:
Churchill was a genocidal maniac. He is fawned over in Britain and held up as a hero of the nation. He was voted ‘Greatest Briton’ of all time. Below is the real history of Churchill, the history of a white supremacistwhose hatred for Indians led to four million starving to death, the man who loathed Irish people so much he conceived different ways to terrorise them, the racist thug who waged war on black people across Africa and in Britain. This is the trial of Winston Churchill, the enemy of all humanity.
THE TRIAL OF WINSTON CHURCHILL:
Churchill found his love for war during the time he spent in Afghanistan. While there…
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There are real grievances in Iran. That does not mean joining in the chorus of the imperialist powers hoping to overthrow and install a puppet regime like they did after overthrowing Mossadegh.
The Iran protests that are sweeping the covers of bourgeois newspapers and prompting US Ambassador to the UNNikki Haley to put Iran “on notice”for violating “human rights” must be understood in their proper context in terms of the struggles of different classes in Iran and not in terms of a struggle for “democracy” and “human rights”.
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As the French Revolution is one of the subjects of history which occupies my mind a lot of the time, I find it is good to share this very short post.
Guillotines, decapitated elite, and a bloody revolution. No this isn’t a meme on Leftbook, this is the French Revolution that lasted from 1789 to 1799. The aftermath left a nation with a headless monarch as well as ushering in a new area of political thinking. The reasons behind the revolution are vast ranging from rising socioeconomic inequalities, economic mismanagement, environmental factors leading to agricultural failure, unmanageable national debt, and political mismanagement on the part of King Louis XVI. The censoring of newsletters and pamphlets also played a role in attempting to suppress the people from information which lead to many rouge writers to create their own source of info for the masses.
One of those newsletters was L’Ami de Peuple (Friend of the people or The friend of the people) written by Jean-Paul Marat and was celebrated as “The most radical paper of the Revolution“. While typically a…
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The following is the text of the preceding video:
A central aspect of democratic practices in whatever type of democracy we are thinking about is the role of criticism. How does criticism work in the Chinese situation of socialist democracy? A common international perception of China is that nearly all criticism is simply squashed down; it is censored and you cannot engage with it. This is actually not the case.
Criticism works in a number of ways in a Chinese situation. First of all, there is a long socialist tradition of what is called ‘criticism and self-criticism [piping yu ziwopiping]’. This tradition also meshes with Chinese culture in a way that is pervasive and productive. But there is a fundamental distinction between constructive criticism and destructive criticism. Or to put it another way, there are certain boundary lines. So it is very common to identify a particular problem…
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Georgi Dimitrov Mikhailov was born 18 June, 1882 in the village of Kovachetsi, Bulgaria. Eventually, him and his family moved to the capital, Sofia, and as an adolescent worked as a typesetter. In 1902, Dimitrov joined the Bulgarian Social Democratic Workers' Party, which splintered in 1903, with Dimitrov following the Marxist Social Democratic Labour Party … Continue reading Against Fascism and War: A Short Biographical Sketch of Georgi Dimitrov