Only People Make Their Own History: Writings on Capitalism, Imperialism, and Revolution: Book Review

Friday, March 29, 2019

Semir Amin. Radical political economist Samir Amin (1931–2018) left behind a cherished oeuvre of Marxist writings. Amin’s intellectual range—from economics to culture—was admirable, and his lessons remain essential….

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Global Commodity Chains and the New Imperialism

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Intan Suwandi, R. Jamil Jonna and John Bellamy Foster To comprehend twenty-first-century imperialism we must go beyond analysis of the nation-state to a systematic investigation of the increasing…

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Cuba, Che Guevara, and the Problem of “Socialism in One Country”

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Ron Augustin. The presidential elections in Cuba may have marked the end of an era. On the face of it, Raúl Castro’s decision to step aside symbolized, more…

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Exploitation and Expropriation, or Why Capitalism Must be Attacked with Equal Force on Every Front

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Michael D Yates. [Author’s note: This essay is based upon arguments made in Chapter 2 (“Some Theoretical Considerations”) of my book, Can the Working Class Change the World? Unless…

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“Can the Working Class Change the World?”: Book Review

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Eve Ottenberg. “Can the Working Class Change the World?”, Michael D. Yates Monthly Review Press. If the working class doesn’t save our vastly unequal and dying world, it’s…

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Understanding the global economy

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Michael Roberts. This year’s Historical Materialism conference in London seemed well attended and with younger participants.  HM covers all aspects of radical thought: philosophical, political, cultural, psychological and…

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On the Nature of the Chinese Economic System: Marxist Debates on China

Friday, October 26, 2018

Zhiming Long, Rémy Herrera and Tony Andréani. Posted on Monthly Review October 1, 2018. China’s ruling class admits that the capitalist private sector plays a very important role…

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Making War on the Planet: Geoengineering and Capitalism’s Creative Destruction of the Earth

Saturday, October 6, 2018

John Bellamy Foster. A short fuse is burning. At the present rate of global emissions, the world is projected to reach the trillionth metric ton of cumulative carbon…

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The Zapatistas’ Dignified Rage: Revolutionary Theories and Anticapitalist Dreams of Subcomandante Marcos

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Benjamin Dangle. Book Review: The Zapatistas’ Dignified Rage: Final Public Speeches of Subcommander Marcos. By Subcommander Marcos. Introduction by Nick Henck. Translation by Henry Gales. (AK Press, 2018)….

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In memoriam: Samir Amin at 80, an Introduction and Tribute

Sunday, September 9, 2018

John Bellamy Foster. Published by Monthly Review in 2011, re-posted by Middle East 4 Change as a memorial to Semir Amin who died on August 12, 2018. Samir…

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Interview with Angel Prado (Part I): “The commune holds the solution to the crisis”

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Posted on MR Online August 21, 2018. Originally published: Venezuelanalysis by Angel Prado & Ricardo Vaz (August 16, 2018). El Maizal commune is located in the middle of…

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Can Freedom and Capitalism Co-Exist?: Book review

Friday, August 10, 2018

Chris Wright. Posted on Counterpunch August 7, 2018. Being run by business, American culture suffers from an overwhelming preponderance of stupidity. When a set of institutions as reactionary…

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Marx on the environment: One Question, Marx at 200

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Posted on One Question, May 7 2018. One Question is a monthly series in which we ask leading thinkers to give a brief answer to a single question….

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Iran’s Labor Protests/strikes, Revolutionary Socialist Direction and International Solidarity

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Frieda Afary. Posted on Alliance of Middle East Socialists June 13, 2018. Below is the text of Frieda Afary’s presentation to a group of international  labor activists on…

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Israel: No such thing as socialist Zionism

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tony Greenstein. Published by Weekly Worker June 14, 2018 Gideon Levy is one of the few, lonely voices of sanity in an Israel that has veered towards the…

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Marx and Feminism: Interview with Nancy Fraser

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Posted on Monthly Review June 4, 2018. Noted scholar Nancy Fraser joined us for a wide-ranging interview covering Marx’ and Engels’ view of social reproduction, the tension between…

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A Brief History of the Turkish Left, Part 2: from the 1980 Coup to the Present

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Foti Benlisoy. Posted on Left East. This is the second part of our interview with Foti Benlisoy on the history of the Turkish Left from its late-Ottoman beginnings…

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A Brief History of the Turkish Left, Part I: from the Origins to the 1980 Coup

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Foti Benlisoy Posted on Left East We have interviewed prolific Turkish leftist commentator Foti Benlisoy on the history of the Turkish left, from its Ottoman beginnings on to…

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Marx and nature: Why we need Marx now more than ever

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Elizabeth Terzakis. Published: International Socialist Review (ISR), Issue #109, 2018. Posted on Monthly Review June 6, 2018  |  At the end of January 2018, the rollercoaster ride that is…

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Revolution or Decadence? Thoughts on the Transition between Modes of Production on the Occasion of the Marx Bicentennial

Monday, May 7, 2018

Samir Amin. Posted on Monthly Review May 01, 2018. Introduction Karl Marx is a giant thinker, not just for the nineteenth century, but even more for understanding our…

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Marx’s Ecological Education: Book review

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Martin Empson. Posted on Monthly Review April 1, 2018. Kohei Saito, Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capitalism, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy (New York: Monthly Review Press,…

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Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create…

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The Women’s Movement in Turkey

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ecehan Balta and Arielle Concilio. Posted on Left Voice on February 28, 2018. Arielle Concilio of Left Voice spoke with Ecehan Balta of the socialist collective Başlangıç Kolektifi…

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Climate & Capitalism Interview with Zafer Ülger: Ecological crisis and capitalism in Turkey today

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Zafar Ugler and Arielle Conclio. Posted on Monthly Review on March 5, 2018. Originally on Left Voice.  Zafer Ülger is a member of the Başlangıç socialist collective in…

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Turkey: The struggle Continues

Monday, March 26, 2018

Esen Uslu. Posted on Weekly Worker number 1195, March 22 , 2018. After the surrender of Afrin, Esen Uslu says that the Turkish left and Kurdish movement must…

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Emancipation Comes Through the Rejection of Capitalism: interview

Friday, March 9, 2018

Tithi Bhattacharya and Amy Goodman Posted on Znet on March 9, 2018 From Afghanistan to the Philippines to Mexico to Spain, women across the globe are taking to…

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Patriarchies East and West

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Judith Whitehead. Posted Monthly Review on February 1, 2018. Sara Farris, ln the Name of Women’s Rights: The Rise of Femonationalism (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017), 272 pages,…

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The underlying reasons for the Long Depression

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Michael Roberts. Posted on February 14, 2018. There are two new mainstream papers out that offer some interesting analysis on the reasons behind the Long Depression that the…

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‘Socialism a necessity for human survival’ Interview with John Bellamy Foster, Editor of Monthly Review

Sunday, January 21, 2018

 John Bellamy Foster. Posted  on Monthly Review, Jan 18, 2018.. Originally published: Frontline India by Jipson John & Jitheesh P.M. John Bellamy Foster, Editor of the prestigious Monthly…

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Hadj-Ali Abelkader: A Muslim Communist in the 1920s

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Ian Birchall. Published by International Socialist Review number 106 The relations between Muslims and revolutionary socialists have often been problematic. A few years ago in France there was…

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