Kasama

Banned Thought has gathered an archive of the Maoist international journal A World To Win (that appeared from 1985-2006).

There are a number of substantive articles there with lasting value. Kasama will be publishing some of them over a period of time — to make them available more widely and to stimulate discussion over key political controversies.

As always, posting pieces here does not necessarily imply  agreement with their arguments and verdicts.

This essay was first published in 1999.

By F.G.

I. AN OVERVIEW OF THIS ARTICLE

OUR STAND

In April 1975, two weeks before the fall of Saigon in Vietnam, an army of ragged, thin and very young peasant men and women defeated the US-backed government in neighbouring Cambodia. In January 1979, some 44 months later, this new regime was swept from power and scattered by invading Vietnamese soldiers.

The briefness of this period is part of what…

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