Archive for May, 2014

“New Cold War,” Same Old Imperialism

May 24, 2014

Beyond Highbrow - Robert Lindsay

This guy is a Trotskyite, but I often agree with his analysis of capitalism and US imperialism, which is 100% right on.

First of all, he is correct that the US was an imperialist country long before the Cold War and even before there was a Soviet Union. The Monroe Doctrine, still in effect today, was an imperialist policy. The US was actually a formal imperialist power around the turn on the century, and in a way, it still is now as the US retains colonies and refuses to free them as the UN has demanded.

Everything else he says is also right on.

The New “Cold War” Is The Same Old U.S. Imperialist War

by Steven Argue

Cartoon depicting the brutal and murderous U.S. colonization of the Philippines long before there was a Soviet Union.

As many in the U.S. today declare that Russian opposition to U.S. aggression in…

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The collapse of the Soviet Union reconsidered

May 18, 2014

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Paper Presented to Second International Congress,  “Marx in May”
Grupo Estudos Marxistas Faculty of Arts and Letters University of Lisbon, Portugal
May 10, 2014

by Roger Keeran and Thomas Kenny

In 2004, Thomas Kenny and I wrote Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union. Since 2004, the book has been published and reviewed in Bulgaria, Russia, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, France, Cuba and Spain. One or both of the authors have been present for discussions of the book in Greece, Portugal, France and Cuba, and a number of critics have reviewed the book in leftwing journals. In this presentation, Kenny and I will respond to two criticisms and one question prompted by the book. In the book, we put forth an explanation for the collapse of the Soviet Union. We used the words “collapse” and “betrayal” in the title in spite of the possible misleading connotations of both words.

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Chechen president on Ukraine: Not even fascists acted like this

May 5, 2014

Odessa: Update on the fate of detained anti-fascists and relatives

May 5, 2014

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Threatening Russia, Supporting Kiev Neo-Nazis

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