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Michael Roberts — Imperialism can be quantified in economic terms: it is the persistent transfer of surplus value to the rich countries from the poorest countries of the world. This process developed some 150 years or so ago and remains. 
Max Chandler-Mather outside federal parliament
Max Chandler-Mather reflects on the Brisbane Greens community-based strategies, along with broader issues such as Palestine and last year’s referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
Boris Lenin
In his latest letter from a Russian prison, Boris Kagarlitsky addresses why should we, in 2024, find Lenin interesting.
anti-ANC protest
Gunnett Kaaf — The African National Congress is certainly fighting its most difficult election since the dawn of democracy in 1994.
South Africa ballot paper
Niall Reddy — The May 29 national election is going to have a profound effect on shaping the political landscape in South Africa and therefore on how to construct a Left party.
Palestinians gather around a statue of Nelson Mandela after South Africa files a landmark case against Israel at the International Court of Justice, Ramallah, Jan. 10, 2024.
Robin DG Kelley — The UN’s failure to dismantle the colonial order foreclosed the application of the Genocide Convention to Israel, South Africa, and the United States.
Ukraine Palestine interview
Adib Shaheen explains how the struggle for a just future and the support of peoples resisting aggression and repression are the same struggle.
Palestinian solidarity protesters during a large-scale demonstration in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 23, 2023. Photograph by André Chung for Hammer & Hope.
Hadas Thier — Global outrage over Israel’s attacks on Gaza has produced a broad-based mass movement never before witnessed on the question of Palestine.
Iran Israel bomb
Gilbert Achcar — Israel will complete its genocidal war against Gaza for six before directing its military efforts against Iran and Hezbollah.
Lego parliament
Phil Hearse examines the rapidly shifting political landscape that the increasing likelihood of a Starmer-led government is bringing about.