Michael Roberts talks about the realities of imperialism today and how much — or, rather, how little — has changed since Vladimir Lenin wrote his book on the subject.
Akira Kato, Japan Revolutionary Communist League (Revolutionary Marxist Faction): ‘The government is taking advantage of Russia’s invasion to convert Japan into a big military power’
Akira Kato discusses rising US-China tensions in the Asia-Pacific, Japan’s attempts to transform itself into a regional military power, the conflicts over Ukraine and Taiwan and building mass anti-war struggles today.
Seiya Morita — The English translation of Leon Trotsky’s “1905” is brilliant as a whole, but it has a problem, in particular when it comes to the translation of his repeated used of the term “hegemony”.
Ammar Ali Jan (Haqooq-e-Khalq Party, Pakistan): ‘Global South countries are increasingly being forced to pick a side between powers’
Ammar Ali Jan discusses global politics, growing tensions between the United States and China, the impacts of this on Pakistan and implications for anti-imperialism in the Global South today.
Farooq Sulehria — Ever since Imran Khan’s dismissal as Pakistan’s prime minister, through a vote of no-confidence in April 2022, a section of leftish media outlets in the West have been busy unearthing a CIA plot behind the ‘regime change’ in Pakistan.
As violence raged in Manipur with no political solution in sight, CPI(ML) Liberation constituted a fact-finding team who visited Manipur from August 10-14. This is their report.
Ingrid Wergeland — For the first time in a century, Norway’s Labour Party failed to top the country’s local and regional elections, pipped to the post by the centre-right conservatives.
Walter Baier — Surveys indicate that the 2024 elections will be chiefly characterized by uncertainty and pessimism.
Russian Socialist Movement opposes Azerbaijan military aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh, the real objectives of which are preservation of Aliyev’s dictatorial regime and maintenance of Putin’s and Erdogan’s imperialistic interests.
China’s rise, ‘diminished dependency’ and imperialism in times of world disorder: Interview with Esteban Mercatante
Esteban Mercatante discusses how recent global shifts in processes of capital accumulation have contributed to China’s rise, the new (and old) mechanisms big powers use to plunder the Global South, and its implications for anti-imperialist and working-class struggles today.
The following thesis has been submitted by the Socialist Left Movement (MES) and its allies for discussion at the PSOL's 8th Congress.
Luana Alves (MES/PSOL, Brazil): 'The biggest problem today? Workers and the poor aren’t seen as brothers and sisters'
Luana Alves gives her view of the political situation in Brazil, discusses the dangers of “class conciliation” and explains why more needs to be done to fight Putin’s propaganda.