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Bolshevik revolution – Workers took power; we will again! – October 22, 2020 (Updated revolutionary theory.)

One hundred and three years ago, November 7, 1917, marked the beginning of the single most important event of the 20th century, the Bolshevik revolution, which directly inspired the Chinese revolution and anti-imperialist struggles around the world from Vietnam to Africa to Latin America. …



If China is the great success story of speedy free market development, and is to be the model and inspiration for Tibet’s future, then old feudal Tibet indeed may start looking a lot better than it actually was. (Parenti 2007)


Friend, the placing of military bases does not address the Marxist meaning of imperialism. Summary of Lenin’s definition of imperialism here and two brief quotes:

Imperialism, or the domination of finance capital, is that highest stage of capitalism in which this separation [money capital & productive capital] reaches vast proportions. The supremacy of finance capital over all other forms of capital means the predominance of the rentier and of the financial oligarchy; it means that a small number of financially “powerful” states stand out among all the rest. The extent to which this process is going on may be judged from the statistics on emissions, i.e., the issue of all kinds of securities. (Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, p. 238-9)

To Lenin, imperialism is the dominance of finance capital. Specifically, he does not define imperialism as it is generally defined, namely, the building of empires by subjugation of territories [with military bases] and the exploitation of these colonial territories for new materials and as markets. (The Essential Lenin, introductory text to Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism)

Everyone should pick up any book by Xi Jinping: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5). And when one sees how evasive he is, probably within a chapter or two, I recommend The Great Leap Backward (1978) (ML analysis) or Is China An Imperialist Country? (2014) which is by a Maoist group but has more updated sources. Also notice how tertiary the evidence is (Pelosi failing to meet an African delegation) in the video linked below. What sort of evidence is all of this? Does it qualify as historical-materialist analysis without further context? No.


Why Trotskyism Is Reactionary – 2004

The Progressive Labor Party recognizes that Trotskyism is phony communism, also called “revisionism” – capitalist ideas in a left disguise. Many people, including many Trotskyists themselves, don’t understand the reactionary essence of Trotskyism. …



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Imperialist rivalry fuels global vaccine apartheid – April 2, 2021

As of March 30, over 60 countries had not received a single dose of vaccine, and many are not on track to be fully vaccinated before 2024 (New York Times, 3/30). Even as thousands of workers die daily from coronavirus, capitalism sees the vaccine as another vehicle for racist profits and a weapon in…