A socialist activist in several countries, revolutionary journalist par
excellence, novelist, and poet – Victor Serge was a man of huge talents.
During his extraordinary life (1890-1947), Serge graduated from youthful
anarchism to Bolshevism. He took part in revolutions and spent a decade
in captivity. He worked...
ERIC ARTHUR Blair, better known under his pseudonym George Orwell, was
born in Motihari, India 100 years ago this month, his father being a
lower-ranking colonial administrator in the days of the British Raj.
In the late 1960s, the name of Frantz Fanon became associated with the
idea of a armed revolution in the ’Third World’. In the words of his
biographer, David, Macey, in his new book, ’Frantz Fanon: A life’,
"Fanon came to be seen as the apostle of violence, the prophet of a
Michael Moore said "barring success", Stupid White Men, (reviewed in the
socialist, issue 254), would be his last book. But last year when George
W Bush was supposedly so popular, it was the leading non-fiction book
bought and read by Americans. So he’s written Dude, Where’s My Country?
In 1903, sociologist, scholar, and historian W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963)
wrote his book The Souls of Black Folk, which would make a vital
contribution to the struggle of African Americans in the post-Civil War
and Reconstruction era.
NOAM CHOMSKY’S Power and Terror is an attack on the hypocrisy and double
standards of US foreign policy. It explains why US imperialism is
loathed by so many people; because it interferes in international
politics not to assist human rights but simply to help itself.
The majority of the members of the delegations to the G8 summit in Evian
had accommodation in Lausanne, in the French-speaking part of
Switzerland. In Lausanne, as well as in Geneva and on the French side of
the border, there were a number of protest demonstrations against the
BLAIR CLAIMS that his "dossier" on Iraq justifies the US and Britain
going to war and forcing a ’regime change’. "Rogue State", William Blum,
is a "dossier" - with detailed references, many from official sources -
on US imperialism.