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.
Reactionary epochs like ours not only disintegrate and weaken the
working class and isolate its vanguard but also lower the general
ideological level of the movement and throw political thinking back to
stages long since passed through. In these conditions the task of the
vanguard is, above all, not to let itself be...
With the collapse of Stalinism in the former-USSR, and the removal of
the threat of Soviet-backed regimes coming to power in the colonial and
ex-colonial world, Islamic fundamentalism has replaced ‘communism’ in
the demonology of imperialism. The imperialist powers are terrified at
the prospect of...
Following on the heels of Seattle, Washington, London and
Melbourne tens of thousands of activists will take to the streets of
Prague 23-26 September and march against global capitalism. The target:
the annual meeting of the International...
A large portrait of Leon Trotsky dominates one wall of the ’Soviet
Graphics - States of illusion’ exhibition currently showing at the Tate
Modern Museum on London’s South Bank (on display at the
History/Memory/Society section). On close inspection, the visitor sees
that the portrait has jagged edges....
A major retrospective of the work of the 20th Century painter Max
Beckmann (1884-1950) is currently running at the Tate Modern in London.
Given the exhibition’s major concern with war and violent conflict, the
timing could hardly be more apt as we approach a likely bloody
imperialist war in the Middle East.
SIXTY YEARS AGO this August, Stalin’s hit man, Raymond Mercader,
murdered the greatest living revolutionary of that time, Leon Trotsky.
It was not just the Trotskyists who felt the terrible blow of his death
but the working class and labour movement of the whole world. This brain
- in a sense, the brain of the...
To commemorate the contribution of Leon Trotsky in building the workers’
movement internationally, we print here three articles which look at
different aspects of his political work. Their publication mark the
sixtieth anniversary of the murder of Leon Trotsky by an assassin hired
by Stalin in Mexico in August...