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Opinion & Analysis

Anti-Anti-Imperialism: Gilbert Achcar’s Leftist Imperialism with Caveats

Behind Achcar’s leftish rhetoric is a flawed belief that somehow the imperialist actions of the U.S. and its allies may be truly humanitarian.

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The Western Left Needs to Stop Commusplaining to China and Russia

If the West is so concerned about Chinese and Russian citizens wanting to drive decent cars and to wear elegant clothes, why don’t they push for an end to the production of these items in their own end: in France, Italy, the United States?

The Western Left Needs to Stop Commusplaining to China and Russia

I hear this again and again, whenever I speak in the West: What kind of Communism is that, in China? In all big cities, they have Prada and Gucci in every major department store.” Western leftists are obsessed with this topic. They do not even realize how ridiculous, how racist their arguments actually are! China, with some 6,000 years long

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How the Concentration of Wealth is Driving a New Global Imperialism

Corporate media today is highly concentrated and fully international. Their primary goal is the promotion of product sales and pro-capitalist propaganda through the psychological control of human desires, emotions, beliefs, fears, and values. 

How the Concentration of Wealth is Driving a New Global Imperialism

Regime changes in Iraq and Libya, Syria’s war, Venezuela’s crisis, sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, and North Korea are all reflections of a new global imperialism imposed by a core of capitalist nations in support of trillions of dollars of concentrated investment wealth. This new world order of mass capital has become a totalitarian empire of

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The Democratic Party Obsession Militarism Will Only Grow Worse by 2020

The real question of 2020 is whether a truly left political insurgency will develop in opposition to the obsessions of empire.

The Democratic Party Obsession Militarism Will Only Grow Worse by 2020

For a movement, especially a Black left movement that has yet to emerge in this period, the critical task is to develop mass consciousness of the fact that U.S. imperialism is incapable of providing concessions to the poor and oppressed. History has shown that the Black left has always been in the most favorable position for bringing this reality

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