In the movement of Chavismo: Perspectives for Venezuela 

Even as Venezuela experiences political and economic crisis, the achievements of the Chavez movement- organized into the PSUV- cannot and will not be forgotten. The PSUV led Bolivarian Revolution movement that abolished illiteracy, dramatically reduced poverty, expended access to healthcare … Continue reading In the movement of Chavismo: Perspectives for Venezuela 

Crisis and Contradiction in the Russian Civil War: War Communism From 1918 to 1921

During the period of War Communism Bolshevik economic policy was mainly concerned with responding to the demands imposed by Russian Civil War: production was dictated by the needs of the front and the desperate rush to build up tactically important … Continue reading Crisis and Contradiction in the Russian Civil War: War Communism From 1918 to 1921

Discursive Imperialism and the Enemies of Reason or Scientific Socialism Against Individual Tokenism

Imperialism, generated by capitalism(1), is a fundamental feature of the present world order. Some regions of the world are subjected, their historically belated bourgeoises having been rendered unable to complete the tasks of the bourgeois democratic revolution and bound by a thousand threads to the bourgeois in other parts of the world, and others are enriched by their subjection(2). The division of the world into the major imperialist powers and the colonial or semi-colonial countries is an inarguable fact and the dynamics of the world economy cannot be understood without taking into account this fact. In the realm of ideas … Continue reading Discursive Imperialism and the Enemies of Reason or Scientific Socialism Against Individual Tokenism

Developmentalism and the Residues of Colonialism: some thoughts on combined and uneven development, the permanent revolution, and the so-called “third world”

South Africa may have abolished apartheid in law, but it remains in fact. The ANC may be nominally in power, yet the South African economy is firmly in the hands of a thin layer of wealthy white elites, who really control the country. In a fundamental way, very little has changed in in the country since the days of European colonization and legally established white supremacy. It is impossible to merely talk about the residues of colonialism, as the example of South Africa clearly shows. Instead it is necessary to discuss the impact of European and American colonialism as shaping … Continue reading Developmentalism and the Residues of Colonialism: some thoughts on combined and uneven development, the permanent revolution, and the so-called “third world”