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 world economy is on the edge of a prolonged period of stagnation.
Before the war on Iraq began, its approach had already made a negative
impact. A United Nations statement in January this year forecast: "An
escalation into military action would have even more profound negative
economic consequences". The...
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.
On the 14th of March, at a quarter to three in the afternoon, the
greatest living thinker ceased to think. He had been left alone for
scarcely two minutes, and when we came back we found him in his
armchair, peacefully gone to sleep -- but for ever.
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...
In order to correctly answer the question raised in the title of this
article, it is first of all necessary to establish the difference
between the basic conquest of the October Revolution-nationalized
property-and the policy pursued by the present government. There is a
contradiction between the revolutionary form of...
Greetings to the Soviet workers, collective farmers, soldiers of the Red
Army and sailors of the Red Navy! Greetings from distant Mexico where I
found refuge after the Stalinist clique had exiled me to Turkey and
after the bourgeoisie had hounded me from country to country!
The death of Joseph Stalin, took place half a century ago this month.
However the anniversary has been largely covered in a superficial manner
in the international media. Although the press has spent much time
recording the terrible crimes of Stalinism and providing psychological
profiles of the absolute ruler, little...
If a shooting war starts in the Gulf it will be the first real test of
the US army rebuilt after its withdrawal from Vietnam. The US
interventions during the 1980s in El Salvador, Grenada and the Lebanon
were really police actions not full-scale wars. The Gulf mobilisation is
the largest movement of US troops since the...
The speech by Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula), the popular Left
Brazilian president, was undoubtedly the most anticipated event in the
World Social Forum. The crowd was even bigger than the 140,000 that
participated in the opening march of the WSF, the day before.