Author: Samir Amin

Samir Amin is a world renowned Egyptian-French Marxian economist and director of the Third World Forum in Dakar, Senegal. His books include The Liberal Virus, The World We Wish to See, The Law of Worldwide Value, The Implosion of Contemporary Capitalism, and Three Essays on Marx’s Value Theory.

  • The Defence of Humanity Requires the Radicalisation of Popular Struggles

    In August this year, the acclaimed socialist writer and activist Samir Amin (1931-2018) passed away. Born in Egypt and educated in Port Said and Paris, he eventually settled as director of the Third World Forum in Dakar, Senegal from 1980. Samir was author of numerous books including his well-known Accumulation on a World Scale (1970), … Keep reading »

  • Is the World Social Forum of Use for Popular Struggles?

    Are the Social Forum Formulas Adequate to that Effect? 1. The undeniable success of the World Social Forums (and of the national and regional forums), from their first edition (Porto Allegre 2001) to their seventh (Nairobi 2007) shows that the formula met a real objective need, felt by many militants and movements engaged in their struggles … Keep reading »

  • Audacity, More Audacity

    The historical circumstances created by the implosion of contemporary capitalism requires the radical left, in the North as well as the South, to be bold in formulating its political alternative to the existing system. The purpose of this paper is to show why audacity is required and what it means. Why Audacity? 1. Contemporary capitalism is … Keep reading »