• Imperialism Today: A Critical Assessment of Latin American Dependency Theory

    Argentine Marxist Claudio Katz analyzes Marini’s work in light of contemporary developments in global capitalism. He assesses Marini’s attempt to understand and explain the initial developments in neoliberal globalization and suggests some ways in which dependency theory might now be renewed and updated. Keep reading »

  • At the Interstices of Race, Class and Imperialism: A. Sivanandan (1923-2018)

    Ambalavaner Sivanandan, who has died aged 94 in London on 3 January 2018, was an organic intellectual working at the interstices of race, class and imperialism in the movements in which he was unconditionally immersed. A skillful essayist and gripping orator, he chiselled powerful idioms and imagery which travelled across his writing, and from his speeches to his writing, and back again. His prose was crafted not so much to be read quietly, as recited aloud. Keep reading »

  • Zionist Colonization is Not ‘Exceptional’: A Marxist Viewpoint

    This article aims to challenge the rather widely accepted claim that the nature of Zionist settler colonization is exceptional[1] and even “defies appeal to any precedent that can usefully be invoked as to its evolution and eventual revolution.”[2] My challenge will focus on Moshé Machover’s 2016 article, “The decolonization of Palestine”[3] which is the third … Keep reading »

  • Profits, Coercion, and Resistance

    An Introduction to the symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America An article published in Third World Quarterly in 2008 was our initiation into collaborative work on Canadian mining imperialism and the popular forms of resistance it systematically engenders in Latin America. The first seed. After a lengthy stretch of germination, this led … Keep reading »

  • Boycotting Apartheid

    Ontario’s 50 Year Long Attack on the Campaign for Palestinian Rights On December 1st, 2016, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario officially condemned the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to end Israeli apartheid. Ontario Conservative MPP Gila Martow, who introduced the motion, likened the BDS campaign to the Ku Klux Klan. Both the Liberal and Conservative … Keep reading »

  • Brazil, connect the dots.

    Imperialism’s Junior Partners

    On May 12, Brazil’s democratic government, led by the Workers’ Party (PT), was the victim of a coup. What will the other BRICS countries (Russia, India, China, and South Africa) do? Will they stand by as the reactionaries who took power in Brasilia pivot closer to Western powers, glad to warm Dilma Rousseff’s seat at … Keep reading »

  • EU’s Military Strategy to Deepen Mediterranean Tragedies

    More than 800 migrants died on April 19 this year when their overcrowded boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast. The tragedy sent soaring this year’s Mediterranean death toll which was by then around 1,500 – 10 times the deaths during the same period last year. According to the International Organization for … Keep reading »

  • New World Re-Ordering

    What should we call the current era? Post-everything? Or perhaps, the interregnum? Whatever the name it should be given, the current period is characterized by neoliberal trans-nationalization. In addition, U.S. hegemony has been under question since the beginning of this period. In fact, the Empire is no longer U.S.-American and a change in hegemony is … Keep reading »

  • Hegemony in the Making: Germany on the Way to Becoming a Political Giant

    Germany is an economic giant but a political dwarf. Ever since the run-up to the First World War, this thesis has been firmly established in the conservative camp and it remains the basic assumption of a century of German foreign and security policy. In the end, it has come up against one problem in the … Keep reading »

  • Thomas Sankara

    Thomas Sankara and Burkina Faso’s ‘Black Spring’

    Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary by Ernest Harsch, Ohio University Press, 2014, 163 pages, $18.56. A press report in 1983 that a popular uprising in Upper Volta, a small and poor land-locked country in Western Africa had led to an obscure, but charismatic army officer becoming head of state was truly inspiring news for all … Keep reading »

  • The United States of America in the AfPak Region and Beyond

    War on Terror or Alliance with Islamic Terrorism? It may sound rather odd in the face of the open war on terror that has been raging in Afghanistan and the Middle East to speak of United States’ alliance with Islamic terrorists, but that is the messy reality of our times. The United States, it seems, has … Keep reading »

  • Nous Sommes Tous Charlie… de Gaulle!

    In politics there is a golden rule: beware agreements that cut across all political currents! The tragedy of Charlie Hebdo has been turned into a farce by the mammoth march in Paris, along with similar ones in cities across France, large and small. It is an insult on human intelligence to tie, in whatever combination, … Keep reading »