Joe Biden says the COVID-19 pandemic is over. This is what the data tells us

[ Despite the ongoing spread of COVID-19, Biden has declared the pandemic to be “over”. Even while other elements of the capitalist ruling class explicitly recognize the ongoing threat of the virus, they refuse to improve or reinstate safety measures needed to properly manage it. As Leading Lights have noted previously, this is because doing... Continue Reading →

Flooding has devastated Pakistan – and Britain’s imperial legacy has made it worse

[The following article discusses the recent devastating floods in Pakistan. Many have noted the global injustice of this disaster. Pakistan produces far fewer carbon emissions per capita than rich countries [1], yet it bears the brunt of climate catastrophes. There is more to the story, though. As the article shows, imperialism and its collaborators, both... Continue Reading →

Transition to revolutionary turmoil in Sri Lanka

[The following is a translation of an article that was originally published in German on Rote Fahne News, a media outlet of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany. The situation in Sri Lanka is one that communists must watch closely, and hopefully lead into a revolutionary, anti-capitalist direction. -NP] For weeks, the masses in Sri Lanka... Continue Reading →

The Mental Illness of Anachronistic Radical Socialism

Editor's Note: There has been a poverty of real Marxist analysis in the world of politics. Whether it be tailing and pandering to far-right movements, spreading COVID-19 disinformation, or championing "socialist" Chinese billionaires, it seems that there are some very confused sections of the left. In the following article, Stephen Gowans refers to these confused... Continue Reading →

Against the Criminalization of Communists

[This article was written and translated from its original German by our Comrade Klaus Markstein. While it is mostly relevant to our comrades and allies in Germany, it still highlights some of the dangers communists must face within the legal systems of the entire imperialist core.] “When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained... Continue Reading →

Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Editor's note: The following article by Stephen Gowans was originally published on August 9, 2010 during a time when there was talk about a potential Taliban revival in Afghanistan. Although 11 years old, the article remains relevant today. Recently, the Taliban has been seeing yet another potential revival and appears to be gaining ground, seizing... Continue Reading →

OP-ed | The COVID-19 Pandemic – A Year Later

By Janelle Velina "Comrades, it is impossible to imagine the dreadful situation in the typhus regions, where the population is broken, weakened, without material resources, where all life, all public life ceases. To this we say, “Comrades, we must concentrate everything on this problem. Either the lice will defeat socialism, or socialism will defeat the... Continue Reading →

From the Grayzone: US State Department accusation of China ‘genocide’ relied on data abuse and baseless claims by far-right ideologue

While there are some legitimate criticisms that can be made of the CCP, this article linked from The Grayzone points out that the allegations of genocide are dubious at best. The person responsible for the data used to advance the US claim of genocide has highly questionable motives, and not surprisingly, there is clear evidence... Continue Reading →

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