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Axel Harneit-Sievers, Stephen Marks and Sanusha Naidu, eds., Chinese and African Perspectives on China in Africa

(Nairobi and Oxford: Pambazula Press, 2010). In the 1960s and 1970s, socialist China (under the leadership of Mao Zedong) actively supported African national liberation movements and provided economic assistance to newly independent African countries. Both China and African countries have … Continue reading

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Paige Arthur, Unfinished Projects: Decolonization and the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre

(London: Verso, 2010). Paige Arthur’s book chronicles the trajectory of Sartre’s thinking with respect to the wave of anti-colonialist movements that swept the world in the wake of World War II, in both the colonies and the metropoles. While she … Continue reading

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Workers’ Councils in Yugoslavia: Successes and Failures

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was the only country in world history which experienced self-management throughout almost its whole existence. Self-management purported to be the essence of the Yugoslav social system, and workers’ councils lay at its core. The … Continue reading

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In Our Hands Is Placed a Power: Austerity, Worldwide Strike Wave, and the Crisis of Global Governance

In our hands is placed a power, greater than their hoarded gold Greater than the might of armies, magnified a thousand-fold We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old For union makes us strong. … Continue reading

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Is the Torch Passing? The Maoist Revolution in India*

Does size matter? The basic contradiction is this: in the very heartland of what is often referred to as the “world’s largest democracy” there is also occurring the “world’s largest revolution.” Revolutionary forces, led by the Communist Party of India … Continue reading

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The Dignity of Communism: Badiou’s Communist Hypothesis

Alain Badiou, The Communist Hypothesis, trans. David Macey and Steve Corcoran. London & New York: Verso, 2010. Since the late 1990s, the work of Alain Badiou has found a widespread readership in the English language. His philosophy has informed numerous … Continue reading

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MEGA2 at the Halfway Point

MEGA2 or to give it its full name, the Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe – the complete collected works, writings, and letters of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels – made it to its half-way point last summer when its 57th volume was published. … Continue reading

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Notes on Contributors

Gerd Callesen is retired Librarian at the Labor Movement Library and Archive of Copenhagen. He has written on the history of cooperation between the German and Danish labor movements, on working-class internationalism, and on the history of the Danish labor … Continue reading

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