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The “Official” Version of the Katyn Massacre Disproven?

Discoveries at a German Mass Murder Site in Ukraine Author’s Note: The officially accepted version of the Katyn Massacre can be read on its Wikipedia page – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre This page is relentlessly anticommunist and anti-Stalinist. It makes no attempt to be … Continue reading

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Social Democracy in a Postcolonial Island State: Dom Mintoff’s Impact

The Mediterranean small island state of Malta (population 400,000) recently paid final respects to its internationally best known politician, former socialist Prime Minister Dom Mintoff, who died at his residence on August 20 2012 at the age of 96. Together … Continue reading

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“Forward Dreaming” in Cuban Film: The Work of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea 1

El cine es un sueño, pero un sueño que siempre tiene una llamada de alerta.2 I Not since Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov in the USSR in the 1920s had an innovative national cinema unfolded in the context of revolution … Continue reading

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The Notion of Equality in Chile’s Communist and Socialist Left, 1960-1973

Introduction On September 4, 1970, the Popular Unity (UP) coalition of left parties,1 with Salvador Allende as its candidate, won Chile’s presidential election. The brief and intense historical moment that ensued has been recognized by progressives all over the world … Continue reading

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From Flooded Neighborhoods to Sustainable Urbanism: A New York Diary

[Ed. Note: This article was published as a photo-essay. To obtain the original file complete with over two dozen photos, contact info@sdonline.org.] Shortly after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast of the United States, activists started organizing relief efforts. Occupy … Continue reading

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Division and Desire: Jodi Dean discusses The Communist Horizon with Joseph G. Ramsey

Joseph G. Ramsey: How would you trace your own relationship to communism as a cause and a concept? You attribute the notion of the communist “horizon” to Bruno Bosteels (who takes up the term from the Bolivian Marxist theorist and … Continue reading

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Citing the Red Horizon: Assuming the Communist Condition

Critical reflections on Jodi Dean’s The Communist Horizon  I The eye-grabbing cover of Jodi Dean’s The Communist Horizon (Verso, 2012) depicts what could be the dawn of a new day. A red sun, half in view, arcs across the volume’s … Continue reading

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NATO’s “Globalized” Atlanticism and the Eurasian Alternative

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, The Globalization of NATO (Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2012).1 … the class struggle in our time has been thoroughly internationalized. The revolutionary initiative against capitalism, which in Marx’s day belonged to the proletariat in advanced countries, has passed … Continue reading

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The Brecht Forum/New York Marxist School: To the Next Generation

The Brecht Forum/New York Marxist School—an important left educational and cultural center in New York City since 1975–is undergoing a significant change. Liz Mestres, one of the organization’s founders and its Director for the last 18 years, is stepping down … Continue reading

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David Harvey, Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution (London: Verso, 2012)

Of all human creations, the city is undoubtedly the most victorious at remaking the natural environment on our own terms and for our own benefit. In many ways, the city is a mirror into the soul of humanity. Its roads … Continue reading

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