Engels vs. Marx?: Two Hundred Years of Frederick Engels

by Paul Blackledge Reprinted from Monthly Review At the bicentenary of his birth, Frederick Engels’s reputation as an original thinker is, among Anglophone academics at least, at its nadir. The main reason for this unfortunate state of affairs is undoubtedly political. Despite the recent global economic crisis and associated increases in inequality that have tended toContinue reading “Engels vs. Marx?: Two Hundred Years of Frederick Engels”

Lenin, 150 years on

By Julian Coppens Reprinted from Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal April 27, 2020 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — For Stalinists and liberals, Vladimir Lenin has been useful both as a myth and as a scapegoat. For the former, a myth selectively cited and distorted to justify the terror of bureaucratic rule and the theoryContinue reading “Lenin, 150 years on”


MIKE DAVIS Reprinted from New Left Review 122, March-April 2020 Coronavirus footnote1 is the old movie that we’ve been watching over and over again since Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone (1994)introduced us to the exterminating demon, born in a mysterious bat cave in Central Africa, known as Ebola. It was the first in a succession of new diseases eruptingContinue reading “THE MONSTER ENTERS”

The Corporate Food System Is Making the Coronavirus Crisis Worse

By Walden Bello, April 22, 2020 Reprinted from Foreign Policy In Focus The global food system has been very much front and center in the COVID-19 story. Everyone, of course, is aware that hunger is closely tracking the virus as its wreaks havoc in both the global North and global South. Indeed, one can say that, unlikeContinue reading “The Corporate Food System Is Making the Coronavirus Crisis Worse”

Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino, Philippines, Press Release

Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino PRESS RELEASEApril 29 2020 Nationally-coordinated, decentralized, community-wide noise barrage on Labor Day:“Kaldero at sikmurang walang laman”from poor communities to cyberspace Various groups, initiated by the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), held an online press conference today to announce its plans for a nationwide coordinated community-wide noise barrage on Labor Day. TheContinue reading “Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino, Philippines, Press Release”

Workers of the World Unite! South African Federation of Trade Union’s (SAFTU) May Day 2020 message

The South African Federation of Trade Unions joins the workers of the world in celebrating May Day, when we all come together in solidarity to demand an end to exploitation, poverty, hunger and inequality. Today is the day the world working class celebrate their victories against the brutalities of the world profit mongers and theirContinue reading “Workers of the World Unite! South African Federation of Trade Union’s (SAFTU) May Day 2020 message”


On this Day of International Working Class Solidarity, May Day 2020, In the midst of the Corona virus pandemic – One of the worst tragedies that struck humanity in a century, Leading to an impending economic crisis predicted to be the worst since the World War II, CITU Expresses its heartfelt gratitude and class prideContinue reading “MAY DAY MANIFESTO 2020 — CONGRESS OF INDIAN TRADE UNIONS (CITU)”

Joint Statement for May Day 2020

1st May 2020Build a better future for the working people in times of multiple crises (This statement is prepared by Left parties and labour organisations in the Southeast Asia, and endorsed by groups from within and outside the region.) In recent months, the world has been severely affected and paralyzed by the spread of theContinue reading “Joint Statement for May Day 2020”

The post-pandemic slump

By Michael Roberts Reprinted from “Michael Roberts Blog blogging from a Marxist economist” https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2020/04/13/the-post-pandemic-slump/ The coronavirus pandemic marks the end of longest US economic expansion on record, and it will feature sharpest economic contraction since WWII. The global economy was facing the worst collapse since the second world war as coronavirus began to strike inContinue reading “The post-pandemic slump”