The Many Dimensions of Primitive Accumulation: Farmers’ Suicides, Abdication of Responsibilities in the Narmada Resettlement

C. N. Subramanian We are today witness to the historical process which Marx had characterised as the ‘primitive accumulation of capital’. ‘The process, therefore, that clears the way for the capitalist system, can be none other than the process which takes away from the labourer the possession of his means of subsistence; a process that transforms,Continue reading “The Many Dimensions of Primitive Accumulation: Farmers’ Suicides, Abdication of Responsibilities in the Narmada Resettlement”

Revisiting the Kashmir Issue

Nirmalangshu Mukherji In a just world order, rights of self-determination of people, including the right of independence, ought to be viewed as a basic and absolute value. As with most moral principles, however, the actual implementation of such demands raises difficult issues since they always arise in a historical context of an unjust distribution ofContinue reading “Revisiting the Kashmir Issue”

Subhas Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany

Sisir K. Majumdar It was probably in Germany that Subhas Chandra Bose (1897-1945) was first known as ‘Netaji’, which literally means ‘leader of leaders’ (‘Führer’ is the equivalent German expression). The period of his stay in Germany was from April 1941 to February 1943. These ‘Berlin Years’ of Netaji are still a riddle for mostContinue reading “Subhas Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany”

V.I. Lenin on Imperialism and Opportunism in Developed Countries

“Here we must ask: how is the persistence of such trends in Europe to be explained? Why is this opportunism stronger in Western Europe than in our country? It is because the culture of the advanced countries has been, and still is, the result of their being able to live at the expense of aContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Imperialism and Opportunism in Developed Countries”

William Blum on Stalin’s Death Tolls

“We’ve all heard the figures many times…10 million…20 million…40 million…60 million…died under Stalin. But what does the number mean, whichever number you choose? Of course many people died under Stalin, many people died under Roosevelt….Dying appears to be a natural phenomenon in every country. The question is how did those people die under Stalin? DidContinue reading “William Blum on Stalin’s Death Tolls”

Marx on Hindusim

“Now, sickening as it must be to human feeling to witness those myriads of industrious patriarchal and inoffensive social organizations disorganized and dissolved into their units, thrown into a sea of woes, and their individual members losing at the same time their ancient form of civilization, and their hereditary means of subsistence, we must notContinue reading “Marx on Hindusim”

Karl Marx on Colonialism and the Beginnings of Modern Capitalism

“The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the beginning of the conquest and looting of the East Indies, the turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalised the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production. These idyllicContinue reading “Karl Marx on Colonialism and the Beginnings of Modern Capitalism”

The Role of the CIA: Behind the Dalai Lama’s Holy Cloak

Michael Backman Global Research March 23, 2008 Global Research Editor’s note This incisive article by Michael Backman outlines the relationship of the Dalai Lama and his organization to US intelligence. The Dalai Lama has been on the CIA payroll since the late 1950s. He is an instrument of US intelligence. An understanding of this longstandingContinue reading “The Role of the CIA: Behind the Dalai Lama’s Holy Cloak”

How the CIA helped Dalai Lama to end up in exile

It is widely believed that the Dalai Lama fled Tibet once Chinese troops gained control over the region. Actually, these two events have nine years between them. Tibet’s self-proclaimed independence in 1913, after the fall of Qing Empire of China, was never recognised legally by any country. So, once China sorted out the Civil War,Continue reading “How the CIA helped Dalai Lama to end up in exile”

Left Anticommunism: the Unkindest Cut

BY MICHAEL PARENTI Despite a lifetime of “shaming” the system, NOAM CHOMSKY, America’s foremost “engagé” intellectual, remains an unrepentant left anticommunist. In the United States, for over a hundred years, the ruling interests tirelessly propagated anticommunism among the populace, until it became more like a religious orthodoxy than a political analysis. During the Cold War,Continue reading “Left Anticommunism: the Unkindest Cut”

International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO): On the International Situation

The most significant development in the world capitalist economy, since the last meeting of our Conference is undoubtedly the intensification of the symptoms that prove the trend toward a new recession in all fields, after a certain rise in the second quarter of 2009, followed by a period of stagnation. Despite the trend towards aContinue reading “International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO): On the International Situation”

International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations: Resolution on the West African Region and Mali

Since 2010, the West African region and particularly the sub-Saharan zone has been marked by the armed interference and intervention of the imperialist powers. The objectives of those actions are: * Political, geostrategic and military, related to the struggle for the redivision of the world and of the African continent. * Economic (access to theContinue reading “International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations: Resolution on the West African Region and Mali”

The killing of US ambassador to Libya: who is to blame?

Washington sticks to the stupid policy of using Islamic fundamentalists for its own self-serving agenda. The Islamists who stormed the US embassy in Cairo carried Bin Laden portraits. The founder of the Al Qaeda terrorist network began his murky career in Afghanistan, where he worked as a CIA agent fighting against the country’s legitimate governmentContinue reading “The killing of US ambassador to Libya: who is to blame?”

Bloodbath mars anti-Maoist ‘success’

By Sudha Ramachandran BANGALORE – India’s anti-Maoist operations are under fire again. It appears that 19 “hardcore Maoists” who the government claimed were killed in an encounter with the Chhattisgarh police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on the night of June 27-28 were in fact unarmed civilians. About a dozen of those killedContinue reading “Bloodbath mars anti-Maoist ‘success’”

Communist Ghadar Party of India: On the Presidential Elections, 2012

The selection of a suitable candidate for the President of India, to be elected in July 2012, has been one of the major preoccupations of the ruling circles of our country in recent weeks. The issue has gained in importance because of the critical nature of the present political situation, and because of the importantContinue reading “Communist Ghadar Party of India: On the Presidential Elections, 2012”