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Against All Odds
The shadow haunting the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will realize they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless t...
The Case for Staying in Iraq: Against The Current vol. 122
I don't support an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, because I think it would probably make an already bad situation much worse. Of course, there's no guarantee that continuing the occupation will...
Germany 1921: The March Action
The debacle represented by the ‘March Action’ in Germany in 1921 was a crucial turning point in the development of the Communist International. The defeat led to a crisis in the German Communist Party...
Iraq: Guerrilla War in Sadr City: Against The Current vol. 114
In attacking first Najaf, then Tal Afar and Samarra, and finally tackling the center of Sunni resistance in Fallujah, the United States was seeking to reverse this process. But these attacks were not...
Machismo and Its Discontents: Against The Current vol. 134
The one clear memory I have of 1968 (as opposed to all those other antiwar and pro-civil rights struggles in which I was engaged in the 1960s and ‘70s) is that I was a member of a faculty ad-hoc group...
A Marxist History of the World part 41: 1640-1645: revolution and war in England
The attempt to impose Absolutism by Charles I led to a revolutionary civil war in which the King would be executed - Neil Faulkner looks at the English Civil War.
The Power of Women United: Against The Current vol. 134
Interview with Kipp Dawson.
A Record of Resistance: Against The Current vol. 121
Here is a stunning book, filled with photographs that record the suffering and strength of the indigenous population in the Guatemalan countryside over the past 15 years. In short essays and photos Ou...
A Response to Critics: Against The Current vol. 123
David Finkel's comments (ATC 122) about my book Is Iraq Another Vietnam?, and about my position against immediately withdrawing the US military from Iraq, were well-informed and fair. So were the judg...
Triple Jeopardy and the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon
Being bi- and female in the Asian movement also means putting in double, triple, quadruple time. The Third World Women’s Alliance, an offshoot of the Black Women’s Liberation Committee of the Student ...
Myanmar's forgotten guerrillas in the mist
A battle for self - determination continues among the country's ethnic groups
An examination of Myanmar's complex ethnic makeup and the rivalries that exist between these groups.