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The Abolition of the State: Anarchist & Marxist Perspectives
Both Anarchists and Marxists believe that it will be possible to do away with the state. But what do they mean by that? What is the state, after all? What institutions, if any, would be necessary ...
After Malheur, the end of the beginning: war for America's public lands rages on
Those who value public lands - for economic, environmental, recreational and aesthetic values - owe a debt of gratitude to Harney County, Oregon, writes Peter Walker. A violent branch of the Sagebrush...
Columbia's Paramilitary Politics: Against The Current vol. 135
In a surprise move in the early morning of May 13th, Colombian President Álvaro Uríbe announced the extradition of fourteen top paramilitary leaders to the United States, where they are charged with c...
Connexions: Volume 5, Number 5 - January 1981 - Militarism/Militarisme
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Discovery of mass graves highlights bloody scramble for Congo’s resources
Last week, a team with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights together with personnel from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) di...
Homage to Catalonia
George Orwell's account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War.
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...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume 5: War & Revolution
Draper, Hal; Haberkern, E.
The subject of this volume is Marx and Engels' views on the relation between war and revolution. Its thesis is that, over the course of decades, their views on this question changed -- evolved is a be...
The Lessons of Lebanon: Against The Current vol. 124
So what has happened to the Israeli army? This question is now being raised not only around the world, but also in Israel itself. Clearly, there is a huge gap between the army's boastful arrogance, on...
The Militia and Militarism
In militarism, the power and rule of both the capitalist state and the bourgeois class are crystallized; just as Social Democracy is the only party which opposes them in principle, so too, inversely, ...
On Oil and Quicksand: Against The Current vol. 114
The end of 2004 finds the Middle East sliding toward an even bloodier morass, thanks in large part to imperial and colonial arrogance which has rarely been on such open display.
Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort
Berlet, Chip; Lyons, Mathew N.
Examines the historical roots and current situation of right-wing populism in the US. Berlet and Lyons highlight the dangers of right-wing populism in affecting the political system and opportunities...
Welcome to Arivaca: Where residents want anti-migrant militia out': Many in this Arizona border town want armed vigilantes, who've vowed to round up undocumented migrants, to leave.
Many in this Arizona border town want armed vigilantes, who've vowed to round up undocumented migrants, to leave.
Black Flag Army
The Black Flag Army was a splinter remnant of a bandit group recruited largely from soldiers of ethnic Zhuang background, who crossed the border in 1865 from Guangxi, China into Upper Tonkin, then par...