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How the USSR’s destruction accelerated Neoliberalism in Latin America

Latin America was not oblivious to the tension Russia underwent in 1991 when a group of Soviet leaders carried out a coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev. Argentine analyst Alberto López Girondo explains why the consequences of the event were very important for the region. Throughout 1991, many republics that were part of the Soviet Union […]

Nietzschean Futurology vs. Marxist Futurology

New Resistance, Brazil – One point of tension between Nietzsche and some Marxists is – among others – Nietzsche’s belief that every civilization will always depend on the existence of an idle layer and a working layer, and that the former is fundamental to civilization, but for it to exist , it is necessary that […]

Chinese Socialism: The Only System set to Adapt to the New Economy

By James Carey BEIJING – We all know that the global economy is changing. We know the industrial-based economic models of the 20th century are quickly becoming obsolete and being replaced with a highly technical global economy. This economic transition is already – and will continue to – cause major disruptions within every economy, including […]

IN DEPTH: Turning the Pink Tide – Lessons of Leftism in Latin America

Every Communist must grasp the truth; “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” — Mao Zedong The neoliberal cancer which unseated leadership in Brazil and Argentina has reached Ecuador, inflicting disastrous consequences. It began with former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa’s persecution on 11 June. A communique revealed that Attorney General Paul Perez […]

Op-ed: Anti-Communist Clichés are Cold War Anti-History

By Denis Churilov for FRN  It is beyond absurd to compare Communism and Socialism to Capitalism and the free market without considering geographical, socio-cultural and historic factors in each particular case. For instance, everyone laughs at North Korea and their ‘quasi-Communism.’ Yet nobody considers the fact that the country has been under brutal economic sanctions […]

200 Years of Marx, and the disappearance of the ‘left’

It is no secret that this year marks the 200th anniversary since the birth of Marx. In looking back, we confront a paradox which perhaps no one in the 19th century, or even the 20th century, could have imagined: the economic theories of Marx, in particular the declining rate of profit – as we enter […]

IN DEPTH: Germany’s Anti-War Movement – then and now

    By Thomas Trautzsch, for FRN   Back then During the Cold War period, Germany was at the center of the confrontation between the East and the West, between NATO and the Warsaw Pact nations. Two armies, the Western German Bundeswehr and the Eastern German National People’s Army were carefully watching and facing each […]