Interview on gender, sex, life

Interview with Leading Light on gender, sex, life (llco.org) So many people claiming to be Marxist are really just liberal. You are one of the only voices, maybe the only voice, really challenging bourgeois, liberal feminism from the left. Let me ask you: What is probably the biggest, single misunderstanding about gender among activists today? …

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What is revisionism?

What is revisionism? (llco.org) Some people falsely think that revisionism is to deviate from an orthodoxy, to “revise” a tradition. This is an incorrect view of what revisionism is in a Marxist context. We should not treat Marxist writers the same way that Medieval Church scholars treated Aristotle. Mao was right when he said we …

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Great Leap distortions uncovered

Great Leap distortions uncovered by MC5 January 8, 2000 [slightly edited 2002] [slightly edited again by MSH editors, 2010] In the process of fact-checking anti-Mao propaganda, MIM uncovered a stunning error in bourgeois media and intelligence community analysis of the Great Leap. A Harvard professor overestimated the net loss of population in the worst year …

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Mao’s Great Famine comments

Mao’s Great Famine. The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 by Frank Dikotter. Some Initial Comments By Joseph Ball (llco.org, republished from maoists.org) Mao’s Great Famine is a sensational account of China during the Great Leap Forward. It argues the death toll in the Great Leap Forward was at least 45 million. It also …

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Mao's Great Famine comments

Mao’s Great Famine. The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 by Frank Dikotter. Some Initial Comments By Joseph Ball (llco.org, republished from maoists.org) Mao’s Great Famine is a sensational account of China during the Great Leap Forward. It argues the death toll in the Great Leap Forward was at least 45 million. It also …

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Did Mao Really Kill Millions in the Great Leap Forward?

Did Mao Really Kill Millions in the Great Leap Forward? by Joseph Ball (llco.org, slightly edited. Original source: Maoists.org) Over the last 25 years the reputation of Mao Zedong has been seriously undermined by ever more extreme estimates of the numbers of deaths he was supposedly responsible for. In his lifetime, Mao Zedong was hugely …

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Early GPCR, the rise of New Power and new ideology Part 5

Seas are rising, Clouds and Waters Raging The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution Begins,  Maoist China from 1958 to May 16, 1966 Read Part 1 here: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-1/ Part 2: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-2/ Part 3: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-3/ Part 4: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-4/ Part 5: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-5/ Part 6: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-6/ Part 7: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-7/ Part 8: http://llco.org/early-gpcr-the-rise-of-new-power-and-new-ideology-part-8/   (llco.org) Maoists Versus the Cultural Establishment, the …

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Review of Mobo Gao, The Battle for China’s Past

A Leading Light Communist Review of Mobo Gao, The Battle for China’s Past : Mao and the Cultural Revolution (London, Pluto Press, 2008) reviewed by  End Imperialism (llco.org) Mobo Gao’s new book challenges mainstream establishment accounts of socialism in China under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party. The aim of the book is to …

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Hungry Ghosts: Mao’s Secret Famine

Hungry Ghosts: Mao’s Secret Famine 
New York: Henry Holt & Co. 1998, 380pp. 
by Jasper Becker reviewed by MC5 March 18, 2004, expanded, revised March 22, 2004, slightly edited November 2010 by MSH Who Jasper Becker is Jasper Becker is the new darling of anti-Mao writers from the West. Google turns up 4000 entries for …

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