Life, Latin America, Maoism

Life, Latin America, Maoism (llco.org) 1. In the previous interview, you described the history of the formation of Leading Light, or at least the North American branch. Can you go back a bit further? How were you first introduced to politics? As far back as I can remember, I had a strong sense of justice. …

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Questions about Maoism and Leading Light Communism

Questions about Maoism and Leading Light Communism (llco.org) We recently received some questions about the relationship of Leading Light Communism to Maoism. 1. LLCO’s concept of the Third World is the same of chairman Mao? No. The Leading Light’s “Global Class Analysis” is totally different from Mao’s “Theory of Three Worlds.” Let’s look at the …

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Understanding the Kurdish Resistance in Syria

Understanding the Kurdish resistance in Syria (llco.org) Very recently, an alliance of Kurdish forces and their allies has fought off an Islamic State offensive. Kobane, Syria was the focal point of the battle. The Islamic state is a horribly reactionary force that has been encouraged and supported by the imperialists, often through back channels. The …

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Israel’s pink imperialism

Israel’s pink imperialism (llco.org) In a recent letter, Israel’s Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar instructed the Population and Immigration Authority and the Jewish Agency to grant citizenship to the spouse of any Jew, regardless of the sexual orientation of the couple. “I do not see a distinction between Jews in heterosexual marriage and those who wed …

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Understanding the Kurdish resistance in Syria

Understanding the Kurdish resistance in Syria (llco.org) Very recently, an alliance of Kurdish forces and their allies has fought off an Islamic State offensive. Kobane, Syria was the focal point of the battle. The Islamic state is a horribly reactionary force that has been encouraged and supported by the imperialists, often through back channels. The …

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Most Americans support torture

Most Americans support torture (llco.org) In the United States, the Senate Intelligence Committee has released a scathing report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) use of torture. The 500 page report is a summary of a larger, still-classified 6,000 page study on the CIA’s interrogation methods and treatment of prisoners accused of terrorism. The use …

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Obama seeks new resolution on the so-called “Islamic State”

Obama seeks new resolution on the so-called “Islamic State” (llco.org) On Wednesday, US President Obama opened the door to “limited” ground operations against the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS, ISIL, IS) by proposing a resolution to the US Congress authorizing a limited actions. According to a statement by Obama, the resolution does not authorize new troops …

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Quick points on Yemen

Quick points on Yemen (llco.org) Yemen is now the target of an invasion by the forces of Empire. This is the culmination of a long crisis. Yemen has a long history of division and social strife. However, the recent crisis can be traced to the negotiated overthrow of then President Ali Abdullah Saleh after two decades. …

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