“Peace” at Home on the Western Front, Exporting Terrorism Abroad: Social Antagonisms and the Contradictions of Capitalism

Left photo: 2016 video footage in the Syrian district of Aleppo, several months before liberation, of a group “moderate rebels” mocking a kidnapped 10-12 year old Palestinian boy moments before they beheaded him on camera. Right photo: members of the ultra-right Svoboda party holding a 2017 torch rally commemorating the anniversary of the Ukrainian offensive, led …

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International Worker’s Day 2019

Our Epoch On the 1st of May we celebrate International Worker’s Day. Leading Lights join in honoring workers around the world on this special, annual occasion. While it is a time to reflect on the victories of our predecessors, it is equally as important to honor their great sacrifices by looking towards the future and …

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Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War

Featured image: Brzezinski visits Osama bin Laden and other Mujahideen fighters during training. Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War Janelle Velina30 March 2019LLCO.org When it comes to war-torn Afghanistan and the role played by the United States and its NATO allies, what comes first to mind for most is the ‘War on Terror’ campaign launched in …

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Conspiracy Theory and Class Analysis: Imperialist Covert Operations in the Context of the Class Struggle

Image: Adolf Hitler meets with Thomas J. Watson, head of IBM and president of the International Chamber of Commerce, and other members of the ICC board in 1937 Conspiracy Theory and Class Analysis: Imperialist Covert Operations in the Context of the Class Struggle Medved Pobedy 17 Feb. 2019 LLCO.org “The bourgeoisie are the counter-revolution. They …

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International Law and its Place in ‘Late-Stage’ Capitalism

International Law and its Place in ‘Late-Stage’ Capitalism By Janelle Velina (llco.org) Toronto-based international criminal lawyer and long-time critic of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Christopher Black, recently published a paper titled, “Marx and International Law – A Perspective,” which is now available online on his blog. The paper provides insights on global capital, discussing how …

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Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution (Part 1 of 3): young generals and mass movements

Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution (Part 1 of 3): young generals and mass movements by Prairie Fire (llco.org) “Is, however, such a ‘terrible accomplishment’ not the elementary gesture of every true revolutionary? Why revolution at all, if we do not think that “the customary order of things should never be restored?” What Mao …

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