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The War in Ukraine…
Flying a Banner of Renewable Energy…
Bill McKibben Wants You to Line Up Behind U.S. Imperialism

by Raymond Lotta

Since the start of the war in Ukraine in late February, environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben has, in op-ed pieces, blog posts, and media appearances, been pumping out rationales in support of U.S. imperialism in its confrontation with Russian imperialism. As Russia escalated its brutal invasion of Ukraine—and as the U.S. and its West European allies ramped up military assistance to the government of Ukraine and stepped up economic warfare against Russia—McKibben has repeated the mantra of the U.S. ruling class that this is a battle between “democracy” (represented by the U.S. and the government of Ukraine) and “autocracy” (Putin and Russia). But Bill McKibben goes further. He gives his embrace of U.S. sanctions against Russia and bullets for Ukraine a particular environmental twist.

Shameless American Chauvinism:
“Anti-Authoritarianism” as a “Cover” For Supporting U.S. Imperialism

by Bob Avakian

In recent years, there has been lot of talk, and a lot written, about the growing danger of “authoritarianism” in the U.S., as represented by Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Now, in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and U.S. moves in response to this, there is the spectacle of a number of supposed “experts” on “authoritarianism” rallying around the flag of U.S. imperialism in the face of the challenge to its dominance posed by Russia, with China lurking as perhaps an even more serious challenge. (Russia and China have not been “communist” for a long time—and instead have, for decades, been capitalist-imperialist countries and, as such, represent a significant challenge to the imperialist interests of the U.S.)

Imperialist Parasitism and “Democracy”:
Why So Many Liberals and Progressives
Are Shameless Supporters of “Their” Imperialism

by Bob Avakian

In the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there has been a not-so-remarkable but thoroughly revealing, and disgusting, display of American liberals and progressives mindlessly mouthing condemnation of Russian aggression in a way that is thoroughly in line with the position and aims of the imperialist ruling class of this country (the “good old USA”), which by far holds the record for invasions and other acts of violent interference in other countries.

As Ominous Events Unfold in Ukraine,
a Basic Orientation

Tuesday, February 22, U.S. news media are reporting that Russia plans to send troops into breakaway regions of Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian forces. However things unfold, a war between U.S.-backed forces and Russia over Ukraine would be a humanitarian nightmare, a slaughter of innocent civilians. It would be fundamentally driven not by a triggering incident (real or fake) but by the insatiable compulsion for imperialist powers to grab more or be pushed off the table of global bloodsuckers. For people here in the belly of the beast, our interests lie not in getting behind our oppressors in any form, but in welcoming their defeats as part of building a movement to overthrow this system.

SOMETHING TERRIBLE,
OR SOMETHING TRULY EMANCIPATING:
Profound Crisis, Deepening Divisions,
The Looming Possibility Of Civil War—
And The Revolution That Is Urgently Needed<
A Necessary Foundation, A Basic Roadmap For This Revolution

by Bob Avakian, Revolutionary Leader, Author of the New Communism

Two Innocent Men Exonerated in the Murder of Malcolm X After Decades in Prison—But the Hand of the System Remains Covered Up

On November 18, two men had their guilty convictions for the February 21, 1965 assassination of Malcolm X finally and rightfully overturned in a New York court. Mohammad Aziz (now 83) and Khalil Islam—formerly known as Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson—together lost 42 of their prime years in prison. Islam, who had been Malcolm X’s driver, died in 2009 at age 74. They and their families had their lives shattered, both by prison and by the decades of carrying the social stigma of being wrongly designated as the killers of Malcolm X, a revolutionary beloved by millions then as now.

“WORKERS’ DEMOCRATIC CONTROL”—A DAMAGING DELUSION:
IMPOSSIBLE UNDER CAPITALISM, DESTRUCTIVE UNDER SOCIALISM

We Need a Revolutionary Transformation of Society, and the World—
Not a Bourgeois-Democratic Continuation, or Restoration, of Capitalism

 

by Bob Avakian,

Revolutionary Leader and Author of the New Communism

As the World Burns and Its Rulers Act Out a Criminal Farce in Glasgow…

A Call to Those Who Want a Radically Different Future for Humanity

As the leaders of the world’s governments gather in Glasgow for the COP-26 conference on the climate, the situation of the planet and its inhabitants has never been clearer: To deal with climate change, we need System change. And this means Revolution – Nothing Less! An actual overthrow of the capitalist-imperialist system and its replacement with a radically different, genuinely socialist system.

On the Death of Abimael Guzmán, “Chairman Gonzalo”

Abimael Guzmán, “Chairman Gonzalo”

On September 11, 2021, Abimael Guzmán, known widely as Gonzalo, chairman of the Communist Party of Peru, died in an underground prison in a naval base outside of Lima, where he had been kept in solitude for 29 years, deprived of any ability to speak publicly except in limited court proceedings.

Why The World Is So Messed Up,
And What Can Be Done to Radically Change This—
A Basic Scientific Understanding

by Bob Avakian

In today’s world, to fundamentally change society, you must seize power—overthrow the existing state power and establish a new state power.

In the article Commodities & Capitalism—And The Terrible Consequences Of This System, A Basic Explanation, I examined the basic contradictions which have historically developed in the foundation and at the core of the capitalist system, and how the communist revolution—and only the communist revolution—can bring about a resolution of these contradictions that is in the interests of the masses of humanity, and ultimately humanity as a whole.

Why Do People Believe the Most Ridiculous and Outrageous Nonsense?
WILD DISTORTIONS OF REALITY,
DEADLY ILLUSIONS OF “PAINLESS PROGRESS,”

AND THE URGENT NEED FOR A REAL,
SCIENTIFICALLY-GROUNDED REVOLUTION

by Bob Avakian

ON OCTOBER 2, MARCH IN THE BREAK ALL THE CHAINS CONTINGENT:
UNLEASH THE FURY OF WOMEN AS A MIGHTY FORCE FOR REVOLUTION!

No Going back—No Surrender! Abortion On Demand & Without Apology
Forced Motherhood Is Female Enslavement!
Christian Fascist Theocrat —Get Your Laws And Vigilantes Off Our Bodies !
Patriarchy And Capitalism: You Can’t End One Without Ending The Other—
Revolution, Nothing Less!

The “Industrialization” of Sexual Exploitation, Imperialist Globalization, and the Descent Into Hell

by Raymond Lotta

This research paper examines the dimensions of, and explores key dynamics and historical factors driving, the global growth of prostitution and trafficking of women into prostitution. “Sex work” is a profoundly and obscenely misleading term—what is involved is sexual exploitation: the marketed degradation and organized sexual submission of women to male domination. The “industrialization” of sexual exploitation refers to the fact that this sexual exploitation is globalized, large-scale, and organized. The “sex industry” encompasses brothel, street, and escort prostitution; strip clubs and massage parlors; pornography; military prostitution; and global “sex tourism” sites. This sexual exploitation has become increasingly normalized.

From Bob Avakian
Once Again on Why All Dictatorships Are Not Bad, and Why We Should Want, and Fight for, a Socialist Dictatorship

“Dictatorship” is generally considered a very bad thing. The very word “dictatorship” scares people. But, in fact, as I spoke to in the article Dictatorship And Communism—Facts And Foolishness: “not all dictatorships are bad.”1 It depends on the nature of the dictatorship: who is exercising dictatorship, with what methods, in whose interests and toward what goal. This, of course, is a very controversial statement. So, here I am going to bring out some more basic truth about this.