state socialism

The Chinese revolution 1925-1927

Strikers during the 1925 Hong Kong general strike

A short account of the mass struggles in China from 1925 up to the Shanghai insurrection of 1927 and its crushing by the nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek, who was supported by the Chinese Communist Party.

The massacre of the internationalist communists in Greece, December 1944

KKE headquarters, December 1944

An account of the killings of internationalist communists, Trotskyists and anarchists by nationalist communists in the Greek resistance movement during World War II.

"Solidarnosc" erare paŝis: 1989

Kritika artikolo pri la eniris de la sindikato "Solidarnosc" al la Pola Registaro.

Bolívar City and Venezuela in Ruins

Venezuela is breaking into pieces, and the violence in Bolívar City may be just the beginning.

The 27 May in Angola: a view from below

Cuban and MPLA troops, 1970s

A historical paper by Lara Pawson about the 1977 massacre of around 25,000 black members and supporters of the Marxist-Leninist national liberation movement the MPLA, by the MPLA government itself, aided by Cuban troops under the command of Raul Castro.

Beyond Bolivaria: a critical look at the fetishization of Chávez and ’21st century socialism’

Hugo Chavez.

By Aragorn Eloff, 2013. Written in response to the widespread adulation of Hugo Chavez in South Africa.

Revolucia Registaro: Petro Kropotkin

Petro Kropotkin sur la kontraŭdiro de "Revolucia registaro".

The SYRIZA-ANEL government, the cycle of struggles against austerity and the future of social antagonism

The following text was published in “Sfika”, the journal published by SKYA, in June 2015. Even though many things have happened since, we consider that the text still has an analytical and practical value. One of our main concerns in writing it was to show that in contrast with what SYRIZA declares, the present crisis is deep and it concerns the totality of the capitalist relations.

Hegemony and socialist strategy: towards a radical democratic politics - Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe

In this hugely influential book, Laclau and Mouffe examine the workings of hegemony and contemporary social struggles, and their significance for democratic theory. With the emergence of new social and political identities, and the frequent attacks on Left theory for its essentialist underpinnings, 'Hegemony and Socialist Strategy' remains as relevant as ever, positing a much-needed antidote against 'Third Way' attempts to overcome the antagonism between Left and Right.

The agrarian question in the Russian revolution: from material community to productivism, and back - Loren Goldner

Buried under almost a century of ideology, "the Russian question," the historical meaning of the defeat of the Russian revolution, is the question that will not go away. This essay is an attempt to answer it.