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The Chinese democratic uprising, 1989

Chinese workers on motorbikes demonstrate

A detailed account of the national uprising for democracy which swept China in 1989 and was crushed after the Tiananmen Square massacre, written by George Katsiaficas.

The ANC’s South Africa: kleptocracy and exploitation

Zuma uses Gordhan as front for his corruption (cartoon)

The corruption of the Zuma regime has now reached scandalous levels but it was entirely predictable given the ANC's past.

A South African ruling-class brawl

This article looks at the factions of the ruling class battling for positions and control over the state in South. It considers whether such battles offer anything to the working class in the country.

Marxism-Leninism: vehicle of capitalism

An article on Marxist-Leninism, written by J. Grancharoff, and published in Red and Black: An Anarchist Journal, No. 9 Spring 1979.

Standing with Syrians: an open letter to an anti-imperialist

Eva is a real person who I have known since 2007, as described in this article. But in this text Eva also stands for many other people, whether outspoken or silent supporters of the Syrian regime and its allies. I will not re-post her photo here. In a world flooded with images, it is important to maintain our ability to imagine a moment.

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.