The Thought of Walter Rodney: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
Why are African countries “underdeveloped”? And how did the imperialist plunder of the continent begin? Was slavery a product of racism?
Kofi ShakurJune 7, 2017
Exposing Israeli Lies about the Occupation: An Interview with Ilan Pappé
Israeli historian Ilan Pappé talks about the occupation of Palestine, the Arab War of 1948 and the current oppression of the Palestinians at the hands of Zionism.
Ilan PappéApril 27, 2017
What Lies After the Turkey Referendum
With two days left until the constitutional referendum vote in Turkey on April 16th, there are still a myriad of potential scenarios and outcomes. Regardless of the result of the vote, the left will be tasked to navigate a post-referendum political climate, with both considerable possibilities and challenges.
Yasemin YilmazApril 15, 2017
Turkey’s Referendum and its Aftermath
Only a few days are left before Turkey’s April 16th constitutional referendum on the transition to an authoritarian presidential system. Those who thought that the referendum would be a piece of cake for the government given the countrywide state of emergency were proven wrong.
Başlangıç magazineApril 12, 2017
Bombing Them to Save Them: The Imperialist Logic of War
President Trump gave the order to open a new front in the Syrian war Thursday evening. The US Navy launched 59 Tomahawk missiles hitting the ground at Al Shayrat airfield in Syria, site from where the chemical weapons were allegedly launched.
Juan Cruz FerreApril 7, 2017
Palestine, Marxists and the “One-State Solution”
Trump suggested that he may abandon plans for a "two-state solution." For decades, US foreign police has aimed to create a Palestinian state. But even before Trump's remarks, this solution was dead. How do Marxists propose to bring peace to the Middle East?
Nathaniel FlakinFebruary 16, 2017
Turkey’s Fragile Bonapartism
Turkey may hold a referendum on the transition to an authoritarian presidential system as soon as late March; however, Erdoğan’s Bonapartist shift does not herald stability for the ruling class, nor a solution to the crisis of neoliberalism.
Barış YıldırımJanuary 6, 2017
Three Hypotheses on the Assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey
The assassination of Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey, occurred against the backdrop of the civil war in Syria. In particular, it takes place amidst the dramatic turn of events following the seizure of Aleppo by Assad’s despotic regime, with the support of both Russia and Iran.
Claudia CinattiDecember 20, 2016
‘Pure’ democracy against the extreme right?
The marriage between capitalism and democracy was one of convenience or interest, the product of a very specific period. The divorce between 'the markets' and democracy is not an issue of these recent years, but dates back to the beginnings of neoliberalism.
Foti BenlisoyNovember 30, 2016