The link between British imperialism and US commercialization

By Val Reynoso The capitalist economy is reliant on colonialism and imperialism in the Global South in order to sustain itself. The India House is where imports were managed in New York from India, which was colonized by England in 1757. After defeating Nawab Siraj-ud-daula at the Battle of Plassey in 1757, the English East … Continue reading The link between British imperialism and US commercialization

Capitalism marginalizes working people from civic life

By Val Reynoso James R. Farr and Robert Darnton both discussed worker marginalization from political and civic life in particular reference to the working lives of the journeymen and the alloues. A theme both shared in their conditions as proletarian people is how their lower hierarchical status, despite journeymen being rendered slightly above alloues in … Continue reading Capitalism marginalizes working people from civic life

Revolutionary Review: NATO’s Imperialism in Kosovo

By Val Reynoso The formation of the “Responsibility to Protect” concept is rooted in anti-imperialist implications, particularly in the crisis in Kosovo at the beginning of the 21st Century. The NATO military intervention in Kosovo, which was accused by many of being a violation of the prohibition of the use of force, and the heinous … Continue reading Revolutionary Review: NATO’s Imperialism in Kosovo

What the Media Is Getting Wrong about China, Uyghurs and Conflict in Xinjiang

By Kimberly Miller It was April 1990. Reports of violence and rioting in China’s northwestern most region of Xinjiang (near the Afghanistan border), had rocked American media from Newsweek to the Chicago Tribune. Headlines such as “China’s Ethnic Turks May Wage Holy War,” “The Children of Tamerlane and Attila the Hun” are on a “rampage,” … Continue reading What the Media Is Getting Wrong about China, Uyghurs and Conflict in Xinjiang

Feminism and Identity Politics Today

By Linda, Asha - Lesbians for Liberation There is no doubt that women face oppression in society today. The perpetuation and normalization of women’s oppression, however, could not have been accomplished without the universal framework. The “universal” is a framework which centers men as the standard and anyone who deviates from it as “different”, or … Continue reading Feminism and Identity Politics Today

How capitalism enforces gender binary

By Cal Before reading this article, if this is your first exploration into gender variance, cis heteronormativity, its connection to capitalism, or with any of the LGBTQ+ community, please take a moment to visit http://www.transstudent.org/definitions/  to get a more foundational understanding of the terms being used throughout this article. No time in my life has … Continue reading How capitalism enforces gender binary

Analysis: Current affairs in Korea

By Val Reynoso In September 2018, South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang for his third summit with Kim Jong-un in hopes of declaring an end of the Korean war, which although not a legally binding treaty, could assist in the removal of the US troops still occupying South Korea, when the US was … Continue reading Analysis: Current affairs in Korea

Know your propaganda: The Mohawk Valley Formula

The ruling class spends billions on trying to control what working class folks think. From movies sponsored or supervised by the US military to the CIA's funding for abstract art and literary journals in the 1950s and 1960s, there is no avenue the super-rich will leave untouched when it comes to making sure it is … Continue reading Know your propaganda: The Mohawk Valley Formula