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Pakistan: The assassination of Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto has been killed in a suicide bomb attack. The leader of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) had just addressed a rally of PPP supporters in the town of Rawalpindi when the attack took […]

[Audio] Alan Woods on the Relevance of Marxism Today

"The Relevance of Marxism Today", a talk give by Alan Woods, editor of In Defence of Marxism, London 29 October 2007. Listen to the file here.

Shays’ Rebellion

The challenge thrown down by Shays terrified the oligarchy that was quietly concentrating political and economic power into its own hands.

Vietnam

The war in Vietnam, which completely transformed the situation in the U.S.A., did not begin in a planned way. The U.S.A. was sucked into it almost by accident. It began with a covert operation, the […]

Imperialism

The end of the 19th century saw the birth of imperialism. Germany, France, Britain and Belgium struggled to gain possession of markets, territory, raw materials and spheres of influence. As Germany emerged as a great […]

America After 1945 and McCarthyism

Originally published in the book Marxism and the USA, published by and available from Wellred. On February 9, 1950 Senator Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin claimed that there were no fewer than two hundred Communists […]

An "Un-American" Idea?

Originally published in the book Marxism and the USA, published by and available from Wellred.  In order to understand the ideas of Marxism, it is first necessary to approach them without prejudice. This is difficult, […]

Europe and America

Originally published in the book Marxism and the USA, published by and available from Wellred. Anti-Americanism is not confined to poor countries. Some Europeans have somewhat negative attitudes to America. They resent the subordinate role […]

The U.S.A. and the World

Originally published in the book Marxism and the USA, published by and available from Wellred. "The terrible events of September 11, 2001 marked a turning point in the history of the United States and the […]

What About Russia?

As early as 1936, Leon Trotsky predicted that the Stalinist bureaucracy that usurped power after Lenin’s death, would not be satisfied with its legal and illegal privileges, but would inevitably strive to replace the nationalized […]

Vietnam

The war in Vietnam, which completely transformed the situation in the U.S.A., did not begin in a planned way. The U.S.A. was sucked into it almost by accident. It began with a covert operation, the […]

George Bush’s Middle East Adventure: The chickens come home to roost

In the same way that the revolutionary movement depends at critical moments on the quality of the leadership, so the outcome of a war, such as the war in Iraq, can be decisively influenced by […]