Inter Imerialist Contradictions

China’s global ambition

Inter Imerialist Contradictions

CLARE DOYLE reviews a comprehensive account of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and argues that the project is another form of imperialist expansionism.

Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order By Bruno Maçães
Published by C Hurst & Co.

“China’s Belt and Road strategy is acknowledged to be the most important geopolitical initiative of the age”, write the publishers of this fascinating book by Bruno Maçães. “It symbolises a new phase in China’s ambitions as a superpower: to remake the world economy and crown Beijing as the new centre of capitalism and globalisation”. read more


ಲಿಯಾನ್ ಟ್ರಾಟ್‍ಸ್ಕಿ

ಲಿಯಾನ್ ಟ್ರಾಟ್ಸ್ಕಿ
ನಿರಂತರ ಸಮಾಜವಾದಿ ಕ್ರಾಂತಿಯ

1940 ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 20ರಂದು, ಎಂಬತ್ತು ವರುಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ಜೋಸೆಫ್‌ ಸ್ಟಾಲಿನ್ʼ ಗುಪ್ತಚರದಳ; ಜೆ.ಪಿ.ಯು ಕೊಲೆಗಾರ ʼರೇಮಾಂಡ್ ಮರ್ಕೆಡಾರ್ʼ ಲಿಯಾನ್ ಟ್ರಾಟ್ಸ್ಕಿಯವರ ತಲೆಗೆ ಮಂಜುಗಡ್ಡೆ ಮೀಟುವ ಕೈಗುದ್ದಲಿಯಿಂದ ಮರಾಣಾಂತಿಕವಾಗಿ ಹೊಡೆದದ್ದರಿಂದ, ಸ್ಟಾಲಿನ್ʼ ಮತ್ತು ಸ್ಟಾಲಿನ್ವಾದದ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ತೀಕ್ಷ್ಣ ಟೀಕಾಕಾರ ಹಾಗು ಪ್ರಖರ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ವಿಮರ್ಶಕ, ಅಂದಿನ ಕಾಲದ ಪ್ರಧಾನ ಮಾರ್ಕ್ಸ್ವಾದಿ ಚಿಂತಕ ಮತ್ತು ಮಹಾನ್ ಕ್ರಾಂತಿಕಾರಿ ಲಿಯಾನ್ ಟ್ರಾಟ್ಸ್ಕಿ ಮರುದಿನ ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 21 ರಂದು ಕೊನೆಯುಸಿರುಳೆದರು. read more


Modi’s Regime Uses Corona to Abuse All Democratic Rights

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, imposed a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country from 25 March onwards. Prime Minister Modi proclaimed he was locking down the country in four hours’ time. Just like the demonetisation announcement, this was also made at eight in the evening. All domestic flights, trains, buses, and other forms of transport were suspended. The entire nation came to a grinding halt. This sudden announcement of lockdown without sufficient warning brought immeasurable hardship and suffering to the working population of India. read more


Draconian changes to India’s labour laws!

Labour “reforms” – India goes back in time

Given the COVID-19 situation, though not with the same enthusiasm, nevertheless the entire world celebrated workers May Day recently. Ironically, here in India in the same month of May, antithetical to the ideal of May Day the major states of India moved to destroy the hard-won gains of the working class. The states ruled by BJP have amended the labour laws heavily favouring the capitalist class. The other state governments in India are also planning to implement these draconian changes in labour laws. read more


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The crisis of Indian Capitalism – Part 1

The buzz created by Modi’s announcement of 20 lakh crore*/** package didn’t last long. Very next day after the theatricality of announcing meagre contents of the package in 5 tranches to make it appear bigger was done on 17th May, the stock market crashed by 1000 points. Many articles and commentators have thoroughly exposed the package which is nothing but a hodgepodge of many irrelevant announcements meant to deliver an aggregated amount of 20 lakh crore. */** read more