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The Politics of the Blockade by Devin Zane Shaw

I wrote this essay in late February 2020, in response to the state suppression of blockades across Canada. The blockades remain an important touchstone for militant politics, for it is likely that the Canadian settler-state will intensify resource extraction under the pretense of funding economic “recovery” and “paying back” the …

Prospects for Anti-Capitalism in a Divided World, by Yuriy Dergunov

Review of the book: Lauesen T. (2018) The Global Perspective. Reflections on Imperialism and Resistance, Montreal: Kersplebedeb. Torkil Lauesen’s book The Global Perspective. Reflections on Imperialism and Resistance is written from a perspective that can be described as Third Worldist Marxism. For its author, such views are not just theoretical …

Oppressor and Oppressed Nations: Sketching a Taxonomy of Imperialism (by Gabriel Kuhn)

Introduction In recent years, the left has shown a renewed interest in anti-imperialism. This is an encouraging development, since global economic injustice remains one of the most glaring contradictions of the capitalist order. After having been a central part of anti-capitalist struggles in the 1970s, anti-imperialism largely vanished from left …

Surplus Absorption, Realization Crisis, and Imperialism (David Gilbert, November 2015)

David Gilbert wrote the following text in 2015, examining the the ways in which capitalism is confronted by, and contends with, crises in surplus absorption and realization, in the imperialist age. David was not entirely satisfied with this text in the end, however here at Kersplebedeb i thought it actually was pretty …

Stein Lillevolden Reviews Det Globale Perspektiv

A book review of Torkil Lauesen 380 pages Nemo Publishing, Copenhagen 2016 by Stein Lillevolden (social worker) First posted at: https://radikalportal.no/2016/05/27/det-ulike-bytte/ Also published in the Danish newsletter Demos In the late 1970s, I studied political science at Oslo University, by all evidence pretty half-heartedly. With half a heart — mostly …