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Further Thoughts on Repression, by Don Hamerquist

About a year ago I reviewed Aaron Leonard and Conor Gallagher’s book, A Threat of the First Magnitude for Kersplebedeb. In my opinion the book’s detailed examination of two largely successful state repressive projects in the sixties and seventies, SOLO and FIRST MAGNITUDE, deserves serious attention. SOLO was a penetration of …

Anti-Fascism Against Machismo: Gender, Politics and the Struggle Against Fascism

Antifascism Against Machismo is one of the strongest antifascist political interventions to address the intersection of patriarchal politics with both the far right and trends within the antifascist movement itself, from a firm historically informed theoretical basis in militant anarchism. Sections address the political misogyny of the contemporary far right (including …

‘The “Dangerous Class” and Revolutionary Theory: Thoughts on the Making of the Lumpen/Proletariat’ by J. Sakai reviewed by Joshua Moufawad-Paul

(mirrored from Marx & Philosophy Review of Books) Sakai has always been provocative. His work, when it is not relegated to obscurity, is treated as either sacrosanct or heretical, and so it is very difficult to review his most recent book without capitulating to this binary. Moreover, his work is a …

New Year’s Status 2019 (Torkil Lauesen)

We are entering a dramatic period in history. Capitalism is in decline. The collapse of the system will be characterized by intense and sometimes chaotic economic and political fluctuations. The next economic crisis might be triggered by Brexit, Italy’s economic crises, or a trade war between the US and China. …

A Threat of the First Magnitude, reviewed by Don Hamerquist

The recent book by Aaron Leonard and Conor Gallagher, “A Threat of the First Magnitude”, focuses on the FBI counterinsurgency operation against the Maoist sector of the left during the decade after 1968. The book provides important, impressively substantiated, insights into the development and application of state counterinsurgency theory and …

Torkil Lauesen Answers Bromma, on The Global Perspective

Dear Bromma Thanks for the review and comments. It is rewarding to receive reflective feedback on your work. I was hoping for this kind of discussion. The idea of my book is to present a holistic “stew” of history, political economy, politics, and strategy – “all from a certain political …