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Weapon of Theory

Neocolonialism and Noise

  The world has changed over the past fifty years. There are different names for this change — neoliberalism, postmodernism, postfordism, globalization. The term i prefer to use is “neocolonialism”. But despite this clear reference to one specific thing — colonialism, the relationship between oppressor and oppressed nations, which i …

Jailbreak Out of History, Second Edition

In Jailbreak Out of History, revolutionary Amazon theorist Butch Lee shows how the anticolonial struggles of New Afrikan/Black women were central to the unfolding of 19th century amerika, both during and “after” slavery. The book’s title essay, “The Re-Biography of Harriet Tubman”, recounts the life and politics of Harriet Tubman, …

Discussion of Protracted People’s War

Readers may be interested in these two texts, in which Zak Brown (of the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement) and JMP (of MLM Mayhem blog) discuss whether or not the Maoist strategy of Protracted People’s War is universal: Protracted People’s War Is Not Universal: Criticizing Jmp And The Maoist Strategy (Zak Brown) Response …

National Liberation and Bolshevism Reexamined: A View from the Borderlands, by Eric Blanc

The following paper analyzes the socialist debates on the national question up through 1914. I argue that an effective strategy of anti-colonial Marxism was first put forward by the borderland socialists, not the Bolsheviks. Lenin and his comrades lagged behind the non-Russian Marxists on this crucial issue well into the …

Don Hamerquist Reviews “The Communist Necessity”

Perhaps I shouldn’t find significance in the short subtitle for JMP’s Communist Necessity essay,  “prolegomena to any future radical theory” – but I do. The simple meaning of ‘prolegomena’ is prefatory remarks, but there is a more specific reference that is closer to what JMP intends. Kant’s Prolegomena to the …

“Ooh, momma,  those black cats are out back again”: A terse response to “get up for the down stroke”

The following text has been received from Chairman Shaka Zulu of the NABPP-PC: What is a correct land policy for the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (NABPP)? Sanyika Shakur raises this question in his critique of Comrade Rashid’s article, “Black Liberation in the 21st Century: A Revolutionary Reassessment of Black Nationalism.” …

The Weapon of Theory: A Maoist (Third Worldist) Reader

Members of the Onkwehón:we Rising and Revolutionary Ecology editorial teams have recently worked with comrades from the u.s. Maoist Third Worldist movement to compile a collection of essays and shorter articles titled The Weapon of Theory: A Maoist (Third Worldist) Reader. The book can be downloaded here: http://onkwehonwerising.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/the-weapon-of-theory.pdf