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Their Anti-Imperialism and Ours [ThreeWayFight]

[This was originally posted on the Three Way Fight blog on January 8, 2023. The Editor’s Note is from Three Way Fight] Their Anti-Imperialism and Ours (guest post) by Linda Mann Editors’ note: Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine is now in its eleventh month, and the war has no end …

Torkil Lauesen’s Riding the Wave, reviewed by Adam Grey [RevolutionaryCommunist.org]

Riding the Wave: Sweden’s Integration into the Imperialist World System, Torkil Lauesen, Kersplebedeb Publishing, 2021, 268pp. Reviewed by Adam Grey. [Originally published on RevolutionaryCommunist.org, 1 Dec 2022.] This important book by the Danish anti-imperialist activist Torkil Lauesen charts the history of Sweden ‘from 16th-century colonialism to the present day’ (p7). …

‘The Dawn of Everything’ gets human history wrong [ClimateAndCapitalism.com]

[This post originally appeared on ClimateAndCapitalism.com on December 17, 2021. The Dawn of Everything is available for purchase at LeftWingBooks.net; these reviews and the introductory text are from Monthly Review Online, where this content is mirrored from: https://mronline.org/2021/12/20/the-dawn-of-everything-gets-human-history-wrong/]   Is inequality inevitable? Is freedom just a choice? Two materialist critiques of …

Ecological Leninism: Friend or Foe? by Gabriel Kuhn

A joint review by Gabriel Kuhn of Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century (Verso, 2020) and How to Blow up a Pipeline (Verso, 2021) by Andreas Malm, both of which are distributed by leftwingbooks.net. This review first appeared on Kuhn’s new website https://lefttwothree.org/   Andreas Malm first received wider recognition …

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 …