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May 20-23: The Great Transition 2021, “Building Utopias”

Every year, activists and militants from the Historical Materialism network organize The Great Transition/La Grande Transition conference. While it still can’t be held in person this year, due to COVID-19, the silver lining is that all the panels will be available online, around the world, free of charge! One of …

Torkil Lauesen: New Year status 2021

[Torkil Lauesen is a former member of the so-called Blekingegade Group, a communist cell of anti-imperialist bankrobbers, and the author of The Global Perspective: Reflections on Imperialism and Resistance (2018) and The Principal Contradiction (2020). This post is mirrored from anti-imperialist.net.] New Year status 2021 In last year’s status, I …

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 …

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 …

Translating and Publishing Torkil Lauesen’s The Global Perspective

Kersplebedeb Publishing is seeking to raise funds to translate and publish the book Det Globale Perspektiv (The Global Perspective), by former Danish political prisoner Torkil Lauesen. In the 1970s and 80s, Torkil was a member of an underground communist cell which carried out a series of robberies in Denmark, netting …