The Yemeni national resistance is rapidly consolidating control over Jizan province in Saudi occupied Arabia, and are now gunning for King Khalid airbase further north which was recently attacked by Yemeni drones. Jizan: 150 square kms liberated. Around 80 Saudi-backed mercenaries exterminated, another 120 wounded and captured. Around 29-60 Saudi armoured personnel carriers have been destroyed, each costing around $1-2 million.
here's two possible ways of solving the Israel-Palestine conflict. Two-state solution. For this to happen, Israel would have to vacate all settlers and military forces from the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This is something Israel refuses to do, rather they are using the apartheid wall as an advancing frontline…
The Israeli settler organisations attempting to evict Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah began their attempts by claiming their clients had Ottoman title deeds from the 19th century, which they presented to the Israeli courts in 1972.
Yes, happy birthday Karl Marx, but his work on political economy was incomplete as he only ever presented exactly half the conceptual picture he intended to publish before he died. In Capital 1 Marx begins with the dialectic of the commodity, saying that it has both use-value and exchange-value, the former representing the utility of the commodity, the later its price in the market.
The Patnaik-Harvey debate on 'imperialism' shows that most Marxism in the Anglo-American tradition is confused. You can download the transcript of the debate between Prabhat Patnaik and David Harvey here. In that debate, Patnaik quite explicitly advanced an argument that defined 'imperialism' as national exploitation, rather than class exploitation. How does 'imperialism' manifest itself?
Marxism was always split by the cold war. It was founded at a time when 30% of the world's population either ruled over nations that were to some extent enslaved, or were at least politically independent. That part of the world, particularly Europe, produced Marxism, which embodied the subjectivity of the European working class. The ideology was universal, meaning that it attracted labouring classes from those enslaved nations.
The 'Uyghur genocide' narrative being promoted by Anglo-American governments serves only one purpose, to justify military escalation against China, and if the West really cared about genocide, then 'we' would stop committing one against the people of Yemen.
What I think 'imperialism' means comes up a lot in conversations about Syria and other wars. My position is that the word was botched from the beginning because it did not identify the mechanisms by which nations exploit nations.
When someone says that Palestinians are also settlers because the Arab caliphate invaded that land, respond with one simple question. Was the conquest of Syria by the Arab caliphate good or bad for Jews? If they say it was bad, then they're saying it would have been better for Jews to remain living under the (Eastern) Roman empire which had expelled the Jews from Jerusalem…
The US is threatening to label Taiwan a currency manipulator on the grounds that they are intentionally devaluing their currency, which is worsening the US trade deficit from the US perspective. The accusation doesn't make sense anyway, given that the Taiwan dollar reached a "23-year high against the U.S. dollar" back in Jan.