Archive for the ‘the poverty of anti-imperialism’ Category

A long critique by Andrew Coates of Andrew Murray’s “anti-imperialism”. You should read it, but here’s an extract: One wonder how many other ‘challengers’ to US hegemony also “mandate” contingent support? To be supported (or in real terms, given kind words and some public show of endorsement) how far can a foreign policy trump a domestic […]

From Libcom: Short news about protest which changed into Fascist event. 26th of August in front of the Syrian embassy two demonstrations took place. The first one was organized by Syrian embassy and its goal was to record it and show in pro-Syrian government that whole world supports Al-Assad. That is why Syrians who live […]

From Tendance Coates, with apologies for some added hyperlinks and gently corrected typos: Counterpunch’s friend Israël Adam Shamir does not only write about Dreyfus on Entre la Plume et l’Enclume (between the Pen and the Anvil). He, for example, wrote a vibrant defence of Gilad Atzmon on the same site earlier this year […]  calling him “un volcan vivant, un titan pourvu d’un sens de […]

Eric Lee, veteran leftist, writes in his blog and in Solidarity: This may be news to some, but what is today commonplace was once quite rare. I’m referring to anti-Semitism on the far Left — and am reminded of what some of us saw as a turning point back in 1972. For a quarter of a […]

AFP, via Allvoices, via Little Richardjohn on Twitter. A Serbian Facebook page in support of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi which has gathered more than 46,000 “likes” was set up by an ultranationalist movement, its administrator said Thursday. “It’s all simply about support to Libyan people defending their independence,” administrator Igor Marinkovic of the minority extreme nationalist […]

Read these two posts by Louis Proyect: “Qaddafi and the Left” and “Qaddafi and the Monthly Review” (re-posted at Kasama). The complexities of imperialism and anti-imperialism: Andrew Coates reviews Mark Curtis on the British state and Islamism; Shiraz Socialist on Gadafi’s “anti-imperialist” friends. Also: Carl Packman: Gaddafi’s socialist supporters His authoritarian dictatorship of the last forty years should spell out […]

A great article by Sean Matgamna: The poverty of “anti-imperialism” and today’s left. (By the way, I think he stole the title from me!) Here are some extracts. Different imperialisms and different “anti-imperialisms” There are many different sorts of imperialism, and therefore of anti-imperialism, in history. Up to the middle of the 20th century, and in […]

An AnarchistNews post about an awful AdBusters article elicits an appalling comment thread. One commenter, however, gives a nice succint summary of what we are up against in the anarchist milieu, at least in North America: Lyons at Three-Way Fight says back Hezbollah. Left Turn backs both Hezbollah and Hamas. Norman Finkelstein backs Hezbollah (‘We […]

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From Bob From Brockley: The Wikipedia article on Press TV has had large sections deleted from it, and moved to a new article Press TV controversies, which has been nominated for deletion. I thought is was important to archive the deleted material, in case it is lost. Here it is.

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Illustrations in this post from Stickerkitty. // Germany: Hebrew and English banned for Quds day (but police say sorry…). Don’t let religion trump human rights. Merkel’s pro-Russianism. Meet Germany’s next foreign minister: Guido Westerwelle. // UK: Antifa England debunk the Aryan Martyrs Brigade. The BNP is anti-worker. TUC should focus on Iran, not Israel. // Sweden: […]