Imperialism: Is it Still a Relevant Concept? A Debate Among Marxists

Four prominent Marxists met at The New School in New York to debate the relevance of imperialism. The debate was related to the publication of Prabhat Patnaik’s (Jawaharlal Nehru University) new book A Theory of Imperialism (written with Utsa Patnaik). With him in the panel were geographer David Harvey (CUNY), political scientist Nancy Fraser (The … More Imperialism: Is it Still a Relevant Concept? A Debate Among Marxists

Historical Materialism: The Marxist Feminist Stream

Since 2012 the Marxist-feminist stream has been a key component of the Historical Materialism conference in London. The number of feminists participating in the HM conference until then had been much lower than it should have been, and feminist discussions had not garnered the attention and centrality that they deserve. A number of us affiliated … More Historical Materialism: The Marxist Feminist Stream

The Russian Revolution: A Verso Books Reading List

The year 1917 was an epic, a concatenation of adventures, hopes, betrayals, unlikely coincidences, war and intrigue; of bravery and cowardice and foolishness, farce, derring-do, tragedy; of epochal ambitions and change, of glaring lights, steel, shadows; of tracks and trains… This was Russia’s revolution, certainly, but it belonged and belongs to others, too. It could … More The Russian Revolution: A Verso Books Reading List

Paul Le Blanc: How is Leninism relevant today?

Paul Le Blanc is the author of numerous books, including Lenin and the Revolutionary Party and, most recently, Left Americana: The Radical Heart of U.S. History. In this speech presented in London in February at a conference about the Russian Revolution sponsored by the UK organization Counterfire, he considers the relevance of Lenin and the … More Paul Le Blanc: How is Leninism relevant today?

April 1917: Lenin’s arrival in Russia

Originally posted on John Riddell:
A previously untranslated reminiscence by Grigory Zinoviev Grigory Zinoviev, drawing by Yuri Annenkov One hundred years ago today, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin returned to Russia with a small group of revolutionaries aboard the famous ‘sealed train.’ The following reminiscence of this event was written after Lenin’s death in 1924 by Grigory…