Prison Abolition – What it is and Why We Need it

According to a Pew Research Center report in 2008, 1 in every 100 Americans is in prison. In the United States, around 2,298,300 people are in the penal system out of a global prison population of around 9 million. Of the American prison population, 59% are either Black or Hispanic. Incarceration and punishment have long …

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Against the Nation-State

In the minds of most people, self-determination is often defined by a group of people obtaining control of their own state and governing themselves. The nation-state is generally the most accepted method of achieving this. While there is no doubting that the construct of the nation-state can allow for a people group to govern their …

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The Life and Ideas of Ho Chi Minh – Part 2: The Ideas of Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh was more than just a great revolutionary and politician. He was a poet, writer, and thinker. From his early days in the French Socialist Party, he began to try and apply Marxism and Leninism to the conditions of Vietnam and Asia as a whole. Much of his ideas are similar to those …

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The Life and Ideas of Ho Chi Minh – Part 1: The Life of Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh was one of the most influential Marxists of the 20th Century. He led the Vietnamese people through the anti-Japanese struggle, the struggle against French colonialism, and the fight against American imperialism. His example as a brave, humble, and caring leader of his people has resonated throughout the world. From the street activists …

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The Suppression of Radical Politics

Ever since left-wing, anti-capitalist, and progressive thinking came into political prominence, it has been the goal of the ruling classes to suppress it. Despite the efforts of 2 Red Scares and COINTELPRO, movements for social justice and liberation have trudged on and have inspired countless generations of activists. We will be focusing on the struggles …

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