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 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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The Irish Fight for Freedom – Part 3: Partitions, Provos, and Peace?

Following the end of the Civil War, the IRA would be forced into an underground campaign by the Free State. They would remain relevant in the North of Ireland and in border communities but, most of their membership would consist of people from the South. In the antebellum period between the Irish Civil War and …

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