A Short Discourse on Revolution

Revolution is a right. This has been a principle held by most reasonable people since the days of the enlightenment. It is even enshrined in the preamble to the UN Declaration of Human Rights where it states: “Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, …

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A Look at Protracted People’s War

Protracted People's War (PPW) is a military theory developed by Mao Zedong during the Chinese Civil War and the war against the Japanese in China. What Mao puts forward is that a guerrilla movement must be able to maintain the support of the people for long enough to wage a long war against an enemy, …

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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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The Irish Fight for Freedom – Part 1: The Clans to The Famine

"The cause of labour is the cause of Ireland, the cause of Ireland is the cause of labour". - James Connolly Irish history is one of famine, repression, and partition. The struggle of the Irish people against imperialism has been one of inspiration for many revolutionaries across the world. In Ireland, many of the guerrilla …

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