۱۳۹۷ اردیبهشت ۱۸, سه‌شنبه

دو انقلاب نویسنده پری اندرسون مترجم : رضا جاسکی

دو انقلاب

مقاله طولانی «دو انقلاب»، اثر پری اندرسون، مقایسه سیستماتیک انقلابهای روسیه و چین استاندرسون، در این مقاله جالب، به بررسی ریشه‌ها، روندها، اشتباهات و فجابع تاریخی، علل شکست و پیروزیهای این دو انقلاب میپردازددر اینجا، اندرسون سعی دارد که به این سؤال کلیدی، چرا اصلاحات گارباچف به شکست انجامید، اما دنگ و رهبری حزب کمونیست چین راه دیگری را انتخاب کرد، پاسخ دهددر نهایت، اندرسون، به بررسی کوتاه وضع امروز چین میپردازداین مقاله در نشریه نیو لفت ریویو، شماره ۶۱ چاپ شده است.

پری اندرسون

۱۳۹۷ اردیبهشت ۸, شنبه

گروه پیشتاز جزنی نویسنده : محمود طوقی

پوینده باد
آن دست
که تفنگ روی کتاب نهاد

زمینه های عینی و ذهنی مبارزه قهر آمیز
این حق مسلم هر ملتی است که اگر در برابر حکومتی جابر و ستمگر قرار می گیرد برای احقاق حقوق خود دست به سلاح برد . این حق در نوشته های متفکرین عصر رنسانس و اعلامیه حقوق بشر نیز آمده است .
اما باید دید که چه زمینه های عینی و ذهنی فراهم شد تا پیشاهنگان سیاسی در ایران دست به سلاح

۱۳۹۶ مهر ۲۶, چهارشنبه

April 1917: How Lenin Rearmed Paul D'Amato

April 1917: How Lenin Rearmed

The intersection of theory and practice in the Russian Revolution
“Now one has to engage in excavations, as it were, in order to bring undistorted Marxism to the knowledge of the mass of the people.”
–Vladimir Lenin, State and Revolution
When Bolshevik Party leader Lenin returned from exile to Petrograd on April 3, 1917—scarcely more than a month after the February revolution that overthrew Russia’s autocracy—he delivered a speech to a gathering at Bolshevik headquarters, where, according to an eyewitness, N. N. Sukhanov, he declared: “We don’t need a parliamentary republic, we don’t need bourgeois democracy. We don’t need any government except the Soviet of workers’, soldiers’, and farm-laborers’ deputies!”1

۱۳۹۶ اردیبهشت ۳۱, یکشنبه

The Tallest Man in Ramallah By Michael Chabon


The Tallest Man in Ramallah
MICHAEL CHABON ROAMS THE WEST BANK WITH SAM BAHOUR
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The tallest man in Ramallah offered to give us a tour of his cage. We would not even have to leave our table at Rukab’s Ice Cream, on Rukab Street; all he needed to do was reach into his pocket.
At nearly two meters—six foot four—Sam Bahour might well have been the tallest man in the whole West Bank, but his cage was constructed so ingeniously that it could fit into a leather billfold.
“Now, what do I mean, ‘my cage’?” He spoke with emphatic patience, like a remedial math

۱۳۹۶ فروردین ۱۹, شنبه

U.S. missiles won't liberate the Syrian people By : socialist worker editorial

U.S. missiles won't liberate the Syrian people

Anyone who cares about justice and peace needs to mobilize against the U.S. government's new escalation of the bloodshed and repression in the Middle East.
A Tomahawk Cruise missile launched from a U.S. Navy ship
THE TRUMP administration's April 7 missile strike targeting the Shayrat Syrian Arab Air Force base in Syria is a frightening escalation of a six-year-old conflict that has already had catastrophic consequences for the Syrian people.

۱۳۹۶ فروردین ۲, چهارشنبه

Marx: Hit and Myth

Alex Callinicos

Marx: Hit and Myth

(February 1999)


From Socialist Review, No.227, February 1999.
Copyright © 1999 Socialist Review.
Copied with thanks from REDS – Die Roten.
Marked up by Einde O’ Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).

Having been treated like a dead dog for most of the 1990s, Karl Marx is back in fashion. Over the past year or so commentators in establishment organs such as the Financial Times and the New Yorker have carried pieces affirming the relevance of Marx’s thought to the contemporary world. It is rare that a week passes without the economic pages of the Guardian making at least one reference to Marx’s critique of capitalism.
Indeed, as Bill Clinton famously put it, “it’s the economy, stupid” that explains the revival in Marx’s reputation. While world capitalism appeared to have triumphed in the first half of the 1990s, Marx was ignored. Now that the world economy is in increasingly deep trouble, his works are being dusted off again.
Yet there is in many ways less to this return to Marx than meets the eye. Despite the greater respect and attention with which he is now treated, the substance of his thought is still largely discounted. Thus the Guardian’s Victor Keegan wrote at the start of January that he’d like to have one of those One-2-One talks with Marx, but then went on to argue, “What would really have astonished Marx is the resilience of the market system, which seems to have survived yet another crisis.”

۱۳۹۵ بهمن ۲۱, پنجشنبه

Against Trump and Peña Nieto


Against Trump and Peña Nieto

Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 25 to begin immediate construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, repeating once again that Mexico would have to pay for it. Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a planned visit to the White House on January 31. After Trump's order, the Revolutionary Workers’ Party (PRT), the Mexican section of the Fourth International, published the following statement, translated into English for theInternational Viewpoint website.
Donald Trump meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (left) in 2016Donald Trump meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (left) in 2016
AFTER A dramatic increase in fuel, electricity and water prices throughout the country and a month of uninterrupted, massive protests across the country that have deepened the crisis of legitimacy--which is increasingly a political crisis--of Mexico's oligarchic regime, we are now beginning to see the first steps of the new, extreme right, xenophobic, macho, racist and anti-Mexican administration in the White House. This can only bring further complications, contradictions and possibilities of struggle to the Mexican political scene.