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Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

As we know, Marx nev­er wrote a dis­tinct tome on either inter­na­tion­al trade or on war and geopol­i­tics – a tome that would have prob­lema­tized the space­less assump­tions of either a stag­ist con­cep­tion of world his­to­ry or a uni­ver­sal­iz­ing cap­i­tal­ist world mar­ket. And in that sense Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions – less as a dis­ci­pline but more as a prob­lem­at­ic – remains very press­ing and urgent for Marx­ists to reap­pro­pri­ate.

The Idea of May Day on the March (1913)

The Idea of May Day on the March (1913)

The bril­liant basic idea of May Day is the autonomous, imme­di­ate step­ping for­ward of the pro­le­tar­i­an mass­es, the polit­i­cal mass action of the mil­lions of work­ers who oth­er­wise are atom­ized by the bar­ri­ers of the state in the day-to-day par­lia­men­tary affairs.

Women turning away from man on horse

Argentina: A Dictatorship by Democratic Means?

We in Argenti­na are faced with a right-wing that is more mod­ern, ver­sa­tile in the world of mass media and social net­works, much more atten­tive and lucid in every­thing that has to do with the pro­duc­tion of con­sen­sus. We must ask our­selves, how is a gov­ern­ment like this pos­si­ble in the coun­try today?

Crisis and the Return to the Nation: Dismantling the Right Ecology in Germany

Crisis and the Return to the Nation: Dismantling the Right Ecology in Germany

Eight months after a co-ordi­nat­ed attack against a refugee cen­ter in Hei­de­nau, East­ern Ger­many, we dis­cuss the new­ly emerg­ing right-pop­ulist PEGIDA move­ment and the Alter­na­tive for Ger­many par­ty with anti-fas­cists on the ground. What are the pos­si­bil­i­ties for left regroup­ment? And how can we move beyond “fire­fight­ing” and regain the offen­sive momen­tum the Ger­man left had last spring?

Fifty Years Since Its Founding: 
A History of the Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR)

Fifty Years Since Its Founding: 
A History of the Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR)

The MIR was born on August 15, 1965, out of the con­flu­ence of sev­er­al small cur­rents of the crit­i­cal left that at that time opposed par­lia­men­tar­i­an­ism and the legal­ism of the major­i­ty of the left and aspired to con­struct a Marx­ist rev­o­lu­tion­ary orga­ni­za­tion, rup­tur­ing with elec­toral strate­gies and the state.

Toward a Counter-Genealogy of Race: On C.L.R. James

Toward a Counter-Genealogy of Race: On C.L.R. James

The analy­sis of James’s thought elab­o­rat­ed here is only a pre­lim­i­nary to what we have called a counter-geneal­o­gy of race. Trac­ing this geneal­o­gy could assist us in over­com­ing the apo­r­ias that stall con­tem­po­rary debates around race, and requires sus­pend­ing any pre-giv­en con­cep­tion of the con­cept in order to shed light on the het­ero­ge­neous, and some­times con­tra­dic­to­ry, his­tor­i­cal instances of a counter-con­cept of race with­in strug­gles against racial oppres­sion.