teleSUR | May 30, 2017
The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 ushered in the world’s first socialist state. Encompassing one-sixth of the world, the Soviet Union sought in its early days to bring about a global revolution against capitalism and imperialism, and openly declared its opposition to colonialism, racism and exploitation.
In order to advance toward the goal of world revolution, agitational propaganda, or agitprop was deployed as a means of conveying Marxist theory to the workers and oppressed of the world. Entire departments and agencies produced posters, cinema, poetry, music and literature for this purpose, and life in the socialist state was permeated with the striking motifs of agitprop artwork.
teleSUR takes a look at the iconic political posters of visionary Soviet artist and propagandist, Viktor B. Koretsky.
Life in Libya, devastated with imperialist intervention, is difficult: factional fights, blood spilling, death, destruction. Fighting factions have carved up the fourth largest country in Africa into fiefdoms. Uncertainty is permanent company of citizens there in Libya. Many wonder: is the economy operating?
A few media reports present a glimpse of life in the vast and oil-rich country embroiled in violence since the 2011 imperialist intervention toppled and killed Mummar Gaddafi.Read More »
The Petrograd Soviet votes in favor of forming a new, Coalition Government, despite Bolshevik condemnation and in contradiction to the March 1 decision of the Soviet. Weeks earlier, Lenin warned about the dangers of this new Dual Power.
Foreign minister Pavel N Miliukov (also spelled Milyukov) sends a declaration to the Allies regarding the Russian Government’s war aims. The government’s position is that of being ready to quit the war without any ambitions regarding territorial annexations.
However, knowing that the French and the British wouldn’t be happy with that position, Miliukov attaches a note of his own. Miliukov elaborates that Russia is still willing to “continue the war until complete victory” and that Russia is very much interested in expanding her territory. This note is leaked to the press and will cause the Provisional Government’s first crisis.Read More »
About fifty years ago, in May 1967, there rose a storm of peasant struggle in the Naxalbari, Kharibari and Phansideoa areas of the Terai region of the district of Darjeeling. Locally, that struggle was directed against landlords and moneylenders. But there took place some such changes in the political life of India in the light of this struggle that transcended local considerations and assumed an all-India and international character. On one hand, Naxalbari represented a continuation of the peasant struggles that had been building up since the movement for national independence. It was the continuation of the peasant struggles of Telengana, Punapra-Bhailar and the Tebhaga movement. Going further backwards, it can be said that it was the continuation of the Santal Rebellion, Munda Rebellion, Faraji Rebellion, Indigo Mutiny and other peasant rebellions. After setting up the colonial rule, the British built up a class of landlords in India through the Permanent Settlement and other arrangements. This class of landlords represented an intermediate layer between the colonial rulers and the peasantry for the appropriation of agricultural surplus. This layer was dependent on the colonial rule for its existence and prosperity. Whenever the peasantry was driven to rebellion by the cruel exploitation of the landlord class, the British rulers suppressed them by sending their troops. Hence the target of the peasantry was inevitably the alliance between the landlord class and the colonial rulers. It might as well be called the alliance between imperialism and feudalism.Read More »
Following the script by the experts and strategists of the CIA, specialized in unstabilizing and tearing down governments, in Venezuela the counter-revolution produced a “quality jump”: it began with a warm-up on the streets, and transitioned to a non-declared (but nonetheless bloody) civil war.Read More »
On Saturday, May 20, a protest called by the Revolutionary Communist Group (RCG) and Rock Around the Blockade (RATB) was held outside The Guardian’s offices in London to oppose the newspaper’s media war against Venezuela and the Bolivarian revolution.