“It took several hundred years for feudalism to be finally wiped out and capitalism to emerge as the new dominant mode of production and it will take several hundred years for capitalism to be finally wiped out before socialism becomes the new dominant mode.”
“We are fighting so that insults may no longer rule our countries, martyred and scorned for centuries, so that our peoples may never more be exploited by imperialists not only by people with white skin, because we do not confuse exploitation or exploiters with the colour of men’s skins; we do not want any exploitation in our countries, not even by black people.”
Microcredit is nothing more than a socially validated way for financial elites to exploit the poor.
Latin America’s conditional cash transfer programs don’t offer a real answer to poverty and inequity.
Global North or South, private foundations are part of the problem, not the solution.
Illusions on both the Left and Right about China miss how the contradictions of capitalism are shaping that country’s development.
The BRICS powers aren’t anti-colonial counterweights. They’re looking for new markets and resources for their corporations, just like Western countries.
A real political alternative in South Africa will come from powerful social movements — not charismatic leaders.
Brazil’s Vale corporation masks brutal exploitation with the language of South-South solidarity.
“Only strength can cooperate.
Weakness can only beg.”
—Dwight D. Eisenhower