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Guns Under the Bed: Jody Forrester Shares Her Story

Max Elbaum Portside
book cover showing 1960s demonstration I believe that my experience, especially as a female, is both timely and relevant as an account of the struggles against the ruling class. I still believe that imperialism and capitalism are the scourges of democracy.

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Maoism: A Global History

Ben Margulies LSE Review of Books
Julia Lovell’s fascinating new history of the international career of Maoism reveals the resonance of the ‘Great Helmsman’ in a populist age.

Revolution in the Air: Lessons from the 1960s

Max Elbaum Comparative and Historical Sociology
In this piece, I want to discuss the political climate and experience of revolutionaries of the 1960s to better understand today’s political landscape and what I think could be some useful directions forward for the battles we are engaged in now.

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Memories of Struggle and Despair in the Philippines

Alex de Jong New Politics
For three decades, eight members of the Quimpo family dedicated themselves to the anti-Marcos resistance in the Philippines, sometimes at profound personal cost. In this memoir, they tell stories that comprise a family saga of revolution, persistence, and, ultimately, vindication, even as easy resolution eluded them. The authors are also critical of the Communist Party of the Philippines and its rural-based strategy of protracted people’s war.
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