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For Daniel Guérin

My move in the direction of socialism wasn’t objective, or of an intellectual order,” Guérin writes of his political transformation in Vietnam. “It was more subjective, physical, coming from feeling and the heart. It wasn’t in books, it was in … Continue reading

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Remembering revolutions past: Vietnam, 1975

The “third world” seems a distant place under the rule of “neoliberal” capitalism.  And yet the term once conveyed not denigration or humiliation, but revolution, the revolutions of colonised peoples against an arrogant and brutal colonial and neocolonial “first world”.  … Continue reading

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A cinema of resistance: René Vautier

Not so long ago, the earth numbered two thousand million inhabitants: five hundred million men, and one thousand five hundred million natives.  The former had the Word; the others had the use of it. … It came to an end; … Continue reading

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