West tells Global South ‘you can’t be neutral’ in Ukraine war: You are either with us, or against us
The foreign ministers of the US, Germany, and Ukraine told the world at the Munich Security Conference, “Neutrality is not an option” in the West’s proxy war against Russia, implicitly criticizing the vast majority of Global South countries, which are independent.
The global South has lost $152 trillion through unequal exchange since 1960
Dependency and world-systems theorists have long argued that “unequal exchange” is a key driver of global inequality.
Climate change has long prompted migration, now it may drive anti-capitalist consciousness, too
U.S. government programs for migrants who cross the country’s southern border are punitive and disjointed.
A prologue to the Swazi revolution, one year in the making
1 year ago, in June and July, a massive uprising led by Communists in Swaziland threatened to overthrow the last absolute monarchy in Africa. With the help of its imperialist allies, the Swazi monarchy brutally repressed this uprising, but they have only temporarily delayed the inevitable. One year later, we can reflect on the conditions that caused the revolution, its successes and missed opportunities, the role of imperialism in tipping the scales to a comprador bourgeoisie, and what has changed in the year since in Swaziland as revolutionary agitation continues.
The Global South has the power to force radical climate action
After all, Western economies–and their economic growth–depend utterly on labour and resources from the South.
Briefing: World hunger and the war in Ukraine
The New Cold War is rapidly heating up, with severe consequences for people around the world. Our new series, Briefings, provides the key facts on these matters of global concern.
The age of imperialism is not over—but we can end it
Capitalist accumulation has always depended on cheap labor and resources extracted from the Global South. To end this violence we need a post-capitalist transition—otherwise, as climate breakdown accelerates, the ceaseless search for profit will drive us further into barbarism.
African Feminisms–a decolonial history: an interview with Rama Salla Dieng
In her new book ‘African Feminisms – a decolonial history’, the Senegalese scholar-activist Rama Salla Dieng interviews feminist activists about their work, struggles and lives. Interviewed by Coumba Kane, Dieng speaks about what it means to be a feminist in Africa today.