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The Hollow Colossus. Available here and at Powell's Books and other bookstores. Joe Stafford: A Tale of Revolution. Get this e-book novella at Amazon.
No Rich, No Poor. Available here and at Barnes & Noble and other bookstores.

Essays by Charles Andrews

Vietnam 1967, Gaza 2023: They Point to the Future

The massive protest movement against the U.S. war on Vietnam in the 1960s and ‘70s did not trigger a revolution, nor come close to one. The same is true of the protest movement against the U.S.-Israeli genocide in Gaza. But comparison of the two draws an arrow that points to it.

This short article explains two developments that power the U.S. protests of the genocide in Gaza. It was published June 3, 2024 by New Worker.

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UAW’s Shawn Fain: Feisty Collaboration
or Class-Struggle Economics?

From the Democratic Party to “left” media like the Guardian, UAW chief Shawn Fain is the newly-anointed labor leader. Fain will tell you that it takes a fight to win something: he is a practitioner of feisty class collaboration. Read the article published on April 15, 2024 by New Worker.

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Multipolaristas' Dugin Maneuvers Through BRICS Contradiction

"Aleksander Dugin, a propagandist for Putin’s great-Russian imperialism, has had to maneuver through one of the contradictions within the BRICS association – the unity and contention between China and Russia…" This article was published on May 23, 2024 by In Defense of Communism, an international website edited in Greece.

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Airliners Fall Apart in the Sky –
What Is a Communist Solution?

Airliners have lost parts and suffered equipment malfunctions one week after another. What is going on with Boeing and the airlines? This essay examines outsourcing and the failure of government oversight. It asks: after eliminating the profit motive, what is a communist solution to making and maintaining airliners? The essay was published on March 23, 2024 by New Worker.

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China Plunders Congo, Exploits Miners –
'Anti-imperialists' Approve

Late in January 2024 Sinohydro Corp and China Railway Group Limited re‑negotiated their plunder of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). For their 68% holding in Sicomines, a joint copper and cobalt mining venture with the DRC, the two Chinese corporations will pay a pitiful royalty of 1.2% on gross sales. An examination of the class antagonisms involved was published Jan. 31, 2024 by In Defense of Communism, an international website edited in Greece.


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Zionist Repression, Harvard's Claudine Gay,
and Capitalist Democracy

Israel's genocide in Gaza brings Zionist repression of people who speak out in the U.S. Here is a class analysis of how this happens in a "democracy." Among other points, the article documents that Harvard president Claudine Gay comes from the ruling capitalist class of Haiti. It was published on Dec. 31, 2023 by New Worker.

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China’s Stock Market: A Lesson on What Socialism Is Not

Late in January the Chinese government arranged for its state-owned companies to put as much as $282 billion into the falling stock market. Why does a “socialist” economy have a stock market? A brief analysis was published on Feb. 10, 2024 by New Worker.

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Joti Brar’s Tantrum About the Imperialist Pyramid

Joti Brar, a leader of the CPGB M-L and the World Anti-Imperialist Platform, worked up a froth over a simple analogy. This brief note, published by New Worker on Oct. 31, 2023, lays out the how and the why of her long article.

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Who Understands Civilization – Xi's CPC or Working People?

What is the class analysis of civilization? This essay gets a start on the question by looking at why the Communist Party of China celebrates Confucian civilization. It was published on October 16, 2023 by In Defense of Communism, an international website edited in Greece.

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Socialism Is a Series of Communist Projects

This article was published on Sept. 26, 2021 by In Defense of Communism, an international website edited in Greece. "How can we get to communism and leave exploitation behind forever? History shows that the two big challenges are first, revolution to achieve state power, and second, traversing the entire road to communism. ..."

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DSA Affirms It Is a Subsidiary of the Democratic Party

Things are rough these days for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). This article was published on August 20, 2023 by New Worker.

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China’s Publicists in the West: Always Forget Class

This short article pays special attention to the Friends of Socialist China group and to the class concept of civilization.

The article was published on July 17, 2023 by New Worker.

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Material Forces that Turn Socialism into Capitalism

The Soviet Union and China proved that people can build socialism. They also showed that apparently firm socialist countries can fall to capitalism – from within and from the top of the communist party. Should we give up on socialism, or shall we solve a problem: how do we keep on the communist road to a society of no rich and no poor?

This article was published on April 8, 2023 by In Defense of Communism, an international website edited in Greece.

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Global Warming, the Environmental Movement
and Socialism

"More than most controversial issues, the environmental problem requires attention to the back and forth between class interests and our powers of production, the productive forces." This article was published on Oct. 19, 2022 by Marxism Leninism Today.

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Marxism, Marxism-Leninism, and Xi Jinping's Report to 20th Congress

"Facts count more than words… However, for those persons still wedded to evaluating the PRC by its words, let us look at how Xi Jinping's report to the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) uses 'Marxism' and 'Marxism-Leninism.'" This article was published on Oct. 22, 2022 by In Defense of Communism, an international website edited in Greece.

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Media Lauds Fidelity CEO
Who Destroyed Good Pensions

This "appreciation" of the damage done to countless lives by a financial capitalist was published on April 28, 2022 by CounterPunch.

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Want Democracy?
Then You Need a People's Dictatorship

This brief commentary was published on Jan. 20, 2021 by In Defense of Communism, an international website edited in Greece. "A mob was permitted, even helped, to take over the United States Capitol building on January 6, 2021. No government can allow that sort of thing and survive. ..."

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Was the Soviet Union in Stalin's Time
an 'Experiment'?

This letter was sent to Jacobin magazine after it published a tirade against the Soviet Union in its socialist period. As usual with these screeds, it was cast as a study of Joseph Stalin.

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Apple’s Profits and Foxconn Workers’ Wages

Every few years someone compares Foxconn workers’ wages with the price of an iPhone. Perhaps the most recent of these studies is…

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Not Populism, Not Socialism, but Communism Will Get It Done

This essay was published on May 31, 2020 by In Defense of Communism, an international website edited in Greece. "The ruling classes of developed countries get a lot of pushback these days from the masses they hold in contempt..."

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Trump, You Lost. Now Go!

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COVID-19, Capitalism, and Socialism
– Two Brief Observations

The public health response to this virus around the world did not break down as capitalism versus socialism…

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There Is No Socialism Without a Communist Party

This essay was published by Marxism Leninism Today. "More people in the U.S. have a favorable attitude to socialism today than two, five, or ten years ago. However, communism – the organized movement that will overthrow capitalism and create a socialist order – has not kept up with the turn to socialism..."

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Barack Wrote Me a Letter

Barack Obama wrote a letter in support of Joe Biden for president. The letter and brief comments on it were published Aug. 19, 2020 by Marxism Leninism Today.

A Note on Carlos Ghosn and Global Capitalism

The Ghosn-Nissan-Renault affair is a clash over the profits sweated from hundreds of thousands of workers. With globalization, the battle of capitalist interests becomes global, too. Published Jan. 7, 2020 by Dissident Voice.

Corporate and “Progressive” Democrats Threaten Medicare Itself

Bernie Sanders and Pramila Jayapal toss out the model Congressional bill for Improved Medicare for All (H.R. 676) and sneak a deadly "buy-in" into their legislation. Published March 1, 2019 by Dissident Voice.

The Government Shutdown Makes You Think About Socialism

Published Jan. 13, 2019 by Dissident Voice.

Trade, Trump, and Us

An exposé of Trump's international trade position. The left should not support globalization, and it has a working-class answer to it. Published March 31, 2017 by Marxism Leninism Today.

The Disintegration of Bourgeois Democracy

A long view of the developments leading to the U.S. presidential campaign of 2015-16, this essay explains a great deal about the Donald Trump presidency. Published Sept. 3, 2016 by Marxism Leninism Today.    PDF

"A must read piece putting the decline of democracy into context." – Connolly Youth Movement

The Leninist Moment of the Sanders
Presidential Campaign

An examination of the clash between the Sanders campaign and the Democratic National Committee over database access, published Dec. 25, 2015 by MRZine. National media soon buried the revealing incident.

The Doctor Will See You Now. First, Your Copay.

This analysis of the erosion of health security under the Affordable Care Act and its effect on the struggle for improved Medicare for All was published April 29, 2015 by MRZine.

Senator Sanders and the Impossibility
of Reviving Democratic Party Liberalism

Published Dec. 9, 2014 by MRZine.

It Was a Good War – But Whose Good War?

This brief class analysis of World War Two, triggered by a book by Jacques Pauwels, was published Nov. 16, 2015 by Marxism Leninism Today.

Professor Piketty Fights Orthodoxy
and Attacks Inequality

(This was the first Marxist review of the popular book by Thomas Piketty. It was published March 19, 2014 on the website Marxism Leninism Today.)

Thomas Piketty. Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. $39.95.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty has caused a stir, which it deserves. Capital 21, as we will abbreviate the title, grapples with a prominent current issue: outrageously unequal incomes and wealth. It is a data-rich, wide-ranging investigation over 570 pages of text written in the smooth, often ironic, and occasionally elevated French manner. It breaks with ...

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