Tag: Global South

COVID-19

After the Pandemic Slump, What Next?

Spectre’s Ashley Smith interviewed economist Michael Roberts about global economic prospects after the corona crisis.

Agrarian question

The Postcolonial Autumn

The old regime of the Green Revolution is dying, while a new, more baleful, cycle of agrarian capitalism is waiting to be born. In this interregnum, there has emerged a spectacular groundswell of anti-capitalist resistance by farmers and agrarian workers.

Asia

Down with Feudalism, Long Live the People!

Thiti Jamkajornkeiat adapts Jit Phumisak’s Marxist theory of the feudal state for use in the ongoing anti-royalist protests in Thailand.

Climate

Extracting the Andes

Martín Arboleda’s exceptionally ambitious Planetary Mine, attempts to connect the abstract unfolding of a process of global capital accumulation linking Chile and China across the world market, together with the concrete, sensuous, quotidian realities of labor, territory, and urban life on either end of that abstract flow.

Anti-capitalism

Beyond Borders

Is postcolonial nationalism a liberatory force because it’s postcolonial, or a reactionary force because it’s nationalism? Nandita Sharma speaks to Spectre editor Zachary Levenson about this question in relation to her new book, Home Rule.

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