The global history of revolution

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Hiding under the rock of the “balance of power”
By Joe Kaye, Haiti Progress, 6–12 September 1995. The enormous power of capital, acting in concert with and independently of their home governments, dictates the key decisions taken by virtually every Third World government and virtually every government in the former socialist states. How struggle despite the odds can create condtions for a realistic challenge, for ultimately the people are invincible because the people are the ultimate source of all power.
The Revolutionary Imperative
Conclusion and Epilogue of “Globalization and the revolutionary imperative: From global tyranny to democratic renaissance”, by Richard K. Moore, 3 January 2000. The course of world events is now largely controlled by a centralized global regime that is formalized into a centralized institutions and an international “order”. The Western nation state is being dismantled. Our dysfunctional, out-of-date growth ideology. The time is ripe for revolutionary changes.
A Conflict Is Looming Between Two Worlds
By Ben Turok, Mail and Guardian (Johannesburg), 16 February 2001. There is a growing sense of outrage around the world as the effects of globalisation are felt. A new divide, which could replace earlier confrontations, is based, not on opposing groups of states, but on a horizontal division between civil society organisations across the world and governments. Alienation from the international systems of government.
The revolution betrayed
By Mumia Abu-Jamal, 4 March 2001. No one is neutral in a revolution, and even the pretension of neutrality is but inaction in favor of the status quo, and therefore, anti-revolutionary in effect. In Europe's long tradition of revolution, there was betrayal by opportunist leaders. This can't happen if revolution lives in the hearts of the people themselves.
Reaction and resistance: How the system works and what can be done about it
By Dave Silver, 22 May 2001. The system demands ever increasing capital accumulation as power and wealth becomes concentrated in fewer and fewer hands and the disparity between rich and poor grows wider. We must lift the veil of myths that our system of elections and pronouncements about human rights has any resemblance to a peoples democracy. We must not only develop a viable organization but a consciousness of the real source of oppression.
Cosatu warns of war on G8: Developing countries ‘may take up arms over globalisation”
Reuters-Sapa-AFP, The Natal Witness, 21 July 2001. There is a general distrust of globalisation in the developing world. Developing countries, hurt by the economic injustices of globalisation, might take up arms against the developed world. An arms race wherein developing societies aim to protect themselves from the social unrest that will be unleashed by the wrecking ball of globalisation.
First World more important
By Joost van Stennis, Jing Hong, 10 March 2004. The masses in the Third World still have a long way to go before they can undertake autonomous activities to close the gap between the eliteworld and the massworld. Only in the First World can masspeople achieve such a fundamental change.
Socialism: The only ‘better world’
By Celia Hart, 12 December 2004. When the road is honestly sought… All the roads lead to…. socialism. A permanent anti-globalization office will open in Caracas. Perhaps this will be the office of the permanent revolution. A Trotskyite view.