The Secret Life of Communist Richard Sorge, Hitler’s Nemesis and the World’s Greatest Spy

BYDANIEL FINN Jacobin Magazine One man put a stop to Hitler’s march across Europe: not Stalin, Churchill, or Roosevelt, but a German Communist called Richard Sorge. Sorge was a real-life spy whose exploits surpassed any fictional creation, and one of the twentieth century’s great heroes. Eighty years ago today, the Nazis launched their invasion of […]

The Critical Mass News Team report:

AS THE world has focused its attention on the war in Ukraine, an equally brutal conflict has been taking place in Tigray. It has been estimated that the two-year-old conflict has led to more than 500,000 people dying from war and famine. Researchers from Belgium estimate that there have been between 50,000 and 100,000 victims […]


70 years ago the UK stepped up a brutal colonial intervention in Malaya, presenting it as a war against Chinese communism. British forces herded hundreds of thousands of people into fortified camps, heavily bombed rural areas and resorted to extensive propaganda to win the conflict. MARK CURTIS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022 The so-called “emergency” in Malaya […]

Italian Anarchist Federation Statement on the War in Ukraine

August 13, 2022 ACG comments: Whilst the ACG approves of this Manifesto overall, internal discussions have highlighted some concerns over the use of the term “revolutionary defeatism”. We feel that the document would benefit from either clearer definition of what is meant by the term, or possibly the use of a different term. For us […]

Mario Fiorentini (1918–2022): The Last Partisan

BYDAVID BRODERMario Fiorentini was the last surviving militant of Rome’s Communist-led Gruppi d’Azione Patriottica partisan units. With his passing last night, we lost a powerful witness to the fight against Italian Fascism and German occupation. 08.09.2022ItalyWar and Imperialism HistoryMario Fiorentini (1918–2022): The Last PartisanBYDAVID BRODERMario Fiorentini was the last surviving militant of Rome’s Communist-led Gruppi […]


Britain assisted Australia in setting up a team modelled on the UK’s notorious Information Research Department to run influence operations in the Asia-Pacific in the 1970s, recently declassified files reveal. JOHN MCEVOY AND PETER CRONAU 16 JUNE 2022 In the early 1970s, officials from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) visited Britain for propaganda training. This […]

Abdullah Öcalan :The Revolution is Female

Thinking and writing about the issue of women, means calling into question all of history and society. The reason for this is the unprecedented scale of the systematic exploitation of women. From this viewpoint, the history of civilisation can be defined as the history of women’s losses. During the course of this history – the […]

Hedges: No Way Out but War

By Chris Hedges / Special to ScheerPost The United States, as the near unanimous vote to provide nearly $40 billion in aid to Ukraine illustrates, is trapped in the death spiral of unchecked militarism. No high speed trains. No universal health care. No viable Covid relief program. No respite from 8.3 percent inflation. No infrastructure […]