A Theory of Transnational Revolution by Kees van der Pijl

Sultangaliev and his fellow Eastern Revolutionaries had once opposed to their Western Comrades’ idea that revolutions in the West would bring freedom and equality to the oppressed people and the wretched of the World by arguing that the real World Revolution will be brought about by revolutions that will take place in the periphery and ultimately surround the capitalist metropolis of the centre. Today, dialectically, the World Revolution is coming from the (Global) South, which is a transnational space of resistance and alternatives, geographically embedded everywhere simultaneously, including the metropolis of the centre. Therefore this is the time to believe that positive change is possible, necessary and actually happening right now! Please contribute even it is a little, and convince your loved and trusted people to do do the same, before we miss a good chance to build a real democracy and peace!

Page [287] of Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer, 1996

1997 Transnational revolution – Rosenstock

“The ‘end of the Cold War’ here assumes a new meaning, since these revolts can no longer be denounced as ‘Moscow-backed’ and treated accordingly. It may well be that we are in the midst of an important turn of events in which, on a truly global scale, the limits of the capitalist mode of production are being brought to light – not by revolutionary governments of existing states, but by people having to sustain the ecological and social foundations of their bare existence threatened by a rapacious and irresponsible economic discipline. While still in its early stages, and as yet incapable of formulating a political vision beyond the rule of capital, what we witness today may well evolve into a real revolutionary self-assertion of peoples articulating the affirmation of their diversity with a true universalism, that of planetary survival.” K. van der Pijl, 1996

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