Why politics is necessary?

By Darren Ong. Whenever Parti Sosialis Malaysia hosts an event, there is always a healthy contingent of outsiders: NGO members, friends, curious passers-by. More than once I have heard some variation of the following question asked to a panelist in our conferences: “is there a way to solve this problem outside of politics?” What a…

The Appropriation and Theft of Leftist Language by Reactionaries.

By Justin Looi It is the early 20th century. The socialist revolution predicted by Marx has foundered outside the Soviet Union and capitalism is as deeply rooted as before. Antonio Gramsci, trying to explain it, writes about how “cultural hegemony” of the ruling class maintains enforces a social order; in his writings, the working class…