Aguirre, Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)

by Brennen Ryan (thefounders.co) Werner Herzog’s 1972  Aguirre, Wrath of God is often correctly described as one of the greatest films ever made.  The German New Wave classic is largely unknown in the United States, where it is mostly only known to film lovers and to its cult following. Internationally, the film is more widely... Continue Reading →

Saudi Arabia supporting Kurds

(leading-light.co) Saudi Arabia has recently issued statements supporting an independent Kurdistan: “Saudi supports the establishment of a state of Kurdistan A legitimate right of the Kurdish nation to live in peace” [sic] This change of policy occurs in the context of the United State’s increased support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The People’s Protection... Continue Reading →

Leading Light condemns attack against Iran by ISIS

(leading-light.co) Leading Light absolutely condemns the recent terrorist attack against Iran. The death toll from the Islamic State’s attack on Iran’s parliament now stands at 17. This attack is a highly sectarian one that further divides the Islamic World and further divides Third World people. The Islamic State is not a genuine anti-imperialist organization whatever... Continue Reading →

Do weaker men favor socialism?

by Brennen Ryan (leading-light.co) It is being reported: “An academic study from researchers at Brunel University London assessed 171 men, looking at their height, weight, overall physical strength and bicep circumference, along with their views on redistribution of wealth and income inequality. The study, published in the Evolution and Human Behavior journal, ​found that weaker... Continue Reading →

Manchester Bombings, more terrorist blowback

By Brennen Ryan (leading-light.co) A recent suicide bombing has killed 22 people outside a concert in Manchester. The bombing is being attributed and claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This the latest in a long series of attacks by Islamic extremists in both the First World and Third World. The first... Continue Reading →

Our Long March

By Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) October 14, 1934, the Communist Party and its Red Army could no longer hold the Jiangxi Soviet. They were surrounded by the reactionary forces of the Goumindang. The enemy was slowly wearing down our forces. We would not lose today or tomorrow, but we would lose - unless something was done.... Continue Reading →

Empire “makes the old serve the new” in Ukraine

By Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) Communists have long understood that art plays a role in the class struggle. Reactionary art serves the interests of the bourgeoisie and capitalism. Communist art serves the people and their efforts to make revolution. During the Maoist era in China, revolutionaries sought to reinterpret old art so that it would serve... Continue Reading →

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