One Viewpoint on the Ukraine Opposition

Richard Greeman, translator of Victor Serge, recently shared with readers of New Politics a brief communication on the opposition in Ukraine he received from the Praxis Center (Moscow) activist Julia Gusseva. See also the text referred to by Gusseva, “Kiev’s Euromaidan is a Liberationist and not extremist mass action of civic disobedience.”

Richard Greeman on “The Dark Side of Modern France”

American expatriate and Victor Serge translator Richard Greeman has an excellent article (“Europe at a Dark Crossroads“) on France in the Hollande administration in the current issue of New Politics. This piece is particularly strong on anti-Roma and anti-Arab racism in France, as well as on the stark absence of evidence of international solidarity—in either […]

Update on the Victor Serge Library

Richard Greeman’s blog features a recent communication from Russian activist Alexei Gusev. Of interest is a brief update on the Victor Serge Library. • • • Another interesting development concerns the Victor Serge Library in Moscow. We have established contact with the State Social and Political Library (SSPL), whose representative participated in our series of seminars on […]

Marxism and Freedom available in Arabic

Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom has been translated into Arabic and published in a small edition. The project was undertaken by the Victor Serge Foundation, based in Montpellier, France, and organized by the American expatriate and Serge translator Richard Greeman (New York Review Books has just published his translation of Serge’s novel Conquered City). A […]

Panaït Istrati’s Russia Unveiled: A Forgotten Classic Of Opposition To Stalinism

The Romanian writer Panaït Istrati (1884-1935) seems to be virtually unknown in the U.S., although the recent republication of his first novel, Kyra Kyralina by Talisman House may serve to remedy this situation somewhat. Biographical information about him is not in abundance in English and, sadly, I have had to rely on the Wikipedia entry […]