The state monopoly on violence: in theory​ and practice

The state monopoly on violence is a theory which is extremely applicable to society and political situation today, and it can be analysed as a key feature of capitalism. Many theorists and sociologists have contributed to the development of the theory and it has changed and evolved over many years. I want to explain the […]

A quick look at current day US imperialism

The definition of imperialism is “A policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonisation, use of military force, or other means.” The USA has operated imperialistic policies since it was founded and continues to do so today. However, they still manage to do so without being heavily condemned, as most people have accepted […]

Voting on the 8th June – UK general election

On the 8th June our country will be voting again on who will run our country for at least the next 4 years, and in comparison with previous elections it is fairly unusual and significant. For decades, the difference between The Conservatives and Labour has been almost unnoticeable at times, as British politics has, for the […]

Thomas Sankara – Burkina Faso’s president of the poor

While discussing the greatest and most successful revolutionaries in history, Che Guevara, Vladimir Lenin and Fidel Castro are names that spring to mind for most people. In fact, they are household names. Many people however, even those who share his revolutionary views, are not as familiar with Thomas Sankara. Sankara was an African revolutionary who led Burkina Faso […]

The truth behind DPRK

The DPRK, commonly known as North Korea, is a controversial topic in terms of current affairs and politics. The country is infamous in the western world, and the media spread fear about the ongoings and politics of the Asian country, led by Kim Jong-Un. However, there is debate about whether the media can be trusted […]

How the Cuban revolution changed the country for the better

1959 saw the final victory for the rebels in the Cuban revolution. Led by revolutionaries Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, the group worked and fought endlessly to overthrow dictator Fulgencio Batista, who executed a coup d’etat to remain in charge of Cuba for a second term. Some argue against the actions of the Cuban revolutionary […]