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The Strategy of Star Wars: The Rebel Alliance as a Maoist Insurgency

December 11, 2015

Star Wars has been a cultural behemoth for over forty years. As fans of the series well know, in its origins, George Lucas’s original trilogy of films drew heavily from preceding works. Its plot, themes, and even individual characters were significantly influenced by the Flash Gordon serials, as well as the films of Kurosawa. Indeed, … Continue reading “The Strategy of Star Wars: The Rebel Alliance as a Maoist Insurgency”


Women Maoists in India face harassment and torture in rebel ranks and mainstream culture

April 3, 2014

By Daphne Holmes: Maoist women in India face a sexism double whammy: in mainstream Indian culture, and within the alternative Maosit culture to which they have dedicated their lives. All too many women join rebel Maoist groups to help overthrow India’s semi-colonial, semi-feudal government only to discover that they have jumped out of the frying … Continue reading “Women Maoists in India face harassment and torture in rebel ranks and mainstream culture”


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