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Review: Chican@ Power and the Struggle for Aztlán

As regular readers of this blog will be aware, though I tend to be sympathetic to many of the positions expressed by some Maoist Third Worldist groups, particularly the Maoist Internationalist Movement [MIM], I identify with the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist movement that comes through the groups involved in the now-defunct RIM project, as well as the Communist Party India (Maoist) and the Communist Party of the Philippines.  Since I've outlined the reasons for this theoretical commitment elsewhere, I feel no reason to go into it here in any real detail, nor waste time expressing why I disagree with MIM's assessment and critique of the RIM experience (which, to be fair, would conversely contain a recognition of aspects of their critique of the RCP-USA).  I bring up this theoretical demarcation, therefore, not to get into it in any real detail but to highlight the fact that, despite this qualification, I still enjoyed––and indeed highly recommend due to the fact that I believe it is a

Journal of Socialist Studies Call-Out

For those who are interested, the Journal of Socialist Studies is looking for a Book Review Editor, more Reviewers, and more Submissions. The journal is a "peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and open-access journal with a focus on describing and analysing social, economic and/or political injustice, and practices of struggle, transformation, and liberation." My article Quartermasters of Stadiums and Cemeteries  was in the latest issue , which also includes authors such as Himani Bannerji. For more information about being a book review editor or reviewer, contact: Sandra Rein, PhD Associate Professor of Political Studies Editor, Socialist Studies: A Journal of the Society of Socialist Studies University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty 4901-46 Avenue Founders' Hall 4-30 Camrose, AB T4V 2R3 Office direct line: 780-679-1553 Fax: 780-679-1590 For submissions check out this link .