Latest Marxism Stories

2005-08-29 07:14:32

By Damian Wroclavsky HAVANA (Reuters) - With his picture on rock band posters, baseball caps and women's lingerie, Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is firmly entrenched in the capitalist consumer society that he died fighting to overturn. The image of the Argentine-born guerrilla gazing sternly into the distance, long-hair tucked into a beret with a single star, has been an enduring 20th century pop icon. The picture -- taken by a Cuban photographer in 1960 and printed on posters...

2005-08-22 05:07:11

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - When Pope John Paul made his first trip back to Poland in 1979, his foe was communism and his aim was to defeat it. His fellow Poles defied their leaders so much that they eventually had to step aside. Pope Benedict's first visit to his native Germany had a different kind of target. He had to overcome his own fearsome reputation, widespread in the country that knows him best, as the top thought policeman of an outdated...

2005-08-18 14:29:40

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian photographer Freddy Alborta, famous for his image of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara lying dead, has died in La Paz, his family said. Alborta worked as a photojournalist until earlier this year when illness forced him to retire. He died on Wednesday at age 73. In 1967, Alborta was one of a group of journalists allowed to view Guevara's body after he was captured and executed by the Bolivian army. The picture of the leftist guerrilla, with his...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'