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T. J. Petrowski is a neurodivergent political scientist and researcher specializing in Marxism, imperialism, international law, and ethnic and secessionist conflicts, with a focus on the former USSR, Central Asia, Afghanistan, and the Caucasus.

His work has been cited or published in various newspapers, magazines, books, and papers, including People’s Voice, Rebel Youth, CounterPunch, the Centre for Research on Globalization, Dissident Voice, Tesfa News, the Prometheus Institute, Press TV, the International Model United Nations Association, the Centre for Land and Warfare Studies, and The Sage Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy (2016).

He was the Communist Party of Canada-Manitoba candidate in the 2016 provincial election for the riding of Burrows.

He is the author of Nagorno-Karabakh: A Reassessment of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict (2022), available on Amazon and Google Books. He lives in Winnipeg, MB, Treaty 1 territory, with his wife, their Ball Python named Penny, and their library of over 1,500 nonfiction books.

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Nowhere in recent years have the contradictions of imperialism been so clear than in the West’s war against ISIS…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it is a “matter of principle” that Canada follows through with a $15 billion armaments deal with Saudi Arabia, a totalitarian state which funds international terrorism, stones women to death for the crime of being raped, and that leads the world in public beheadings…

As the world watches the 2014 FIFA World Cup, people are protesting the cost and the human rights violations being committed by police and security forces to protect this corporate investment…

When one individual inflicts bodily injury upon another such injury that death results, we call the deed manslaughter; when the assailant knew in advance that the injury would be fatal, we call his deed murder. But when society places hundreds of proletarians in such a position that they inevitably meet a too early and an unnatural death, one which is quite as much a death by violence as that by the sword or bullet; when it deprives thousands of the necessaries of life, places them under conditions in which they cannot live – forces them, through the strong arm of the law, to remain in such conditions until that death ensues which is the inevitable consequence – knows that these thousands of victims must perish, and yet permits these conditions to remain, its deed is murder just as surely as the deed of the single individual; disguised, malicious murder, murder against which none can defend himself, which does not seem what it is, because no man sees the murderer, because the death of the victim seems a natural one, since the offense is more one of omission than of commission. But murder it remains.

Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working-Class in England (1845)

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