Claims and Facts About the Right of Nations to Self-determination

Published in Evrensel, 23 October 2017. Reprinted with permission. Claims and facts about the right of nations to self-determination, following the independence referendums in Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia. Arif KOŞAR Following the independence referendums in Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia, the right of nations to self-determination has become a popular debate. Here are some of the claimsContinue reading “Claims and Facts About the Right of Nations to Self-determination”

The Soviet Industrial Revolution: the Results of the First and Second Five-Year-Plans

The following are economic statistics from the Soviet Union’s First and Second Five-Year Plans with my commentary giving some context and helping you better interpret the numbers. The four periods depicted in these statistics are the following: 1) The last Czarist census of 1913. This represents the height of the economic development of the Russian Empire. The economyContinue reading “The Soviet Industrial Revolution: the Results of the First and Second Five-Year-Plans”

Molotov on Mao

“How did you like Mao Tse-tung? He offered us tea. And he talked about meeting Stalin and when it would be convenient….Stalin hadn’t received him for some days after he arrived. Stalin told me, “Go and see what sort of fellow he is.” He stayed at Stalin’s dacha Blizhniya. I talked with Mao and thenContinue reading “Molotov on Mao”

Molotov on Khrushchev

“MOLOTOV: Khrushchev opposed Stalin and Leninist policy. He wanted changes in the Leninist policy pursued by Stalin and ultimately by all of us who supported Stalin. You know what the rightists were after? In the party? The rightists wanted to block us from pressing for the liquidation of the kulaks; they were champions of aContinue reading “Molotov on Khrushchev”

Labour Party of Iran (Toufan): Long live the raging movement of the people of Iran!

Revolution is the midwife of every old society, which is pregnant with a new one. The grassroots movement in Iran that is entering its 5th day is an expression of the rejection of the totality of the criminal mafia in power; a power that is not accountable to the people and is trying to squeezeContinue reading “Labour Party of Iran (Toufan): Long live the raging movement of the people of Iran!”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Great October Socialist Revolution

Great October Socialist Revolution the first victorious socialist revolution in history, accomplished in 1917 by the Russian working class in alliance with the poor peasantry under the leadership of the Communist Party (formerly, the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party [Bolshevik]), headed by Lenin. The name “October” comes from the date October 25 (November 7, newContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Great October Socialist Revolution”

J.V. Stalin on the Final Victory of Socialism in the U.S.S.R.

Ivan Philipovich Ivanov, staff propagandist of the Manturovsk District of the Young Communist League in the Kursk Region of the U.S.S.R., addressed a letter to Comrade Stalin requesting his opinion on the question of the final victory of Socialism in the Soviet Union. IVANOV TO STALIN Dear Comrade Stalin, I earnestly request you to explainContinue reading “J.V. Stalin on the Final Victory of Socialism in the U.S.S.R.”

Bill Bland: The Soviet Campaign Against Cosmopolitanism: 1947-1952

A paper presented to the Stalin Society, London, on 1 November 1998 by Bill Bland. First Published on the web February 2000 by ALLIANCE ML (NORTH AMERICA) INTRODUCTION IN 1946-1952 THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION CARRIED ON AN INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AGAINST COSMOPOLITANISM. “The word ‘cosmopolitan’ is derived from two Greek words, ‘kosmos’ meaningContinue reading “Bill Bland: The Soviet Campaign Against Cosmopolitanism: 1947-1952”

Fidel Castro’s Reflections: The duty to avoid a war in Korea

Originally published in 2013 A few days ago I mentioned the great challenges humanity is currently facing. Intelligent life emerged on our planet approximately 200,000 years ago, although new discoveries demonstrate something else. This is not to confuse intelligent life with the existence of life which, from its elemental forms in our solar system, emergedContinue reading “Fidel Castro’s Reflections: The duty to avoid a war in Korea”

Alliance Marxist-Leninist: The Problem of Pablo Picasso

The Problem of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) CONTENTS Introduction Pablo Picasso — Early Years Developing Cubism Guernica — The Bombing Guernica — The Painting Impact of Picasso and Guernica on Russian Discussions Upon Socialist Realist Art Post Second World War – ‘Becoming a communist, Picasso hoped to come out of exile’. Conclusion Bibliography Introduction Picasso posesContinue reading “Alliance Marxist-Leninist: The Problem of Pablo Picasso”

Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base

Ships carrying Chinese troops are heading to Djibouti to set up Beijing’s first overseas military base, reports state media. China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia. It will also be used for military co-operation, naval exercises and rescue missions, Xinhua said. China has rampedContinue reading “Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base”

V.I. Lenin to American Workers

“The American people have a revolutionary tradition which has been adopted by the best representatives of the American proletariat, who have repeatedly expressed their complete solidarity with us Bolsheviks. That tradition is the war of liberation against the British in the eighteenth century and the Civil War in the nineteenth century. In some respects, ifContinue reading “V.I. Lenin to American Workers”

J.V. Stalin on Industry in Colonial Countries

“Some comrades think that industrialization implies the development of any kind of industry. There are even some queer fellows who believe that Ivan the Terrible was an industrialist, because in his day he created certain embryonic industries. If we follow this line of argument, then Peter the Great should be styled the first industrialist. That,Continue reading “J.V. Stalin on Industry in Colonial Countries”

ICMLPO: Resolution on Turkey

For the annullment of government decrees and an end to the state of emergency In Turkey, the state of emergency declared by the Erdogan regime following the coup attempt last year is still in full force under the pretext of “the fight against the coup plotters”. Government decrees issued so far have made clear thatContinue reading “ICMLPO: Resolution on Turkey”

Russia is an Imperialist Country

Original article on massproletariat.info The present world situation is defined by a system of capitalist-imperialist relations, and the principal contradiction on the global scale is between imperialist states and oppressed peoples. In Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism Lenin put forward a Marxist analysis of the nature of capitalist-imperialism, and it is to this document that we shallContinue reading “Russia is an Imperialist Country”