V.I. Lenin on Communist Participation in Bourgeois Parliaments

“It is with the utmost contempt—and the utmost levity—that the German ‘Left’ Communists reply to this question in the negative. Their arguments? In the passage quoted above we read: ‘. . . All reversion to parliamentary forms of struggle, which have become historically and politically obsolete, must be emphatically rejected. . . .’ This isContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Communist Participation in Bourgeois Parliaments”

Clifford D. Conner on Jean Paul Marat

“And finally, what if Marat were to return today? What would he think of the state of our planet in the second decade of the twenty-first century? He could read in the history books that the Great French Revolution—his Revolution—is recognized as the watershed event in the making of the modern world. ‘But what didContinue reading “Clifford D. Conner on Jean Paul Marat”

V.I. Lenin on the Two Stages of the October Revolution

“Both in my first Letter From Afar (“The First Stage of the First Revolution”) published in Pravda Nos. 14 and 15, March 21 and 22, 1917, and in my theses, I define “the specific feature of the present situation in Russia” as a period of transition from the first stage of the revolution to theContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on the Two Stages of the October Revolution”

Final Declaration of the 25th International Anti-Fascist and Anti-imperialist Youth Camp

On August 10, 2016, the 25th International Anti-Fascist and Anti-Imperialist Youth Camp (IAFAIYC) ended, which began on August 3 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, under the slogan: For solidarity, peace and freedom. Hundreds of democratic, progressive, environmentalist, leftist, feminist, anti-fascist, anti-imperialist and revolutionary youths met to analyze the realities of each people, coming from: PuertoContinue reading “Final Declaration of the 25th International Anti-Fascist and Anti-imperialist Youth Camp”

V.I. Lenin on Bourgeois Democracy

“And so in capitalist society we have a democracy that is curtailed, wretched, false, a democracy only for the rich, for the minority. The dictatorship of the proletariat, the period of transition to communism, will for the first time create democracy for the people, for the majority, along with the necessary suppression of the exploiters,Continue reading “V.I. Lenin on Bourgeois Democracy”

The Manifesto on the Disappearance of National Differences

“National differences and contrasts are already tending to disappear more and more as the bourgeoisie develops, as free trade becomes more general, as the world market grows in sire and importance, as manufacturing conditions and the resulting conditions of life become more uniform.”  — Karl Marx and F. Engels, “The Communist Manifesto”

Norman Bethune on Healthcare

“Medicine, as we are practising it, is a luxury trade. We are selling bread at the price of jewels…Let us take the profit, the private economic profit, out of medicine, and purify our profession of rapacious individualism…Let us say to the people not ‘How much have you got?’ but ‘How best can we serve you?’”Continue reading “Norman Bethune on Healthcare”

Withdraw from Syria for the War to End!

The shelling of Jarablus targeting ISIS, following the attack on a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep that took 54 lives, show that the government have not learnt anything from the outcomes of its policy on Syria. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş had stated “What Turkey is suffering today is a result of the policy on Syria”.Continue reading “Withdraw from Syria for the War to End!”

The Soviet Union Looks To Its Health

The Bolshevik Revolution not only overturned the political and economic system that was based on exploitation but also brought with it a revolutionary reorganisation of the entire society. One of the major component was the reorganisation and implementation of a socialist health care system, which took care of the citizen from their cradle to grave.Continue reading “The Soviet Union Looks To Its Health”

Michael Parenti: Is Nicaragua More Democratic Than the United States?

[From: Covert Action Information Bulletin, Number 26, Summer 1986] To justify the policies of attack, encirclement, embargo, and destabilization directed against Nicaragua, the Reagan administration has charged that the Sandinista government is on the road to totalitarianism, that it denies religious and political freedom and is a threat to the security of its neighbors. TheContinue reading “Michael Parenti: Is Nicaragua More Democratic Than the United States?”

Michael Parenti: The Costs of Counterrevolution: Must We Ignore Imperialism?

The following are excerpts from the book “The Sword and the Dollar: Imperialism, Revolution, and the Arms Race” by Michael Parenti, published by St. Martin’s Press, 1989. The Costs of Counterrevolution Throughout the 1980s, the counterrevolutionary mercenaries who have waged war against such countries as Nicaragua, Angola, and Mozambique, were described as “guerrillas.” In fact, they wonContinue reading “Michael Parenti: The Costs of Counterrevolution: Must We Ignore Imperialism?”

Party of Labor of Iran (Toufan): Solidarity with Syria

The English Facebook page of the Party of Labour of Iran (Toufan) has interviewed the comrade in charge of the Office of Foreign Relations of the Party, Comrade Jaafar Paknia, on the situation in Syria. The following is the text of the interview. Comrade Jaafar, thank you for the time you are spending with usContinue reading “Party of Labor of Iran (Toufan): Solidarity with Syria”

Mao Apologised to Yugoslavian Delegates, told Stalin Blocked our Revolution

It has always been our understanding on Mao, that he was a revisionist and an Anti-Marxist Leninist. With new documents and papers coming out of various Archives, our view has been solidified in light of such information. Mao, had always adopted a vacillating position when it came to matter of international import that concerned theContinue reading “Mao Apologised to Yugoslavian Delegates, told Stalin Blocked our Revolution”