V.I. Lenin on Liberals

“When a liberal is abused, he says, ‘Thank God they didn’t beat me.’ When he is beaten, he thanks God they didn’t kill him. When he is killed, he will thank God that his immortal soul has been delivered from its mortal clay.” – V. I. Lenin, “The Government’s Falsification of the Duma and theContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Liberals”

Che Guevara on Anti-Imperialism

“We said that each time a country is liberated it is a defeat for the world imperialist system. But we must agree that the break is not achieved by the mere act of proclaiming independence or winning an armed victory in a revolution. It is achieved when imperialist economic domination over a people is broughtContinue reading “Che Guevara on Anti-Imperialism”

The Deindustrialisation of Contemporary Russia

Tahir Asghar The USSR, over the period of its tumultuous history, had built up a massive industrial, R&D and scientific potential so as to not only build a socialist society and defend it but also to secure its economic independence and growth and the full development of intellectual and material capacities of its population. NotContinue reading “The Deindustrialisation of Contemporary Russia”

V.I. Lenin on the Struggle of the Urban Workers

“Formerly, only students rebelled, but now thousands and tens of thousands of workers have risen in all the big towns. In most cases they fight against their employers, against the factory owners, against the capitalists. The workers declare strikes, all of them stop work at a factory at the same time and demand higher wages,Continue reading “V.I. Lenin on the Struggle of the Urban Workers”

V.I. Lenin on the Marxist View of War

“Socialists have always condemned war between nations as barbarous and brutal. But our attitude towards war is fundamentally different from that of the bourgeois pacifists (supporters and advocates of peace) and of the Anarchists. We differ from the former in that we understand the inevitable connection between wars and the class struggle within the country;Continue reading “V.I. Lenin on the Marxist View of War”

Albert Einstein on Capitalism

“Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous powerContinue reading “Albert Einstein on Capitalism”

J.V. Stalin on the Unity of the Marxist-Leninist Party

“The Party as the embodiment of unity of will, unity incompatible with the existence of factions. The achievement and maintenance of the dictatorship of the proletariat is impossible without a party which is strong by reason of its solidarity and iron discipline. But iron discipline in the Party is inconceivable without unity of will, withoutContinue reading “J.V. Stalin on the Unity of the Marxist-Leninist Party”

Communist Party Alliance: On Sectarianism

The ‘left’ in Britain is characterised by sectarianism. What are the main reasons for this in an imperialist country? John Green examines the causes. The Causes of Sectarianism Bourgeois Social Conditions Divisions in the revolutionary movement are not formed simply from ideological differences, but sometimes represent class and social divisions. The social conditions of manyContinue reading “Communist Party Alliance: On Sectarianism”

Telephone Conversation Between Kosygin and Taraki

Excerpt from Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982 by M. Hassan Kakar For more than a week beginning 15 March 1979, the people of the city of Herat and its environs, joined by the military division stationed there, rose in rebellion. About twenty-five thousand of them were killed before the Khalqi government wasContinue reading “Telephone Conversation Between Kosygin and Taraki”

Stalin’s Writings: Notes Regarding the Use of the Word “Sectarianism”

Alliance Notation January 2003 So far, I have been able to trace only two clear uses of the term ‘sectarianism’ in the work of J.V.Stalin. Although to my mind, his practice was non-sectarian, his writings do not dwell on this very much. The points that I think Stalin makes on this matter, are as follows:Continue reading “Stalin’s Writings: Notes Regarding the Use of the Word “Sectarianism””

Bill Bland on Sectarianism

1) Bland on the refusal of the early British anti-revisionists to allow people who were on the point of breaking away from the CPGB to do so, and belong to the anti-revisionist movement: “WB: They wouldn’t allow it. They were sectarian in a way in that it had to be all or nothing and soContinue reading “Bill Bland on Sectarianism”

Stalin’s ‘Anti-Semitism’

  The accusation that Stalin was an anti-Semite is a strange one. Neither Stalin’s written texts nor his actions indicate anti-Semitism. Indeed, they indicate precisely the opposite, as I will show in a moment. So those who wish to make the accusation have to rely on hearsay – second- and third-hand snippets from passing conversations,Continue reading “Stalin’s ‘Anti-Semitism’”

The CPSU(B), Gosplan and the Question of the Transition to Communist Society in the Soviet Union 1939-1953

by Vijay Singh Marxism recognises the primary role of the industrial working class in the democratic and socialist revolutions and in the transition to communist society. In the Communist Manifesto Marx and Engels indicated that of ‘all the classes that stand face to face with the bourgeoisie today, the proletariat alone is a really revolutionaryContinue reading “The CPSU(B), Gosplan and the Question of the Transition to Communist Society in the Soviet Union 1939-1953”

Press Release of Labor Party (Turkey) On Recent Developments

The people’s choice is not one between a military coup or the one-man, one-party dictatorship. The answer is the protection of democratic rights and political freedoms; the struggle for a people’s democracy. The mainstream political landscape in Turkey is littered with frequent attempted and successful military coups. The cost of these have always been countless deaths,Continue reading “Press Release of Labor Party (Turkey) On Recent Developments”