Alliance Marxist-Leninist: The Cominform Documents

THE COMINFORM DOCUMENTS INTRODUCTION (by N. Steinmayr); For Alliance and Communist League. Published on web June 13th 1999. The Cominform documents have been published – in their original versions in both Russian and English – in The Cominform: Minutes of the Three Conferences 1947/48/49 (edited by Giuliano Procacci, in Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Annali, 1994, FeltrinelliContinue reading “Alliance Marxist-Leninist: The Cominform Documents”

Marxist-Leninist Research Bureau: The Kirov Murder

The Murder On 2 December 1934, ‘Pravda’ announced that: “On 1 December at 16.30, in the city of Leningrad in the building of the Leningrad Soviet (former Smolny), at the hands of a murderer, a concealed enemy of the working class, died Secretary of the Central and Leningrad Committees of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks)Continue reading “Marxist-Leninist Research Bureau: The Kirov Murder”

Biography of Bill Bland

Biography Bland, William “Bill” (1916-2001) Bill Bland was born in the North of England, into a middle class home. He spent his politically formative years in the army of New Zealand, where he was active in the Communist Party as an educator. He returned to Britain in the post-war years as an ophthalmic optician. InContinue reading “Biography of Bill Bland”

Bill Bland on Revisionism

Lenin’s definition of revisionism is that it is ” … a trend hostile to Marxism within Marxism” (Vladimir I. Lenin: ‘Marxism and Revisionism’, in: ‘Selected Works’, Volume 11; London; 1943; p. 704). Perhaps a more comprehensive definition of revisionism would be that it is an ideology which claims to be a development of Marxism butContinue reading “Bill Bland on Revisionism”

Writings on the Role of Lavrenty Beria

Stalin and supporters continued this struggle against opposition from other elements in the Bolshevik Party, resolutely but with diminishing chances for success, until Stalin died in March 1953. Lavrentii Beria’s determination to continue this same struggle seems to be the real reason Khrushchev and others murdered him, either judicially, by trial on trumped-up charges inContinue reading “Writings on the Role of Lavrenty Beria”

Alliance (Marxist-Leninist): Where We Stand – Beria and the Berlin Rising of 1953

Fifty years after, the risings and riots, of the working class in June 1953, across the German Democratic republic (GDR) – notably in Berlin, remain controversial amongst Marxist-Leninists. Some argue this was a genuine revolt of the German working class. Others, supporters of post-Stalin USSR, argue they were imperialist provocations. Alliance Marxist-Leninist will argue that:Continue reading “Alliance (Marxist-Leninist): Where We Stand – Beria and the Berlin Rising of 1953”

Bill Bland: On the Coups and Counter-Coup in Georgia

W.B. Bland’s Work Regarding Beria Poplar UK 5 December 1998 Editor’s Original Intro This was contained in a letter to Hari Kumar where Bland took strong exception to conjectures that Beria was not a Marxist-Leninist. In this letter, he rightly upbraids Kumar, of: “expressing doubt” and “in effect, wringing your hands and saying: “Dearie me,Continue reading “Bill Bland: On the Coups and Counter-Coup in Georgia”

Bill Bland: The Workers’ Party of Korea and Revisionism

Written by Bill Bland for the Communist League INTRODUCTION In his paper entitled ‘THE WPK’S STRUGGLE AGAINST REVISIONISM’, Comrade Dermot Hudson expresses agreement with a reported statement by Nina Andreyeva: “As the Russian communist leader Dr. Nina Andreyeva remarked at the Copenhagen Seminar on the Juche Idea in 1995…” (Dermot Hudson: ‘The WPK’s Struggle againstContinue reading “Bill Bland: The Workers’ Party of Korea and Revisionism”

AML Principles

PRINCIPLES OF ALLIANCE (M-L) 1. The aims of the Newsletter are to : i) Provide a Marxist-Leninist analysis of modern life, and to analyse the rise of revisionism world wide. ii) Discuss practical progressive policy. iii) Discuss a programme for progressives in North America ultimately to develop a M-L movement. 2. All discussion is openContinue reading “AML Principles”

Bill Bland: Albania in 1984

“ALBANIA – 1984” BY BILL BLAND Some weeks ago I received, through the Albanian Embassy in Paris, an invitation to visit the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania as the guest of the Committee for Cultural and Friendly Relations with Foreign Countries, and I set out from London on June 18th. Perhaps as punishment for goingContinue reading “Bill Bland: Albania in 1984”

Bill Bland: The Market Under Socialism

ALLIANCE May 2005 Introductory Note With the permission of the Committee of the Stalin Society, I am circulating to members a statement on the present situation in Albania by another former Secretary of the Albanian Society and myself. An Albanian translation is being circulated underground by Albanian Marxist—Leninists. I am taking the opportunity at theContinue reading “Bill Bland: The Market Under Socialism”

The Marxist-Leninist Position on Kosova – A Statement of the NCMLU (Britain)

The NCMLU opposed the NATO imperialist aggression against Yugoslavia whilst also supporting the Kosovars. However, in revisionist circles, and also in circles claiming to be opposed to revisionism, this position was declared to be somehow “pro-imperialist”. This false claim was in fact used as a cover for the expulsion from the eGroups-based Marxist-Leninist-list of membersContinue reading “The Marxist-Leninist Position on Kosova – A Statement of the NCMLU (Britain)”

Bill Bland on “Stalinism”

‘STALINISM’ An Address to the Sarat Academy in London on 30 April 1999 by Bill Bland I am grateful to the Sarat Academy for inviting me to speak to you on ‘Stalinism’. However, your choice of subject presented me with some difficulty, since I am a great admirer of Stalin and the word ‘Stalinism’ was introducedContinue reading “Bill Bland on “Stalinism””

Bill Bland on the Enforced Resettlements in the Soviet Union

INTRODUCTION In response to an article by Alliance: Alliance number 13: “Chechnya – Oil And the Divided Russian Capitalists”, we received a letter from one “A.E.” A.E. essentially asked us to substantiate a Marxist-Leninist position on Chechnya, given that “the national rights” were violated. The exact note we received was as follows: “In discussion ofContinue reading “Bill Bland on the Enforced Resettlements in the Soviet Union”