Walter Duranty’s “The Moscow Trials”

THE MOSCOW TRIALS by Walter Duranty (Curt Riess. They Were There: The Story of World War II and How It Came About. 1944. pp. 60-65.) WHEN Trotsky was exiled to Turkey more than eight years ago, it seemed to most people in the USSR, including foreign observers, that the long Opposition struggle inside the CommunistContinue reading “Walter Duranty’s “The Moscow Trials””

Stalin on Fighting Bureaucracy

“It would be ridiculous to think that it is possible to strengthen our Soviet-economic, trade-union and co-operative organisations, that it is possible to purge them of the dross of bureaucracy, without giving a sharp edge to the Party itself. There can be no doubt that bureaucratic elements exist not only in the economic and cooperative,Continue reading “Stalin on Fighting Bureaucracy”

Roman Malinovsky, the Spy

Bourgeois historians dismiss anybody arrested in the Soviet Union for being a spy or a counterrevolutionary as innocent. But were there no spies and saboteurs in the Soviet Union? Was everyone persecuted by the state a good-willed political opponent and not a spy? History says otherwise.   — Espresso Stalinist  “After the October Revolution the BolsheviksContinue reading “Roman Malinovsky, the Spy”

Bukharin on Market Socialism

“The capitalist mode of production is based on a monopoly of the means of production in the hands of the class of capitalists… There is no difference in principle whatsoever whether the state power is a direct expression of this monopoly or whether this monopoly is ‘privately’ organised. In either case there remains commodity economyContinue reading “Bukharin on Market Socialism”

Lenin on Socialism in one Country

“I know that there are, of course, sages who think they are very clever and even call themselves Socialists, who assert that power should not have been seized until the revolution had broken out in all countries. They do not suspect that by speaking in this way they are deserting the revolution and going overContinue reading “Lenin on Socialism in one Country”

On Yezhov

“For a while in 1939 he [Yezhov] still retained the token position of Commissar of Water Transport but rarely attended meetings. When he did so he never intervened but spent his time making paper birds or planes, launching them into the air and then scrabbling under chairs to retrieve them. When the NKVD finally cameContinue reading “On Yezhov”

Free Libya is Green Libya: Supporting the Real Libyan Revolution

by W. Yusef Doucet “Will they now stand up and assume the real leadership necessary to make themselves relevant, or is overcoming their class allegiance to the Western bourgeoisie just too much to fathom? That’s probably too much to expect from a class trained to protect the interests of its benefactors in order to protectContinue reading “Free Libya is Green Libya: Supporting the Real Libyan Revolution”

U.S. Resumes its Dirty War against Nicaragua

BY LIDICE VALENZUELA Special for Granma International September 3, 2007 EIGHT months since taking power, the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is facing fierce opposition from reactionary sectors – both national and international – led by the United States, who are persisting in ignoring the structural changes that have been embarked on in thisContinue reading “U.S. Resumes its Dirty War against Nicaragua”

Enver Hoxha on Class Struggle Under Socialism

“[The Party of Labor of Albania] has waged and is waging the class struggle in the correct Marxist-Leninist way, inside and outside the Party, and this is the motive force during the whole period of the transition from capitalism to socialism.” — Enver Hoxha, 1968 Selected Works Vol. IV p. 427,  “The Working Class in theContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Class Struggle Under Socialism”

The Assassination of Jaime Hurtado

April 1999, Ecuador The Democratic Popular Movement (DPM), the Communist Party Marxist Leninist of Ecuador (CPMLE), the Popular Front and other organizations that make up the organization Popular Unity, express their sorrow and indignation and assure to all members of these organizations, of other popular and leftist organizations and to all freedom fighters all overContinue reading “The Assassination of Jaime Hurtado”

Molotov on Yugoslavia

“In 1953-1954 I spoke out [against reconciliation with Tito’s] Yugoslavia at the Politburo. No one supported me, neither Malenkov nor even Kaganovich, though he was a Stalinist! Khruschev was not alone. There were hundreds and thousands like him, otherwise on his own he would not have gotten very far. He simply pandered to the stateContinue reading “Molotov on Yugoslavia”

Liberal Holocaust: Imperialism and the Democratic Party

This is a good article from a website that is now down. I disagree with several parts, particularly the labeling of North Korea as a “Stalinist dictatorship,” referring to the Soviet Union as an “empire,” saying that Titoite Yugoslavia was a “Leninist revolution” and denying the genocidal actions of the Milošević government. Regardless, this article makesContinue reading “Liberal Holocaust: Imperialism and the Democratic Party”

Dealer’s sentencing postponed

The following are a series of revealing articles on the connection between the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras and the smuggling of illegal drugs, particularly cocaine. They are among the first exposés about Contra drug smuggling published in the United States. They were written by journalist Gary Webb for the San Jose Mercury News in 1996 underContinue reading “Dealer’s sentencing postponed”

San Francisco Bay Area man tangled in drug web

The following are a series of revealing articles on the connection between the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras and the smuggling of illegal drugs, particularly cocaine. They are among the first exposés about Contra drug smuggling published in the United States. They were written by journalist Gary Webb for the San Jose Mercury News in 1996 underContinue reading “San Francisco Bay Area man tangled in drug web”