John Callaghan on Rajani Palme Dutt and Evidence for the Moscow Trials and Anti-Soviet Conspiracies

On pages 279-280 of the book Rajani Palme Dutt: A Study in British Stalinism by John Callaghan (Lawrence & Wishart 1993), the author writes the following: “… the evidence points overwhelmingly to Dutt’s satisfaction with the Communist record. In preparing his book on The Internationale, for example, he had considered the inclusion of an anecdoteContinue reading “John Callaghan on Rajani Palme Dutt and Evidence for the Moscow Trials and Anti-Soviet Conspiracies”

DPRK: Death of Fidel Castro Ruz Is Great Loss to Korean People

The death of Fidel Castro Ruz, an outstanding leader of the Cuban revolution, is a great loss to not only the Cuban people but also the Korean people fighting on the same front against the imperialists. The Korean people have highly respected Fidel Castro Ruz as a national hero of Cuba, outstanding leader of theContinue reading “DPRK: Death of Fidel Castro Ruz Is Great Loss to Korean People”

Grover Furr on Archival Evidence for the Bloc of Rights and Trotskyites

“Shortly after the Leon Trotsky Archive at Harvard’s Houghton Library was opened in January 1980, Trotskyist historian Pierre Broué discovered letters between Leon Sedov and his father Trotsky that proved the existence of a bloc between Trotskyites and other opposition groups within the USSR. Sometime in the middle of 1932 Sedov informed his father as follows:Continue reading “Grover Furr on Archival Evidence for the Bloc of Rights and Trotskyites”

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?”

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”

William Blum on the “Death of Socialism” in the 20th Century

“The boys of Capital, they also chortle in their martinis about the death of socialism. The word has been banned from polite conversation. And they hope no one will notice that every socialist experiment of any significance in the twentieth century — without exception — was either overthrown, invaded, corrupted, perverted, subverted, destabilized, or otherwise hadContinue reading “William Blum on the “Death of Socialism” in the 20th Century”

The Greek Debt Crisis: A Misnomer for the European Imperialist Crisis

August 2015 Hari Kumar 1. An Introduction to Greece 2. The Truman Doctrine – Greece becomes dependent upon the USA after the Second World War 3. The Greek Junta – Greece by now fully a client state of the USA 4. Capitalist Class of Greece Moves to “Democracy” and Europe 5. The USA Makes ItsContinue reading “The Greek Debt Crisis: A Misnomer for the European Imperialist Crisis”

Bill Bland: Stalin: The Myth and Reality

A Paper Originally Scheduled To Be Read By Bill Bland At The Conference Of ‘International Struggle: Marxist-Leninist’ In October 1999; Paris. Brief Foreword: This talk was never delivered as Comrade Bland at the very last moment could not attend. The talk is offered however as a useful distillation of several decades of thought and concrete,Continue reading “Bill Bland: Stalin: The Myth and Reality”

The Girondes of Working Class

Written by Damodar on The Other Aspect blog. The 21st party congress of CPI (M) recently concluded at Visakhapatnam with the usual ritualistic flavour that has become the hallmark of such events for the parties of Left Front particularly the CPI and the CPI (M). The party congress would be known for selecting or ratherContinue reading “The Girondes of Working Class”

Lugansk People’s Republic authorities ban strikes, International Workers’ Day marches, and forbid international anti-fascist forum

Open letter to The General Secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions Georgios Mavrikos  General Secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions Georgios Mavrikos Being the communists of Lugansk region we apply to you as to worldfamous avowed champion of communist ideals. We are surprised and deeply revolted from the fact that the mainContinue reading “Lugansk People’s Republic authorities ban strikes, International Workers’ Day marches, and forbid international anti-fascist forum”

Putin’s Western Allies

Why Europe’s Far Right Is on the Kremlin’s Side By Mitchell A. Orenstein Given that one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stated reasons for invading Crimea was to prevent “Nazis” from coming to power in Ukraine, it is perhaps surprising that his regime is growing closer by the month to extreme right-wing parties across Europe.Continue reading “Putin’s Western Allies”

‘Novorossiya’s’ ‘Leftist’ Friends

The frenzied world-wide front is expanding Mercy to no one, no one, no one! Stanza from 1989 Russian anarchists’ song Vintovka – eto prazdnik (The Rifle is a Holiday) By the Russian punk bank Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Civil Defense) The annexation of Crimea, the “Novorossiya” project, and the fight against the “Kyiv junta” are not supportedContinue reading “‘Novorossiya’s’ ‘Leftist’ Friends”

Alliance Marxist-Leninist: Chechnya, Oil and the Divided Russian Capitalist Class

INDEX 1. INTRODUCTION. 4 1. THE WAR ITSELF – MUTINY OF THE GENERALS 5 2. WHAT LIES BEHIND THIS WAR ? THE OIL BACKGROUND 8 3.VIEW OF STALIN VERSUS KHRUSHCHEV AND VOSNOSENSKY UPON INDUSTRY 9 4. DIVISIONS INSIDE THE USSR CAPITALIST CLASS SINCE STALIN 15 5. THE ERA OF GORBACHEV AND YELTSIN 21 6. THEContinue reading “Alliance Marxist-Leninist: Chechnya, Oil and the Divided Russian Capitalist Class”

Social-Imperialist China Praises Lee Kuan Yew

The following article appeared in Beijing Review on April 2, 2015. It praises capitalist oligarch Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore as a great man and his government and economy as a democratic model for developing countries, smeared only by Westerners. It is just another example of the degeneration of China and of the publication, which went from writingContinue reading “Social-Imperialist China Praises Lee Kuan Yew”

Anasintaxi (KKE 1918-55): On the Events in Nandigram

* This article, translated in Greek, published in Anasintaxi issue 263 The 14 known dead, the wounded, the raped and the unknown number missing in Nandigram, the victims gunned down by the joint police and the CPI M cadre ‘action’ on the 14th of March, visibly signify the pain of the marginalised sharecropper suffering fromContinue reading “Anasintaxi (KKE 1918-55): On the Events in Nandigram”