Joint Communiqué of the Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast and the Communist Party of Benin

On 23 February 2014, a meeting was held in Cotonou between the PCRCI [Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast] and the PCB [Communist Party of Benin] related to the events organised by the INIREF [International Institute of Research and Training]-Benin for the celebration of the International Day of the Mother Tongue and the peoplesContinue reading “Joint Communiqué of the Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast and the Communist Party of Benin”

Communist Party of Spain (M-L): Social and environmental aspects of Spanish mining in the first decade of the century

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Spain 1. Introduction  In the second half of the nineteenth century, and especially after the Mining Law of 1868, Spain became the leading mining power in Europe, although most of the deposits were in foreign hands. At present, mining represents 10,000 million Euros, less than 1% of GDP.Continue reading “Communist Party of Spain (M-L): Social and environmental aspects of Spanish mining in the first decade of the century”

The Contribution of J.V. Stalin to Marxism-Leninism

M.B. Mitin M.D. Kammari G.F. Aleksandrov … The theoretical works of Comrade Stalin and the practical revolutionary-creative struggle for communism led by him has had a powerful transforming influence on science. Already the foundation of Marxism itself was a great revolution in science, and in our epoch the teachings of Marx and Engels, raised byContinue reading “The Contribution of J.V. Stalin to Marxism-Leninism”

Frederick Schuman on Kulak Destruction of Crops and Livestock

“Their [kulak] opposition took the initial form of slaughtering their cattle and horses in preference to having them collectivized. The result was a grievous blow to Soviet agriculture, for most of the cattle and horses were owned by the kulaks. Between 1928 and 1933 the number of horses in the USSR declined from almost 30,000,000Continue reading “Frederick Schuman on Kulak Destruction of Crops and Livestock”

Frederick Engels on Thomas Malthus and Overpopulation

“The struggle of capital against capital, of labour against labour, of land against land, drives production to a fever-pitch at which production turns all natural and rational relations upside-down. No capital can stand the competition of another if it is not brought to the highest pitch of activity. No piece of land can be profitablyContinue reading “Frederick Engels on Thomas Malthus and Overpopulation”

The Awakening of the Struggle of the Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean Demands a Revolutionary Leadership

Statement of the Meeting of Marxist-Leninist Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America is the scene of a new wave of social protest. It is the response that the workers, the youth and the peoples are making to the unfulfilled promises, the anti-popular policies, the rampant corruption in the upper echelons of governments,Continue reading “The Awakening of the Struggle of the Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean Demands a Revolutionary Leadership”

Enver Hoxha on Africa

“Africa is a mosaic of peoples with an ancient culture. Each African people has its own culture, customs, way of life, which, with some variations, are at a very backward stage, for well-known reasons. The awakening of the bulk of these peoples has only recently begun. De jure, the African peoples, in general, have wonContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Africa”

Kwame Nkrumah on Neo-Colonialism

“In place of colonialism as the main instrument of imperialism we have today neo-colonialism. The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty. In reality its economic system and thus its political policy is directed from outside. TheContinue reading “Kwame Nkrumah on Neo-Colonialism”

V.I. Lenin on Imperialism

“(1) the concentration of production and capital has developed to such a high stage that it has created monopolies which play a decisive role in economic life; (2) the merging of bank capital with industrial capital, and the creation, on the basis of this ‘finance capital’, of a financial oligarchy; (3) the export of capitalContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Imperialism”

Karl Marx on Colonialism and the Beginnings of Modern Capitalism

“The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the beginning of the conquest and looting of the East Indies, the turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalised the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production. These idyllicContinue reading “Karl Marx on Colonialism and the Beginnings of Modern Capitalism”

Leave it to the Market?

For more than twenty years now, the “free market” has been the rallying cry of American politics. Conservatives sing its praises while occasionally betraying it when it suits their constituency, liberals won’t criticize it but claim that it needs to be fixed, and then you have the libertarians, for which the market is, for allContinue reading “Leave it to the Market?”

KCNA on the Korean War

Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) — The Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953) ended in a victory of the Korean people. But, its consequences were very devastating and disastrous. The U.S. bombing in the war left more than 8 700 factories destroyed and 90 000 hectares of farmland spoiled. Power stations and reservoirs were severely damaged and townsContinue reading “KCNA on the Korean War”

Left Anticommunism: the Unkindest Cut

BY MICHAEL PARENTI Despite a lifetime of “shaming” the system, NOAM CHOMSKY, America’s foremost “engagé” intellectual, remains an unrepentant left anticommunist. In the United States, for over a hundred years, the ruling interests tirelessly propagated anticommunism among the populace, until it became more like a religious orthodoxy than a political analysis. During the Cold War,Continue reading “Left Anticommunism: the Unkindest Cut”

International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO): On the International Situation

The most significant development in the world capitalist economy, since the last meeting of our Conference is undoubtedly the intensification of the symptoms that prove the trend toward a new recession in all fields, after a certain rise in the second quarter of 2009, followed by a period of stagnation. Despite the trend towards aContinue reading “International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO): On the International Situation”

Forever in Chains: The Tragic History of Congo

FRIDAY 28 JULY 2006 The most blighted nation on earth goes to the polls this weekend – more in hope than expectation that stability and peace might result. In Congo, mass suffering has been a way of life ever since the Belgian King Leopold enslaved millions in the 19th century. Paul Vallely traces the storyContinue reading “Forever in Chains: The Tragic History of Congo”