“We fought together, communists and Nazis alike, for the liberation of Russia”

They are aged 24, 27 and 28. One was unemployed, one was a nightclub doorman and the other worked for car firm Mercedes. They all lived in Madrid, but they met on the front in Ukraine as part of the pro-Russian Donbass International Brigades. They had arrived there after a three-day journey last summer, eachContinue reading ““We fought together, communists and Nazis alike, for the liberation of Russia””

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Spanish Civil War

Spanish Revolution of 1931–39 a revolution during which there evolved in Spain a democratic republic which for about three years from the middle of 1936 struggled for its existence, waging a national revolutionary war against fascist insurgents and Italo-German invaders. The specific features of the Spanish Revolution were in large measure attributable to certain distinctiveContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Spanish Civil War”

ICMLPO (Unity & Struggle): The International Situation and the Tasks of the Proletarian Revolutionaries

The imperialist capitalist world is trapped in its irresolvable contradictions The significant development of the productive forces, the gigantic capitalist accumulation and concentration, is unfolding in the midst of the anarchy of production and the realization of commodities; it is marked by the desire for profit of the owners of private property; it is determinedContinue reading “ICMLPO (Unity & Struggle): The International Situation and the Tasks of the Proletarian Revolutionaries”

Alliance Marxist-Leninist: Who is Saddam Hussein? Portrait of a Fascist Made by Imperialism

We make it plain that we condemn the imperialist moves against the peoples of Iraq. Does that mean we are for Saddam Hussein? How do we characterize Hussein? Bluntly – he is a blood-thirsty dictator and he has suppressed not only the Kurdish peoples, but his own peoples. He has in particular suppressed the Communist andContinue reading “Alliance Marxist-Leninist: Who is Saddam Hussein? Portrait of a Fascist Made by Imperialism”

Labour Party (EMEP): On the Events in Turkey

Labour Party (EMEP) Leader Selma Gurkan stated that the resistance started at Gezi Park widened to become an opposition to AKP government policies. Regarding the Prime Minister’s stance she said, “This is not simply insistence on the Barracks. The PM knows that if he takes a back step now others will follow.” Gurkan answered ourContinue reading “Labour Party (EMEP): On the Events in Turkey”

Are Popular Fronts Necessary Today?

Raul Marcos Member of the Communist Party of Spain ML August 2014 The answer is a resounding YES. They are necessary and indispensable given the condition of oppression and exploitation that are worsening, and from which the people are suffering. The proletariat, with its party at the forefront, should be at the head of theContinue reading “Are Popular Fronts Necessary Today?”

The Underlying Objective for the Zionist Calls for “Anti-Assimilation” was an aid to Nazi Germany

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” The desire to be free of oppressions from pogroms is naturally understandable. But could that desire lead to an alliance with forces of fascism that would promote the worst pogrom known to us toContinue reading “The Underlying Objective for the Zionist Calls for “Anti-Assimilation” was an aid to Nazi Germany”

Marxist-Leninist Organisation of Britain on the 1973 Yom Kippur War

Originally published in Class Against Class, organ of the Marxist-Leninist Organisation of Britain, No. 2 Special Edition, October 1973. Web edition by Alliance Marxist-Leninist July 2003 THE WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST War Has Come Once Again To The Middle East On October 6th, 1973, the armed forces of Egypt and Syria, crossed the cease-fireContinue reading “Marxist-Leninist Organisation of Britain on the 1973 Yom Kippur War”

The Mysticism of the Baath Party Ideology

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #51, “Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic ‘Socialism.’” From: “Our View Of Arab History”; A speech given in 1955 in Aleppo, by Elyas Farah for the Arab Ba’th Socialist Party. Contained in: “Arab Revolutionary Thought in the Face of Current Challenges”; Madrid 1978; pp.281-303.Continue reading “The Mysticism of the Baath Party Ideology”

The Syrian National Revolution – The Role of Khaled Bakdash or “Bagdash”

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #51, “Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic ‘Socialism.’” December 2002; based on an article of 1996 Contents: Introduction – Pan-Arabism in the Middle East (i) Syria – The place, peoples and religion (ii) Early History of Syria to the Ottoman Empire (iii) The EndContinue reading “The Syrian National Revolution – The Role of Khaled Bakdash or “Bagdash””

Enver Hoxha on Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic “Socialism”

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the Alliance issue #51, “Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic ‘Socialism.’” January 1980 THE EVENTS WHICH ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE MOSLEM COUNTRIES MUST BE SEEN IN THE LIGHT OF DIALECTICAL AND HISTORICAL MATERIALISM The international situation is very tense at present. In many regions of the worldContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic “Socialism””

Michael Parenti on “Left” Support for the Democratic Party

  “Left anticommunists find any association with communist organizations to be morally unacceptable because of the ‘crimes of communism.’ Yet many of them are themselves associated with the Democratic Party in this country, either as voters or members, seemingly unconcerned about the morally unacceptable political crimes committed by leaders of that organization. Under one orContinue reading “Michael Parenti on “Left” Support for the Democratic Party”

On the 100th anniversary of World War I

The following entry is from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia.  – E.S. World War I (1914–18)  an imperialist war between two coalitions of capitalist powers for a redivision of the already divided world (a repartition of colonies, spheres of influence, and spheres for the investment of capital) and for the enslavement of other peoples. At first, theContinue reading “On the 100th anniversary of World War I”

Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Venezuela (PCMLV): Elections in Venezuela, Results and Prospects

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Venezuela Lenin profoundly evaluated, with practical examples and theoretical analysis, the form of implementation of the revolutionary tactics in the bourgeois democratic revolution. With his genius he guided the course and laid bare the positions of the various parties in the revolution with his work “Two Tactics of SocialContinue reading “Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Venezuela (PCMLV): Elections in Venezuela, Results and Prospects”

Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey (TDKP): The struggle and organisation of the youth of Turkey, and the EMEK Youth

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Turkey The youthfulness of Turkey’s population is evident. Although since 2000 a decrease in the rate of population increase has been recorded, this tendency does not alter the existence of a particularly young population. Today as yesterday, the leaders of Turkey consider this young population with pride, as partContinue reading “Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey (TDKP): The struggle and organisation of the youth of Turkey, and the EMEK Youth”