Color Me Unimpressed: Rejoinder to Jason Unruhe

“All we can do is to laugh as we gaze at this spectacle, for one cannot help laughing when one sees a man fighting his own imagination, smashing his own inventions, while at the same time heatedly asserting that he is smashing his opponent.”  — J.V. Stalin. In recent years, I have heard much talkContinue reading “Color Me Unimpressed: Rejoinder to Jason Unruhe”

Why Does the Pseudo-Left Hate Grover Furr?

by Espresso Stalinist Grover Furr is an American professor and author. He has taught at Montclair State University in New Jersey for over four decades, and has written essays, articles and books on Soviet history in both Russian and English. Though his body of work covers a wide variety of topics, his most famous writingsContinue reading “Why Does the Pseudo-Left Hate Grover Furr?”

Marxism vs. Indigenism: An Anti-Critique of Ward Churchill

This article was posted in 2008 by Rowland Keshena on a blog which is no longer active. Though there are some very pronounced ideological problems with this essay (particularly its references to “Stalinism,” as well as the “anthropocentrism” of Marxism and the idea that the concept of domination of nature by man is somehow “Judeo-Christian,” itContinue reading “Marxism vs. Indigenism: An Anti-Critique of Ward Churchill”

Maximilien Robespierre: Louis Must Die, That the Republic Can Live

“On the Trial of the King” by Maximilien Robespierre 3 December 1792 Citizens, The Assembly has been led, without realizing it, far from the real question. There is no trial to be held here. Louis is not a defendant. You are not judges. You are not, you cannot be anything but statesmen and representatives ofContinue reading “Maximilien Robespierre: Louis Must Die, That the Republic Can Live”

Fidel Castro on Human Rights

“Mr. President, distinguished representatives: Human rights are often spoken of, but we must also speak of humanity’s rights. Why should some people walk around barefoot so that others may travel in expensive cars? Why should some live only thirty-five years so that others may live seventy? Why should some be miserably poor so that others mayContinue reading “Fidel Castro on Human Rights”

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”

Grover Furr: The Fallacies of Afrocentrism

A few days ago I posted an article I wrote back in ’91 when the college’s black student org. invited Leonard Jeffries to come to speak. In it I ran through, though very briefly (for space), some of the fallacies of Afrocentrism. Here is a little more about them, in no special order. Afrocentrism seriouslyContinue reading “Grover Furr: The Fallacies of Afrocentrism”

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”

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”

Fascists come to Russia to rally against…fascism?

William Echols Following the first International Russian Conservative Forum, the overall militarist bent Moscow has taken in the wake of its secret war against Ukraine has brought to the fore a startling fact; many in Russia are scantly aware of what fascism actually means anymore. Imagine if you will, an authoritarian form of government whichContinue reading “Fascists come to Russia to rally against…fascism?”

Marxist-Leninist Research Bureau: the Ryutin Case (1930-37)

The Ryutin Platform (1930) In August 1930 Opposition circles circulated a: “200 page treatise that reflected the Right’s anti-Stalin position and became known in Party circles as the ‘Ryutin Platform’” (Robert C. Tucker: ‘Stalin in Power: The Revolution from above: 1928- 1941’; London; 1990; p. 211). The document bore the name of Martemyan Ryutin*, whoContinue reading “Marxist-Leninist Research Bureau: the Ryutin Case (1930-37)”

Communist Platform – Gramsci: a Bolshevik

One of the greatest inaccuracies spread by the opportunist politicians and the bourgeois intellectuals about Antonio Gramsci is the alleged distance, or even opposition, between his positions and those supported by Lenin and Stalin, and consequently his closeness to the ideas of Trotsky. The origins of this legend are remote and well orchestrated, beginning withContinue reading “Communist Platform – Gramsci: a Bolshevik”

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”