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”

The Party of Labour of Iran (Toufan): Hail May 1st, the International Working Class Day!

May 1, 2015 (Machine translation from Swedish into English) For socialism and international solidarity! On First of May 2015, millions of workers, together with progressive forces around the world demonstrate against capitalist system and imperialist barbaric war against oppressed people. May Day is a day when millions of people take to the streets and demonstrateContinue reading “The Party of Labour of Iran (Toufan): Hail May 1st, the International Working Class Day!”

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”

Engels in the Struggle for Revolutionary Marxism

D.Z. Manuilsky Speech on the Fortieth Anniversary of the death of Friedrich Engels, delivered at the Seventh Congress of the Communist International, August 5, 1935 The Seventh World Congress of the Communist International was held in Moscow from July 25 to August 20, 1935. Contents I. Engels and His Role in the Creation of ScientificContinue reading “Engels in the Struggle for Revolutionary Marxism”

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?”

Grover Furr: The “Official” Version of the Katyn Massacre Disproven? Discoveries at a German Mass Murder Site in Ukraine

Author’s Note: The officially accepted version of the Katyn Massacre can be read on its Wikipedia page – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre. This page is relentlessly anticommunist and anti-Stalinist. It makes no attempt to be objective or neutral, in that it has no serious discussion of the scholarly controversy about this question. It’s useful only as a shortContinue reading “Grover Furr: The “Official” Version of the Katyn Massacre Disproven? Discoveries at a German Mass Murder Site in Ukraine”

Stalin Society: The Katyn Massacre

by Ella Rule July 2002 At the end of the First World War, the boundary between Russia and Poland was settled as being along a line which became known as the Curzon line – Lord Curzon being the British statesman who had proposed it. This demarcation line was not to the liking of the Poles,Continue reading “Stalin Society: The Katyn Massacre”

Russian propaganda and Ukrainian rumour fuel anger and hate in Crimea

The Russian media is serving up a crude portrayal of events as a patriotic fight against fascists in Kiev and spurring its own far-right into action Anyone spending any amount of time in Crimea at the moment will hear the words “Nazi” and “fascist” a lot. The protests in Kiev, people across the region willContinue reading “Russian propaganda and Ukrainian rumour fuel anger and hate in Crimea”

Fascists take deputy prime minister and other posts in Ukraine’s new government

By Tash Shifrin Fascists are now part of Ukraine’s government. Oleksandr Sych, of the fascist Svoboda party, has been appointed as deputy prime minister of Ukraine. He will take the post under prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk of the neo-liberal, conservative Batkivshchyna (“Fatherland”) party. Sych is one of Svoboda’s 36 MPs and has made a particularContinue reading “Fascists take deputy prime minister and other posts in Ukraine’s new government”

The Truth about Katyn

The Truth About Katyn Report of Special Commission for Ascertaining and Investigating the Circumstances of the Shooting of Polish Officer Prisoners by the German-Fascist Invaders in the Katyn Forest The Special Commission for Ascertaining and Investigating the Circumstances of the Shooting of Polish Officer Prisoners by the German-Fascist Invaders in the Katyn Forest (near Smolensk)Continue reading “The Truth about Katyn”

“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”