Abdurakhman Avtorkhanov on Tukhachevsky

“In 1937, Abdurakhman Avtorkhanov was working for the Central Commitee of the Bolshevik Party. A bourgeois nationalist, he had close ties to opposition leaders and with the Central Committee members from the Caucausus. In his book The Reign of Stalin, he regrets that Tukhachevsky did not seize power in 1937. He claims that early inContinue reading “Abdurakhman Avtorkhanov on Tukhachevsky”

Molotov on Marshal Tukhachevsky

“CHUEV: Now some think you appointed such untrained people as Pavlov, but if it had been Tukhachevsky…. MOLOTOV: Take someone like Tukhachevsky. If trouble started, which side would he have been on? He was a rather dangerous man. I doubted he would have been fully on our side when things got tough, because he wasContinue reading “Molotov on Marshal Tukhachevsky”

Mikhail Tukhachevsky on Communists and the Jews

“Also in the camp [Ingolstadt] was a Russian officer, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, son of tsarist nobility, who also made repeated attempts to escape and with whom, according to a fellow prisoner, de Gaulle shared a cell for a time. Tukhachevsky played mournful airs on his violin, spouted nihilist beliefs and inveighed against Jews as dogs whoContinue reading “Mikhail Tukhachevsky on Communists and the Jews”

Nazis Joseph Goebbels and Léon Degrelle on Tukhachevsky

“The Führer explained one more time the Tukhachevsky case and stated that we erred completely at the time when we thought that Stalin had ruined the Red Army. The opposite is true: Stalin got rid of all the opposition circles within the army and thereby succeeded in making sure that there would no longer beContinue reading “Nazis Joseph Goebbels and Léon Degrelle on Tukhachevsky”

Joseph Davies on the Soviet Military Purges

Entries dated June 28 and July 4, 1937 “[T]he best judgment seems to believe that in all probability there was a definite conspiracy in the making looking to a coup d’état by the army — not necessarily anti-Stalin, but antipolitical and antiparty, and that Stalin struck with characteristic speed, boldness and strength.’” “Had a fineContinue reading “Joseph Davies on the Soviet Military Purges”

The Tukhachevsky Conspiracy

Yuri Yemelianov On the 70th Anniversary of the Treason Trials On the 11th of June 1937 Moscow radio announced the arrest of the former chief of the Red Army General Headquarters Marshal M. Tukhachevsky and 7 other Soviet leading military figures. The arrested were put to trial before the military branch of the USSR Supreme Court.Continue reading “The Tukhachevsky Conspiracy”

Subhas Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany

Sisir K. Majumdar It was probably in Germany that Subhas Chandra Bose (1897-1945) was first known as ‘Netaji’, which literally means ‘leader of leaders’ (‘Führer’ is the equivalent German expression). The period of his stay in Germany was from April 1941 to February 1943. These ‘Berlin Years’ of Netaji are still a riddle for mostContinue reading “Subhas Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany”

Grover Furr: Israeli Rule over Palestinians is Fascist

Originally published in The Montclarion, student newspaper at Montclair State College (now University), Thursday, May 5, 1988, p. 13. To the editor: Professor Edward Aronow’s letter of April 21 on Israeli treatment of Palestinians is so filled with error and distortion that one short response can only begin to correct it. Israeli rule over Palestinians isContinue reading “Grover Furr: Israeli Rule over Palestinians is Fascist”

Enver Hoxha on Salvador Allende: The Tragic Events in Chile – A Lesson for the Revolutionaries of the Whole World

Article published in the newspaper “Zeri i popullit” October 2, 1973 In Chile the counter-revolutionary storm continues to rage against the working masses, the patriots and fighters of that country. The rightist forces which seized power as a result of the September 11 coup d’état have established a reign of terror which even the HitleritesContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Salvador Allende: The Tragic Events in Chile – A Lesson for the Revolutionaries of the Whole World”

Communist Party of Chile (Proletarian Action) – Reformism: the Gateway to Fascism

Communist Party of Chile (Proletarian Action) Eduardo Artes August, 1998 Some factors to explain the defeat of September 11, 1973 and to advance towards victory. On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the fascist military coup of September 11, every social class, even some class sectors. through their organizations, ranging from the bourgeois Armed ForcesContinue reading “Communist Party of Chile (Proletarian Action) – Reformism: the Gateway to Fascism”

Trotskyism Revisited

I. Trotsky and the FBI  Red Youth An article appeared in The Independent on the 25/11/1993 which gave details of a friend of Leon Trotsky’s living in Mexico, Diego Rivera, who provided information to the FBI on anyone that he suspected of being GPU (Soviet intelligence) agents. His allegations were directed against anyone working in such organisationsContinue reading “Trotskyism Revisited”

The Assault on the House of Leon Trotsky

by David Alfaro Siqueiros David Siqueiros is well-known as a master of Mexican revolutionary mural art as well as a combatant in the defence of the Spanish democratic republic from fascism. His role in the assault of the house of Leon Trotsky in May, 1940 has long been clouded in obscurity. Siqueiros’ speech in court whichContinue reading “The Assault on the House of Leon Trotsky”

Diego Rivera’s Dirty Little Secret

Diego Rivera’s dirty little secret: His murals are magnificent celebrations of socialism; his friendship with Trotsky and his marriage to Frida Kahlo are leftist legend, but new evidence shows that he betrayed his comrades to his enemies. Phil Davison reports by Phil Davison Thursday 25 November 1993 In 1932, Diego Rivera was commissioned to paintContinue reading “Diego Rivera’s Dirty Little Secret”

Grover Furr reviews Robert Thurston’s “Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934 -1941”

As always, the publication of an article does not necessarily imply an absolute endorsement of the entirety of its content. – Espresso Stalinist. by Grover Furr, from Cultural Logic, Volume 1, Number 2, Spring 1998 Robert W. Thurston, Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934-1941. (London and New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996). $30.00. Anti-Stalinism Hurts Workers, BuildsContinue reading “Grover Furr reviews Robert Thurston’s “Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934 -1941””