V.I. Lenin on the International and World War I

“An International does not mean sitting at the same table and having hypocritical and pettifogging resolutions written by people who think that genuine internationalism consists in German socialists justifying the German bourgeoisie’s call to shoot down French workers, and in French socialists justifying the French bourgeoisie’s call to shoot down German workers in the nameContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on the International and World War I”

Revisiting the Kashmir Issue

Nirmalangshu Mukherji In a just world order, rights of self-determination of people, including the right of independence, ought to be viewed as a basic and absolute value. As with most moral principles, however, the actual implementation of such demands raises difficult issues since they always arise in a historical context of an unjust distribution ofContinue reading “Revisiting the Kashmir Issue”

Labour Party (EMEP): Current Developments and the Kurdish Question

April 2006 Introduction Different Paths in the Kurdish Movement The US invasion of Iraq has had, among other things, a profound effect on the Kurdish question itself. New alignments, new developments and dissociations are evident and three years after the invasion, there is a need to summarise new factors in this century-old ‘big game’. OfContinue reading “Labour Party (EMEP): Current Developments and the Kurdish Question”

Bill Bland: The German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939

by Bill Bland Introduction One of the many stories which circulate about Stalin is that, while the Soviet government was negotiating for a collective security pact with Britain and France directed against German aggressive expansion, he initiated the signing of a pact with Germany which precipitated the Second World War. Of course, not everything thatContinue reading “Bill Bland: The German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939”

An Obituary for General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013)

by CARLOS BORRERO The Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap has died. Throughout what was once known as the Third World as well as among those with revolutionary consciousness in the centers of imperialism, we pay tribute to one of the most important figures of the struggle of the oppressed for national liberation and socialism. GeneralContinue reading “An Obituary for General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013)”

General Vo Nguyen Giap’s Economic Views

“He was regarded as an elder statesman whose hard-line views had softened with the cessation of the war that unified Vietnam. He supported economic reform and closer relations with the United States while publicly warning of the spread of Chinese influence and the environmental costs of industrialization. [….] In his final years, General Giap wasContinue reading “General Vo Nguyen Giap’s Economic Views”

General Vo Nguyen Giap on Democracy in the People’s Army

“In leading the building of the army, our Party has firmly stuck to the principle of democratic centralism. That is the organisational principle of our Party; thereby it has taken care to build the army with a genuine inner democracy and also a very strict conscious discipline. Completely different from all types of armies ofContinue reading “General Vo Nguyen Giap on Democracy in the People’s Army”

Resolution Supporting the Revolutionary Forces in Ecuador

[Update Jan. 15, 2011: “The Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador (PCMLE) was born in August, 1964 in rebellion against the revisionist leadership of the Communist Party of Ecuador (PCE) and its endorsement of the then Soviet-line of peaceful transition to socialism, the parliamentary road and peaceful coexistence with imperialism. Over the years the PCMLE, thoughContinue reading “Resolution Supporting the Revolutionary Forces in Ecuador”

V.I. Lenin on World Imperialism and the Great War

“It is proved in the pamphlet that the war of 1914-18 was imperialist (that is, an annexationist, predatory, war of plunder) on the part of both sides; it was a war for the division of the world, for the partition and repartition of colonies, and spheres of influence of finance capital, etc. Proof of whatContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on World Imperialism and the Great War”

Platform of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

 l. Conventional War Is the War of the Bourgeoisie. Revolutionary War Is People’s War The Arab bourgeoisie has developed armies which are not prepared to sacrifice their own interests or to risk their privileges. Arab militarism has become an apparatus for oppressing revolutionary socialist movements within the Arab states, while at the same time itContinue reading “Platform of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine”

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”

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”

Ibrahim Kaypakkaya’s Analysis of Kemalism

Translated from Turkish by Batuhan S. Tumer & Espresso Stalinist Ibrahim Kaypakkaya was the founder and leader of the Communist Party of Turkey / Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML). He was also one of the most prominent Marxist theorists in Turkey, this critique of Kemalism being his most known work. This was the first left-wing revolutionary analysis of Kemalism.Continue reading “Ibrahim Kaypakkaya’s Analysis of Kemalism”

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””

Enver Hoxha on the Titoite Betrayal

“Traitors to Marxism-Leninism, agents of imperialism and intriguers like Josif Broz Tito, try in a thousand ways, by hatching up diabolic schemes like the creation of a third force, to mislead these people and the newly-set up states [in Africa and Asia], to detach them from their natural allies, to hitch them up to U.S.Continue reading “Enver Hoxha on the Titoite Betrayal”