American Party of Labor on John Brown

Taken from the A.P.L. Facebook page. On the morning of December 2nd, 1859, abolitionist fighter John Brown was hanged. One of the leaders of the left-wing abolitionist movement and participant in the Underground Railroad, Brown came to realize that the institution of slavery could not be ended by peaceful means, and that such oppression hadContinue reading “American Party of Labor on John Brown”

Communist Party of Mexico (Marxist-Leninist): Marcos’ Crusade Against the Revolutionary Perspective

Introduction Twelve years ago, a revolt broke out in the south of Mexico, among the poorest and most oppressed in a poor country. The revolt was timed to mark the coming into force of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on January 1, 1994, which opened Mexico to unbridled exploitation by U.S. imperialism. TheContinue reading “Communist Party of Mexico (Marxist-Leninist): Marcos’ Crusade Against the Revolutionary Perspective”

ICMLPO (Unity and Struggle): NATO: Organization of War and Terror

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was founded 60 years ago by a coalition of Western capitalist countries, led by the U.S., as an organization of military encirclement, aggression, attack and war against the Soviet Union and the people’s democracies. NATO was conceived as an instrument of aggression of the imperialist camp that was trying toContinue reading “ICMLPO (Unity and Struggle): NATO: Organization of War and Terror”

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”

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”

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”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Simón Bolivar

Bolívar, Simón Born July 24, 1783, in Caracas, Venezuela; died Dec. 17, 1830, near Santa Marta, Colombia. One of the leaders of the independence struggle of the Spanish colonies in America. Born into a noble Creole family. Bolívar spent his youth in Europe, in Spain, France, and Italy. Returning to his homeland, he took anContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Simón Bolivar”

Alex Callinicos on the Function of the Apartheid System

“The function of the apartheid system, consolidated by the Nationalist Party, which has been in power since 1948, is simple. The factories, mines, farms, offices and homes of white South Africans require a huge pool of cheap black labour in order to provide the settlers with their privileges and the multinationals operating in the countryContinue reading “Alex Callinicos on the Function of the Apartheid System”

Enver Hoxha on Africa

“Africa is a mosaic of peoples with an ancient culture. Each African people has its own culture, customs, way of life, which, with some variations, are at a very backward stage, for well-known reasons. The awakening of the bulk of these peoples has only recently begun. De jure, the African peoples, in general, have wonContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Africa”

John Reed on the Black Question In the United States

Reed: In America there live ten million Negroes who are concentrated mainly in the South. In recent years however many thousands of them have moved to the North. The Negroes in the North are employed in industry while in the South the majority are farm labourers or small farmers. The position of the Negroes is terrible,Continue reading “John Reed on the Black Question In the United States”

Kwame Nkrumah on Neo-Colonialism

“In place of colonialism as the main instrument of imperialism we have today neo-colonialism. The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty. In reality its economic system and thus its political policy is directed from outside. TheContinue reading “Kwame Nkrumah on Neo-Colonialism”

Bill Bland: The National Question in Britain

By W.B.Bland (“Communist League”, London UK) for The National Committee for Marxist-Leninist Unity (Britain). Introduction Geographically, the British Isles consists of two main islands: Great Britain and Ireland. Great-Britain consists of three communities: those of England, Wales and Scotland. There is general agreement among those who regard themselves as Marxist-Leninists that the people of Ireland constitute a nation,Continue reading “Bill Bland: The National Question in Britain”

V.I. Lenin on Imperialism and Opportunism in Developed Countries

“Here we must ask: how is the persistence of such trends in Europe to be explained? Why is this opportunism stronger in Western Europe than in our country? It is because the culture of the advanced countries has been, and still is, the result of their being able to live at the expense of aContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Imperialism and Opportunism in Developed Countries”