Trotskyism in the Service of Franco

By GEORGES SORIA FACTS AND DOCUMENTS “To the Generalissimo: – I communicate personally the following: In executing the order you gave me, amongst other things, I went to Barcelona to interview the leaders of the P.O.U.M. I gave them all your information and suggestions. …” (Document found at the Peruvian Embassy in Madrid where there wasContinue reading “Trotskyism in the Service of Franco”

The Communist League: The Soviet Union and the Spanish Civil War

‘Non-Intervention’? Between ourselves, it’s the same thing as profitable intervention – but profitable only for the other side’. Charles-Maurice Talleyrand (1754-1838) INTRODUCTION In January 1996, the Association of Communist Workers and the Association of Indian Communists held an extremely interesting meeting in the Conway Hall, London, devoted to exposing the slanderous misrepresentation of the Republican forcesContinue reading “The Communist League: The Soviet Union and the Spanish Civil War”

The Intrigues of Franco’s Trotskyist Agents

On 16 March the anarchists’ central organ, Solidaridad Obrera, published in Barcelona berates the Soviet press with abusive attacks. And in particular, the author judges the dispatches from Soviet correspondents concerning the counter-revolutionary attitude of the Trotskyist organisation, the POUM, as a damaging tactic, the object of which is to sow discord in the ranksContinue reading “The Intrigues of Franco’s Trotskyist Agents”

Lessons of People’s War in Spain 1936-1939

Progressive Labor, Vol. 9, No. 5 (Oct.-Nov. 1974), 106-116. The Spanish Civil War was the opening act of the Second World War in Europe. It was the military and political proving ground both for European Fascism, and for class-collaborationist policies that the old communist movement never outlived. In one important respect, however, the Spanish WarContinue reading “Lessons of People’s War in Spain 1936-1939”

Grover Furr: German Intelligence, Communist Anti-Trotskyism, and the Barcelona “May Days” of 1937

Originally posted by Grover Furr German Intelligence, Communist Anti-Trotskyism, and the Barcelona “May Days” of 1937 I’m writing an article on the falsifications in Khrushchev’s infamous 1956 “Secret Speech.” A few weeks ago I ran across the following statement, in an article on the subject of this speech: “…в угоду политической конъюнктуре деятельность Троцкого иContinue reading “Grover Furr: German Intelligence, Communist Anti-Trotskyism, and the Barcelona “May Days” of 1937”

Vietnam & Trotskyism: Three letters from Ho Chi Minh

Sent from China to the Vietnamese CP in 1939 (* Ho Chi Minh refers in these letters to a number of Chinese communists, by names translated from Chinese to Vietnamese, and the editors have been unable to establish their identity. The names are left in the French-Vietnamese translation). First Letter Kwelin, 10 May 1939 DearlyContinue reading “Vietnam & Trotskyism: Three letters from Ho Chi Minh”

The Lie About Stalin: 22nd June 1941

V.M. Zhukhrai The leader of the German fascists, Adolf Hitler, whilst instructing his own propagandists, said: ‘If we want to score a victory, we must actively make use of lies. They have to be big. The bigger the lies the quicker people will believe them. When we score a victory, nobody will ask us whetherContinue reading “The Lie About Stalin: 22nd June 1941”

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”

‘If You Do Not Follow the Order You Will Be Shot’ – New facts about the murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg

On the Eightieth Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg Eighty years ago on 15th January, 1919 the leadership of the Communist Party of Germany, Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, were brutally assassinated. It was a momentous loss for the German and international working class movement and it had widespread and long-termContinue reading “‘If You Do Not Follow the Order You Will Be Shot’ – New facts about the murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg”

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”

On Closed Speech of Khrushchev at the Twentieth Congress of the CPSU

George Gruenthal Book Review:  Khrushchev Lied, by Grover Furr Prof. Grover Furr has done a great service to Marxist-Leninists and all revolutionaries and to all those who are interested in historical truth. He has picked out 61 major statements from Khrushchev’s 20th Congress speech, checked them against other material, especially from the Russian archives thatContinue reading “On Closed Speech of Khrushchev at the Twentieth Congress of the CPSU”

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”

Grover Furr: Did the Soviet Union Invade Poland in September 1939? (The answer: No, it did not.)

by Grover Furr Introduction Did the Soviet Union Invade Poland on September 17, 1939? Why ask? “We all know” this invasion occurred. “You can look it up!” All authoritative sources agree. This historical event happened. Here’s a recent article in The New York Review of Books (April 30, 2009, p. 17) by Timothy Snyder, Yale University professor, academicContinue reading “Grover Furr: Did the Soviet Union Invade Poland in September 1939? (The answer: No, it did not.)”

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”

The German Situation and the Question of Social-Fascism

The greatest factor in the stabilization of capitalism after the first round of wars and revolutions was Social-Democracy. In such countries as Germany and Austria the Social-Democratic leaders actually undertook to organize and maintain the capitalist State against the revolutionary onslaught of the workers. A German Social-Democrat, Noske, drowned in blood the workers’ revolution inContinue reading “The German Situation and the Question of Social-Fascism”