Michael Parenti: Is Nicaragua More Democratic Than the United States?

[From: Covert Action Information Bulletin, Number 26, Summer 1986] To justify the policies of attack, encirclement, embargo, and destabilization directed against Nicaragua, the Reagan administration has charged that the Sandinista government is on the road to totalitarianism, that it denies religious and political freedom and is a threat to the security of its neighbors. TheContinue reading “Michael Parenti: Is Nicaragua More Democratic Than the United States?”

Michael Parenti: The Costs of Counterrevolution: Must We Ignore Imperialism?

The following are excerpts from the book “The Sword and the Dollar: Imperialism, Revolution, and the Arms Race” by Michael Parenti, published by St. Martin’s Press, 1989. The Costs of Counterrevolution Throughout the 1980s, the counterrevolutionary mercenaries who have waged war against such countries as Nicaragua, Angola, and Mozambique, were described as “guerrillas.” In fact, they wonContinue reading “Michael Parenti: The Costs of Counterrevolution: Must We Ignore Imperialism?”

Party of Labor of Iran (Toufan): Solidarity with Syria

The English Facebook page of the Party of Labour of Iran (Toufan) has interviewed the comrade in charge of the Office of Foreign Relations of the Party, Comrade Jaafar Paknia, on the situation in Syria. The following is the text of the interview. Comrade Jaafar, thank you for the time you are spending with usContinue reading “Party of Labor of Iran (Toufan): Solidarity with Syria”

Che Guevara on Anti-Imperialism

“We said that each time a country is liberated it is a defeat for the world imperialist system. But we must agree that the break is not achieved by the mere act of proclaiming independence or winning an armed victory in a revolution. It is achieved when imperialist economic domination over a people is broughtContinue reading “Che Guevara on Anti-Imperialism”

The Deindustrialisation of Contemporary Russia

Tahir Asghar The USSR, over the period of its tumultuous history, had built up a massive industrial, R&D and scientific potential so as to not only build a socialist society and defend it but also to secure its economic independence and growth and the full development of intellectual and material capacities of its population. NotContinue reading “The Deindustrialisation of Contemporary Russia”

Telephone Conversation Between Kosygin and Taraki

Excerpt from Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982 by M. Hassan Kakar For more than a week beginning 15 March 1979, the people of the city of Herat and its environs, joined by the military division stationed there, rose in rebellion. About twenty-five thousand of them were killed before the Khalqi government wasContinue reading “Telephone Conversation Between Kosygin and Taraki”

Press Release of Labor Party (Turkey) On Recent Developments

The people’s choice is not one between a military coup or the one-man, one-party dictatorship. The answer is the protection of democratic rights and political freedoms; the struggle for a people’s democracy. The mainstream political landscape in Turkey is littered with frequent attempted and successful military coups. The cost of these have always been countless deaths,Continue reading “Press Release of Labor Party (Turkey) On Recent Developments”

ICMLPO: After ’Brexit’ – The struggle against ‘United Europe’ of the monopolies and neoliberalism must be intensified, mainly fighting against one’s ‘own’ bourgeoisie

The British referendum to remain in the European Union or to leave resulted in a vote for Brexit that was not anticipated by the European and global elite, the capitalist governments and media, presidents and financial speculators. In spite of a major campaign of intimidation, the majority voted to reject the EU and Cameron’s scheme.Continue reading “ICMLPO: After ’Brexit’ – The struggle against ‘United Europe’ of the monopolies and neoliberalism must be intensified, mainly fighting against one’s ‘own’ bourgeoisie”

V.I. Lenin on Trotsky’s slogan for ‘a United States of Europe’

“As early as 1902, he [i.e., the British economist John Hobson — ES] had an excellent insight into the meaning and significance of a ‘United States of Europe” (be it said for the benefit of Trotsky the Kautskyian!) and of all that is now being glossed over by the hypocritical Kautskyites of various countries, namely, thatContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Trotsky’s slogan for ‘a United States of Europe’”

William Blum on the “Death of Socialism” in the 20th Century

“The boys of Capital, they also chortle in their martinis about the death of socialism. The word has been banned from polite conversation. And they hope no one will notice that every socialist experiment of any significance in the twentieth century — without exception — was either overthrown, invaded, corrupted, perverted, subverted, destabilized, or otherwise hadContinue reading “William Blum on the “Death of Socialism” in the 20th Century”

Lin Biaoism and the Third World: How Idealism Distorts Class

by Espresso Stalinist An odd phenomenon is haunting the halls of Maoism – a chauvinist set of ideas loosely forged from the writings of Chinese military officer and politician Lin Biao. These ideas, to the extent to which they form coherent ideology at all, can roughly be termed “Lin Biaoism.” To be perfectly clear, IContinue reading “Lin Biaoism and the Third World: How Idealism Distorts Class”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the American Revolution

American Revolution (in Russian, War of Independence in North America of 1775-83), the revolutionary liberation war of the 13 British colonies in North America against British colonial domination, during which an independent state was established—the United States of America. The American Revolution was prepared for by the entire preceding socioeconomic history of the colonies. TheContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the American Revolution”

Georgi Dimitrov And The Fight Against Titoism In Bulgaria

Vulko Chervenkov Introduction The following portions of the report by Vulko Chervenkov on the phenomenon of Traicho Kostovism constitutes formidable evidence of the bitter struggle between Marxism and Titoism which took place in Bulgaria in the late 1940s and early 1950s. But there is also specific information on the role of Dimitrov in confronting theContinue reading “Georgi Dimitrov And The Fight Against Titoism In Bulgaria”

The Greek Debt Crisis: A Misnomer for the European Imperialist Crisis

August 2015 Hari Kumar 1. An Introduction to Greece 2. The Truman Doctrine – Greece becomes dependent upon the USA after the Second World War 3. The Greek Junta – Greece by now fully a client state of the USA 4. Capitalist Class of Greece Moves to “Democracy” and Europe 5. The USA Makes ItsContinue reading “The Greek Debt Crisis: A Misnomer for the European Imperialist Crisis”

Anasintaxi (KKE 1918-55): The New Bailout Agreement

  Crude, barbarous trampling on the national sovereignty of the country by the EU imperialists Violent enslavement of the Greek people with the support of the subservient bourgeois class and its parties (great-bourgeois, reformist, fascist) The new bailout agreement constitutes a complete surrender to the fascist extortion of the EU representatives (primarily of Germany andContinue reading “Anasintaxi (KKE 1918-55): The New Bailout Agreement”