Fascists come to Russia to rally against…fascism?

William Echols Following the first International Russian Conservative Forum, the overall militarist bent Moscow has taken in the wake of its secret war against Ukraine has brought to the fore a startling fact; many in Russia are scantly aware of what fascism actually means anymore. Imagine if you will, an authoritarian form of government whichContinue reading “Fascists come to Russia to rally against…fascism?”

‘I’m a Russian Occupant’: Viral video justifies imperial aggression

A recently released YouTube video entitled ‘I’m a Russian Occupant’ is a deeply telling panegyric to 19th century-style white man’s burden imperialism, which goes a long way towards explaining what is wrong with the mentality of many Russians today. It’s a rare occurrence to see proponents of a worldview unironically putting out such a boldContinue reading “‘I’m a Russian Occupant’: Viral video justifies imperial aggression”

Russian propaganda and Ukrainian rumour fuel anger and hate in Crimea

The Russian media is serving up a crude portrayal of events as a patriotic fight against fascists in Kiev and spurring its own far-right into action Anyone spending any amount of time in Crimea at the moment will hear the words “Nazi” and “fascist” a lot. The protests in Kiev, people across the region willContinue reading “Russian propaganda and Ukrainian rumour fuel anger and hate in Crimea”

“We fought together, communists and Nazis alike, for the liberation of Russia”

They are aged 24, 27 and 28. One was unemployed, one was a nightclub doorman and the other worked for car firm Mercedes. They all lived in Madrid, but they met on the front in Ukraine as part of the pro-Russian Donbass International Brigades. They had arrived there after a three-day journey last summer, eachContinue reading ““We fought together, communists and Nazis alike, for the liberation of Russia””

Statement of the Plenary of the ICMLPO: Twenty years on the road of struggle and unity for the Revolution and Socialism

I The Plenary session of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO) to mark its 20th anniversary, met in Turkey to discuss important issues of the international situation, of political work, of the question of the Popular Front, and of the orientation for activity with working and communist women in their respective countries.Continue reading “Statement of the Plenary of the ICMLPO: Twenty years on the road of struggle and unity for the Revolution and Socialism”

ICMLPO (Unity & Struggle): The International Situation and the Tasks of the Proletarian Revolutionaries

The imperialist capitalist world is trapped in its irresolvable contradictions The significant development of the productive forces, the gigantic capitalist accumulation and concentration, is unfolding in the midst of the anarchy of production and the realization of commodities; it is marked by the desire for profit of the owners of private property; it is determinedContinue reading “ICMLPO (Unity & Struggle): The International Situation and the Tasks of the Proletarian Revolutionaries”

European ICMLPO Members: No to the Anti-Social, Anti-Democratic and Militarist European Union

Regional conference of parties and organizations of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO) The recovery of the global capitalist economy is not on the agenda. The recovery is constantly being announced for tomorrow, but for the vast majority of countries, there is stagnation or recession. The so-called emerging countries are in turnContinue reading “European ICMLPO Members: No to the Anti-Social, Anti-Democratic and Militarist European Union”

The need for clarity on the nature of the capitalist economic structure of Russia

September 6, 2014 http://www.senzatregua.it/?p=1355 By Emiliano Cervi and Salvatore Vicario “The fight against imperialism is a sham and humbug unless it is inseparably bound up with the fight against opportunism,” Lenin We already know: the world is in constant flux, the United States is an empire in decline (and of course, for this reason itContinue reading “The need for clarity on the nature of the capitalist economic structure of Russia”

The Formation of the Soviet Jewish Homeland – Birobidzhan

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” Russian Jewry prior to the revolution had been intensely persecuted. The Russian census of 1897 had enumerated 5,215,800 Jews – of whom nearly 2 million emigrated between the years 1881 and 1914. (Zvi Gitelman: p.Continue reading “The Formation of the Soviet Jewish Homeland – Birobidzhan”

Stalin and Lenin’s Views on the Jewish Question and the Bund; Early History of the Bund

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” Background – The Position of Russian Jewry In 1791, Tsarina or Empress Catherine II created what was to become known as the Pale Of Settlement. This restricted Jewish residence to either territories annexed fromContinue reading “Stalin and Lenin’s Views on the Jewish Question and the Bund; Early History of the Bund”

On the 100th anniversary of World War I

The following entry is from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia.  – E.S. World War I (1914–18)  an imperialist war between two coalitions of capitalist powers for a redivision of the already divided world (a repartition of colonies, spheres of influence, and spheres for the investment of capital) and for the enslavement of other peoples. At first, theContinue reading “On the 100th anniversary of World War I”

ICMLPO (Unity & Struggle): Statement of the 15th Meeting of the Marxist-Leninist Parties of Latin America

Together with the workers and peoples of the world, we are outraged and condemn the genocide of the Israeli government and army against the Palestinian People! Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of Quito, which proclaimed the birth of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations, we the Marxist-Leninist communist parties ofContinue reading “ICMLPO (Unity & Struggle): Statement of the 15th Meeting of the Marxist-Leninist Parties of Latin America”

Party of Labour of Iran (Toufan): Long Live May 1st, the Harbinger of the Spring of the Working Class Liberation!

Long Live May 1st, the Harbinger of the Spring of the Working Class Liberation! If the workers put a stop to work, the world will go into disarray. Comrade Workers, May Day, the day of unity and solidarity of the workers of the world, is coming in a situation in which the US imperialists, withContinue reading “Party of Labour of Iran (Toufan): Long Live May 1st, the Harbinger of the Spring of the Working Class Liberation!”

Joint Communiqué of the Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast and the Communist Party of Benin

On 23 February 2014, a meeting was held in Cotonou between the PCRCI [Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast] and the PCB [Communist Party of Benin] related to the events organised by the INIREF [International Institute of Research and Training]-Benin for the celebration of the International Day of the Mother Tongue and the peoplesContinue reading “Joint Communiqué of the Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast and the Communist Party of Benin”

Communist Party of Labor (PCT): The theory of the revolution and how it is expressed in the Dominican Republic

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Dominican Republic The proletarian revolution is the result of the conscious action of the workers and peoples, and can only succeed if the revolutionary theory and practice are combined. The greatness of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels was that they provided the oppressed with a theory to transformContinue reading “Communist Party of Labor (PCT): The theory of the revolution and how it is expressed in the Dominican Republic”