Why Yugoslavia Was Expelled from the Cominform

Below is a commonly-reprinted argument, the idea that the Titoites broke with the USSR over the question of not helping the Greek Communists enough. Is this true? Not according to Nikos Zahariadis, General Secretary of the KKE and the symbol of Marxism-Leninism in Greece. This Yugoslav-leaning article will be followed by his essay. — EspressoContinue reading “Why Yugoslavia Was Expelled from the Cominform”

Prelude to Genocide: How Capitalism Caused the Balkan Wars

The U.S. claims that the Balkan people are gripped by irrational hatreds. And that the U.S. (the self-appointed “cop of the world”) and their allies have no choice but to step in, bomb, impose, threaten and dictate. The imperialists insist that the people of the Balkans need outside forces to dominate them–to save them fromContinue reading “Prelude to Genocide: How Capitalism Caused the Balkan Wars”

William Ash’s “Pickaxe and Rifle: The Story of the Albanian People” on Khrushchev’s Secret Speech

“At the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in February, 1956, after three years of preparation, Khrushchev presented in the report of the Central Committee a number of ‘new’ theses described as ‘a creative development of Marxist-Leninist theory’ which were in fact a complete departure from Marxism-Leninism. Collaboration with imperialism whichContinue reading “William Ash’s “Pickaxe and Rifle: The Story of the Albanian People” on Khrushchev’s Secret Speech”

Lenin on Self-Determination

“Imperialism means the progressively mounting oppression of the nations of the world by a handful of Great Powers; it means a period of wars between the latter to extend and consolidate the oppression of nations; it means a period in which the masses of the people are deceived by hypocritical social-patriots, i.e., individuals who, underContinue reading “Lenin on Self-Determination”

Molotov on Yugoslavia

“In 1953-1954 I spoke out [against reconciliation with Tito’s] Yugoslavia at the Politburo. No one supported me, neither Malenkov nor even Kaganovich, though he was a Stalinist! Khruschev was not alone. There were hundreds and thousands like him, otherwise on his own he would not have gotten very far. He simply pandered to the stateContinue reading “Molotov on Yugoslavia”

Enver Hoxha: Putsch in Iraq

LUSHNJA, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8, 1963 Putsch in Iraq Radio Baghdad has reported that a putsch has, been carried out in Iraq and the president of the Republic, General Kassem, has been killed. Time showed that Kassem relied neither on the people nor on the communists. The latter, following the treacherous line of Nikita Khrushchev andContinue reading “Enver Hoxha: Putsch in Iraq”

Enver Hoxha: On Palestine, Zionism and Arab Liberation

WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 1970 We Have Sympathy & Respect for the Arab People of Palestine A delegation of «Al-Fatah», Movement for the National Liberation of Palestine, is coming to our country these days for an official visit. Yasser Arafat personally asked our embassy in Cairo for permission to send a delegation. We have sympathy andContinue reading “Enver Hoxha: On Palestine, Zionism and Arab Liberation”

Retrospect: A Nervous China Invades Vietnam

By TERRY MCCARTHY Monday, Sept. 27, 1999 Early in the morning of Feb. 17, 1979, Chinese artillery batteries and multiple rocket launchers opened fire all along the Vietnamese border with protracted barrages that shook the earth for miles around. Then 85,000 troops surged across the frontier in human-wave attacks like those China had used inContinue reading “Retrospect: A Nervous China Invades Vietnam”

“New Albania: A Small Nation, A Great Contribution!” Part IV: International Relations and the Foreign Policy of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania

Albania is the only socialist country in the world today, and as such its foreign policy is different from the foreign policy of any other country. It follows an open, independent policy, guided by the principles of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism. This means that Albania constantly guards and maintains its independence and defends the interestsContinue reading ““New Albania: A Small Nation, A Great Contribution!” Part IV: International Relations and the Foreign Policy of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania”

How Can Your Enemies Be Your Friends? RCP Vacillates on Theory of the “Three Worlds”

Marxist-Leninist Organizing Committee Unite!, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 15, 1978. Who are the friends and enemies of proletarian revolution and national liberation? The answer to this question has historically provided a line of demarcation between Marxist-Leninists and opportunists of all shades. Today, proponents of the theory of the “three worlds” blur the strategic allianceContinue reading “How Can Your Enemies Be Your Friends? RCP Vacillates on Theory of the “Three Worlds””

Thoughts on Titoism & its Revisionist Implications for the Future of Marxism-Leninism

“The Yugoslav communists and the Yugoslav people must attend to that matter; it is up to them to solve the problems of the present and the future of their country. It is in this context, also, that I see the problem of Kosova and the Albanian population living in other parts of Yugoslavia. We mustContinue reading “Thoughts on Titoism & its Revisionist Implications for the Future of Marxism-Leninism”

“New Albania: A Small Nation, A Great Contribution!” Introduction

“New Albania: A Small Nation, A Great Contribution!” is a 1984 pamphlet about socialist Albania by the Albania Friendship Society. It was published in the United States in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the liberation of Albania and the victory of the people’s revolution, November 29, 1944 – November 29, 1984. “New Albania” isContinue reading ““New Albania: A Small Nation, A Great Contribution!” Introduction”

Enver Hoxha: The Theory and Practice of Revolution

I. In his brilliant works about imperialism V. I. Lenin arrived at the conclusion that imperialism is a perishing and dying capitalism, the last stadium of capitalism and the eve of the social revolution of the proletariat. In the analysis of the specific characteristics of imperialism he wrote: “… all this makes the state ofContinue reading “Enver Hoxha: The Theory and Practice of Revolution”

Possibilities of Building Socialism Without Passing Through the Stage of Developed Capitalism

From Albania Today, 1973, 4 By Hekuran Mara – Professor, member of the Academy of Sciences of the PR of Albania, a specialist on problems of political economy. For the undeveloped countries capitalism is not the only prospect of historical development. There also exists the possibility of the transformation of society on a socialist basis.Continue reading “Possibilities of Building Socialism Without Passing Through the Stage of Developed Capitalism”

PCMLE: Albania’s struggle against the Maoists

From En Marcha, the newspaper of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador (PCMLE). The activity displayed by the Chinese was vacillating and contradictory, absent of Marxist-Leninist principles and characterized by opportunism… The Party of Labor of Albania after facing and fighting the Khrushchev had to expose and fight against a new facet of revisionism, but thisContinue reading “PCMLE: Albania’s struggle against the Maoists”