The Berlin Wall: Another Cold War Myth

by WILLIAM BLUM November 9 will mark the 25th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. The extravagant hoopla began months ago in Berlin. In the United States we can expect all the Cold War clichés about The Free World vs. Communist Tyranny to be trotted out and the simple tale of how the wallContinue reading “The Berlin Wall: Another Cold War Myth”

The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left

Gabriel Rockhill, Ph.D.v It is often presumed that intellectuals have little or no political power. Perched in a privileged ivory tower, disconnected from the real world, embroiled in meaningless academic debates over specialized minutia, or floating in the abstruse clouds of high-minded theory, intellectuals are frequently portrayed as not only cut off from political realityContinue reading “The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left”

Ludo Martens: Trotsky’s role on the eve of the Second World War

by Ludo Martens   During the thirties, Trotsky literally became the world’s expert on anti-Communism. Even today, right-wing ideologues peruse Trotsky’s works in search of weapons against the Soviet Union under Stalin. In 1982, when Reagan was again preaching the anti-Communist crusade, Henri Bernard, Professor Emeritus at the Royal Military School of Belgium, published a book to spread the following urgentContinue reading “Ludo Martens: Trotsky’s role on the eve of the Second World War”

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”

Pentagon report predicted West’s support for Islamist rebels would create ISIS

Anti-ISIS coalition knowingly sponsored violent extremists to ‘isolate’ Assad, rollback ‘Shia expansion’ by Nafeez Ahmed A declassified secret US government document obtained by the conservative public interest law firm, Judicial Watch, shows that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad. The document reveals that inContinue reading “Pentagon report predicted West’s support for Islamist rebels would create ISIS”

ICMLPO: Support the resistance in Kobane, support the liberation struggle of the peoples

Resolution adopted at the plenary session of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations The sharpening of the Syrian conflict, driven by the reactionary forces in the region, particularly Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, under the supervision and coordination of the United States and French imperialists, is part of the political strategy to redesignContinue reading “ICMLPO: Support the resistance in Kobane, support the liberation struggle of the peoples”

Guevaraism: the Theory of the Guerrilla Elite

An analysis of the theories of Regis Debray as propounded in “Revolution in the Revolution?”, and their relevance to the revolutionary struggle in Latin America. By Cmde MS on behalf of MLOB. FIRST PUBLISHED IN Red Vanguard Volume 1, 1968 THE THEORY OF THE GUERRILLA ELITE Table of Contents INTRODUCTION BOURGEOIS OUTLOOK AND SPONTANEITY CLASSContinue reading “Guevaraism: the Theory of the Guerrilla Elite”

J.J. Lawrence: Che Guevara

I have been asked to write an article on Che, which I am pleased to do. Before I write this article, I must insist that if you have not read anything on Che (apart from this article) you must read a biography on him. Che was the first time I had read on something involvingContinue reading “J.J. Lawrence: Che Guevara”

Alliance Marxist-Leninist: Who is Saddam Hussein? Portrait of a Fascist Made by Imperialism

We make it plain that we condemn the imperialist moves against the peoples of Iraq. Does that mean we are for Saddam Hussein? How do we characterize Hussein? Bluntly – he is a blood-thirsty dictator and he has suppressed not only the Kurdish peoples, but his own peoples. He has in particular suppressed the Communist andContinue reading “Alliance Marxist-Leninist: Who is Saddam Hussein? Portrait of a Fascist Made by Imperialism”

Labour Party (EMEP): It Is a Human Duty to Resist ISIS, To Defend Rojova and To Be in Solidarity with Rojovan People

The hunger for blood of ISIS gangs cannot be satiated. Gangs set up supposedly in the name of Allah and religion, refusing the right to live to non-Sunnis as well as Sunnis that disagree with them, trying to create a culture of massacres, torture, decapitation, playing football with severed heads, etc. Following the abandoning ofContinue reading “Labour Party (EMEP): It Is a Human Duty to Resist ISIS, To Defend Rojova and To Be in Solidarity with Rojovan People”

Three Tactics of the Nationalists in the Middle East

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #51, “Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic ‘Socialism.’” Originally written 1992 Since the end of World War II (WW II), the contradiction between the working classes and the developing capitalist class of the Middle Eastern nations was linked to a second contradiction – thatContinue reading “Three Tactics of the Nationalists in the Middle East”

Enver Hoxha on Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic “Socialism”

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the Alliance issue #51, “Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic ‘Socialism.’” January 1980 THE EVENTS WHICH ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE MOSLEM COUNTRIES MUST BE SEEN IN THE LIGHT OF DIALECTICAL AND HISTORICAL MATERIALISM The international situation is very tense at present. In many regions of the worldContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic “Socialism””

Michael Parenti on “Left” Support for the Democratic Party

  “Left anticommunists find any association with communist organizations to be morally unacceptable because of the ‘crimes of communism.’ Yet many of them are themselves associated with the Democratic Party in this country, either as voters or members, seemingly unconcerned about the morally unacceptable political crimes committed by leaders of that organization. Under one orContinue reading “Michael Parenti on “Left” Support for the Democratic Party”

Venezuela: The Right Conspires While the Government Does Not Solve the People’s Problems

En Marcha #1640 February 21 to 27, 2014 Organ of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador The most reactionary sectors of the Venezuelan right are trying to exploit the discontent among a large sector of the population to prepare a coup and create destabilizing actions, instructed by U.S. imperialism. The Venezuelan government should radicalize itsContinue reading “Venezuela: The Right Conspires While the Government Does Not Solve the People’s Problems”

Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Venezuela (PCMLV): Elections in Venezuela, Results and Prospects

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Venezuela Lenin profoundly evaluated, with practical examples and theoretical analysis, the form of implementation of the revolutionary tactics in the bourgeois democratic revolution. With his genius he guided the course and laid bare the positions of the various parties in the revolution with his work “Two Tactics of SocialContinue reading “Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Venezuela (PCMLV): Elections in Venezuela, Results and Prospects”