Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR): Imperialism Wants a New War in the World

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Brazil To satisfy its thirst for profit, the powerful war industry in the U.S. and other countries want another war in the world, whether it is against Syria or Iran, or against both countries at the same time. To do this, the gigantic propaganda machine of capitalism spreadsContinue reading “Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR): Imperialism Wants a New War in the World”

Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador (PCMLE): Stalin

Excerpts from a talk held in the Dominican Republic on the 50th anniversary of the death of Comrade Stalin, at the invitation of the Communist Party of Labour. During his lifetime Comrade Stalin won the admiration and affection of the working class and all the peoples of the vast Soviet Union, as well as theContinue reading “Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador (PCMLE): Stalin”

Enver Hoxha on the 1962 Sino-Indian Conflict

“It was the American imperialists who brought about the crisis in the Caribbean Sea and the threat of aggression against Cuba. Encouraged by the imperialists the Indian reactionaries launched their attacks on the Chinese border guards and again encouraged and assisted by them they are trying to widen the conflict with China by turning downContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on the 1962 Sino-Indian Conflict”

V.I. Lenin, J.V. Stalin and the Comintern on Alliance with the Bourgeoisie in Colonial-Type Countries

“The Communist International must enter into a temporary alliance with bourgeois democracy in the colonial and backward countries, but should not merge with it, and should under all circumstances uphold the independence of the proletarian movement even if it is in its most embryonic form…” – V.I. Lenin, “Draft Thesis on National and Colonial QuestionsContinue reading “V.I. Lenin, J.V. Stalin and the Comintern on Alliance with the Bourgeoisie in Colonial-Type Countries”

J.V. Stalin on Tsarism and Imperialism in the Russian Empire

“In fact, Tsarist Russia was the home of oppression under every form, capitalist, colonial and militarist, of oppression in the most barbarous form. The omnipotence of capital was allied there with the despotism of Tsarism, the aggressiveness of nationalism with the most ferocious oppression of non-Russian peoples, the economic exploitation of whole regions of Turkey,Continue reading “J.V. Stalin on Tsarism and Imperialism in the Russian Empire”

Grover Furr: Anatomy of a Fraudulent Scholarly Work: Ronald Radosh’s “Spain Betrayed”

Grover Furr Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War by Ronald Radosh (Editor), Mary Radosh Habeck (Editor), Grigory Sevostianov (Editor). Annals of Communism series. Yale University Press, June 2001. 1. Long awaited and published to rave reviews — albeit predictably by Cold War conservatives (Arnold Beichman) and anti-communist liberals (Christopher Hitchens) —Continue reading “Grover Furr: Anatomy of a Fraudulent Scholarly Work: Ronald Radosh’s “Spain Betrayed””

The Many Dimensions of Primitive Accumulation: Farmers’ Suicides, Abdication of Responsibilities in the Narmada Resettlement

C. N. Subramanian We are today witness to the historical process which Marx had characterised as the ‘primitive accumulation of capital’. ‘The process, therefore, that clears the way for the capitalist system, can be none other than the process which takes away from the labourer the possession of his means of subsistence; a process that transforms,Continue reading “The Many Dimensions of Primitive Accumulation: Farmers’ Suicides, Abdication of Responsibilities in the Narmada Resettlement”

Lenin on the Asiatic Mode of Production

Taimur Rahman There is a certain contention as to whether Lenin accepted the notion of the AMP or its appropriateness to Russia. Firstly, Soviet scholars have since 1931 upheld that references to the ‘Asiatic’ mode by Marx, Engels or Lenin merely underscored variants of the slave or feudal modes of production found in Asia. ForContinue reading “Lenin on the Asiatic Mode of Production”

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 Contribution of J.V. Stalin to Marxism-Leninism

M.B. Mitin M.D. Kammari G.F. Aleksandrov … The theoretical works of Comrade Stalin and the practical revolutionary-creative struggle for communism led by him has had a powerful transforming influence on science. Already the foundation of Marxism itself was a great revolution in science, and in our epoch the teachings of Marx and Engels, raised byContinue reading “The Contribution of J.V. Stalin to Marxism-Leninism”

Today in History: People’s Republic of China seated at United Nations Security Council

Taken from the FRSO Facebook page on November 23 Today in history: November 23, 1971 – People’s Republic of China is seated at the United Nations Security Council for the first time. After the communist-led Chinese revolution of 1949, the reactionary former ruling class who fled the country and set up the “Republic of China”Continue reading “Today in History: People’s Republic of China seated at United Nations Security Council”

Revisiting the Kashmir Issue

Nirmalangshu Mukherji In a just world order, rights of self-determination of people, including the right of independence, ought to be viewed as a basic and absolute value. As with most moral principles, however, the actual implementation of such demands raises difficult issues since they always arise in a historical context of an unjust distribution ofContinue reading “Revisiting the Kashmir Issue”

Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey: The Kurdish Movement’s Direction of Development

September 1999 The Turkish bourgeoisie’s war threat to Syria with the support of US imperialism, the driving of the PKK leaders out of Syria, and the bringing of A. Ocalan to Turkey through an international operation – all these events have inflamed discussions about the Kurdish question both in Turkey and in the international arena.Continue reading “Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey: The Kurdish Movement’s Direction of Development”

Victims of the Soviet Penal System in the Pre-war Years: A First Approach on the Basis of Archival Evidence

Graphs in the original are shown here as embedded images that are compressed to fit the site’s format. Please click the images to see the original graphs full size.  – E.S. Contributors Peter A. Coclanis is an associate professor of history and the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the Universitv ofContinue reading “Victims of the Soviet Penal System in the Pre-war Years: A First Approach on the Basis of Archival Evidence”

Long Live the Union of the Fraternal Slav Peoples? No! Workers of the World, Unite!

by Aleksander Budilo This article from Proletarskaya Gazeta is excellent in its exposure of the bourgeois nationalism of parties such as the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and other organisations that claim to be communist in the former Soviet Union. Rather than organising the working class against ‘their own’ bourgeoisie, they support the bourgeoisie ‘against’Continue reading “Long Live the Union of the Fraternal Slav Peoples? No! Workers of the World, Unite!”