Meeting to Commemorate the 96th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution

The Workers’ Unity Trade Union (WUTU) organised a meeting to commemorate the 96th Anniversary of the Great Socialist Revolution on 10th November 2013 at Kapashera. This time the meeting was held at the place where the working class resides who worked in the various industrial centres of Gurgaon and the National Capital Region. The meetingContinue reading “Meeting to Commemorate the 96th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution”

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”

ICMLPO (Unity and Struggle): Final Resolution of the 19th Plenary of the ICMLPO

In the Middle of the World, in an atmosphere of internationalist comradeship and solidarity, the members of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO) met to share and discuss analysis and experiences. We arrived at resolutions that will contribute to the fulfillment of the historical role of the Marxist-Leninists, the revolutionaries, anti-imperialist andContinue reading “ICMLPO (Unity and Struggle): Final Resolution of the 19th Plenary of the ICMLPO”

Communist Platform: The European People’s Democracies of the 20th Century: A Specific Form of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Italy 1. Between August 1944 and May 1945 the Red Army, in its unbeatable advance toward Berlin, freed Poland, Hungary, Rumania, Czechoslovakia and eastern Germany from Nazi rule, also aiding the liberation of Yugoslavia and Albania. In those countries anti-fascist fronts were set up against the Nazi occupiersContinue reading “Communist Platform: The European People’s Democracies of the 20th Century: A Specific Form of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat”

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”

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”

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”

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!”

Subhas Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany

Sisir K. Majumdar It was probably in Germany that Subhas Chandra Bose (1897-1945) was first known as ‘Netaji’, which literally means ‘leader of leaders’ (‘Führer’ is the equivalent German expression). The period of his stay in Germany was from April 1941 to February 1943. These ‘Berlin Years’ of Netaji are still a riddle for mostContinue reading “Subhas Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany”

V.I. Lenin on Anti-Semitism

“Anti-Semitism means spreading enmity towards the Jews. When the accursed tsarist monarchy was living its last days it tried to incite ignorant workers and peasants against the Jews. The tsarist police, in alliance with the landowners and the capitalists, organised pogroms against the Jews. The landowners and capitalists tried to divert the hatred of theContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Anti-Semitism”

Interview with Comrade Vyerin

From the Center for the Formation of the Modern Communist Doctrine, organizer of the international conference held in Moscow in November, 1996 Q. Could you please shed some light for us on the origins of the present pseudo-communist movement in Russia, the objective basis for its impending collapse and the necessity for the formation ofContinue reading “Interview with Comrade Vyerin”

Grover Furr reviews Robert Thurston’s “Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934 -1941”

As always, the publication of an article does not necessarily imply an absolute endorsement of the entirety of its content. – Espresso Stalinist. by Grover Furr, from Cultural Logic, Volume 1, Number 2, Spring 1998 Robert W. Thurston, Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934-1941. (London and New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996). $30.00. Anti-Stalinism Hurts Workers, BuildsContinue reading “Grover Furr reviews Robert Thurston’s “Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934 -1941””

American Party of Labor: Who Started the War?

Anti-Communist Hysteria on the Rise It seems that once again a specter is haunting Europe, if not the world. Yes, the specter of communism, which was supposedly totally discredited, debunked and rendered wholly irrelevant since 1989. The ruling classes of Europe and the industrialized imperialist world are again putting all their efforts into exorcising thisContinue reading “American Party of Labor: Who Started the War?”