V.I. Lenin on Imperialism and Opportunism in Developed Countries

“Here we must ask: how is the persistence of such trends in Europe to be explained? Why is this opportunism stronger in Western Europe than in our country? It is because the culture of the advanced countries has been, and still is, the result of their being able to live at the expense of aContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Imperialism and Opportunism in Developed Countries”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan (personal name, Temujin). Born circa 1155, in the district of Deliun-Boldok, on the Onon River; died Aug. 25, 1227. Military leader and founder of the unified Mongol empire. Genghis Khan was the son of Yesugei, a member of the royal Borjigin clan. By 1204 he had eliminated his principal rivals and, having seizedContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Genghis Khan”

Bruce Franklin’s Introduction to “The Essential Stalin”

Please note the posting of this introduction to the book “The Essential Stalin” does not necessarily imply support of Franklin’s political line.  — E.S. I used to think of Joseph Stalin as a tyrant and butcher who jailed and killed millions, betrayed the Russian revolution, sold out liberation struggles around the world, and ended upContinue reading “Bruce Franklin’s Introduction to “The Essential Stalin””

Labour Party (EMEP): Three dilemmas of Turkey in Syria problem

It is being alleged that CIA and MOSSAD agents swarmed in tent camps that house Syrian refugees, There are also news that the camps where Syrian soldiers and police -who reportedly go to Syria for protests and come back- are staying a “beaten track” for the CIA and MOSSAD. On the other hand, it isContinue reading “Labour Party (EMEP): Three dilemmas of Turkey in Syria problem”

Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey (TDKP): On the hidden inter-imperialist war and the imperialist plan for Yugoslavia

Article originally printed in 1999 The Nato operation on Yugoslavia has in fact proved once again to be a concealed and indirect inter-imperialist war. It seems that all imperialists were united behind this operation which was claimed to be for humanitarian reasons. However, different plans set for the solution of the problem continue to showContinue reading “Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey (TDKP): On the hidden inter-imperialist war and the imperialist plan for Yugoslavia”

Declaration of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations

With African hospitality, together with the workers and people of Tunisia, we Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations of the ICMLPO have taken up the debate on the international situation, the policies of imperialism, reaction and the employers; the development of the struggle of the workers and peoples; as well as the problems and perspectives of theContinue reading “Declaration of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations”

Anna Louise Strong: “Stalin”

by Anna Louise Strong The Soviets Expected It, The Dial Press, New York, 1941, pp. 46-64 YEARS AGO, when I first lunched with President Roosevelt just after he had seen H. G. Wells, I found that of all the subjects in the Soviet Union the one that interested him the most was the personality ofContinue reading “Anna Louise Strong: “Stalin””

On the deaths in Stalin’s USSR

In the West, when Stalin’s name is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the “millions of deaths” under his “ruthless regime”. For decades, fascist and capitalist propagandists alike perpetuated this vision of Stalin as a monster, employing the best World War 2 and Cold War propagandists to slander Stalin’s role as aContinue reading “On the deaths in Stalin’s USSR”

V.I. Lenin on Religion

“Religion is the opium of the people—this dictum by Marx is the corner-stone of the whole Marxist outlook on religion. Marxism has always regarded all modern religions and churches, and each and every religious organisation, as instruments of bourgeois reaction that serve to defend exploitation and to befuddle the working class.” – V.I. Lenin, “TheContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Religion”

Left Anticommunism: the Unkindest Cut

BY MICHAEL PARENTI Despite a lifetime of “shaming” the system, NOAM CHOMSKY, America’s foremost “engagé” intellectual, remains an unrepentant left anticommunist. In the United States, for over a hundred years, the ruling interests tirelessly propagated anticommunism among the populace, until it became more like a religious orthodoxy than a political analysis. During the Cold War,Continue reading “Left Anticommunism: the Unkindest Cut”

International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO): On the International Situation

The most significant development in the world capitalist economy, since the last meeting of our Conference is undoubtedly the intensification of the symptoms that prove the trend toward a new recession in all fields, after a certain rise in the second quarter of 2009, followed by a period of stagnation. Despite the trend towards aContinue reading “International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO): On the International Situation”

Privatization in Ex-Communist Countries Killed Over One Million People

As many as one million working-age men died due to the economic shock of mass privatisation policies followed by post-communist countries in the 1990s, according to a new study published in The Lancet. The Oxford-led study measured the relationship between death rates and the pace and scale of privatisation in 25 countries in the formerContinue reading “Privatization in Ex-Communist Countries Killed Over One Million People”

Leave the Vladimir Lenin’s Monuments where they are! Hands off Lenin!

Petition by ILYA BORTNIKOV Sosnovoborsk, Russian Federation Reputable mister President! Vladimir Vladimirovich!  Russian lawmakers believe it’s time to remove monuments to the leader of the Great October Socialist Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, from town and city squares across the country.  We, who has signed that petition, are not agreed with the arguments of the anti-Lenin campaignContinue reading “Leave the Vladimir Lenin’s Monuments where they are! Hands off Lenin!”

Marxism & Bourgeois Nationalism

As always, a re-posting of articles does not necessarily imply an absolute endorsement of the entirety of its content. However, this well-written article does make a good point about the duality of the bourgeois class, particularly in the Third World and oppressed countries. – Espresso Stalinist. Tripoli is burning. Thousands of black Libyans and AfricanContinue reading “Marxism & Bourgeois Nationalism”

Who Killed Yasser Arafat?

Now we know he was poisoned – but by whom? by Justin Raimondo Yasser Arafat died on November 11, 2004, of a mysterious ailment. His enemies spread the rumor he had AIDS: David Frum, with typical classiness, claimed he had contracted AIDS as a consequence of having sex with his bodyguards. Now, however, it hasContinue reading “Who Killed Yasser Arafat?”