American Party of Labor: Insights into Socialist Albania from “Pickaxe and Rifle”

William Ash’s Pickaxe and Rifle: the Story of the Albanian People is a comprehensive, diversified, in-depth study and explanation of the experiences and the social system of the tiny, formerly Marxist-Leninist Balkan country. Ash was invited to travel to the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania in 1969. He visited again in 1971. He was given the opportunityContinue reading “American Party of Labor: Insights into Socialist Albania from “Pickaxe and Rifle””

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””

Interview with Agim Xheka

SECRETARY OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE PARTY OF THE UNITED COMMUNISTS OF ALBANIA (This interview was requested by an independent newspaper but was not published) Q: At a press conference a few days ago the Party of the United Communists of Albania declared that it would take part in the national elections. Does this meanContinue reading “Interview with Agim Xheka”

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”

Biography of Bill Bland

Biography Bland, William “Bill” (1916-2001) Bill Bland was born in the North of England, into a middle class home. He spent his politically formative years in the army of New Zealand, where he was active in the Communist Party as an educator. He returned to Britain in the post-war years as an ophthalmic optician. InContinue reading “Biography of Bill Bland”

Book Review: “Trotskyism or Leninism?” by Harpal Brar

BOOK REVIEW “TROTSKYISM OR LENINISM?” by Harpal Brar, London, 1993 INTRODUCTION “Lenin’s methods lead to this: the party organisation first substitutes itself for the party as a whole; then the Central Committee substitutes itself for the organisation; and finally a single ‘dictator’ substitutes himself for the Central Committee…… “This evil-minded and morally repugnant suspicion of Lenin, thisContinue reading “Book Review: “Trotskyism or Leninism?” by Harpal Brar”

Comments on Meles Zenawi’s Death

8 May 1955 – 20 August 2012 U.S. Neocolonial Ruler Dies; Question arise about alleged communist “Marxist-Leninist” past Ethiopian President Meles Zenawi is dead. Wiki defines him as “one of Africa’s strongmen, he was also an ally of the United States’ War on Terror.” A little-known fact about the pro-Western neocolonial dictator is that heContinue reading “Comments on Meles Zenawi’s Death”

Leader of Albanian Communist Party Hysni Milloshi Passes Away

Hysni Milloshi 1946-2012 Tirana, 25 April, NOA – In the hours of early morning, died at the age of 66 years old, the chairman of the Communist Party of Albania, Hysni Milloshi. It reportes that Milloshi died in hospital of Sanatorium, after suffering from pulmonary fibrosis disease. Milloshi was born in Berat, on 8 November,Continue reading “Leader of Albanian Communist Party Hysni Milloshi Passes Away”

For Enver Hoxha There is No Death

(ADDRESS DELIVERED BY ETHEM HALILI AT THE GRAVE OF ENVER HOXHA ON THE 15th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH, 11 APRIL 2000) Like the people as a whole, the Communists remember Comrade Enver Hoxha with deep respect and honour. It is fifteen years since the day when the heart of the greatest figure who has emergedContinue reading “For Enver Hoxha There is No Death”

“Mao Tsetung Has Died” by Enver Hoxha

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 1976 Today the death of Comrade Mao Tsetung was reported. His death saddens and worries us, especially in this disturbed situation. It is a great loss for China. In my opinion, Mao Tsetung was a revolutionary, a personality of importance, not only for China but on an international level. Mao Tsetung ledContinue reading ““Mao Tsetung Has Died” by Enver Hoxha”

Ho Chi Minh shown as sympathetic to the Albanian-Chinese line in Khrushchev’s Memoirs

“I remember when the conference of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Moscow was being held in [November] 1960 […] The Chinese spoke out against us. Enver Hoxha conducted himself especially rabidly as an agent of Mao. [….] Ho came over to me then and said: “Comrade Khrushchev, you ought to concede the point to them.”Continue reading “Ho Chi Minh shown as sympathetic to the Albanian-Chinese line in Khrushchev’s Memoirs”

Confessions of a fake Marxist

As leader of the Marxist-Leninist Party of the Netherlands, Pieter Boevé was fêted by the world’s communist dictators for 40 years. What they didn’t know was that he was an undercover agent. Finally unmasked, he tells all to Stephen Castle There was one catch: the leader of the Marxist-Leninist Party of the Netherlands wasn’t reallyContinue reading “Confessions of a fake Marxist”

Dutch math teacher admits fake communist party scam that fooled Mao Zedong

The Guardian December 4, 2004 Jon Henley A 76-year-old retired Dutch math teacher described yesterday how for more than 25 years he was feted by communist leaders around the world as the inspired head of a radical Marxist-Leninist party that never, in fact, existed. As Chris Petersen, head of the supposedly 600-member Marxist-Leninist party ofContinue reading “Dutch math teacher admits fake communist party scam that fooled Mao Zedong”

Comrade ‘Chris Petersen’ Was Big in China and Albania; ‘Project Mongol’ Tell-All

The Wall Street Journal December 3, 2004 In From the Cold: He Was a Communist for Dutch Intelligence By ANDREW HIGGINS Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal December 3, 2004; Page A1 ZANDVOORT, Netherlands – As secretary-general of the Marxist-Leninist Party of the Netherlands, Chris Petersen traveled the globe during the Cold War, wowingContinue reading “Comrade ‘Chris Petersen’ Was Big in China and Albania; ‘Project Mongol’ Tell-All”