The Spanish Gold and Financing Soviet Military Aid

The following text is from Daniel Kowalsky’s book Stalin and the Spanish Civil War. The selected excerpt is from chapter 11 of the book, “The Spanish Gold and Financing Soviet Military Aid.”  – E.S. The gold transfer is the best-documented aspect of Soviet-Spanish relations during the civil war, and thus need only be rapidly summarized here. AccordingContinue reading “The Spanish Gold and Financing Soviet Military Aid”

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””

The Communist League: The Soviet Union and the Spanish Civil War

‘Non-Intervention’? Between ourselves, it’s the same thing as profitable intervention – but profitable only for the other side’. Charles-Maurice Talleyrand (1754-1838) INTRODUCTION In January 1996, the Association of Communist Workers and the Association of Indian Communists held an extremely interesting meeting in the Conway Hall, London, devoted to exposing the slanderous misrepresentation of the Republican forcesContinue reading “The Communist League: The Soviet Union and the Spanish Civil War”

Communiqué of the Meeting of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations of Europe

June 25, 2013 by PCE (m-l) Published in: Comunicados The crisis of the capitalist system on the world level is getting still worse, and in Europe it is taking the form of a recession. At the same time, the rejection of the austerity policy is stronger and more massive than ever before; tens of millionsContinue reading “Communiqué of the Meeting of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations of Europe”

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”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Maximilien de Robespierre

I’m posting this article from the 1979 Soviet Encyclopedia for May 6th, Robespierre’s birthday. –E.S. Robespierre, Maximilien De  (full name, Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre). Born May 6, 1758, in Arras; died July 28, 1794, in Paris. Leader during the French Revolution. The son of a lawyer, Robespierre studied at the Collège Louis-le-Grand in ParisContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Maximilien de Robespierre”

Karl Marx on Colonialism and the Beginnings of Modern Capitalism

“The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the beginning of the conquest and looting of the East Indies, the turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalised the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production. These idyllicContinue reading “Karl Marx on Colonialism and the Beginnings of Modern Capitalism”

‘New race for colonies begins in Africa’

Western ‘neo-colonial’ powers – particularly France – have started to reach back to West Africa, masking their colonial ambitions as ‘humanitarian intervention to protect human rights,’ Ken Stone from Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War stated to RT. Earlier this week, France sent its special forces to Cameroon in search of seven French tourists whoContinue reading “‘New race for colonies begins in Africa’”

France in Mali: The longue durée of imperial blowback

The current crisis in Mali is a product of French colonialism, and their intervention will sadly create more blowback. The dispatching of French soldiers to beat back rapidly advancing Salafi militants in northern Mali represents the convergence of multiple circles of blowback from two centuries of French policies in Africa. Some date back to theContinue reading “France in Mali: The longue durée of imperial blowback”

Communist Party of the Workers of France: No to French military intervention in Mali, No to the “sacred union” to support the war!

Position of January 12 The French government has decided to send French troops to Mali. After the Ivory Coast and Libya, now it is Mali. This is a decision that involves France in a war in a former French colony. This option was the only one that has been used since northern Mali has beenContinue reading “Communist Party of the Workers of France: No to French military intervention in Mali, No to the “sacred union” to support the war!”

International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations: Resolution on the West African Region and Mali

Since 2010, the West African region and particularly the sub-Saharan zone has been marked by the armed interference and intervention of the imperialist powers. The objectives of those actions are: * Political, geostrategic and military, related to the struggle for the redivision of the world and of the African continent. * Economic (access to theContinue reading “International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations: Resolution on the West African Region and Mali”

International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations: Resolution on the Situation in Syria

The plenary of the ICMLPO, held for the first time in Africa, reaffirms its support for the right of the Syrian people to live under a democratic regime: a regime that guarantees freedom, equality, social justice and dignity, as well as assures the unity and total independence of the country, including the recovery of theContinue reading “International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations: Resolution on the Situation in Syria”

French Government Exposed in Rwanda’s Genocide

By Maryam Newly evidence documents the role of the French regime in the 1994 Rwanda genocide — and has, once again, put the spotlight on this tragic event and the role of foreign imperialists in it. In early August 2008, the Rwandan government released a report based on eyewitness accounts that the direct cooperation betweenContinue reading “French Government Exposed in Rwanda’s Genocide”

Maximilien de Robespierre on Justice and Terror

“Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a special principle as it is a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country’s most urgent needs. “ ‎”The most extravagant idea that can be born in the head ofContinue reading “Maximilien de Robespierre on Justice and Terror”

Mark Twain on the French Revolution

“There were two ‘Reigns of Terror,’ if we would but remember and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon ten thousand persons, the other upon a hundred millions; but our shuddersContinue reading “Mark Twain on the French Revolution”