Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia (PCOT): Popular Front (Political Draft)

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Tunisia For decades our people have suffered under a anti-popular and anti-patriotic despotic police regime. • Politically, by the individual power and domination of the Destour Party, through its different forms (the Neo-Destour, Destourian Socialist Party, the Constitutional and Democratic Concentration), over all forms of political life, byContinue reading “Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia (PCOT): Popular Front (Political Draft)”

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 of Volta (PCRV): The West African sub-region and Mali: zone of imperialist rivalries and military interventions against the peoples

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Burkina Faso Since the beginning of the 2000s with the political-military crisis in the Ivory Coast, and particularly in 2010, the West African sub-region has undergone major political events with great interests at play. Consider: The evolution of the political and military situation in the Sahel (sub-Saharan) regionContinue reading “Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta (PCRV): The West African sub-region and Mali: zone of imperialist rivalries and military interventions against the peoples”

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”

Single Shot Espresso: Ukraine Supplemental – Interview with Dmitry Kolesnik

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”

Communist International: Towards the Fifth Congress of the Communist Party of Spain

Communist International, August 1936 The Development of the Democratic Revolution in Spain By J. HernandezI. Economic Sabotage by the Big Bourgeoisie and Landowners In February, 1936, the People’s Front in Spain won a splendid victory. The Azaña government came to power. Two years of rule by a reactionary government had reduced Spain to a stateContinue reading “Communist International: Towards the Fifth Congress of the Communist Party of Spain”

Communist International: The Struggle for Workers’ and Peasants’ Alliances in Spain

Communist International, August 1936 The question of strengthening and organizing throughout the country the workers’ and peasants’ alliances, which are the main buttress of the People’s Front, is now the central point of discussion among the workers’ organizations in Spain. A serious change has taken place in the position of the Left wing of theContinue reading “Communist International: The Struggle for Workers’ and Peasants’ Alliances in Spain”

Communist International: The Spanish Revolution

By M. Ercoli Member of the Executive Committee of the Communist InternationalWorkers Library Publishers New York City First Printing, December, 1936 Second Printing, February, 1937 Third Printing, March, 1937 The Spanish Revolution The heroic struggle of the Spanish people has deeply stirred the whole world. It is the greatest event in the struggle of theContinue reading “Communist International: The Spanish Revolution”

Trotskyism in the Service of Franco

By GEORGES SORIA FACTS AND DOCUMENTS “To the Generalissimo: – I communicate personally the following: In executing the order you gave me, amongst other things, I went to Barcelona to interview the leaders of the P.O.U.M. I gave them all your information and suggestions. …” (Document found at the Peruvian Embassy in Madrid where there wasContinue reading “Trotskyism in the Service of Franco”

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”

The Intrigues of Franco’s Trotskyist Agents

On 16 March the anarchists’ central organ, Solidaridad Obrera, published in Barcelona berates the Soviet press with abusive attacks. And in particular, the author judges the dispatches from Soviet correspondents concerning the counter-revolutionary attitude of the Trotskyist organisation, the POUM, as a damaging tactic, the object of which is to sow discord in the ranksContinue reading “The Intrigues of Franco’s Trotskyist Agents”

Wilhelm Faupel on Franco’s Involvement in the Barcelona May Days

“Concerning the disorders in Barcelona, Franco has told me that the street fighting was provoked by his agents. Nicholas Franco has confirmed this report, informing me that they have a total of 13 agents in Barcelona. Some time ago one of them had reported that the tension between Anarchists and Communists in Barcelona was soContinue reading “Wilhelm Faupel on Franco’s Involvement in the Barcelona May Days”

Lessons of People’s War in Spain 1936-1939

Progressive Labor, Vol. 9, No. 5 (Oct.-Nov. 1974), 106-116. The Spanish Civil War was the opening act of the Second World War in Europe. It was the military and political proving ground both for European Fascism, and for class-collaborationist policies that the old communist movement never outlived. In one important respect, however, the Spanish WarContinue reading “Lessons of People’s War in Spain 1936-1939”