Communist Party of Spain (PCE) Denounces the POUM

Originally printed in the newspaper Frente Rojo on 6 February 1937 The fascist Trotskyist party should be dissolved and tried as fascist. The guttersnipe POUM has become desperate now that its infamy has been unmasked, and has unleashed a demogogic campaign against the solid wall of anti-fascist unity at the orders of its foreign masters. We haveContinue reading “Communist Party of Spain (PCE) Denounces the POUM”

Grover Furr: German Intelligence, Communist Anti-Trotskyism, and the Barcelona “May Days” of 1937

Originally posted by Grover Furr German Intelligence, Communist Anti-Trotskyism, and the Barcelona “May Days” of 1937 I’m writing an article on the falsifications in Khrushchev’s infamous 1956 “Secret Speech.” A few weeks ago I ran across the following statement, in an article on the subject of this speech: “…в угоду политической конъюнктуре деятельность Троцкого иContinue reading “Grover Furr: German Intelligence, Communist Anti-Trotskyism, and the Barcelona “May Days” of 1937”

Grover Furr: Anatomy of a Fraudulent Scholarly Work: Ronald Radosh’s “Spain Betrayed”

Grover Furr Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War by Ronald Radosh (Editor), Mary Radosh Habeck (Editor), Grigory Sevostianov (Editor). Annals of Communism series. Yale University Press, June 2001. 1. Long awaited and published to rave reviews — albeit predictably by Cold War conservatives (Arnold Beichman) and anti-communist liberals (Christopher Hitchens) —Continue reading “Grover Furr: Anatomy of a Fraudulent Scholarly Work: Ronald Radosh’s “Spain Betrayed””

Arthur Landis on the Sectarianism of the POUM

“Dare one ask how long the Viet Minh or the Viet Cong would have lasted, first against the French, and then the U.S.A., the greatest military power in the history of the world, across twenty years of battle, if they had had to contend simultaneously with a F.A.I. plus a combination of quasi-Trotskyists such asContinue reading “Arthur Landis on the Sectarianism of the POUM”

Arthur Landis on the Spanish Civil War

“The electoral victory of the Popular Front Government of Spain in February, 1936, has been argued in many ways; with the figures so juggled in certain analyses of the Right as to prove that the victory was actually theirs. The Left on the other hand—the ‘Left’ in this case being the Popular Front, which wasContinue reading “Arthur Landis on the Spanish Civil War”

POUM on playing football with Fascism

“We used to play football with the Fascists down there on the plain. They were good fellows. They invited us to spend the weekend in Saragossa and Jaca, and promised they’d let us come back.” –  POUM militia member from the “Lenin” Division at Huesca, quoted by New York Times correspondent Herbert Matthews in H.L.Continue reading “POUM on playing football with Fascism”

Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR): The bourgeois army must and can be destroyed

Brazil Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR) Among many comrades and also among the people, there is a fear of the bourgeois army. Many people think it is impossible to defeat it, and see the army exactly as the dictatorship wants: as something that is above us. Comrades, above all, we must correctly understand that it isContinue reading “Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR): The bourgeois army must and can be destroyed”

V.I. Lenin on Concessions in Relation to the Struggle

“We must bear in mind that the struggle with the government for partial demands, the winning of partial concessions, are only petty skirmishes with the enemy, petty encounters on the outposts, whereas the decisive engagement is still to come. Before us, in all its strength, stands the enemy’s fortress, which is raining shot and shellContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Concessions in Relation to the Struggle”

Vietnam & Trotskyism: Three letters from Ho Chi Minh

Sent from China to the Vietnamese CP in 1939 (* Ho Chi Minh refers in these letters to a number of Chinese communists, by names translated from Chinese to Vietnamese, and the editors have been unable to establish their identity. The names are left in the French-Vietnamese translation). First Letter Kwelin, 10 May 1939 DearlyContinue reading “Vietnam & Trotskyism: Three letters from Ho Chi Minh”

On the Narodniks

“The method of combating tsardom chosen by the Narodniks, namely, by the assassination of individuals, by individual terrorism, was wrong and detrimental to the revolution. The policy of individual terrorism was based on the erroneous Narodnik theory of active ‘heroes’ and a passive ‘mob,’ which awaited exploits from the ‘heroes.’ This false theory maintained thatContinue reading “On the Narodniks”

Communist Party of Mexico (Marxist-Leninist): Marcos’ Crusade Against the Revolutionary Perspective

Introduction Twelve years ago, a revolt broke out in the south of Mexico, among the poorest and most oppressed in a poor country. The revolt was timed to mark the coming into force of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on January 1, 1994, which opened Mexico to unbridled exploitation by U.S. imperialism. TheContinue reading “Communist Party of Mexico (Marxist-Leninist): Marcos’ Crusade Against the Revolutionary Perspective”

‘If You Do Not Follow the Order You Will Be Shot’ – New facts about the murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg

On the Eightieth Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg Eighty years ago on 15th January, 1919 the leadership of the Communist Party of Germany, Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, were brutally assassinated. It was a momentous loss for the German and international working class movement and it had widespread and long-termContinue reading “‘If You Do Not Follow the Order You Will Be Shot’ – New facts about the murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg”

V.I. Lenin on the International and World War I

“An International does not mean sitting at the same table and having hypocritical and pettifogging resolutions written by people who think that genuine internationalism consists in German socialists justifying the German bourgeoisie’s call to shoot down French workers, and in French socialists justifying the French bourgeoisie’s call to shoot down German workers in the nameContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on the International and World War I”

On this Day, 1917: Bolsheviki Seize Buildings, Defying Kerensky

Bolsheviki Seize State Buildings, Defying Kerensky Premier Posts Troops in Capital and Declares Workmen’s Council Illegal NORTHERN ARMY OFFERS AID And Preliminary Parliament, Forced by Rebels to Leave Palace, Supports Him WOMEN SOLDIERS ON GUARD Petrograd Conditions Generally Normal Save for Outrages by So-Called Apaches Bolsheviki Seize State Buildings Petrograd, Nov. 7–An armed naval detachment,Continue reading “On this Day, 1917: Bolsheviki Seize Buildings, Defying Kerensky”

Grover Furr: Did the Soviet Union Invade Poland in September 1939? (The answer: No, it did not.)

by Grover Furr Introduction Did the Soviet Union Invade Poland on September 17, 1939? Why ask? “We all know” this invasion occurred. “You can look it up!” All authoritative sources agree. This historical event happened. Here’s a recent article in The New York Review of Books (April 30, 2009, p. 17) by Timothy Snyder, Yale University professor, academicContinue reading “Grover Furr: Did the Soviet Union Invade Poland in September 1939? (The answer: No, it did not.)”