Bill Bland: The German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939

by Bill Bland Introduction One of the many stories which circulate about Stalin is that, while the Soviet government was negotiating for a collective security pact with Britain and France directed against German aggressive expansion, he initiated the signing of a pact with Germany which precipitated the Second World War. Of course, not everything thatContinue reading “Bill Bland: The German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939”

The German Situation and the Question of Social-Fascism

The greatest factor in the stabilization of capitalism after the first round of wars and revolutions was Social-Democracy. In such countries as Germany and Austria the Social-Democratic leaders actually undertook to organize and maintain the capitalist State against the revolutionary onslaught of the workers. A German Social-Democrat, Noske, drowned in blood the workers’ revolution inContinue reading “The German Situation and the Question of Social-Fascism”

Further Material on the Affair of Marshal Tukhachevsky

“The Moscow press announced that they [the primary Generals on trial] had been in the pay of Hitler and had agreed to help him get the Ukraine. This charge was fairly widely believed in foreign military circles, and was later substantiated by revelations made abroad. Czech military circles seemed to be especially well informed. CzechContinue reading “Further Material on the Affair of Marshal Tukhachevsky”

Grover Furr: New Light On Old Stories About Marshal Tukhachevskii : Some Documents Reconsidered

Grover Furr Montclair State University Originally published in RUSSIAN HISTORY/HISTOIRE RUSSE, 13, Nos 2-3 (Summer-Fall 1986), 293-308. The innocence of Marshal Tukhachevskii and the other military commanders condemned with him in 1937 has become firmly accepted by both Soviet and Western historians. [1] The current scholarly consensus also includes the view that “the nazi secret archives containContinue reading “Grover Furr: New Light On Old Stories About Marshal Tukhachevskii : Some Documents Reconsidered”

An Obituary for General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013)

by CARLOS BORRERO The Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap has died. Throughout what was once known as the Third World as well as among those with revolutionary consciousness in the centers of imperialism, we pay tribute to one of the most important figures of the struggle of the oppressed for national liberation and socialism. GeneralContinue reading “An Obituary for General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013)”

General Vo Nguyen Giap’s Economic Views

“He was regarded as an elder statesman whose hard-line views had softened with the cessation of the war that unified Vietnam. He supported economic reform and closer relations with the United States while publicly warning of the spread of Chinese influence and the environmental costs of industrialization. [….] In his final years, General Giap wasContinue reading “General Vo Nguyen Giap’s Economic Views”

General Vo Nguyen Giap on Democracy in the People’s Army

“In leading the building of the army, our Party has firmly stuck to the principle of democratic centralism. That is the organisational principle of our Party; thereby it has taken care to build the army with a genuine inner democracy and also a very strict conscious discipline. Completely different from all types of armies ofContinue reading “General Vo Nguyen Giap on Democracy in the People’s Army”

The PCMLE Regarding the Events of September 30

For some months Ecuador has been the scene of the intensification and broadening of the social struggles that various sectors of the working people, trade unionists, indigenous people, peasants, teachers, student youths, public servants, small business people and pensioners have been developing, to oppose the policies of the government of Rafael Correa that have actuallyContinue reading “The PCMLE Regarding the Events of September 30”

Anasintaxi (1918-1955): The Struggle of the Greek Communists against Revisionism

Published by the Organisation for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece 1918-1955 a) The Tashkent events At the end of August 1949, after a three-and-a-half-year armed struggle against the Greek monarchist-fascist reaction and the Anglo-American imperialism, following a decision by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), the partisans of theContinue reading “Anasintaxi (1918-1955): The Struggle of the Greek Communists against Revisionism”

Karl Liebknecht on the Spartacist Uprising

“Yes. The revolutionary workers of Berlin have been defeated. Yes. Hundreds of their best have been slaughtered. Yes. Many hundreds more have been thrown into dungeons. Yes. They were defeated because they had been abandoned by the ones they relied on: the sailors, the soldiers, the security forces, the people’s militia. Their power was inhibitedContinue reading “Karl Liebknecht on the Spartacist Uprising”

V.I. Lenin on the Degeneration of the Socialist Revolutionary Party

“The counter-revolutionary wave inside the country, however, was more powerful last year than this. The activities of the Left Socialist-Revolutionaries had reached the highest point at that time. The armed struggle that they launched suddenly in place of their verbal support took us by surprise. The difficulties were immense, for they had chosen their timeContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on the Degeneration of the Socialist Revolutionary Party”

Platform of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

 l. Conventional War Is the War of the Bourgeoisie. Revolutionary War Is People’s War The Arab bourgeoisie has developed armies which are not prepared to sacrifice their own interests or to risk their privileges. Arab militarism has become an apparatus for oppressing revolutionary socialist movements within the Arab states, while at the same time itContinue reading “Platform of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine”

Enver Hoxha on Salvador Allende: The Tragic Events in Chile – A Lesson for the Revolutionaries of the Whole World

Article published in the newspaper “Zeri i popullit” October 2, 1973 In Chile the counter-revolutionary storm continues to rage against the working masses, the patriots and fighters of that country. The rightist forces which seized power as a result of the September 11 coup d’état have established a reign of terror which even the HitleritesContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Salvador Allende: The Tragic Events in Chile – A Lesson for the Revolutionaries of the Whole World”

Communist Party of Chile (Proletarian Action) – Reformism: the Gateway to Fascism

Communist Party of Chile (Proletarian Action) Eduardo Artes August, 1998 Some factors to explain the defeat of September 11, 1973 and to advance towards victory. On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the fascist military coup of September 11, every social class, even some class sectors. through their organizations, ranging from the bourgeois Armed ForcesContinue reading “Communist Party of Chile (Proletarian Action) – Reformism: the Gateway to Fascism”

Karl Marx on Class Retribution

“It goes without saying that in the bloody conflicts to come, as in all others, it will be the workers, with their courage, resolution and self-sacrifice, who will be chiefly responsible for achieving victory. As in the past, so in the coming struggle also, the petty bourgeoisie, to a man, will hesitate as long asContinue reading “Karl Marx on Class Retribution”