Marxist-Leninist Research Bureau: the Ryutin Case (1930-37)

The Ryutin Platform (1930) In August 1930 Opposition circles circulated a: “200 page treatise that reflected the Right’s anti-Stalin position and became known in Party circles as the ‘Ryutin Platform’” (Robert C. Tucker: ‘Stalin in Power: The Revolution from above: 1928- 1941’; London; 1990; p. 211). The document bore the name of Martemyan Ryutin*, whoContinue reading “Marxist-Leninist Research Bureau: the Ryutin Case (1930-37)”

Stalin Society: The Katyn Massacre

by Ella Rule July 2002 At the end of the First World War, the boundary between Russia and Poland was settled as being along a line which became known as the Curzon line – Lord Curzon being the British statesman who had proposed it. This demarcation line was not to the liking of the Poles,Continue reading “Stalin Society: The Katyn Massacre”

Bill Bland: The “Cult of the Individual” (1934-52)

A paper read by Bill Bland to the Stalin Society in May 1991. Introduction Bland was the founder of the Stalin Society (UK), but was expelled some years later for daring to challenge assumptions (“truths”) about Mao and the Comintern, and only finally re-instated as a member just before his death. He detested all attemptsContinue reading “Bill Bland: The “Cult of the Individual” (1934-52)”

Communist Platform – Gramsci: a Bolshevik

One of the greatest inaccuracies spread by the opportunist politicians and the bourgeois intellectuals about Antonio Gramsci is the alleged distance, or even opposition, between his positions and those supported by Lenin and Stalin, and consequently his closeness to the ideas of Trotsky. The origins of this legend are remote and well orchestrated, beginning withContinue reading “Communist Platform – Gramsci: a Bolshevik”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Spanish Civil War

Spanish Revolution of 1931–39 a revolution during which there evolved in Spain a democratic republic which for about three years from the middle of 1936 struggled for its existence, waging a national revolutionary war against fascist insurgents and Italo-German invaders. The specific features of the Spanish Revolution were in large measure attributable to certain distinctiveContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Spanish Civil War”

Bill Bland: The “Doctor’s Case” and the Death of Stalin

An extended annotated version of a report presented to the Stalin Society in London in October 1991, by Bill Bland, for the Communist League (UK) INTRODUCTION By Alliance Marxist-Leninist There have been many requests recently to Alliance for a web-edition of this document. Comrade Bland often neglected his own writings, even forgetting that he may haveContinue reading “Bill Bland: The “Doctor’s Case” and the Death of Stalin”

Was Stalin’s View on Art Different from that of Marx and Engels?

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #53, “Aesthetics and Revolution – Essays and Talks.” A talk given to commemorate Bill Bland at Conway Hall, London, September 2001 Preamble This is not the occasion to dwell on Bill’s enormous contributions to the Marxist-Leninist movement in both theory andContinue reading “Was Stalin’s View on Art Different from that of Marx and Engels?”

The Doctor’s Plot

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” Over this entire period another phenomena was taking place, the distortion of a legitimate anti-cosmopolitanism campaign into an illegitimate anti-Semitic campaign. An increasing number of articles in the press accused persons of “Cosmopolitanism,” but:Continue reading “The Doctor’s Plot”

The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee and the Anti-Jewish Plot

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” The Effects of The War Upon the Jews of the Soviet Union As the Nazis entered the USSR in their war of aggression, they organised killing squads against the Jews of the former PaleContinue reading “The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee and the Anti-Jewish Plot”

The Changing Leadership of the Secret Service

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” THE CHANGING LEADERSHIP OF THE SECRET SERVICE It is accepted by most if not all Marxist-Leninists, that at various times, revisionists within the USSR Bolshevik party took control of the secret services. Since thatContinue reading “The Changing Leadership of the Secret Service”

Stalin and Lenin’s Views on the Jewish Question and the Bund; Early History of the Bund

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” Background – The Position of Russian Jewry In 1791, Tsarina or Empress Catherine II created what was to become known as the Pale Of Settlement. This restricted Jewish residence to either territories annexed fromContinue reading “Stalin and Lenin’s Views on the Jewish Question and the Bund; Early History of the Bund”

Enver Hoxha on Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic “Socialism”

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the Alliance issue #51, “Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic ‘Socialism.’” January 1980 THE EVENTS WHICH ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE MOSLEM COUNTRIES MUST BE SEEN IN THE LIGHT OF DIALECTICAL AND HISTORICAL MATERIALISM The international situation is very tense at present. In many regions of the worldContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic “Socialism””

Meeting to Commemorate the 96th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution

The Workers’ Unity Trade Union (WUTU) organised a meeting to commemorate the 96th Anniversary of the Great Socialist Revolution on 10th November 2013 at Kapashera. This time the meeting was held at the place where the working class resides who worked in the various industrial centres of Gurgaon and the National Capital Region. The meetingContinue reading “Meeting to Commemorate the 96th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution”

Revolusjon: Anti-Fascist Struggle in the Aftermath of the July 22nd Massacre

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Norway On July 22, 2011, Norway experienced the worst massacres since the Nazi occupation during World War 2.  A total of 77 people, most of them young people attending the summer camp of the Social Democratic Youth League (AUF), as well as some civil servants and passersby inContinue reading “Revolusjon: Anti-Fascist Struggle in the Aftermath of the July 22nd Massacre”

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”