Unpublished Speech by Stalin at the Plenum of the Central Committee of the CPSU, 1952

October 16,1952 In this article, taken from the Russian newspaper “Glasnost” which was completely devoted to the 120th Anniversary of Stalin’s birth, this was the last speech at the CC CPSU before Stalin died. This text is being published for the very first time in the Soviet Union by the newspaper “Glasnost”, the Central OrganContinue reading “Unpublished Speech by Stalin at the Plenum of the Central Committee of the CPSU, 1952”

Compilation of Interviews and Correspondence with J.V. Stalin

TABLE OF CONTENTS Reply to the Letter of Mr. Richardson, Representative of the Associated Press News Agency The Importance and Tasks of the Complaints-Bureaus Marxism versus Liberalism: An Interview with H.G. Wells Interview Between J. Stalin and Roy Howard Replies to the Questions of Ralph V. Barnes Talk With the German Author Emil Ludwig Mr.Continue reading “Compilation of Interviews and Correspondence with J.V. Stalin”

Bill Bland: Stalin: The Myth and Reality

A Paper Originally Scheduled To Be Read By Bill Bland At The Conference Of ‘International Struggle: Marxist-Leninist’ In October 1999; Paris. Brief Foreword: This talk was never delivered as Comrade Bland at the very last moment could not attend. The talk is offered however as a useful distillation of several decades of thought and concrete,Continue reading “Bill Bland: Stalin: The Myth and Reality”

Alliance (Marxist-Leninist): Ultra-Leftism in Linguistics and the Communist Academy

The usual picture of J.V. Stalin built up by the bourgeois is usually in the absence of facts. The paradigm built up is internally inconsistent. With respect to science, Stalin both destroyed true biological science by a rigid “Marxist” dogmatism; and he simultaneously destroyed linguistics, the latter because he could not bear to be challenged.Continue reading “Alliance (Marxist-Leninist): Ultra-Leftism in Linguistics and the Communist Academy”

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)”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Mongolian People’s Republic

Mongolian People’s Republic (Bugd Nairamdakh Mongol Ard Uls). The Mongolian People’s Republic (MPR) is a state in Central Asia bounded by the USSR and the People’s Republic of China. Area, 1,565,000 sq km. Population, 1,377,900 (early 1974). The capital is Ulan Bator. Administratively, the country is divided into aimaks; Ulan Bator and Darkhan form separate administrativeContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Mongolian People’s Republic”

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”

Vietnamese Revolutionary Art

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #53, “Aesthetics and Revolution – Essays and Talks.” Introduction Western Artists and revolutionaries, are familiar with the socialist realist traditions of the USSR, Albania and of China. They also have a deep affection and respect for revolutionary painting from the SpanishContinue reading “Vietnamese Revolutionary Art”

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?”

Bill Bland: Stalin & the Arts – On Marxist-Leninist Aesthetics

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #53, “Aesthetics and Revolution – Essays and Talks.” Preface This talk was given by Bill Bland to the ‘Stalin Society’ in 1993. He later expanded this talk in some detail, into the manuscript here. It gives a history of Socialist RealismContinue reading “Bill Bland: Stalin & the Arts – On Marxist-Leninist Aesthetics”

Utsa Patnaik: On Measuring “Famine” Deaths: Different Criteria for Socialism and Capitalism?

By Utsa Patnaik Many developing countries which have a high proportion of poor in their population, are typically characterised by a high death rate as well as a high birth rate, with the birth rate exceeding the death rate. The rate of natural increase is given by the difference between the birth rate and the deathContinue reading “Utsa Patnaik: On Measuring “Famine” Deaths: Different Criteria for Socialism and Capitalism?”

A Few Comments on ‘Critical Notes on Political Economy’ by Che Guevara

Rafael Martinez On the 40th Anniversary of the Assassination of Che Guevara by US Imperialism Here we present a brief review of the book ‘Apuntes criticos a la Economia Politica’ (Critical Notes on Political Economy), consisting of various materials written by Ernesto Che Guevara, published by Ocean Press, Melbourne, Australia 2006 (in Spanish). This wasContinue reading “A Few Comments on ‘Critical Notes on Political Economy’ by Che Guevara”

Helen Yaffe – Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara: A Rebel against Soviet Political Economy

Helen Yaffe is author of Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution  In January 1962 Guevara told colleagues in Cuba’s Ministry of Industries (MININD): ‘In no way am I saying that financial autonomy of the enterprise with moral incentives, as it is established in the socialist countries, is a formula which will impede progress to socialism’.[1]Continue reading “Helen Yaffe – Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara: A Rebel against Soviet Political Economy”

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”