The Berlin Wall: Another Cold War Myth

by WILLIAM BLUM November 9 will mark the 25th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. The extravagant hoopla began months ago in Berlin. In the United States we can expect all the Cold War clichés about The Free World vs. Communist Tyranny to be trotted out and the simple tale of how the wallContinue reading “The Berlin Wall: Another Cold War Myth”

Soviet Democracy and Bourgeois Democracy

This pamphlet is a translation of an essay published in the symposium Soviet Socialist Society prepared by the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. and published by the Gospolitizdat, Moscow 1949. The question of democracy, of how it is to be correctly understood, of the fundamental distinction between Soviet socialistContinue reading “Soviet Democracy and Bourgeois Democracy”

Georgi Dimitrov to Stalin on the Question of “Social-Fascism”

Dimitrov to Stalin, 1 July 1934. Original in Russian. Type-written, with handwritten comments by Stalin. 1.7.34 From C. Dimitrov Dear Com. Stalin! The enclosed draft outline of [my] speech shows how I see the essence of the speech regarding the 2nd point of the agenda of the congress. In addition, I would like to raiseContinue reading “Georgi Dimitrov to Stalin on the Question of “Social-Fascism””

ICMLPO May Day Statement

FOR A MAY DAY OF UNITY AND STRUGGLE AGAINST NATIONALISM, RACISM, FASCISM AND THE POLICY OF WAR LET’S RAISE THE FLAG OF THE PROLETARIAN INTERNATIONALISM! Workers, labourers, young people, women and oppressed people of all countries! The long period of poor economic growth and the increasing political instability bring out more sharply the contradictions thatContinue reading “ICMLPO May Day Statement”

J.V. Stalin: The Prospects of the Revolution in China

Speech Delivered in the Chinese Commission of the E.C.C.I. November 30, 1926 Comrades, before passing to the subject under discussion, I think it necessary to say that I am not in possession of the exhaustive material on the Chinese question necessary for giving a full picture of the revolution in China. Hence I am compelledContinue reading “J.V. Stalin: The Prospects of the Revolution in China”

The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left

Gabriel Rockhill, Ph.D.v It is often presumed that intellectuals have little or no political power. Perched in a privileged ivory tower, disconnected from the real world, embroiled in meaningless academic debates over specialized minutia, or floating in the abstruse clouds of high-minded theory, intellectuals are frequently portrayed as not only cut off from political realityContinue reading “The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left”

Ludo Martens: Trotsky’s role on the eve of the Second World War

by Ludo Martens   During the thirties, Trotsky literally became the world’s expert on anti-Communism. Even today, right-wing ideologues peruse Trotsky’s works in search of weapons against the Soviet Union under Stalin. In 1982, when Reagan was again preaching the anti-Communist crusade, Henri Bernard, Professor Emeritus at the Royal Military School of Belgium, published a book to spread the following urgentContinue reading “Ludo Martens: Trotsky’s role on the eve of the Second World War”

Notes on the history of the Communist Party of Colombia (M-L)

The founding of the Communist Party of Colombia Marxist-Leninist was the culmination of a process of political differentiation that allowed a significant contingent of principled revolutionaries, in the early 1960s, to draw lines of demarcation with reformism, pacifism and Khrushchevite revisionism, which were dominant in those years as the main lines of political action ofContinue reading “Notes on the history of the Communist Party of Colombia (M-L)”

Revisionism in Russia: Trotsky Against the Bolsheviks – Part Two: 1914-1917

This is the second part of a study of the development of revisionism in Russia, and covers the period from the outbreak of World War I in 1914 to the victory of the socialist revolution in November 1917. Read part one here. The First Imperialist War In August 1914, the First Imperialist War began. AlmostContinue reading “Revisionism in Russia: Trotsky Against the Bolsheviks – Part Two: 1914-1917”

Andy Beckett: The Forgotten Story of Chile’s ‘Socialist Internet’

When Pinochet’s military overthrew the Chilean government 30 years ago, they discovered a revolutionary communication system, a ‘socialist internet’ connecting the whole country. Its creator? An eccentric scientist from Surrey. Andy Beckett on the forgotten story of Stafford Beer During the early 70s, in the wealthy commuter backwater of West Byfleet in Surrey, a smallContinue reading “Andy Beckett: The Forgotten Story of Chile’s ‘Socialist Internet’”

Grover Furr: The Ukrainian Famine: Only Evidence Can Disclose the Truth

No detective can solve a crime without carefully and objectively studying the evidence. Likewise, no one can know what actually occurred in history without studying, in an objective manner, the relevant primary sources – the evidence. I have spent decades in studying the primary sources concerning many specific events of the Stalin period. Mark TaugerContinue reading “Grover Furr: The Ukrainian Famine: Only Evidence Can Disclose the Truth”

Filipino Communists Reaffirm ‘People’s War’ on US Imperialism

The statement comes almost two months after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shut down peace talks with the insurgents. The Communist Party of the Philippines released a statement Wednesday reaffirming its commitment to fighting U.S. imperialism in the Southeast Asian country. Recapping its recently-held Second Congress, the CPP said it will continue to wage armed struggleContinue reading “Filipino Communists Reaffirm ‘People’s War’ on US Imperialism”

U.S. Hands Off North Korea!

No To The Imperialist War Drive! Resistance Editorial The so-called “America First” budget put forward by Trump includes a 10% increase in military spending. This increases what is already the world’s largest military budget by $56 billion. The cost of this increase will be balanced on the backs of the most vulnerable sections of U.S. society — children,Continue reading “U.S. Hands Off North Korea!”

CPGB: The People’s Republic of Mongolia

The Mongol question has suddenly become of first-rate world importance. The Mongols, an ancient but little-known people who once ruled the whole of Asia, are now divided between four states. Many of them live in the Soviet Union, citizens of the Buryat-Mongol republic in Siberia or of the Kalmyk Autonomous Region on the lower Volga.Continue reading “CPGB: The People’s Republic of Mongolia”

American Party of Labor (APL): Let Us Build The People’s Movement On International Women’s Day!

“The entire party and country should hurl into the fire and break the neck of anyone who dared trample underfoot the sacred edict of the party on the defense of women’s rights.” – Enver Hoxha, 1967 Possibly the first example of class stratification and exploitation in human history was the subjugation of women. In primitiveContinue reading “American Party of Labor (APL): Let Us Build The People’s Movement On International Women’s Day!”