Communist Workers’ Party of Tunisia opposes Libya intervention, calls for completion of revolution

The Communist Workers’ Party of Tunisia on Libya: “The Tunisian revolution has spread to many Arab countries. Egypt’s dictator fell, while authoritarian regimes in Yemen and Bahrain are fiercely repressing popular uprisings, in Bahrain, with the help of Saudi Arabia. Our neighbour, the Libyan people, rose up against their tormentors, but events took a badContinue reading “Communist Workers’ Party of Tunisia opposes Libya intervention, calls for completion of revolution”

The Albanian People Will Stand By the Yugoslav Peoples

How did the Party of Labour of Albania under the leadership of Enver Hoxha look upon its role in the event of an imperialist attack upon Yugoslavia? The following excerpt from a ‘Zeri i Popullit’ Editorial of 1980 and which was broadcast by Radio Tirana on January 19th 1980 reminds us that in such anContinue reading “The Albanian People Will Stand By the Yugoslav Peoples”

Resolution in support of the PCMLE and the revolutionary forces in Ecuador

[Update Jan. 15, 2011: “The Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador (PCMLE) was born in August, 1964 in rebellion against the revisionist leadership of the Communist Party of Ecuador (PCE) and its endorsement of the then Soviet-line of peaceful transition to socialism, the parliamentary road and peaceful coexistence with imperialism. Over the years the PCMLE, thoughContinue reading “Resolution in support of the PCMLE and the revolutionary forces in Ecuador”

Hayat TV Will NOT Be Silenced!

From 2008: On July 17th 2008 the Turkish government shut down the Hayat TV satellite channel run by the Turkish Labour Party. The television station begun last year under the slogan “Life’s all colours”. The official reasoning for the sudden cut is charges of “separatism” and for supplying the pro-kurdish RojTV with images from aContinue reading “Hayat TV Will NOT Be Silenced!”

ICMLPO: No to the Imperialist Intervention in Libya – Solidarity with the People

The reactionary coalition of imperialist forces that is attacking Libya militarily, under the pretext of defending the civilian population and hiding behind a resolution of the UN Security Council, is carrying out one more aggression against the peoples, now of Libya, yesterday of the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, who were brutally attacked under the sameContinue reading “ICMLPO: No to the Imperialist Intervention in Libya – Solidarity with the People”

I Am Anti-Liberal

I am not a Maoist, but one of my favorite pamphlets is written by Mao, entitled “Combat Liberalism.” It defined the very essence of liberalism as a manifestation of opportunism. As a communist, defending liberalism is in no way, shape or form on my agenda. I despise liberalism as the essential face of imperialism. IContinue reading “I Am Anti-Liberal”

Jack Shulman on William Z. Foster

Section 3) MEETING FOSTER AND WORKING AS HIS SECRETARY INTERVIEWER: So, you’re back in New York. What year are we up to? JS: Um. Maybe About ….About ’56 or ’57…………….. INTERVIEWER: And when you got back to New York, is that when you met William Z ??? JS: Um, yeah. Subsequently. ….. It wasn’t aContinue reading “Jack Shulman on William Z. Foster”

Decline of Empire

According to the “royalist” camp of reactionaries, populated by the likes of Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and Kelsey Grammar, all cultures perish sooner or later due to “moral decay,” which they interpret as collective senility, as opposed to their perfect world of Spartan discipline and imperialist-fascist militarism ala the film “Starship Troopers.” The more dynamicContinue reading “Decline of Empire”

Rationalizing Capitalism

Capitalism can only be justified with preconceived assumptions and not objective facts. Looking at the fundamentals of the system, one cannot rationalize that capitalism is beneficial, so the mind rationalizes that it is necessary. For example, one simply cannot rationalize the existence of classes on the basis that they deserve what they have, or thatContinue reading “Rationalizing Capitalism”

Ultra-Leftism & Right-Opportunism

The most common mistake among Marxists in our cultural review work is right-opportunism, which means that they fall into liberalism and subjectivism, tolerating artistic works which promote reactionary politics. Right-opportunism can be summed up as the liberal outlook of denying a particular judgement of a work due to relativism, such as the old line, “YouContinue reading “Ultra-Leftism & Right-Opportunism”

Capitalist Terms Glossary

Freedom – the ability to exploit others if you have the money, and the ability to starve to death if you do not. Capitalism – global oil-burning economic system that centralizes economic power in the hands of a few thousand landowners and business owners. Prone to periodic crashes, poverty, imperialist wars that kill millions, starvationContinue reading “Capitalist Terms Glossary”

Something to Remember when Analyzing Bandera Roja

Bandera Roja is considered a disgrace, a stain on history that is used to attack Marxist-Leninists or to attack the legacy of Enver Hoxha. Bandera Roja openly supported right-wing opponents of Chavez in their native Venezuela (including Manuel Rosales in 2006) and have since lost much political credibility and most of their members, some ofContinue reading “Something to Remember when Analyzing Bandera Roja”

Bandera Roja & Venezuela

Red Flag Party (in Spanish: Partido Bandera Roja) is a communist party in Venezuela. It was formed in 1970 by anti-revisionist members of the Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR). The Red Flag Party initially supported the ideology of Enver Hoxha and the Albanian Party of Labour following the Sino-Albanian Split, though in later yearsContinue reading “Bandera Roja & Venezuela”

Molotov’s Final Days

Shortly before his death, as he was failing in mind and body, Molotov, who was cared for by his grandchildren, was watching TV one day when Soviet Foreign Minister, Edvard Shevardnadze came on the news making some statement. Molotov rose from chair in a rage, shouting “What the hell is he saying! That’s revisionism! PureContinue reading “Molotov’s Final Days”