Claims and Facts About the Right of Nations to Self-determination

Published in Evrensel, 23 October 2017. Reprinted with permission. Claims and facts about the right of nations to self-determination, following the independence referendums in Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia. Arif KOŞAR Following the independence referendums in Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia, the right of nations to self-determination has become a popular debate. Here are some of the claimsContinue reading “Claims and Facts About the Right of Nations to Self-determination”

The Soviet Industrial Revolution: the Results of the First and Second Five-Year-Plans

The following are economic statistics from the Soviet Union’s First and Second Five-Year Plans with my commentary giving some context and helping you better interpret the numbers. The four periods depicted in these statistics are the following: 1) The last Czarist census of 1913. This represents the height of the economic development of the Russian Empire. The economyContinue reading “The Soviet Industrial Revolution: the Results of the First and Second Five-Year-Plans”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Great October Socialist Revolution

Great October Socialist Revolution the first victorious socialist revolution in history, accomplished in 1917 by the Russian working class in alliance with the poor peasantry under the leadership of the Communist Party (formerly, the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party [Bolshevik]), headed by Lenin. The name “October” comes from the date October 25 (November 7, newContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Great October Socialist Revolution”

J.V. Stalin on the Final Victory of Socialism in the U.S.S.R.

Ivan Philipovich Ivanov, staff propagandist of the Manturovsk District of the Young Communist League in the Kursk Region of the U.S.S.R., addressed a letter to Comrade Stalin requesting his opinion on the question of the final victory of Socialism in the Soviet Union. IVANOV TO STALIN Dear Comrade Stalin, I earnestly request you to explainContinue reading “J.V. Stalin on the Final Victory of Socialism in the U.S.S.R.”

Bill Bland: The Soviet Campaign Against Cosmopolitanism: 1947-1952

A paper presented to the Stalin Society, London, on 1 November 1998 by Bill Bland. First Published on the web February 2000 by ALLIANCE ML (NORTH AMERICA) INTRODUCTION IN 1946-1952 THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION CARRIED ON AN INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AGAINST COSMOPOLITANISM. “The word ‘cosmopolitan’ is derived from two Greek words, ‘kosmos’ meaningContinue reading “Bill Bland: The Soviet Campaign Against Cosmopolitanism: 1947-1952”

Alliance Marxist-Leninist: The Problem of Pablo Picasso

The Problem of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) CONTENTS Introduction Pablo Picasso — Early Years Developing Cubism Guernica — The Bombing Guernica — The Painting Impact of Picasso and Guernica on Russian Discussions Upon Socialist Realist Art Post Second World War – ‘Becoming a communist, Picasso hoped to come out of exile’. Conclusion Bibliography Introduction Picasso posesContinue reading “Alliance Marxist-Leninist: The Problem of Pablo Picasso”

V.I. Lenin to American Workers

“The American people have a revolutionary tradition which has been adopted by the best representatives of the American proletariat, who have repeatedly expressed their complete solidarity with us Bolsheviks. That tradition is the war of liberation against the British in the eighteenth century and the Civil War in the nineteenth century. In some respects, ifContinue reading “V.I. Lenin to American Workers”

J.V. Stalin on Industry in Colonial Countries

“Some comrades think that industrialization implies the development of any kind of industry. There are even some queer fellows who believe that Ivan the Terrible was an industrialist, because in his day he created certain embryonic industries. If we follow this line of argument, then Peter the Great should be styled the first industrialist. That,Continue reading “J.V. Stalin on Industry in Colonial Countries”

Russia is an Imperialist Country

Original article on massproletariat.info The present world situation is defined by a system of capitalist-imperialist relations, and the principal contradiction on the global scale is between imperialist states and oppressed peoples. In Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism Lenin put forward a Marxist analysis of the nature of capitalist-imperialism, and it is to this document that we shallContinue reading “Russia is an Imperialist Country”

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 secretContinue reading “Grover Furr: New Light On Old Stories About Marshal Tukhachevskii: Some Documents Reconsidered”

Communist Party Alliance: Bourgeois Democracy and Proletarian Democracy

A talk given to the Stalin Society on 24th July 2005 By Wilf Dixon This title embraces far more than I realised when I first thought to suggest making it the subject of a talk here at the Stalin Society. As communists we have a responsibility to explain to workers, class conscious youth and allContinue reading “Communist Party Alliance: Bourgeois Democracy and Proletarian Democracy”

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””

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”