The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Civil War in the United States (1861–65) and the Reconstruction of the South

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). Civil War in the United States, 1861–65, and the Reconstruction of the South The Civil War in the United States was a natural result of the sharp worsening of antagonistic economic and political contradictions between the capitalist North and the slave-owning South. By the mid-1850’sContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on the Civil War in the United States (1861–65) and the Reconstruction of the South”

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”

EMEP’s 7th Congress calls on all forces of labour, peace and democracy

Our 7th General Conference met at a time of critical internal and external political situation. The struggle for supremacy among imperialists led to fierce conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine; this struggle is sharpening with the use of all economic, financial and military means and leading to new imperialist fronts. The ‘new Ottoman’ foreignContinue reading “EMEP’s 7th Congress calls on all forces of labour, peace and democracy”

ICMLPO: Resolution of Solidarity with the People of Haiti

By decision of the Security Council of the United Nations, Haiti has been militarily occupied by MINUSTAH [United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti] since June 1, 2004. This occupation is taking place under the excuse that it is a humanitarian mission that aims to “stabilize the country,” but it is actually trying to prevent theContinue reading “ICMLPO: Resolution of Solidarity with the People of Haiti”

ICMLPO: Support the resistance in Kobane, support the liberation struggle of the peoples

Resolution adopted at the plenary session of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations The sharpening of the Syrian conflict, driven by the reactionary forces in the region, particularly Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, under the supervision and coordination of the United States and French imperialists, is part of the political strategy to redesignContinue reading “ICMLPO: Support the resistance in Kobane, support the liberation struggle of the peoples”

Statement of the Plenary of the ICMLPO: Twenty years on the road of struggle and unity for the Revolution and Socialism

I The Plenary session of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO) to mark its 20th anniversary, met in Turkey to discuss important issues of the international situation, of political work, of the question of the Popular Front, and of the orientation for activity with working and communist women in their respective countries.Continue reading “Statement of the Plenary of the ICMLPO: Twenty years on the road of struggle and unity for the Revolution and Socialism”

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”

Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta (PCRV): Statement on the Popular Insurrection in Upper Volta, known as Burkina Faso

Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta (PCRV) November 1, 2014 Upper Volta, called Burkina Faso, is experiencing a revolutionary situation which led to a popular insurrection on Thursday, October 30, and ousted the autocrat Blaise Compaoré on Friday, October 31, 2014, despite his sordid maneuvers to maintain himself at the head of the neocolonial State atContinue reading “Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta (PCRV): Statement on the Popular Insurrection in Upper Volta, known as Burkina Faso”

Guevaraism: the Theory of the Guerrilla Elite

An analysis of the theories of Regis Debray as propounded in “Revolution in the Revolution?”, and their relevance to the revolutionary struggle in Latin America. By Cmde MS on behalf of MLOB. FIRST PUBLISHED IN Red Vanguard Volume 1, 1968 THE THEORY OF THE GUERRILLA ELITE Table of Contents INTRODUCTION BOURGEOIS OUTLOOK AND SPONTANEITY CLASSContinue reading “Guevaraism: the Theory of the Guerrilla Elite”

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 Bund and Early Zionism

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” The term Zionism, actually dates from the late 1890’s and was supposedly coined by Nathan Birnbaum. But many authorities accept that it was only made into a popular term by Theodore Herzl. “The termContinue reading “The Bund and Early Zionism”

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”

The Mysticism of the Baath Party Ideology

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #51, “Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic ‘Socialism.’” From: “Our View Of Arab History”; A speech given in 1955 in Aleppo, by Elyas Farah for the Arab Ba’th Socialist Party. Contained in: “Arab Revolutionary Thought in the Face of Current Challenges”; Madrid 1978; pp.281-303.Continue reading “The Mysticism of the Baath Party Ideology”

Three Tactics of the Nationalists in the Middle East

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #51, “Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic ‘Socialism.’” Originally written 1992 Since the end of World War II (WW II), the contradiction between the working classes and the developing capitalist class of the Middle Eastern nations was linked to a second contradiction – thatContinue reading “Three Tactics of the Nationalists in the Middle East”

The Syrian National Revolution – The Role of Khaled Bakdash or “Bagdash”

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #51, “Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic ‘Socialism.’” December 2002; based on an article of 1996 Contents: Introduction – Pan-Arabism in the Middle East (i) Syria – The place, peoples and religion (ii) Early History of Syria to the Ottoman Empire (iii) The EndContinue reading “The Syrian National Revolution – The Role of Khaled Bakdash or “Bagdash””