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”

Revolusjon: Anti-Fascist Struggle in the Aftermath of the July 22nd Massacre

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Norway On July 22, 2011, Norway experienced the worst massacres since the Nazi occupation during World War 2.  A total of 77 people, most of them young people attending the summer camp of the Social Democratic Youth League (AUF), as well as some civil servants and passersby inContinue reading “Revolusjon: Anti-Fascist Struggle in the Aftermath of the July 22nd Massacre”

Lessons of People’s War in Spain 1936-1939

Progressive Labor, Vol. 9, No. 5 (Oct.-Nov. 1974), 106-116. The Spanish Civil War was the opening act of the Second World War in Europe. It was the military and political proving ground both for European Fascism, and for class-collaborationist policies that the old communist movement never outlived. In one important respect, however, the Spanish WarContinue reading “Lessons of People’s War in Spain 1936-1939”

American Party of Labor on John Brown

Taken from the A.P.L. Facebook page. On the morning of December 2nd, 1859, abolitionist fighter John Brown was hanged. One of the leaders of the left-wing abolitionist movement and participant in the Underground Railroad, Brown came to realize that the institution of slavery could not be ended by peaceful means, and that such oppression hadContinue reading “American Party of Labor on John Brown”

Labour Party (EMEP): Current Developments and the Kurdish Question

April 2006 Introduction Different Paths in the Kurdish Movement The US invasion of Iraq has had, among other things, a profound effect on the Kurdish question itself. New alignments, new developments and dissociations are evident and three years after the invasion, there is a need to summarise new factors in this century-old ‘big game’. OfContinue reading “Labour Party (EMEP): Current Developments and the Kurdish Question”

Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey: The Kurdish Movement’s Direction of Development

September 1999 The Turkish bourgeoisie’s war threat to Syria with the support of US imperialism, the driving of the PKK leaders out of Syria, and the bringing of A. Ocalan to Turkey through an international operation – all these events have inflamed discussions about the Kurdish question both in Turkey and in the international arena.Continue reading “Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey: The Kurdish Movement’s Direction of Development”

Grover Furr: Did the Soviet Union Invade Poland in September 1939? (The answer: No, it did not.)

by Grover Furr Introduction Did the Soviet Union Invade Poland on September 17, 1939? Why ask? “We all know” this invasion occurred. “You can look it up!” All authoritative sources agree. This historical event happened. Here’s a recent article in The New York Review of Books (April 30, 2009, p. 17) by Timothy Snyder, Yale University professor, academicContinue reading “Grover Furr: Did the Soviet Union Invade Poland in September 1939? (The answer: No, it did not.)”

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

Mikhail Tukhachevsky on Communists and the Jews

“Also in the camp [Ingolstadt] was a Russian officer, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, son of tsarist nobility, who also made repeated attempts to escape and with whom, according to a fellow prisoner, de Gaulle shared a cell for a time. Tukhachevsky played mournful airs on his violin, spouted nihilist beliefs and inveighed against Jews as dogs whoContinue reading “Mikhail Tukhachevsky on Communists and the Jews”

V.I. Lenin on Anti-Semitism

“Anti-Semitism means spreading enmity towards the Jews. When the accursed tsarist monarchy was living its last days it tried to incite ignorant workers and peasants against the Jews. The tsarist police, in alliance with the landowners and the capitalists, organised pogroms against the Jews. The landowners and capitalists tried to divert the hatred of theContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Anti-Semitism”

Grover Furr: Israeli Rule over Palestinians is Fascist

Originally published in The Montclarion, student newspaper at Montclair State College (now University), Thursday, May 5, 1988, p. 13. To the editor: Professor Edward Aronow’s letter of April 21 on Israeli treatment of Palestinians is so filled with error and distortion that one short response can only begin to correct it. Israeli rule over Palestinians isContinue reading “Grover Furr: Israeli Rule over Palestinians is Fascist”

Alex Callinicos on the Function of the Apartheid System

“The function of the apartheid system, consolidated by the Nationalist Party, which has been in power since 1948, is simple. The factories, mines, farms, offices and homes of white South Africans require a huge pool of cheap black labour in order to provide the settlers with their privileges and the multinationals operating in the countryContinue reading “Alex Callinicos on the Function of the Apartheid System”

John Reed on the Black Question In the United States

Reed: In America there live ten million Negroes who are concentrated mainly in the South. In recent years however many thousands of them have moved to the North. The Negroes in the North are employed in industry while in the South the majority are farm labourers or small farmers. The position of the Negroes is terrible,Continue reading “John Reed on the Black Question In the United States”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln, Abraham  Born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Ky.; died Apr. 15, 1865, in Washington, D.C. American statesman. The son of a farmer. Lincoln was a descendant of the earliest American settlers. He worked during his youth as a day laborer on surrounding farms; he was also a flatboatman, rail-splitter, surveyor, and postal employee. AtContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Abraham Lincoln”

Bill Bland: The Nation of Islam and the Moorish Science Organization

The ‘Nation of Islam’ arose indirectly out of an organisation called the ‘Moorish Science Organisation’, established in Newark, New Jersey, USA, in 1913, by one Timothy Drew, who had been born in North Carolina in 1886. Drew changed his name to ‘Noble Drew Ali’. (Clifton E. Marsh: ‘From Black Muslims to Muslims: The Resurrection, TransformationContinue reading “Bill Bland: The Nation of Islam and the Moorish Science Organization”