Enver Hoxha on Africa

“Africa is a mosaic of peoples with an ancient culture. Each African people has its own culture, customs, way of life, which, with some variations, are at a very backward stage, for well-known reasons. The awakening of the bulk of these peoples has only recently begun. De jure, the African peoples, in general, have wonContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Africa”

Bruce Franklin’s Introduction to “The Essential Stalin”

Please note the posting of this introduction to the book “The Essential Stalin” does not necessarily imply support of Franklin’s political line.  — E.S. I used to think of Joseph Stalin as a tyrant and butcher who jailed and killed millions, betrayed the Russian revolution, sold out liberation struggles around the world, and ended upContinue reading “Bruce Franklin’s Introduction to “The Essential Stalin””

J.V. Stalin on “National Marxism” and the General Laws of Socialism

11th July 1949 “You speak of Sinified socialism. There is nothing of the sort in nature. There is no Russian, English, French, German, Italian socialism, as much as there is no Chinese socialism. There is only one Marxist-Leninist socialism. It is another thing, that in the building of socialism it is necessary to take intoContinue reading “J.V. Stalin on “National Marxism” and the General Laws of Socialism”

Biography of Bill Bland

Biography Bland, William “Bill” (1916-2001) Bill Bland was born in the North of England, into a middle class home. He spent his politically formative years in the army of New Zealand, where he was active in the Communist Party as an educator. He returned to Britain in the post-war years as an ophthalmic optician. InContinue reading “Biography of Bill Bland”

Book Review: “Trotskyism or Leninism?” by Harpal Brar

BOOK REVIEW “TROTSKYISM OR LENINISM?” by Harpal Brar, London, 1993 INTRODUCTION “Lenin’s methods lead to this: the party organisation first substitutes itself for the party as a whole; then the Central Committee substitutes itself for the organisation; and finally a single ‘dictator’ substitutes himself for the Central Committee…… “This evil-minded and morally repugnant suspicion of Lenin, thisContinue reading “Book Review: “Trotskyism or Leninism?” by Harpal Brar”

Bill Bland on Revisionism

Lenin’s definition of revisionism is that it is ” … a trend hostile to Marxism within Marxism” (Vladimir I. Lenin: ‘Marxism and Revisionism’, in: ‘Selected Works’, Volume 11; London; 1943; p. 704). Perhaps a more comprehensive definition of revisionism would be that it is an ideology which claims to be a development of Marxism butContinue reading “Bill Bland on Revisionism”

Enver Hoxha on the Comintern and Stalin

“By means of the Comintern, Lenin, and later Stalin, consolidated the communist and workers’ parties and strengthened the struggle of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie and the rising fascist dictatorship. The activity of the Comintern was positive and revolutionary. The possibility that some mistakes may have been made is not ruled out, but it isContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on the Comintern and Stalin”

China & Neocolonialism: Let’s Be Clear About the Facts

Yesterday and today I noticed many people passing around an article from China Daily which attempts to defend China’s relations with Africa and defend it against the accusation of neocolonialism. This is my response. Let’s be clear about one thing: Africa IS dominated by neocolonialism. All of the so-called “leaders” of Africa in fact preside over neocolonial governmentsContinue reading “China & Neocolonialism: Let’s Be Clear About the Facts”

Cuba: the Evaportion of a Myth – From Anti-Imperialist Revolution to Pawn of Social-Imperialism

Cuba: the Evaporation of a Myth – From Anti-Imperialist Revolution to Pawn of Social-Imperialism CUBA: The Evaporation of a Myth was first published in the February 15, 1976 issue of Revolution, organ of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. It was first printed as a pamphlet March, 1976. Some slight editorial changesContinue reading “Cuba: the Evaportion of a Myth – From Anti-Imperialist Revolution to Pawn of Social-Imperialism”

Bloodbath mars anti-Maoist ‘success’

By Sudha Ramachandran BANGALORE – India’s anti-Maoist operations are under fire again. It appears that 19 “hardcore Maoists” who the government claimed were killed in an encounter with the Chhattisgarh police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on the night of June 27-28 were in fact unarmed civilians. About a dozen of those killedContinue reading “Bloodbath mars anti-Maoist ‘success’”

The Night Zhou was Drunk Under the Table

By Ian Williams As we approached the 60th anniversary on Thursday of Mao Zedong’s declaration that the “Chinese people have stood up,” I trawled through the memories of my time in China straddling 1970 and 1971, and found, with all the accuracy of retrospective prophesy, that there were more auguries of the current China thanContinue reading “The Night Zhou was Drunk Under the Table”

Outright Piggery from the Camp of Counter-Revolution

The posting of this article does not imply endorsement of the views of the RCP-USA. — Espresso Stalinist Revolution is a serious and complex matter. It involves many different people coming together to unite on a common program of struggle, identifying and working toward the aims and means of fighting to make a radical changeContinue reading “Outright Piggery from the Camp of Counter-Revolution”

“Mao Tsetung Has Died” by Enver Hoxha

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 1976 Today the death of Comrade Mao Tsetung was reported. His death saddens and worries us, especially in this disturbed situation. It is a great loss for China. In my opinion, Mao Tsetung was a revolutionary, a personality of importance, not only for China but on an international level. Mao Tsetung ledContinue reading ““Mao Tsetung Has Died” by Enver Hoxha”