Enver Hoxha on Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic “Socialism”

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the Alliance issue #51, “Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic ‘Socialism.’” January 1980 THE EVENTS WHICH ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE MOSLEM COUNTRIES MUST BE SEEN IN THE LIGHT OF DIALECTICAL AND HISTORICAL MATERIALISM The international situation is very tense at present. In many regions of the worldContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Pan-Arabic or Pan-Islamic “Socialism””

Response to Lawrence & Wishart statement on MECW

We are intrigued by the Lawrence & Wishart statement on the Marx Engels Collected Works published on April 25, 2014 via their web site. The reaction of the “Marxist community” at large has been wholly negative to the actions — completely legal — by L&W, asking the Marxists Internet Archive to take down the L&W copyrighted material.Continue reading “Response to Lawrence & Wishart statement on MECW”

Communist Party of Mexico (M-L): Strengthen the proletarian revolutionary trend

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Mexico Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin confirmed that scientific communism is not a dream that arises from the head of a great thinker, but it is the essence of the natural movement to which the history of the workers’ movement and of all humanity will lead, as theContinue reading “Communist Party of Mexico (M-L): Strengthen the proletarian revolutionary trend”

Communist Party of Labor (PCT): The theory of the revolution and how it is expressed in the Dominican Republic

From Unity & Struggle No. 25, Spring/Summer 2013 Dominican Republic The proletarian revolution is the result of the conscious action of the workers and peoples, and can only succeed if the revolutionary theory and practice are combined. The greatness of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels was that they provided the oppressed with a theory to transformContinue reading “Communist Party of Labor (PCT): The theory of the revolution and how it is expressed in the Dominican Republic”

Friedrich Engels on the Materialist Concept of History

“According to the materialist conception of history, the ultimately determining element in history is the production and reproduction of real life. Other than this neither Marx nor I have ever asserted. Hence if somebody twists this into saying that the economic element is the only determining one, he transforms that proposition into a meaningless, abstract,Continue reading “Friedrich Engels on the Materialist Concept of History”

International Workingmen’s Association, a.k.a. First International on the Vanguard Party

Statements made by the First International or the International Working Men’s Association, endorsed by Marx and Engels, spoke of the need for a vanguard party. In the “Resolution on Working Class Political Action” from the September, 1871 London Conference, reprinted below, they explicitly endorse the idea of an independent working class party. I think this isContinue reading “International Workingmen’s Association, a.k.a. First International on the Vanguard Party”

The Contribution of J.V. Stalin to Marxism-Leninism

M.B. Mitin M.D. Kammari G.F. Aleksandrov … The theoretical works of Comrade Stalin and the practical revolutionary-creative struggle for communism led by him has had a powerful transforming influence on science. Already the foundation of Marxism itself was a great revolution in science, and in our epoch the teachings of Marx and Engels, raised byContinue reading “The Contribution of J.V. Stalin to Marxism-Leninism”

Friedrich Engels on Morality

“We therefore reject every attempt to impose on us any moral dogma whatsoever as an eternal, ultimate and forever immutable ethical law on the pretext that the moral world, too, has its permanent principles which stand above history and the differences between nations. We maintain on the contrary that all moral theories have been hithertoContinue reading “Friedrich Engels on Morality”

Friedrich Engels on Scientific Socialism

“But the old idealist conception of history, which was not yet dislodged, knew nothing of class struggles based upon economic interests, knew nothing of economic interests; production and all economic relations appeared in it only as incidental, subordinate elements in the ‘history of civilization.’ The new facts made imperative a new examination of all pastContinue reading “Friedrich Engels on Scientific Socialism”

Engels on the Dialectics of Nature

“It is, therefore, from the history of nature and human society that the laws of dialectics are abstracted. For they are nothing but the most general laws of these two aspects of historical development, as well as of thought itself. And indeed they can be reduced in the main to three: The law of theContinue reading “Engels on the Dialectics of Nature”

Frederich Engels’ Speech at the Grave of Karl Marx

On the 14th of March, at a quarter to three in the afternoon, the greatest living thinker ceased to think. He had been left alone for scarcely two minutes, and when we came back we found him in his armchair, peacefully gone to sleep — but for ever. An immeasurable loss has been sustained bothContinue reading “Frederich Engels’ Speech at the Grave of Karl Marx”

Frederick Engels on Thomas Malthus and Overpopulation

“The struggle of capital against capital, of labour against labour, of land against land, drives production to a fever-pitch at which production turns all natural and rational relations upside-down. No capital can stand the competition of another if it is not brought to the highest pitch of activity. No piece of land can be profitablyContinue reading “Frederick Engels on Thomas Malthus and Overpopulation”

Frederich Engels on Anarchism

“The anarchists put the thing upside down. They declare that the proletariat revolution must begin by doing away with the political organization of the state. But after its victory the sole organization which the proletariat finds already in existence is precisely the state. This state may require very considerable alterations before it can fulfill itsContinue reading “Frederich Engels on Anarchism”

Rosa Luxemburg on Socialism or Barbarism

“Today, we face the choice exactly as Friedrich Engels foresaw it a generation ago: either the triumph of imperialism and the collapse of all civilization as in ancient Rome, depopulation, desolation, degeneration – a great cemetery. Or the victory of socialism, that means the conscious active struggle of the international proletariat against imperialism and itsContinue reading “Rosa Luxemburg on Socialism or Barbarism”

Friedrich Engels on the Evolution of the Human Diet

“Labour begins with the making of tools. And what are the most ancient tools that we find – the most ancient judging by the heirlooms of prehistoric man that have been discovered, and by the mode of life of the earliest historical peoples and of the rawest of contemporary savages? They are hunting and fishingContinue reading “Friedrich Engels on the Evolution of the Human Diet”