The Communist League: Marxism and Class: Some Definitions

A paper from the COMMUNIST LEAGUE (Britain) The Concept of Social Class The concept of social class as “a division or order of society according to status (‘The Oxford English Dictionary’, Volume 3; Oxford; 1989; p. 279) is a very ancient one, the English word ‘class’ being derived from the Latin ‘classis’, meaning each ofContinue reading “The Communist League: Marxism and Class: Some Definitions”

Stalin on Commodity Production Under Socialism

“Certain comrades affirm that the Party acted wrongly in preserving commodity production after it had assumed power and nationalized the means of production in our country. They consider that the Party should have banished commodity production there and then. In this connection they cite Engels, who says: “With the seizing of the means of productionContinue reading “Stalin on Commodity Production Under Socialism”

Mikhail Bakunin on Marx and the Jews

“Well now, this whole Jewish world which constitutes a single exploiting sect, a sort of bloodsucker people, a collective parasite, voracious, organized in itself, not only across the frontiers of states but even across all the differences of political opinion—this world is presently, at least in great part, at the disposal of Marx on theContinue reading “Mikhail Bakunin on Marx and the Jews”

Engels, Lenin and Stalin on Bourgeois “Equality” and Straw Man Arguments Against Marxism

“This is the reasoning of a liberal scholar who repeats the incredibly trite and threadbare argument that experience and reason clearly prove that men arenot equal, yet socialism bases its ideal on equality. Hence, socialism, if you please, is an absurdity which is contrary to experience and reason, and so forth! Mr. Tugan repeats the old trickContinue reading “Engels, Lenin and Stalin on Bourgeois “Equality” and Straw Man Arguments Against Marxism”

Anasintaxi on the Restoration of Capitalism in the Soviet Union (Part 5): The capitalist reforms in the Soviet Union and the bourgeois theories of “socialism”

The capitalist reforms in the Soviet Union and the bourgeois theories of “socialism” The character of capitalist economic reforms in the Soviet Union and the other Eastern countries during the Khrushchev-Brezhnev period (1953-1965) – that completely restored by mid-late 60’s, capitalism in these countries – were based on the theories of “socialism” promulgated by theContinue reading “Anasintaxi on the Restoration of Capitalism in the Soviet Union (Part 5): The capitalist reforms in the Soviet Union and the bourgeois theories of “socialism””

Stalin: Story of a Great Servant of Mankind who Belongs to the Ages

by ANDREW ROTHSTEIN, author of a History of the USSR “Man’s dearest possession is life, and since it is given to him to live but once, he must so live as to feel no torturing regrets for years without purpose; so live as not to be seared with the shame of a cowardly and trivial past;Continue reading “Stalin: Story of a Great Servant of Mankind who Belongs to the Ages”

Left Anticommunism: the Unkindest Cut

BY MICHAEL PARENTI Despite a lifetime of “shaming” the system, NOAM CHOMSKY, America’s foremost “engagé” intellectual, remains an unrepentant left anticommunist. In the United States, for over a hundred years, the ruling interests tirelessly propagated anticommunism among the populace, until it became more like a religious orthodoxy than a political analysis. During the Cold War,Continue reading “Left Anticommunism: the Unkindest Cut”

First International’s Letter to Abraham Lincoln

Written: by Marx between November 22 & 29, 1864 First Published: The Bee-Hive Newspaper, No. 169, November 7, 1865; Transcription/Markup: Zodiac/Brian Baggins; Online Version: Marx & Engels Internet Archive (marxists.org) 2000. Presented to U.S. Ambassador Charles Francis Adams January 28, 1865 Sir: We congratulate the American people upon your re-election by a large majority. If resistance to the SlaveContinue reading “First International’s Letter to Abraham Lincoln”

Marx and Engels on Prostitution

“Prostitution is only a specific expression of the general prostitution of the labourer, and since it is a relationship in which falls not the prostitute alone, but also the one who prostitutes — and the latter’s abomination is still greater — the capitalist, etc., also comes under this head.”  — Marx, “Economic and Philosophic ManuscriptsContinue reading “Marx and Engels on Prostitution”

Marx & Engels on Colonialism in India

“The profound hypocrisy and inherent barbarism of bourgeois civilization lies unveiled before our eyes, turning from its home, where it assumes respectable forms, to the colonies, where it goes naked” The Future Results of the British Rule in India New-York Daily Tribune, August 8, 1853 “However infamous the conduct of the sepoys [the native IndianContinue reading “Marx & Engels on Colonialism in India”

Engels on the Dialectics of Nature

“Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of our human victories over nature. For each such victory nature takes its revenge on us. Each victory, it is true, the first place brings about the results we expected, but in the second and third places it has quite different, unforeseen effects which only tooContinue reading “Engels on the Dialectics of Nature”

Enver Hoxha: The Theory and Practice of Revolution

I. In his brilliant works about imperialism V. I. Lenin arrived at the conclusion that imperialism is a perishing and dying capitalism, the last stadium of capitalism and the eve of the social revolution of the proletariat. In the analysis of the specific characteristics of imperialism he wrote: “… all this makes the state ofContinue reading “Enver Hoxha: The Theory and Practice of Revolution”

PCMLV: In the Midst of Crisis, to Disclose our Theory is a Labor of Great Importance

Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Venezuela in Issue No. 22 of “Unity & Struggle” Translations by George G The working class has the historical responsibility of assuming its role as vanguard in carrying out the proletarian revolution, defeating capitalism and imperialism, making legitimate use of the various forms of struggle to build socialism. This demands ofContinue reading “PCMLV: In the Midst of Crisis, to Disclose our Theory is a Labor of Great Importance”

Bill Bland: The Workers’ Party of Korea and Revisionism

Written by Bill Bland for the Communist League INTRODUCTION In his paper entitled ‘THE WPK’S STRUGGLE AGAINST REVISIONISM’, Comrade Dermot Hudson expresses agreement with a reported statement by Nina Andreyeva: “As the Russian communist leader Dr. Nina Andreyeva remarked at the Copenhagen Seminar on the Juche Idea in 1995…” (Dermot Hudson: ‘The WPK’s Struggle againstContinue reading “Bill Bland: The Workers’ Party of Korea and Revisionism”

The Communist League: Response to ‘Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?’

For the original article, “Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?” look here. Dear Comrades, Our delegate has reported to us the decision of the ‘Committee for the Marxist-Leninist Party’ to publish in the Committee’s journal the article entitled ‘Why Did The Soviet Union Collapse?’ the author of which is Comrade Ted Talbot, a former memberContinue reading “The Communist League: Response to ‘Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?’”