Bill Bland: The “Cult of the Individual” (1934-52)

A paper read by Bill Bland to the Stalin Society in May 1991. Introduction Bland was the founder of the Stalin Society (UK), but was expelled some years later for daring to challenge assumptions (“truths”) about Mao and the Comintern, and only finally re-instated as a member just before his death. He detested all attemptsContinue reading “Bill Bland: The “Cult of the Individual” (1934-52)”

Communist Platform – Gramsci: a Bolshevik

One of the greatest inaccuracies spread by the opportunist politicians and the bourgeois intellectuals about Antonio Gramsci is the alleged distance, or even opposition, between his positions and those supported by Lenin and Stalin, and consequently his closeness to the ideas of Trotsky. The origins of this legend are remote and well orchestrated, beginning withContinue reading “Communist Platform – Gramsci: a Bolshevik”

“Theses on Art” from the League of Socialist Artists

Introduction from Alliance for web presentation (Alliance 2000). The “Theses on Art,” were put forward in 1972, by the “League of Socialist Artists”; and the “Marxist-Leninist Organisation of Britain (MLOB).” The latter was the progenitor of the Communist League (CL). This article was first re-printed by Alliance in hard copy with poems of Nazim Hikmet, asContinue reading ““Theses on Art” from the League of Socialist Artists”

Bill Bland: The “Doctor’s Case” and the Death of Stalin

An extended annotated version of a report presented to the Stalin Society in London in October 1991, by Bill Bland, for the Communist League (UK) INTRODUCTION By Alliance Marxist-Leninist There have been many requests recently to Alliance for a web-edition of this document. Comrade Bland often neglected his own writings, even forgetting that he may haveContinue reading “Bill Bland: The “Doctor’s Case” and the Death of Stalin”

Was Stalin’s View on Art Different from that of Marx and Engels?

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #53, “Aesthetics and Revolution – Essays and Talks.” A talk given to commemorate Bill Bland at Conway Hall, London, September 2001 Preamble This is not the occasion to dwell on Bill’s enormous contributions to the Marxist-Leninist movement in both theory andContinue reading “Was Stalin’s View on Art Different from that of Marx and Engels?”

Bill Bland: Stalin & the Arts – On Marxist-Leninist Aesthetics

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #53, “Aesthetics and Revolution – Essays and Talks.” Preface This talk was given by Bill Bland to the ‘Stalin Society’ in 1993. He later expanded this talk in some detail, into the manuscript here. It gives a history of Socialist RealismContinue reading “Bill Bland: Stalin & the Arts – On Marxist-Leninist Aesthetics”

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”

A Few Comments on ‘Critical Notes on Political Economy’ by Che Guevara

Rafael Martinez On the 40th Anniversary of the Assassination of Che Guevara by US Imperialism Here we present a brief review of the book ‘Apuntes criticos a la Economia Politica’ (Critical Notes on Political Economy), consisting of various materials written by Ernesto Che Guevara, published by Ocean Press, Melbourne, Australia 2006 (in Spanish). This wasContinue reading “A Few Comments on ‘Critical Notes on Political Economy’ by Che Guevara”

Che Guevara and the Political Economy of Socialism

Rafael Martinez Che Guevara is widely known to the world as the romantic-idealist revolutionary. The economic thought of Che Guevara has not really been widely publicised as the Argentinean born revolutionary is commonly known for his works on the guerrilla warfare, whose underlying idealist and voluntarist approaches to the struggle of the oppressed masses againstContinue reading “Che Guevara and the Political Economy of Socialism”

Reactionary anti-communist bourgeois theories that conceal the restoration of capitalism in Soviet Union (1953-1990) Part B

Reactionary anti-communist bourgeois theories that conceal the restoration of capitalism in Soviet Union (1953-1990) Part B B. The reactionary anticommunist bourgeois theory of “developed socialism” of the Khrushchevit social-democracy After the violent overthrow of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat and the victory-triumph of the Khrushchevian revisionist counter-revolution in the Soviet Union in 1952, while pursuingContinue reading “Reactionary anti-communist bourgeois theories that conceal the restoration of capitalism in Soviet Union (1953-1990) Part B”

Are Popular Fronts Necessary Today?

Raul Marcos Member of the Communist Party of Spain ML August 2014 The answer is a resounding YES. They are necessary and indispensable given the condition of oppression and exploitation that are worsening, and from which the people are suffering. The proletariat, with its party at the forefront, should be at the head of theContinue reading “Are Popular Fronts Necessary Today?”

Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism: Conclusion & References

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” CONCLUSION: 1) The Marxist-Leninists have always stood against both anti-Semitism and Zionism. To be anti-Zionist is not equivalent to being an anti-Semite or anti-Jewish. It is the Zionists – both in the past andContinue reading “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism: Conclusion & References”

The Doctor’s Plot

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” Over this entire period another phenomena was taking place, the distortion of a legitimate anti-cosmopolitanism campaign into an illegitimate anti-Semitic campaign. An increasing number of articles in the press accused persons of “Cosmopolitanism,” but:Continue reading “The Doctor’s Plot”

The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee and the Anti-Jewish Plot

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” The Effects of The War Upon the Jews of the Soviet Union As the Nazis entered the USSR in their war of aggression, they organised killing squads against the Jews of the former PaleContinue reading “The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee and the Anti-Jewish Plot”

The Changing Leadership of the Secret Service

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #30, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin on Zionism.” THE CHANGING LEADERSHIP OF THE SECRET SERVICE It is accepted by most if not all Marxist-Leninists, that at various times, revisionists within the USSR Bolshevik party took control of the secret services. Since thatContinue reading “The Changing Leadership of the Secret Service”