“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”

Vietnamese Revolutionary Art

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #53, “Aesthetics and Revolution – Essays and Talks.” Introduction Western Artists and revolutionaries, are familiar with the socialist realist traditions of the USSR, Albania and of China. They also have a deep affection and respect for revolutionary painting from the SpanishContinue reading “Vietnamese Revolutionary Art”

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”

Utsa Patnaik: On Measuring “Famine” Deaths: Different Criteria for Socialism and Capitalism?

By Utsa Patnaik Many developing countries which have a high proportion of poor in their population, are typically characterised by a high death rate as well as a high birth rate, with the birth rate exceeding the death rate. The rate of natural increase is given by the difference between the birth rate and the deathContinue reading “Utsa Patnaik: On Measuring “Famine” Deaths: Different Criteria for Socialism and Capitalism?”

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”

Enver Hoxha: The Fist of the Marxist-Leninist Communists Must Also Smash Left Adventurism, the Offspring of Modern Revisionism

From a conversation with two leaders of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) of Ecuador October 21, 1968 We are very glad to meet you comrades from Ecuador. Of course, we would like to have more frequent and longer talks with you, because the struggle of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) of Ecuador, as well as the Marxist-LeninistContinue reading “Enver Hoxha: The Fist of the Marxist-Leninist Communists Must Also Smash Left Adventurism, the Offspring of Modern Revisionism”

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”

Helen Yaffe – Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara: A Rebel against Soviet Political Economy

Helen Yaffe is author of Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution  In January 1962 Guevara told colleagues in Cuba’s Ministry of Industries (MININD): ‘In no way am I saying that financial autonomy of the enterprise with moral incentives, as it is established in the socialist countries, is a formula which will impede progress to socialism’.[1]Continue reading “Helen Yaffe – Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara: A Rebel against Soviet Political Economy”

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”

J.J. Lawrence: Che Guevara

I have been asked to write an article on Che, which I am pleased to do. Before I write this article, I must insist that if you have not read anything on Che (apart from this article) you must read a biography on him. Che was the first time I had read on something involvingContinue reading “J.J. Lawrence: Che Guevara”

Alliance Marxist-Leninist: Who is Saddam Hussein? Portrait of a Fascist Made by Imperialism

We make it plain that we condemn the imperialist moves against the peoples of Iraq. Does that mean we are for Saddam Hussein? How do we characterize Hussein? Bluntly – he is a blood-thirsty dictator and he has suppressed not only the Kurdish peoples, but his own peoples. He has in particular suppressed the Communist andContinue reading “Alliance Marxist-Leninist: Who is Saddam Hussein? Portrait of a Fascist Made by Imperialism”

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”

The need for clarity on the nature of the capitalist economic structure of Russia

September 6, 2014 http://www.senzatregua.it/?p=1355 By Emiliano Cervi and Salvatore Vicario “The fight against imperialism is a sham and humbug unless it is inseparably bound up with the fight against opportunism,” Lenin We already know: the world is in constant flux, the United States is an empire in decline (and of course, for this reason itContinue reading “The need for clarity on the nature of the capitalist economic structure of Russia”