The German Situation and the Question of Social-Fascism

The greatest factor in the stabilization of capitalism after the first round of wars and revolutions was Social-Democracy. In such countries as Germany and Austria the Social-Democratic leaders actually undertook to organize and maintain the capitalist State against the revolutionary onslaught of the workers. A German Social-Democrat, Noske, drowned in blood the workers’ revolution inContinue reading “The German Situation and the Question of Social-Fascism”

Marxist-Leninist Research Bureau: The Kirov Murder

The Murder On 2 December 1934, ‘Pravda’ announced that: “On 1 December at 16.30, in the city of Leningrad in the building of the Leningrad Soviet (former Smolny), at the hands of a murderer, a concealed enemy of the working class, died Secretary of the Central and Leningrad Committees of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks)Continue reading “Marxist-Leninist Research Bureau: The Kirov Murder”

Trotskyism Revisited

I. Trotsky and the FBI  Red Youth An article appeared in The Independent on the 25/11/1993 which gave details of a friend of Leon Trotsky’s living in Mexico, Diego Rivera, who provided information to the FBI on anyone that he suspected of being GPU (Soviet intelligence) agents. His allegations were directed against anyone working in such organisationsContinue reading “Trotskyism Revisited”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Wilhelm Pieck

Pieck, Wilhelm  Born Jan. 3, 1876, in Guben; died Sept. 7, 1960, in Berlin. Prominent figure in the German and international workers’ movements and in the party and state organizations of the German Democratic Republic. The son of a worker, Pieck was a carpenter by trade. He joined the woodworkers’ union in 1894 and theContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Wilhelm Pieck”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Klement Gottwald

Gottwald, Klement  Born Nov. 23, 1896, in the village of Dedidocz. Moravia; died Mar. 14, 1953, in Prague. Figure in the Czechoslovak and international workers’ movement. Czechoslovak politician and statesman. The son of a poor peasant, Gottwald began to work when he was 12 years old. Beginning in 1912 he participated in the social democraticContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Klement Gottwald”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Georgii Dimitrov

Dimitrov, Georgii Mikhailovich  Born June 18, 1882, in the village of Kovachevtsi, Pernik District, Bulgaria; died July 2, 1949, in Barvikha, near Moscow. Leader of the Bulgarian and international workers’ movement. Son of a craftsman. At 12 years of age, Dimitrov went to work as an apprentice typesetter; he was elected secretary of the printers’Continue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on Georgii Dimitrov”

John Reed on the Black Question In the United States

Reed: In America there live ten million Negroes who are concentrated mainly in the South. In recent years however many thousands of them have moved to the North. The Negroes in the North are employed in industry while in the South the majority are farm labourers or small farmers. The position of the Negroes is terrible,Continue reading “John Reed on the Black Question In the United States”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on William Z Foster

Foster, William Z Born Feb. 25, 1881, in Taunton, Mass.; died Sept. 1, 1961, in Moscow. Figure in the American and international labor movements. The son of a worker, Foster began working at the age of ten. Between 1891 and 1917 he worked in various branches of industry, in transportation, and as a sailor. HeContinue reading “The Great Soviet Encyclopedia on William Z Foster”

Anasintaxi KKE (1918-55) – Socialism – class struggle in the Soviet Union (1936-1953). The revolutionary trials of the 1930’s as the continuation and escalation of the class struggle

The revolutionary changes that took place in the economy of the Soviet Union during the first two decades led, in the mid ‘30s, to the building of the economic foundation of socialism and the elimination of all exploiting classes; these changes were expressed in the new country’s Constitution (1936). Analyzing the economic, social, class situation inContinue reading “Anasintaxi KKE (1918-55) – Socialism – class struggle in the Soviet Union (1936-1953). The revolutionary trials of the 1930’s as the continuation and escalation of the class struggle”

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”

Anasintaxi on the Restoration of Capitalism in the Soviet Union (Part 1): The working class in the Khrushchev-Brezhnev period was no longer the owner of the means of production

The working class in the Khrushchev-Brezhnev period was no longer the owner of the means of production a. Socialist production relations were replaced with capitalist production relations It is known that “no matter what the economic forms of production are, the workers and the means of production remain always its factors” and that “for production to takeContinue reading “Anasintaxi on the Restoration of Capitalism in the Soviet Union (Part 1): The working class in the Khrushchev-Brezhnev period was no longer the owner of the means of production”

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”

V.I. Lenin on Religion

“Religion is the opium of the people—this dictum by Marx is the corner-stone of the whole Marxist outlook on religion. Marxism has always regarded all modern religions and churches, and each and every religious organisation, as instruments of bourgeois reaction that serve to defend exploitation and to befuddle the working class.” – V.I. Lenin, “TheContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Religion”

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”

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”