Marxism & Bourgeois Nationalism

As always, a re-posting of articles does not necessarily imply an absolute endorsement of the entirety of its content. However, this well-written article does make a good point about the duality of the bourgeois class, particularly in the Third World and oppressed countries. – Espresso Stalinist. Tripoli is burning. Thousands of black Libyans and AfricanContinue reading “Marxism & Bourgeois Nationalism”

Ho Chi Minh shown as sympathetic to the Albanian-Chinese line in Khrushchev’s Memoirs

“I remember when the conference of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Moscow was being held in [November] 1960 […] The Chinese spoke out against us. Enver Hoxha conducted himself especially rabidly as an agent of Mao. [….] Ho came over to me then and said: “Comrade Khrushchev, you ought to concede the point to them.”Continue reading “Ho Chi Minh shown as sympathetic to the Albanian-Chinese line in Khrushchev’s Memoirs”

The Comintern on Colonial Countries & National Liberation

In the colonial countries with an oppressed native peasant population the national liberation movement is composed either of the entire population, as for example in Turkey, in which case the struggle of the oppressed peasantry against the landlords inevitably begins after the victory of the liberation struggle; or the feudal landlords are allied with theContinue reading “The Comintern on Colonial Countries & National Liberation”

Lenin on the Colonial Question

First, what is the cardinal idea underlying our theses? It is the distinction between oppressed and oppressor nations. Unlike the Second International and bourgeois democracy, we emphasise this distinction. . . .The characteristic feature of imperialism consists in the whole world, as we now see, being divided into a large number of oppressed nations andContinue reading “Lenin on the Colonial Question”

Georgi Dimitrov Quote

 “Comrades, our Party leaders often complain that there are no people, that they are short of people for agitational and propaganda work, for the newspapers, the trade unions, for work among the youth, among women. Not enough, not enough – that is the cry. We simply haven’t got the people. To this we could replyContinue reading “Georgi Dimitrov Quote”

Beria Archive: Obituary of G.M. Dimitrov

From World News and Views London No.28, July 1949 Georgi Mikhailovitch Dimitrov was born on June 18, 1882, in the town of Radomir, of a proletarian revolutionary family. When he was only 15 years old, the young Dimitrov, working as a compositor in a printshop, joined the revolutionary movement and took an active part inContinue reading “Beria Archive: Obituary of G.M. Dimitrov”

The Comintern on Fascism

“A genuine misunderstanding within the ranks of the Comintern [in regard to fascism] also existed. First, it did not consider seriously the possibility that conclusions could be drawn from the Italian experience. This was seen somehow as an event unique to backward, peripheral societies, and not to advanced, ‘democratic’ ones. Second, the Comintern on theContinue reading “The Comintern on Fascism”