VLADIMIR LENIN, the main leader of the Russian revolution, made the
following insightful observation in mid-1917: “During the lifetime of
great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them,
received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious
hatred, and the most unscrupulous...
THE WORLDWIDE CAPITALIST ideological offensive of the 1990s, in the wake
of the collapse of Stalinism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union,
meant that for most of that decade the workers’ movement was on the
On the 14th of March, at a quarter to three in the afternoon, the
greatest living thinker ceased to think. He had been left alone for
scarcely two minutes, and when we came back we found him in his
armchair, peacefully gone to sleep -- but for ever.
Reactionary epochs like ours not only disintegrate and weaken the
working class and isolate its vanguard but also lower the general
ideological level of the movement and throw political thinking back to
stages long since passed through. In these conditions the task of the
vanguard is, above all, not to let itself be...
In order to correctly answer the question raised in the title of this
article, it is first of all necessary to establish the difference
between the basic conquest of the October Revolution-nationalized
property-and the policy pursued by the present government. There is a
contradiction between the revolutionary form of...
Greetings to the Soviet workers, collective farmers, soldiers of the Red
Army and sailors of the Red Navy! Greetings from distant Mexico where I
found refuge after the Stalinist clique had exiled me to Turkey and
after the bourgeoisie had hounded me from country to country!
The death of Joseph Stalin, took place half a century ago this month.
However the anniversary has been largely covered in a superficial manner
in the international media. Although the press has spent much time
recording the terrible crimes of Stalinism and providing psychological
profiles of the absolute ruler, little...
Our society has an obscene gulf between rich and poor. The private
assets of the 200 richest people are more than the combined incomes of
the poorest 2.4 billion people - almost half the world’s population.