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Tribute Paid to Gaddafi in London

Video: Korea is One – Why should we support the DPRK in 2010?

Harpal Brar, Chairman of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) speaks on DPRK:

Presentation by Harpal Brar to the Stalin Society on the Comintern and the Chinese Revolution

Here is a  video of a talk by Harpal Brar, Chairman of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) to the Stalin Society on the line of Joseph Stalin and the Communist International regarding the Chinese Revolution. See also Comrade Brar’s article Stalin and the Chinese Revolution.

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Against Trotskyism: A Reading Guide

“The entire edifice of Leninism at the present time is built on lies and falsification and bears within itself the poisonous elements of its own decay” – Leon Trotsky, letter to Chkheidze, 1913.

The question of Trotsky is not merely a historical question. Firstly and most importantly it is a question of political line. There are significant political reasons that Trotskyism has failed to ever lead a successful revolution. It is a fact that Trotsky, on the one hand, and Lenin and Stalin on the other, put forward two very different and opposing lines on almost every major question for the international communist movement. Rejected by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and by the Soviet people as well, Trotsky then turned bitterly to the organization of counter-revolution, both within the Soviet Union and internationally.

To help clearify these important points for the international communist movement, The Marxist-Leninist has put together this reading guide. It has been incorporated into the Marxist-Leninist Study Guide as well. The main texts here are (1) M.J. Olgin’s outstanding study of Trotskyism which deals well with the political differences between Bolshevism and Trotskyism, (2) an article by Nadezhda Krupskaya (the wife of Lenin) on Trotsky’s distortions of the history of the October Revolution, and (3) an eyewitness account by Harry Haywood, the great African American Communist leader, of Trotsky’s ideological defeat by Stalin. Many supplementary texts are provided as well. For more on the contributions of Stalin to the ICM, see Long Live the Universal Contributions of Comrade Joseph Stalin.

“It is the duty of the Party to bury Trotskyism as an ideological trend.” – Joseph Stalin

Beginning and Essential readings

Supplemental readings

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Celebrate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Comrade Stalin!

Revolutionaries in Nepal honor Stalin

This month, on December 21st, 2009, revolutionaries around the world will mark the 130th anniversary of the birth of Comrade J. V. Stalin, who along with Lenin, led the Great October Socialist Revolution to victory. After Lenin’s death, Stalin consolidated the victory of the USSR and strengthened the Soviet Party, beat back the counter-revolutionary Trotskyites and Bukharinites, paved the way for socialist construction and agricultural collectivization, and led the heroic Red Army in defeating fascism in World War II.

As Mao Zedong, the leader of the Chinese revolution said,

“We can be sure that his birthday will evoke warm and affectionate congratulations from the hearts of all revolutionary people throughout the world who know of the occasion. Congratulating Stalin is not a formality. Congratulating Stalin means supporting him and his cause, supporting the victory of socialism, and the way forward for mankind which he points out, it means supporting a dear friend. For the great majority of mankind today are suffering, and mankind can free itself from suffering only by the road pointed out by Stalin and with his help.” (Stalin, Friend of the Chinese People)

Here are some articles by various revolutionaries from around the world highlighting Cde. Stalin’s contributions:

Harpal Brar on Iran

In the following video, Harpal Brar of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) talks about the correct anti-imperialist and proletarian internationalist position on Iran:

See also “Imperialism and Iran’s Elections” from Fight Back! News, and the older statement “Hands Off Iran” by the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Stalin and the Chinese Revolution

stal_nalb3The following presentation was made by Harpal Brar, Chairman of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist), to the Stalin Society on 18 October 2009 to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the forthcoming 130th anniversary of the birth of Stalin. It is taken from Chapter 13 of his book, Trotskyism or Leninism? It was again published and is being reprinted here from the November/December 2009 issue of the British anti-imperialist and Marxist-Leninist journal, Lalkar:

Stalin and the Chinese Revolution:
Two lines on the Chinese Revolution - the line of the Comintern and Stalin versus the line of the Trotskyist opposition

In the latter half of the 1920s the Trotskyist opposition (Trotsky, Zinoviev, Radek and Kamenev) accused the ‘Stalinist bureaucracy’ i.e. the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolshevik) [CPSU(B)] and the Comintern of selling the Chinese Revolution and the Chinese communists down the river – of betraying the Chinese Revolution.

This slander has since then been picked up, and repeated thousands of times, by the Trotskyite counter-revolutionaries, revisionist renegades, social democrats, and even by some dubious Marxist-Leninists.  Every attempt is made by this gentry to invent sharp difference of opinion between Stalin and Mao Zedong, between the line of the Comintern, which was the same as that of Stalin and the CPSU(B), on the one hand, and that of Mao Zedong, on the other hand, on the question of the Chinese Revolution.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Two short video interviews with Harpal Brar

Here are two new video interviews with Chairman of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist), Harpal Brar, the first about the communist movement in Great Britain, and the second concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea):

George Galloway on the People’s Republic of China’s 60th Anniversary

George Galloway (MP) speaks at Saklatvala Hall, Southall, on 3 October 2009, at a meeting organised by the Hands off China campaign to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese revolution, and founding of the People’s Republic of China, on 1st October 1949. He celebrates China’s liberation from imperialism and feudalism; her rise as a power that will soon enable her to veto the aggressive actions of U.S. imperialism creating a more balanced, multi-polar world; and asserts that China is socialist. For all these reasons china deserves our support and admiration and we celebrate her 60th birthday!

George Galloway gave an excellent speech to a packed hall of well over 100 party members and friends of China. CPGB-ML Chairaman Harpal Brar and central committee member Keith Bennett also addressed the meeting, as did Councilor Ma Shin of the Chinese Embassy and Dr. Jenny Clegg.

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Stalin Society: Ella Rule explains the truth behind the Katyn massacre

Ella Rule, a leader of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist), explains the truth behind the Katyn Massacre in response to a new anti-communist film, Katyn. An interesting discussion follows. This presentation is based upon Ernie Trory’s research work and available in print and as pdf free here: http://www.stalinsociety.org.uk/katyn.html

View all of the videos here.