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Celebrate the 100th International Women’s Day!

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, The Marxist-Leninist is posting a number of articles throughout the month of March on women’s liberation, particularly those that deal with the question from a revolutionary communist perspective. As Women’s History Month continues, more articles will be posted on this website and they will then be collected here. For more on women’s liberation, please see the section of the Marxist-Leninist Study Guide on Proletarian Feminism and Women’s Liberation as well as the other posts on women’s liberation.

“Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.” – Mao Zedong
Long Live International Women’s Day!

Comrade Shireen Abu-Oun of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Ka Joy of the New People's Army of the Philippines

Guerrilleras of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP)

Women's Militia in Socialist Cuba

Eyes on the Rainbow: A Documentary film with Assata Shakur

The following documentary about former Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army leader, Assata Shakur, who is currently living in exile in Cuba, is in 6 parts below:

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Fidel Castro on U.S. Bases in Colombia: It is a Time for Mobilization, for Marching Together

us-imperialism-latuff-latin-america-racismThe following is from Marxism-Leninism Today:

US Bases in Colombia: It is a Time for Mobilization, for Marching Together
Written by Fidel Castro Ruz

This reflection is not addressed to the governments, but to the fraternal peoples of Latin America.

Tomorrow, August 28, the UNASUR Summit will convene in Argentina and its significance cannot be overlooked.

There, an analysis should be made of the concession to the American superpower of seven military bases in the Colombian territory. A rigorous secrecy had been imposed on the previous talks of the two governments. The accord should have been presented to the world as a fait accompli.

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Raúl Castro: The resistance, organization and solidarity of our people has been demonstrated

The following is from Granma International.

CUBA RAUL CASTRO

RAÚL AT 26TH OF JULY RALLY IN HOLGUIN
The resistance, organization and solidarity of our people has been demonstrated

HOLGUÍN, July 26.-General of the Army Raúl Castro, president of the Cuban Councils of State and Ministers, praised the attitude of the Cuban people following the devastating hurricanes of 2008, and affirmed the past months have truly been difficult ones of arduous work.

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The financial and economic crisis: the European Union affected by the US ‘example’

Karl MarxThe following is from the website of the Workers Party of Belgium:

The financial and economic crisis: the European Union affected by the US ‘example’

Bert De Belder, Institute for Marxist Studies (IMAST), Belgium

Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on European Studies
Center for European Studies (CES), Havana, Cuba, 25-28 November 2008

I. The ‘financial’ crisis : a Marxist analysis

September 2008 will probably continue to resonate for years and decades to come, just as September 2001 did, with 9/11. But with quite differente consequences. After the attack on the Twin Towers, the US went to war. After the crisis on Wall Street, the mighty superpower lies down on the canvass. An article in Der Spiegel headlined: “The End of Arrogance – America Loses Its Dominant Economic Role”.1 Several US financial institutions have gone bankrupt, while others could only be saved by capital injections to the tune of billions of dollars of public money.

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Cuba: 50 years of revolution

The following article is from Proletarian (December 2008), the newspaper of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist).

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New Year’s Day is a day for celebrating, not only as it is the dawn of a new calendar year but also as it marks the triumphant day on which the Cuban people ousted the military dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, so ridding themselves of the shackles of capitalism and setting out on the road toward socialism.

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Reflections of Fidel Castro: Economic Illiteracy

The following is from Granma International:

Reflections of Fidel: Economic Illiteracy

In Zulia, Chavez made reference to “comrade Sarkozy,” and did so with a certain irony but he meant no offense. On the contrary, he was rather recognizing the sincerity of the president when he spoke in Beijing in his capacity as chairman of the European Community.

Nobody was saying what every European leader knows but is not confessing: that the current financial system is no good and must be changed. The Venezuelan president candidly proclaimed:

“It is not possible to re-found the capitalist system; it would be like trying to re-float the Titanic when it’s lying on the ocean floor.”

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The Miami Five – A miscarriage of justice

This excellent new video, just 5 minutes long, is called “The Miami Five – A miscarriage of justice” and is produced by Unite, the largest trade union in the Britain. Check it out!

See also National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

Reflections of Fidel Castro: The Law of the Jungle

The following is from Reflections of Fidel Castro, October 13th, 2008.

Trade, within a society and among countries, is the exchange of goods and services produced by human beings. The owners of the means of production appropriate the profits. As a class, they are the leaders of the capitalist state and they boast of fostering development and social well-being through the market. This they worship as an infallible God. Continue reading

Che Guevara: Create Two, Three, Many Vietnams

Today, October 9th, is the anniversary of the assassination of the Cuban revolutionary, Che Guevara. In honor of Che, I would like to post this, his most famous speech, the ‘Message to the Tricontinental‘ (1967).

How close we could look into a bright future should two, three or many Vietnams flourish throughout the world with their share of deaths and their immense tragedies, their everyday heroism and their repeated blows against imperialism, impelled to disperse its forces under the sudden attack and the increasing hatred of all peoples of the world!

Che Guevara and Mao Zedong

Message to the Tricontinental

“Now is the time of the furnaces, and only light should be seen.”
Jose Marti

Twenty-one years have already elapsed since the end of the last world conflagration; numerous publications, in every possible language, celebrate this event, symbolized by the defeat of Japan. There is a climate of apparent optimism in many areas of the different camps into which the world is divided.

Twenty-one years without a world war, in these times of maximum confrontations, of violent clashes and sudden changes, appears to be a very high figure. However, without analyzing the practical results of this peace (poverty, degradation, increasingly larger exploitation of enormous sectors of humanity) for which all of us have stated that we are willing to fight, we would do well to inquire if this peace is real. Continue reading