Tag Archives: proletarian internationalism

J. V. Stalin on Leninist Anti-Imperialism

This selection from Joseph Stalin’s lectures on The Foundations of Leninism is worth thinking about when evaluating such questions as whether or not proletarian revolutionaries should support anti-imperialist governments or liberation struggles, such as the Iranian government or the Afghan national resistance, which are not led by the proletariat or oriented towards socialism:

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CPGB-ML: End the British occupation of Ireland!

The following statement is from the website of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist):

The CPGB-ML urges all British workers to give full support to the campaign to reunite the Irish nation.

Karl Marx and Frederick Engels repeatedly taught that the British working class must support the Irish not only as a matter of justice for Ireland but above all in their own class interest.

It absolutely remains the case that the British proletariat will remain slaves to capital unless and until they stand on the side of the Irish people.

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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.

Freedom Road: Lessons from the RNC

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The following is from the website of Freedom Road Socialist Organization:

Lessons From the RNC:
Mass Mobilization and Militant Actions Advance the Struggle

by Freedom Road Socialist Organization

The Republican National Convention brought many of the biggest war-makers to Minnesota. The people’s movements from across the U.S. responded by organizing four days of demonstrations against the RNC. Freedom Road Socialist Organization prioritized organizing against the RNC and helped build multiple days of protest including the mass anti-war march of 30-35,000 people on September 1st and the “No Peace for the Warmakers” militant march turned civil disobedience on September 4th.

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Prachanda visits China

Here are two interesting articles about the visit of Prachanda, Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and Prime Minister of Nepal, to the People’s Republic of China. Prachanda went to Beijing to attend the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. There he met with China’s President, Hu Jintao, and China’s Premier, Wen Jiabao. The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) is leading a revolutionary coalition government to build a new Nepal following a decade long people’s war.

Chinese premier meets new Nepali PM

Prachanda and Win Jiabao in Beijing

Prachanda and Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here on Sunday with new Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, discussing bilateral relations and the Beijing Olympic Games.

Congratulating Prachanda on his swearing in as prime minister, Wen said China respected the social system and way of development Nepal had chosen according to its situation.

He believed it would realize political stability and economic development through joint efforts of all political parties and under the leadership of Prachanda, who was here to attend the Games closing ceremony on Sunday evening.

China and Nepal were good neighbors and China was satisfied with the current development of bilateral relations, Wen said. He noted China would work with Nepal to further the reciprocal cooperation in various fields and benefit the two peoples. Continue reading

Victory to the Iraqi Resistance!

The contradiction between imperialism and the peoples of the oppressed nations is the principal contradiction on a world scale. The main front of this contradiction is in Iraq, where the Iraqi national resistance is in the process of defeating U.S. imperialism. Below you will find some articles about the resistance in Iraq and why they need and deserve the support of the antiwar movement. The Iraqi Resistance is a national liberation movement struggling against occupation for justice, peace, and self-determination. While “TROOPS OUT NOW” must remain the central and unifying slogan of the antiwar movement, raising political support for the Iraqi national resistance as the sole legitimate representative of the Iraqi people is one of the main tasks of Marxist-Leninists and of all genuine anti-imperialists in the movement today. This is true solidarity with the Iraqi people.

Voices of the Iraqi Resistance:
Leaders of the Iraqi National Resistance Speak at an International Solidarity Conference

By Kosta Harlan

Chianciano, Italy – An historic conference with leaders of the Iraqi national resistance was held here last week. It was the first time that representatives of the Iraqi resistance have been able to speak in the West. Organizers had previously attempted to hold the conference in the fall of 2005, only to have the Italian government withhold visas from the Iraqi participants after intense pressure from the United States government. The scope of the conference extended beyond Iraq to include the resistance movements in Palestine and Lebanon, as well as representatives from the antiwar and liberation movements in countries from around the world. Continue reading