Leninism

Where’s the Winter Palace? On the Marxist-Leninist Trend in the United States

Published by The Left Wind, March 2nd 2018, this is a critical summary of Marxist Leninism in the contemporary US.

Everything you ever wanted to know about tankies, but were afraid to ask

Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin

One of the stranger developments of the past five years has been the resurrection of the word tankie. It's time for an explainer.

The movement in Iran is a practical refutation of Leninism

A critique of the positions defended by some groups of the communist Left

One Step Beyond - Smash the Revolutionary Communist Party

Caption: "What's a pretty comrade like you want to read the minutes for"

A 1998 pamphlet, originally published by Nottingham Anarchist News. The RCP went on to be called Living Marxism, now connected to the Institute of Ideas and Spiked Online.

Leninism as Conservatism: The Russian Revolution and the Lessons of History

Just as it said today that people find it easier to envision the end of the world than the end of capitalism, so too, it seems, do some find it easier to envision the end of the world than their own subjective emotional attachment to objects of idol worship.

Silences on the suppression of workers self-emancipation: historical problems with CLR James's interpretation of V.I. Lenin

Matthew Quest, writing for Insurgent Notes, details CLR James' treatment of Lenin across decades of James' work. While CLR James broke with with Trotskyism and Trotsky as well as the Leninist party form, he never properly broke with Lenin or his works.

Beyond the Party: The evolution of the concept of “the Party” since Marx – Junius Collective (Pour une Intervention Communiste)

An essay by Pour une Intervention Communiste on the origins and development of the concept of “the Party” in the Marxist tradition, with critical analyses of the contradictions of Marx’s and Engels’ vacillations on this issue, and their partial responsibility for the subsequent career of the Party concept in its permutations at the hands of Liebknecht, Bebel, Kautsky, Lenin, Trotsky and Bordiga (social democratic continuity, the dictatorship of the Party), and its radical yet insufficient reformulations by Luxemburg, the KAPD and others (“return to Marx”, “historic Party”, the “Marx Party”—or even the “Debord party”) as a revolutionary minority whose goal is to promote proletarian autonomy.

Marxism-Leninism: vehicle of capitalism

An article on Marxist-Leninism, written by J. Grancharoff, and published in Red and Black: An Anarchist Journal, No. 9 Spring 1979.

Ante Ciliga - Gesprek met Lenin in Stalin’s gevangenis

Ante Ciliga

Een hoofdstuk uit Ante Ciliga's in 1936-37 geschreven "Het Russische raadsel" over het verval van de Russische revolutie en over Lenin's rol in de ongebroken opmars van de bureaucratie. Ciliga zat drie jaar in een gevangenis waar ook verschillende groeperingen van de arbeidersoppositie de balans opmaakten.

The 27 May in Angola: a view from below

Cuban and MPLA troops, 1970s

A historical paper by Lara Pawson about the 1977 massacre of around 25,000 black members and supporters of the Marxist-Leninist national liberation movement the MPLA, by the MPLA government itself, aided by Cuban troops under the command of Raul Castro.