Leninism

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.

Militancy: highest stage of alienation - Organisation des Jeunes Travailleurs Révolutionnaires

A critique of the role of the political militant, its misery and arrogance; written by Dominique Blanc and published by the OJTR in France, 1972.

The Trotsky question (1925) - Amadeo Bordiga

1925 article by Amadeo Bordiga in solidarity with Trotsky who, at that time, was under attack from the Russian party leadership.

The Leninist Facade

In direct oppostion to what Marx advocated, the Bolsheviks tried to institute socialism without democracy. The damage to the socialist movement resulting from this was immense.

O leninismo contra a revolução - GCI-ICG

Uma crítica da URSS, do leninismo e de seus filhotes (trotskismo, estalinismo, etc.).

Bolshevism or communism - United Workers Party of America

1934 article by the council communist UWPA and the National Committee of the Communist League of America, Left Opposition on the question of a new Party and a new (Fourth) International.