Maoism

Chinese roads to state capitalism: Stalinism and Bukharinism in China's industrial revolution - Bill Russell

From Root & Branch number 8 (1979)

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 RCP's current solution to the gay question

RCP leader Bob Avakian

A critical look at the homophobic positions of the "Revolutionary Communist Party" in the US since the 1970s.

Part One


Part Two

Out of the Red Closet: Gay and Lesbian Experiences in the Previous Communist Movement

A pamphlet put out by the defunct Kasama Project, detailing accounts of former members and supporters of the Revolutionary Communist Party in the USA who were homosexual and the treatment they received by the party. The accounts contain mental and emotional abuse and bigoted language.

Black Bolshevik: Autobiography of an Afro-American Communist

The autobiography of Harry Haywood, a long-time member of the Communist Party USA. We do not necessarily agree with Haywood's politics, but reproduce this for reference and discussion.

The Kurdish Question: Through the lens of Anarchist Resistance in the Heart of the Ottoman Empire 1880-1923 - Michael Schmidt and Lucien van der Walt

"This study of recent anti-imperialist resistance in Kurdistan, looking back to the anarchist resistance in the Ottoman heartland in the period before the formation of the Turkish state, consists of extracts — kindly proof-read in part by Will Firth — from the forthcoming book by Schmidt & van der Walt, Global Fire: 150 Fighting Years of International Anarchism & Syndicalism, Counter-power Vol.2, AK Press, USA, scheduled for release in about 2011." [retrieved from theanarchistlibrary.org]

The anarchist martyrs of Changsha

A short account of the lives and activities of the Chinese anarchists Huang Ai and Pang Renquan

Chinese workers: A new history - Jackie Sheehan

some of those Chinese workers the book is about

This 1998 book traces the development of workers' struggles in China from the 1950s to the Tianenmen movement of 1989 and beyond. It looks at the role played by worker discontent in the direction taken by state campaigns such as the 1956-7 Hundred Flowers movement, the Cultural Revolution and the April Fifth Movement of 1976, as well as in the Democracy Wall movement and the 1989 Democracy Movement. The author is keen to demolish the myth of Chinese workers as politically conformist supporters of the Communist Party and makes a convincing case for a basic continuity in forms of workers' self-organisation and "economic" and "political" demands, right from the 1950s through to the 1990s.

The red closet: RCP and gay members

Part two of what's turned into a very lengthy look at the US Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) and its history of homophobia. This part focuses on the parties actions in regards to its own members who failed to toe the line.