Maoism

CPP purge victim recounts ordeal

A personal account of a survivor of the purges committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines and their armed component the New Peoples Army

Communist Party ’hit list’ denounced, Akbayan leaders fear for their lives

A report about the assassination campaign done by the Communist Party of the Philippines and their armed component New Peoples Army.

Hunting Specters: A Political History of the Purges in the Communist Party of the Philippines

A historical study of the violent purges committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines and their armed component the New People's Army.

In solidarity with the Filipino progressive and revolutionary movements threatened by the CPP

A letter of concern on the threat of political killings by the Communist Party of the Pihilippines and its armed segment the New Peoples Army.

Debates on the Philippine Left

An article on the contemporary history of the Philippine communist left dominated by the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist (MLM) group Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF). The article details the split in the communist left between the Reaffirmist (RA) camp and the Rejectionist (RJ) camp and the violent purges the CPP-NPA-NDF committed on their own members. Note as well that “Armando Liwanag” is a nom de guerre of Jose Maria “Joma” Sision.

The Great Left Divide

A brief history of the "Reaffirmist" and "Rejectionist" factions of the Philippine left which emerged from a schism in the Communist Party of the Philippines.

Capitalism under the Red Banner: Seventy Years of the People's Republic of China

Seventy years ago, on 1 October 1949, the People's Republic of China was proclaimed by Mao. Here we reproduce an article which originally appeared in Communist Review 8 (January 1990), published by the ICT (or IBRP as it was then) in the aftermath of the suppression of the Tiananmen Square protests.

A Prol-Kult Bricolage

Class Struggle in China

The role of China in the imperialist pecking order has been covered many times on our website (leftcom.org). Here we deal with China’s evolution from a largely agrarian society to an industrial powerhouse which has also created the world’s largest working class – and what comes with that is, of course, simmering class conflict.

Mao's China and After: A History of the People's Republic - Maurice Meisner

Mao's China and After: A History of the People's Republic - Maurice Meisner.

Fantastic in-depth critical history of the failure of China's 'transition to socialism', analysing the degree to which it lived up to its egalitarian rhetoric as it navigated the uneasy relationships between democracy and bureaucracy, socialism and capitalism.