Thursday, September 14, 2017
New US sanctions against Russia are a blatant attempt by the United States to pursue its economic interests in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in opening up supplies of gas to countries in the region. However, this not only threatens Russia's interests, but also those of Germany, Austria and the European Union. Germany and Austria have protested vehemently against the sanctions. The region remains volatile, with Ukraine still a flash point.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
John Reed an American journalist and communist was eye-witness to the Russian revolution. His account is electrifying and is a must read for anyone who wants to understand what happened in November 1917 and indeed any socialist revolutionary process.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
The Russian revolution, although the most important and successful case, was part of a wider movement of mutiny, rebellion and strikes which were happening across Europe at the same time. In Germany and Hungary workers also seized power. in France there was wide spread mutiny in the army and navy and in Britain there was industrial unrest and resistance in the armed forces. Sympathy for the Russian revolution helped stop the military intervention aimed at the new socialist state.
Friday, May 19, 2017
The Spanish civil war is still of live significance today. The coming of the Second Republic in Spain posed a challenge to the reactionary forces which had dominated the country and offered hope workers and peasants. European capitalism, still reeling from the Russian Revolution, preferred to side with the fascist military coup against the democratically elected government. In doing so it not only ensured the defeat of the republican forces, but also paved the way for further fascist aggression and the Second World War.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Extracts from the work of the writer Georgi Kublitsky who travelled the Soviet Union over the years and described its economic and social development. These extracts deal with the development of the different nations in the Soviet Union and focuses on Azerbaijan as one example.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
The finding by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia that Slobodan Milosevic was not responsible for major war crimes was buried in its report on Radovan Karadzic. The finding has been ignored by the media who vilified Milosevic as a pretext for US and NATO intervention in the region.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
The significance of the Easter Rising in 1916 from an anti-imperialist perspective. The response of the British state and why it executed of the leaders of the Rising, focusing on James Connolly. What was the impact of this repression?
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Statement by Joao Ferreira MEP in the European Parliament on behalf of the Portuguese Communist Party. The vote in Britain reflects the deep-seated problems of the EU. He calls for the immediate suspension of the Fiscal Compact and the repeal of the Lisbon Treaty and for cooperation between sovereign states with equal rights. He rejects reactionary, xenophobic agendas.