In Memoriam: Salvador Allende (26 June 1908 – 11 September 1973) and the thousands of Chileans who were killed and tortured by the US-backed Military Junta

Today, September 11th, marks the 42nd anniversary of the US-backed military coup that removed Salvador Allende, the democratically-elected president of Chile, and his Unidad Popular government from power. Unidad Popular or Popular Unity was a coalition of parties of the Center-Left and the Left (the Socialist Party, the Communist Party, and the Radical Party) that won the … More In Memoriam: Salvador Allende (26 June 1908 – 11 September 1973) and the thousands of Chileans who were killed and tortured by the US-backed Military Junta

Book Review: Santiago Carrillo’s “Eurocommunism and the State”

Santiago Carrillo, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Spain, articulates in Eurocommunism and the State (1977) the reasoning behind the Eurocommunist strategy for communist parties in advanced imperialist countries (it ought to be noted from the outset that the “Euro” in Eurocommunism unnecessarily narrowed its geographic and political scope and did not reflective its popularity amongst non-European parties like the Japanese … More Book Review: Santiago Carrillo’s “Eurocommunism and the State”

Historical Fragment: “Minutes of Mao’s Conversation with a Yugoslavian Communist Union Delegation, Beijing”

The “non-revisionist” comrades of the Internet e-journal, The Other Aspect, published by some Indian comrades, have recently posted an interesting transcript of a presentation given by Mao to a Yugoslavian Communist Union delegation about the Comintern, Titoism and Stalin. Although the transcript is undated, it is surmised that this meeting occurred 15 and 28 September, 1956. Mao … More Historical Fragment: “Minutes of Mao’s Conversation with a Yugoslavian Communist Union Delegation, Beijing”

Reading Lists: Canadian Social Formation and the Crisis in Marxism

So in my last post, I uploaded a paper that I had written whilst I was a member of my previous organisation. I had said that in a following post I would talk more about the communism I was more in favour of and the theoretical bases for my shift away from Maoism. I, however, … More Reading Lists: Canadian Social Formation and the Crisis in Marxism

Historical Fragment: Flyer by Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) that Initiated the People’s War

On February 13th, 1996 the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) distributed the flyer reproduced below to announce the initiation of the people’s war in Nepal. In the subsequent 10 years the party would be able to capture over 80% of the countryside and win over the majority of the people. It had established dual power … More Historical Fragment: Flyer by Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) that Initiated the People’s War

Historical Fragment: Notes on the Impossibilists

Another interest I have, besides the rise of political Islam/Islamic fascism, has been to develop a better understanding of the history of Canada and the history of socialism and communism in Canada. I would like to note that by Canada I do not mean the history of the First Nations, whose history is deeply linked the … More Historical Fragment: Notes on the Impossibilists