Essential reading for anyone interested in the Indian Left and its futures. Over the past twenty years, the Indian political climate has shifted decidedly to the Right with the BJP and the Congress dragging India into a growth trajectory that squanders the hopes of working people. The old consensu..
Two memorable speeches from a master orator who has delivered a number of great speeches. Fidel Castro is one of the keenest observers of the process of globalization in the world. He has been applying his formidable intellectual powers and revolutionary experience in the recent period to analyse th..
Marx and Engels were first drawn into political militancy on issue of the national unification of their native land, Germany, and the creation of a democratic republic there in stead of monarchical autocracy. They had begun studying the colonial question in diverse countries from Ireland to India an..
In 1921, Vladimir Lenin wrote a letter to a comrade, asking him to ensure that Cecilia Bobrovskaya (1873-1960) be provided with housing. “I have known Bobrovskaya since the epoch before 1905,” Lenin wrote, “and know that she is capable of living in great hardship and be reticent about it excessively..
Leading communist intellectuals discuss the achievements and failures of the October Revolution. The first socialist state in history lasted only seventy years. This is a very small period of time in the scope of world history. Its achievements have been pilloried – its demise being the greatest arg..
‘Like the brilliant sun, the October Revolution shone over all five continents, awakening millions of oppressed and exploited people around the world. There has never existed such a revolution of such significance and scale in the history of humanity’. – Hồ Chí Minh From Cuba to Vietnam, from China ..
The 50th volume of the Socialist Register addresses how capitalist classes are reorganizing as well as the structure and composition of working classes in the 21st century. The 50th volume of the Socialist Register is dedicated to the theme of 'registering class' in the light of the spread and deepe..
The antagonism between liberalism and democratic processes is increasingly visible amidst the contradictions of capitalist globalization today. This is seen in authoritarian measures being adopted by so many states, as well as in concepts like post-democracy gaining currency in theoretical and polit..
V.I. Lenin’s (1870-1924) role in 1917 captures a unique revolutionary moment. Lenin’s entire corpus of writings in the eight months between the two revolutions offers a concrete lesson on the theory and practice of revolution. Some of the articles and speeches are written with a cool analytical mind..
‘Singaravelar’ ...Thus called reverently and affectionately by Tamils of many political leanings congress, Dravidian & Communist movements… M.Singaravelu (1860 – 1946), a colossal influence on the social political and cultural history of Tamils is a pioneer path finder and has many ‘firsts’ against ..