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Anniversary of the Communist Manifesto, February 22, 1848

1. The Manifesto of the Communist Party

Revolutionary leaders Frederick Engels and Karl Marx, authors of the Communist Manifesto, which decisively summed up the communists’ experience and outlook, and the historic role of the working class.

February 22 marks the anniversary of the publication of the first edition of the Communist Manifesto, written in 1848 by Karl Marx and his life-long friend and follower Frederick Engels. The Communist Manifesto became the most read and sought after pamphlet in the world. To this day, the attitude towards this pamphlet distinguishes those who are revolutionary because they use Marxism as a guide to action, from those who are hidebound and dogmatic and have another aim. Continue reading

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1989 fall of the Berlin Wall: Where did all the euphoria go?

Twenty-six years after the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 the world is truly a different place but not the one we were told it would be. That much is clear.

Twenty-six years ago, the event seized the imagination of the entire world unleashing a flood of events in rapid succession. Even before the Berlin Wall was torn down in November, an agreement was reached in April 1989 in Poland between the government and Solidarnosc. Later in December, came the assassination of President Nicolae Ceauseşcu of Romania. Within two years, the Soviet Union had collapsed, ending the bi-polar division of the world. The period of flow of revolution went into a period of retreat of revolution. Continue reading

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How the CIA recruited students in the 1950s & 1960s

In the 1960s, the agency sought to fight Communism and the people’s movements for rights  through subversion of the youth and student movement. There’s little reason to think its tactics have changed. An inadvertent confession | TOM HAYDEN

Nation (Dec. 2) – Only once in a while does a book come along that sheds new light on the 1960s. Karen Paget’s forthcoming Patriotic Betrayal (Yale University Press) is just such a work, telling the inside story of how the Central Intelligence Agency corrupted the natural and democratic growth of students’ rights movement by infiltrating the National Student Association (NSA) and directing it to its Cold War ends.

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Sochi Games Opening Ceremony – From our archives: Russians’ response to TV poll hardly a surprise

Lenin-StalinHere are some interesting results of a popular poll of viewers in 2012 from the Russian TV show ‘Court of Time.’ The socialist period of Lenin and Stalin (pictured) was completely omitted in the rendition of Russian history and culture of the spectacular pageant at the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Yet, far from being allegedly rejected, it still enjoys a high prestige in Russia, despite the best efforts of the revisionists, the oligarchs and Putin to bury communism. And perhaps this also explains the empty seats at the Opening Ceremony.

01.12.2010 – Svanidze and Co. have decided to judge the great Stalin era, having started a TV show “Court of Time” (judge of time) following the instructions of timeserver Medvedev about “de-Stalinization of the public conscience”, but like the TV show by anti-Soviet Lyubimov, we got the opposite effect – the people with their votes judged the time-servers, and pay tribute to Stalin.

Below are the published pictures from the TV program “Court of Time” with the results from the national (phone-in) vote. The results of the voting by the brain-washed by Svanidze & Co. TV show that the votes from the audience were completely the opposite, or roughly equal, such that many of the facts of our history are so striking and obvious that no lies and falsification can hide them. Continue reading

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