Economics and politics in early-Soviet Russia and Lenin on his birthday – April 22

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Countercurrents.org | April 22, 2018

[Part I]

Lenin yet, about 150 years since his birth, creates controversy. Funny figures make funnier statements while a group of scholars, white, pink and “red” in color, continue condemning the Bolshevik leader – a bold show of class conflict in the areas of ideology and politics. This reality makes it an imperative to reiterate Lenin’s analysis and class position on his birthday – April 22 (1870) – as yet those have not been proven erroneous.Read More »

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History notes: A scrap book of words and actions

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MR Online | April 14, 2018

A10 firing depleted uranium at Iraq's Ministry of Planning on April 4, 2003

A compilation of relevant historical notes reflecting upon the bombing of Syria on April 13, 2018 by the United States, United Kingdom, and France.

President William McKinley on April 11, 1898

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April 1968: The Black Rebellion That Shook America and the World

Revolution Newspaper | April 02, 2018


Just hours after the April 4, 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, the beginning flames of rebellion flared up in larger cities like Washington DC, Chicago, and Baltimore, as well as smaller cities. Above: Police line the street in riot gear on 14th and U Streets in Washington DC. Photo: AP

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was cut down by an assassin in Memphis, Tennessee. King was 39 years old and the foremost leader of the civil rights movement.Read More »

Cuba and Vietnam: Common history on the road to socialism

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Granma | March 19, 2018

Fidel was the first head of state to visit the liberated area of South Vietnam. Photo: Archive

“Those who live on fish and rice, and wear silk, far away, in Asia, on the seashore, below China,” as Cuban National Hero José Martí described the Vietnamese in Un paseo por la tierra de los anamitas (A stroll through the land of the Annamites), have always been friends of Cuba.Read More »

Rebellion and revolution from 1968 to 2018

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Historic Paris Commune

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Countercurrents.org | March 19, 2018

Today, March 18, is a red letter day for the working class and all true friends of the workers in the country and throughout the world. For, on this day, one hundred forty-six years ago, in the municipality of Paris, in France, the Parisian workers garnered a historic greatest achievement. Their proletarian revolution triumphed and established the first working class government in history: the first dictatorship of the proletariat!Read More »

The 50-Year Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre

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Countercurrents.org | March 19, 2018

50 years ago today, on March 16,1968, a company of green, battle-untested US Army combat soldiers from the Americal Division, swept into the un-defended Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai, rounded up the 500+ unarmed women, children, babies and old men, and efficiently executed almost all of them in cold blood, Nazi-style. No weapons or Viet Cong soldiers were found in the village. The entire killing operation took only 4 hours.Read More »