Ukraine’s decommunisation and the rise of fascism

“Thirty years since the overthrow of socialism in the Soviet Union, the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, who lived together in peace for more than 70 years, are now shedding their blood fighting each other”, writes Nikos Mottas

The EU, Nato and Russia: a war long foretold

In his annual Marx graveside oration, Rob Griffiths says Western state-monopoly capitalism and imperialism have worked diligently to encircle Russia, but understanding that does not justify Putin’s attack: we must strive for peace

The life of Vukašin Marković

Alek Barovic, writes about Vukašin Marković – one of the first Yugoslavian communists, who went on to assist in revolutions around the world

Democratic centralism

Matt Cox explains the practical importance of democratic centralism in a Marxist-Leninist organisation

Unequal Exchange

Theories of unequal exchange argue that trade between poor and rich countries involve the transfer of value from the former to the latter, as more labour is traded for less labour.

The three conditions for revolutionary struggle

Revolution, revolutionary situations and the conditions for revolution are fundamental ideas in Marxist-Leninist theory. Seán Manuel sheds light on what these concepts mean in practice and their importance for the left in Britain today

Poetry Corner: A Few Poems for Lenin’s Birthday

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, known to us as Lenin, was born 150 years ago on the 22nd of April. His effect on history, on revolutionary thought and on the minds of the people of this world, all remain possibly unparalleled by any figure of the tumultuous 20th century. One of the ways in which Lenin remained immortalised was by the admiration displayed for him by various artists around the world, especially writers. Lenin remains, as Marcel Liebman once wrote, a figure which nearly every insurrectionary movement claims as their heritage.