YCL Statement: 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the USSR
The Central Committee of the Young Communist League of Britain commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, with the following statement:
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
Challenge archive: Soviet – here is the truth
In this article from August 26, 1939, the former Central Committee of the Communist Party of Great Britain dispel myths surrounding the ‘Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact’. Often referenced by anti-communists as a means of equating communism with nazism, the Pact has been falsely weaponised since its inception – with such narratives disregarding the Soviet Union’s unparalleled struggle against the Nazis alongside Western collaboration with fascism.
Women in public: American and Soviet depictions
The depictions of women in the public life in the USSR and America reveal much about the progress of emancipation and liberation
Labour’s strange relationship with the bomb
Nuclear weapons are unpopular across the political spectrum, especially in the party Starmer now leads. So why, asks Nick Wright, are these vote-seeking ‘pragmatists’ so hell-bent on keeping them?
An Introduction to CyberSocialism
Frank Rowley discusses the history, ideas and projects behind CyberSocialism and what they could mean for the left fighting capitalism in Britain today.
Ceasefire in Artsakh called as imperialist powers encircle
The latest bloody flare-up in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict came to a tentative end last week, with a decisive victory for Azerbaijan. In 6 short weeks the aggressors have managed to claw back cities and territory had been under de-facto Armenian rule since the fall of the Soviet Union. Huge concessions have been made by the Armenian government, and the independent Artsakh republic has all but been handed over to the Azeris in a Russia-brokered peace deal which will have huge consequences for the balance of power in the region.
Let’s put up a barrier to attempts to falsify the history of World War II!
Vladimir Isakov, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Leninist Komsomol of the Russian Federation, argues we must resist attempts to misrepresent the Soviet Union’s role in ending the war in the Far East.
How Cold War socialist space cooperation broke new ground
In contrast with the commercial, militarist and billionaire-dominated nature of much current space exploration, Sean Meleady celebrates the important achievements of the Soviet led ‘Interkosmos’ programme, not just for the socialist countries, but for all humanity.
Poetry Corner: Communism is the Middle Term by Bertolt Brecht
Communism is the Middle Term by Bertolt Brecht.
Bertolt Brecht was a German Marxist poet, playwright and theatre director. Brecht lived through a turbulent era. Narrowly avoiding conscription at 16 during World War One, he worked prodigiously through throughout the period of the Weimar Republic. Brecht was forced to flee with the rise of the Nazis in 1933. He left the USA during the McCarthyite “Red Scare” returning to what was then the German Democratic Republic. He died on the 14th of August 1956.