Workers of the world unite:When I say or give slogan or a war cry “Workers of the World Unite, (you have nothing to lose but your chains)”, what do I mean? This slogan must have been repeated, written, in all the languages, world over Zillions of times, echoing what Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels said in Communist Manifesto. 

Originally in German: Proletarier aller Länder vereinigt Euch!, literally “Proletarians of all countries, unite!”, and later in English as quoted above. “Workers of all the land unite” or “workers and the oppressed people of the world unite” are variations of the same slogan, but leading to same meaning and same call for the unity and struggle. 

I understand, firstly, that our enemy is a class (not an individual or a group), today, capitalist class, whose sole aim is to seek surplus value ruthlessly, increase the relative surplus value even at the cost of my life (absolute surplus value is constant for a given time and in a given society). My brother or sister working for another capitalist, after selling his or her labor power, faces the similar exploitation and repression, if resists, and the state power comes to help the capitalist and not him or her. The capitalist class is common enemy of the working class, irrespective of which country he or she is from. It also makes no difference if the religion, caste, color, creed, gender are different. 

Second, my emancipation from the capitalist class (not only the present master, be capitalist, financier, or state where I am working) is possible only if we, as a class, unite and struggle for a common aim, following a well planned programs, overthrow the capitalist class and its state, establish our own state (a temporary measure) and control all the production and circulation! 

And, finally, even during the interim period, till revolution has not succeeded and socialist society is not formed, we the workers must remain united, as that would make our struggle streamlined and our lives, as well, be free of our internal fight, on behest of the enemy class!

Farmers of UP are welcome into the fold of the Farmers Agitation, spreading all over India! These farmers have shaken Sangh and its overt, covert outfits, including BJP government and its departments.

The alliance of the working class and the peasants (poor, marginalized, small, middle farmers) and other oppressed people will shake the very foundation of capitalism itself.

Secularism, democratic rights, equality (legal, social, in getting opportunity, etc.) in any form of capitalism, including Social Democracy, is dependent on the “need” of the capitalist class. Whenever it has crisis, the crisis of low/no/negative profit rate and that of arising out of working class resistance, it uses religion, caste, color, nationalism to disintegrate the proletarian class unity and blunt its revolutionary fire and onward march.

Now opportunity is arising to smash fascism, stop plunder of the farmers, workers!

(An article about the farmers of UP trying to come to Delhi: https://www.ndtv.com/noida-news/farmers-sit-in-at-noida-delhi-border-key-route-to-delhi-closed-for-vehicles-2332981)

103 YEARS OF GREAT OCTOBER AND ITS VALUE
O. Statsky

Today, 103 years after the accomplishment of this world-historic event, we turn back and ask where is our state of workers and peasants, where is the dictatorship of the proletariat, where did it go, where are the socialist gains of October ?

These are all very painful questions that hurt to the very heart, but our task, as Marxists, is to avoid naked emotions, blind moralism (behind which lies often lie), we need to rely on facts, on reality itself, to study the subject not in its form, but according to its content. This is how you can correctly, scientifically, give answers to these pressing questions.

Nevertheless, let us again ask ourselves the question, what was the October Revolution, whose brainchild?

October, first of all, is the great creativity of the masses, the creativity of the proletariat and its ally, the working peasantry, in transforming the world. There is no need to perceive the history of mankind as the history of heroes, there is no need to deliberately exalt, elevate any person to the demiurge of history, for it is created, first of all, by the masses, classes. Now in the labor movement there is a very widespread tendency towards Socialist-Revolutionaryism, towards populism in terms of understanding the attitude of the individual to history. For the layman, history is created not by classes, huge masses and their creativity, but by concrete people, we will not be afraid even of this word – “Atlanteans” who, in their own subjective imagination, decide the fate of people. But this is a fundamentally wrong approach, fundamentally wrong! An example of the fallacy of this approach, the Socialist-Revolutionary and populist approach, the consequence of which is individual terror, there is the murder of the Tsar of the Russian Empire Alexander II, after whose death, according to the populists, something should have improved in the state. But nothing of the kind happened, the next Tsar Alexander III came, after whose arrival the situation did not change, everything in general remained the same, and in some moments – even worse, namely the tsarist regime became even more ferocious, even more oppressive. There is only one conclusion – the destruction of idealistic views on the world, the need for a correct, Marxist understanding of the role of the individual in history! and in some moments even worse, namely the tsarist regime became even more ferocious, even more oppressive. There is only one conclusion here – the destruction of idealistic views of the world, the need for a correct, Marxist understanding of the role of the individual in history! and in some moments it was even worse, namely, the tsarist regime became even more ferocious, even more oppressive. There is only one conclusion here – the destruction of idealistic views on the world, the need for a correct, Marxist understanding of the role of the individual in history!

But what is the specificity of the October proletarian revolution, how does it differ from bourgeois revolutions?

The main difference between the socialist revolution and the bourgeois one is that the exploiting formations, for example, capitalism from feudalism, arose in the depths of the old system, they left it directly, transformed the economic basis, and only then did the superstructure change, i.e. the victory of the bourgeois revolution. In a socialist revolution, the specificity is different, socialism does not grow itself out of the old society, here a completely different process takes place, namely, first the proletariat takes power, and only then begins to build socialism. The only thing that drives the socialist revolution on the basis is an increase in the quantitative increase in productive forces, an increase in the class of wage workers – the proletariat. Those. during the transition period to socialism, the superstructure, in the form of proletarian power, becomes dominant over the basis, directly dependent on the will of the proletarian vanguard – the party. And only with the building of socialism – the basis again becomes a decisive force, in which the transition period from capitalism to communism begins. It is the lack of understanding of this point that prompts many aesthetic “Marxists” to delve into and look for the reasons for the collapse of the USSR in the economic basis, shouting all sorts of fables – “marketability in the economy leads to capitalism, it became the cause of the degeneration of the party nomenklatura!” Of course, it cannot be denied that the basis even during the transitional period to socialism has a tremendous influence on public consciousness, but after all, abolishing the proletarian gains and stopping the process of building socialism, turning to the return of capitalism is possible only through counter-revolution, i.e. replacing the superstructure (political power) from the dictatorship of the proletariat to the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, but, of course, we cannot deny that counter-revolution comes from the base, but takes place in the superstructure and only then destroys the socialist gains in the base. And this counter-revolution in the superstructure took place in March 1953, it overthrew the dictatorship of the proletariat, established the dictatorship of the new bourgeoisie in the country, namely the dictatorship of the oligarchy of the Central Committee of the CPSU, as one of the forms of the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, vulgarly covered with a red flag. After that, a period of destruction of the gains of building socialism began, the systematic destruction of the Soviet Union. And this counter-revolution in the superstructure took place in March 1953, it overthrew the dictatorship of the proletariat, established the dictatorship of the new bourgeoisie in the country, namely the dictatorship of the oligarchy of the Central Committee of the CPSU, as one of the forms of the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, vulgarly covered with a red flag. After that, a period of destruction of the gains of building socialism began, the systematic destruction of the Soviet Union. And this counter-revolution in the superstructure took place in March 1953, it overthrew the dictatorship of the proletariat, established the dictatorship of the new bourgeoisie in the country, namely the dictatorship of the oligarchy of the Central Committee of the CPSU, as one of the forms of the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, vulgarly covered with a red flag. After that, a period of destruction of the gains of building socialism began, the systematic destruction of the Soviet Union.

Yet, looking at the past and the future, what is the significance of October and its conquests for us now?

First of all, this is a rich practical experience of building socialism, this is a warning to the next generations of the social revolution against making mistakes that the Bolsheviks made, this is a vast subject for research that has yet to be studied in a truly scientific way.

October was, is and will be for us, Marxists, a great ideological inspirer, looking at which we are proud of our great ancestors, for our once mighty working class, for the Bolshevik Party, which was able to create a state of workers and peasants for the first time in the world.

Long live the Great October Socialist Revolution!
Long live its great leader – the Bolshevik Party!
Happy holiday, comrades!

“British Union of Fascists” aim is “Restoring Faith in Fascism”!

Chilling or not, but a reality, the world proletarian class is facing, with different intensity! Remember, the rise of Fascist Party of Italy and its later versions are from the womb of capitalism!

Head of the NBU, Raikes: “there are more extreme policies which the NBU advocates; a removal of all “politically correct” police chiefs, reinstatement of the death penalty and the deportation of all illegal immigrants.”

“Raikes continued: “Democracy has failed. It’s a sham. We would hold a referendum every five years to ask the people if they wanted the fascist government to continue or not.””…running of the NHS will be handed over to the people working in the NHS,..” Different word for privatisation!

“…Schools are no longer about teaching and informing, they are all about de-programming and re-programming.”

Undoubtedly yes, the first thing the right wing parties or fascists, when come to power, they try to change historical facts and education system!

The author conclude, “…is Fascism about to make a comeback in the UK? Judging by the prevailing climate and social attitudes, it’s unlikely we’ll see the NBU’s flag flying brazenly across the nation.”

Very childish conclusion! So was that of the Liberals, Progressive forces and even some socialists of Germany! The world is in turmoil due deeper capitalist contradictions, coronavirus pandemic, unprecedented economic crisis, the gigantic miseries of the working class and the oppressed people. From this crossroad, only two roads bifurcate; the successful proletarian revolution or fascism, with whatever form!

Wake up, politically educate yourself, unite and resist!


( Full article on RT: https://www.rt.com/uk/499685-uk-new-fascist-party/)

“In the last three decades, a recession has come and gone somewhere in the world every couple of years, according to the IMF. “[Recessions] are always looming,” …. Countries like the UK, US, France and Germany have had two or three each since the start of the 1990s. But other advanced economies like Italy, Japan, Portugal and Greece have reached half a dozen “recession episodes” in the same time. Globally, economies are in recession 10-12% of the time. Economic booms are also equally frequent.”
The last line seems to be incorrect data. Dialectical law does not imply that “unity of opposite” is always in reversal of process, like ping pong or table tennis game or like waves between two opposing magnetic poles.
“But not all recessions are the same. …..” A bogus half truth! Recessions are regular, occurs at irregular intervals (earlier at more regular intervals), with different intensities, nowadays more frequent, taking shape of chronicity, inevitable as they germinate in the womb of capitalism.
Which section or more aptly, which class is more hit? Naturally, the working class and the oppressed people are the worst hit, as the capitalist class offloads its burden on them. The petty bourgeois class is also hit, many of them are swallowed by the big capitalists in intensified cut-throat competition, leading to changes in laws of merger, labor laws favouring the proletarian class, underhand deals, unconstitutional acts, state (including judiciary, media, police, insurance companies, banks, etc) favouring them, sabotage, shifting of finance capital where profit is higher. End result is more concentration of wealth in hands of few, rise of inequality and mass ignorance, pauperisation of the people.
On unemployment: More or less unemployment is meaningless, even if we assume the data collected and provided is right. Workers are employed back after the intensity of recession becomes low or dies down, or even if boom follows forgets conveniently the period the workers remain unemployed, their families suffer immensely, the children face malnutrition, leading to permanent scar on their physical and mental development. The workers, in the meantime, work on less than minimum wages to survive or even perish! This devastation is already taking place and will not be lessened, whether recovery is so called V-Shaped or in other shape!
What we need to remember, capitalism is the most inefficient system to look after the people in crisis (in fact in normal days as well), manmade or natural. It can’t avert or reduce the crisis, in fact it increases the crisis, like imposing terrorism, war on the people to divert the main issues, increase profit rate and loot, maintain its hegemony, control world market in its own interest.
“Lower inflation is usually a good thing for people who hold onto their jobs in a recession. It increases their purchasing power. Inflation is currently 0.65% in the US and 0.8% in the UK,..” India has different story, whether it is above 6%, curtsy monopoly pricing, even by the government, like on petroleum products, GST reaching above 18%, and aided by it.
Look at the stupidity, “Hardened by the effects of the last recession, central banks around the world have committed to stimulus plans worth a total of $4tn (£3.07tn) in the form of injections of liquidity and “quantitative easing”, as well as lowering interest rates….”! Why did they were not hardened by the earlier recessions and acted in last recession!!!
And look at this, “Bentham, a heterodox economist who considers herself someone who questions the mainstream …. says that now is the time to fix parts of the economy we don’t like as part of the recovery. “As a woman, things like childcare, caring for sick relatives and lack of funding for social services is a massive drag on the productivity of women. ….”” The capitalist class needs such apologists to support them, numb the analysts, revolutionary forces.

In next recession, we will have many such more humanists, economists, preachers to look after the suffering masses as mothers, guardians, semi gods; but in final analysis are bourgeois agents!
We, the world proletarian class do not need to be looked after, we are not demanding employment and health services but fighting to take over our fate in our own hands, the state and the means of production, so that we all can produce in scientific manner unitedly and distribute them among ourselves.
Capitalism must be buried to save, liberate the proletarian class as well as the Earth, with its full ability to sustain life!

(The quotes are from this article: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200810-is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-good-or-bad-recession)

This post is incomplete but being published as a basic understanding of some of the mass movement characterisitcs!

(Over 57,000 #Covid Cases In 24 Hours For 1st Time, 10.94 Lakh Recoveries https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/over-57-000-coronavirus-cases-in-biggest-1-day-jump-in-india-16-95-lakh-total-cases-so-far-36-511-deaths-2272371)

India destroyed opportunity to control Coronavirus by bringing religion, profit, unscientific methods as solution and making whole issue as an event management!

The economic recession is due capitalist mode of production, but the present ruling party hastened it by the incessant loot of the people, the national natural resources and public property, mixed with abject inefficiency! The depth of the present economic crisis is unmeasurable, as all the data is manipulated, destroyed or not even being collected by the rulers.

Fascism in India, that is with Indian characteristics, is of very low level. The signs of capitalism degenerating into fascism was visible since 2012-13 itself, but this inefficiency of the state, its machinery, the pillars of democracy was totally unexpected and their fall to their knees is a shock.

Disgusting! Murderous!

The above named article was published in ThePrint.

The headline is taken from that article, have a look and read the full article, then you will be able to appreciate my comments.

(Modi has chosen discretion on China because India’s real failure is in defence capabilities https://theprint.in/opinion/modi-has-chosen-discretion-on-china-because-indias-real-failure-is-in-defence-capabilities/458492/)

My comment:
Accept it, rather try to change the narrative, which creates more filth and weakness!

Real hindrances are, India lacks industrial, financial abilities, sufficient logistic and communication support, but not technical or men’s skill. In fact, 6 years back, India had financial ability to pursue self independence and create a viable deterrence against any foreign military intervention, but now the big industrial and financial houses have plundered it, and mixed with extreme inefficient governance, coronavirus pandemic, economic recession (we do not have any reliable data also, as the process or survey to do so has been abandoned by this government, to analyse the ground reality).

Indian policy is not in direction to solve the shortcomings, rather only rhetoric & jingoism! As a result, the tactics and strategy of BJP government is to be-fool the mass, disunite it on identity politics, create poison among the masses, dumb their critical and logical minds and remain in power.

It is running away from science. Religiosity or national chauvinism only weakens the cause of the country and more so to the people! And we are facing the music.

The lesson for the people is clear; this government is not for the people or even the country, but for the insignificant small elite class and commission for self. If that becomes clear, the path of struggle will be different, rather giving sermons to this government, and that path is the removal of the present government and form a democratic government!

Price Reduction in era of Stalin and Socialist building:

The difference in approaches, all around, was visible, in economic policies, politics, foreign relations, social and cultural agendas, party line and functioning. We shall see one of the changes, which was one of the seeds of the capitalist restoration in USSR, after the death of Stalin and the rise of Khrushchev.

“On April 1, 1953, in what had become a tradition, the nation was rewarded with another reduction in retail prices. Stalin strongly championed the policy of regular reduction in prices. He regularly characterized it as integral to the socialist political economy.” (Page 245)

The reason for this (that of Stalin), as per the author, “Our socialist industry enjoys an absolute monopoly since there is no private manufacturing. The country is shielded from the world market by a monopoly on foreign trade. Given the strict control of prices, there is virtually no domestic competition among our enterprises. There is a short-age of consumer goods. Under these conditions, systematically lowering prices is the most effective means of stimulating higher productivity and better quality. Lowering consumer prices prevents sloth and stagnation and is the best way to raise wages in real terms.” (ibid)

In next paragraph we see the reversal of this policy, “One of the grave economic consequences of the Khrushchevshchina was the abandonment of the policy of the price reductions, and the shift to the policy of overt and covert price increases for consumer goods. This caused serious harm to the entire economic and political situation in the country.”Further, in next paragraph, the author continues, “The price reduction on 1 April, 1953, included almost all food products, ………….. It was the sixth postwar price reduction. The preceding five price reductions meant the prices were half of what they had been in the fourth quarter of 1947, and the sixth reduction was the biggest, saving people fifty-three billion rubles over the period of a year. It represented a great economic victory, especially when compared to the steady increase in prices in the capitalist world.)

(From The Kremlin’s Scholar by Dmitrii Shepilov)

নকশালদের প্রতি চীন কম্যুনিস্ট পার্টির পরার্মশ:

১৯৭০এর নভেম্বরে চীনের কমিউনিস্ট পার্টি বেশকিছু পরামর্শ (most valuable fraternal suggestions) দেয় সি পি আই (এম এল)-কে। তখনও চীনের কমিউনিস্ট পার্টির চেয়ারম্যান মাও। ভাইস চেয়ারম্যান লিন বিয়াও। অভিযোগ ওঠে সেই চিঠি চারু মজুমদার পায়। কিন্তু মজুমদার আলোচনার জন্য নেতৃত্বের মধ্যে তা বিলি পর্যন্ত করেননি।

১৯৭২ সালের নভেম্বর মাসে পার্বতীপুরম মামলার বিচারাধীন ছয় নকশাল নেতা যথাক্রমে বাংলার কানু সান্যাল, সৌরেন বসু, অন্ধ্রপ্রদেশ এর তেজেশ্বর রাও, কোলা ভেঙ্কাইয়া এবং উড়িষ্যার ভূবনমোহন পট্টনায়েক ও নাগভূষণ পট্টনায়েক একটি ‘খোলা চিঠি’ সিপিআইএমএল সদস্যদের জন্য প্রকাশ করেন। ওই খোলা চিঠিতেই তাঁরা চীনের কমিউনিস্ট পার্টির ১১টি পরামর্শকে তুলে ধরেন। পরে ১৯৭২এর নভেম্বর মাসে ফ্রন্টিয়ার পত্রিকায় তা প্রকাশিত হয়।

চীনের কমিউনিস্ট পার্টি সেদিন কী বলেছিল?
(১) “বাম হটকারিতা এবং দক্ষিণপন্থী বিচ্যুতি — এই দুইয়ের বিরুদ্ধে লড়াই করেই চীনের কমিউনিস্ট পার্টির বিকাশ ও উন্নতি হয়েছে।”

(২) “তিনটি জাদু হাতিয়ার (magic weapons) এর সাহায্যে সফল হয়েছে চীন বিপ্লব — (ক) পার্টি (খ) পিপলস আর্মি এবং (গ) ইউনাইটেড ফ্রন্ট।”

(৩) “একদলের চেয়ারম্যান কে (পড়ুন মাও সে তুং কে) অন্য পার্টির চেয়ারম্যান বলা ভুল হবে। কারণ এটি শ্রমিক শ্রেণীর জাতীয় অনুভূতিতে আঘাত হানবে।”

(৪) “বুর্জোয়াদের সবাইকে মুৎসুদ্দি বলে চিহ্নিত করাও ভ্রান্ত”

(৫) “প্রকাশ্যে ট্রেড ইউনিয়ন সংগঠন, প্রকাশ্যে গণসংগঠন এবং গণআন্দোলন আজকের দিনে অপ্রাসঙ্গিক হয়ে গিয়েছে এবং গুপ্তহত্যার পথই একমাত্র পথ, এই ধারনার পুনর্বিবেচনা দরকার। আমরা আগে আপনাদের ‘খতম’ (annihilation) শব্দের অর্থ বুঝতে পারিনি। আমরা ভেবেছিলাম আপনারা বোধহয় চেয়ারম্যান মাওয়ের ওয়ার অ্যানিহিলেশন থেকে এই ধারনা নিয়েছেন। কিন্তু লিবারেশন পত্রিকায় (সি পি আই এম-এল’র মুখপত্র) ১৯৭০এর জুলাই মাসের (মে-জুলাই) সংখ্যা থেকে বুঝলাম, আপনারা গুপ্তহত্যার কথা বলছেন।”

(৬) “আপনারা লিন বিয়াওয়ের জনযুদ্ধ তত্ত্বকে যান্ত্রিকভাবে প্রয়োগ করছেন। লিনের গেরিলা যুদ্ধের তত্ত্ব একটি সামরিক ব্যাপার। ….এই সামরিক তত্ত্বের সঙ্গে রাজনৈতিক ও সাংগঠনিক প্রশ্নের কোনও সম্পর্ক নেই।”

(৭) “শ্রেণীশত্রুর রক্তে হাত না রাঙালে কোনও বিপ্লবী কমিউনিস্ট হয় না, এই সূত্রায়ন একেবারেই ভ্রান্ত। এই যদি কমিউনিস্ট হওয়ার মাপকাঠি হয়, তাহলে তিনি আদৌ কমিউনিস্ট নন, তাঁকে সমর্থন করা যায় না।”

(৮) “আপনারা কৃষি বিপ্লবের ওপর কোনো গুরুত্ব দেন নি এবং ভুমিসমস্যা কে অবহেলা করে রাষ্ট্রক্ষমতা দখলের স্লোগান কে বেশি গুরুত্ব দিয়েছেন। কোনোরকম কৃষি বিষয়ক কর্মসূচিও গ্ৰহণ করেন নি।”

(৯) “গণসংগ্রাম ও গণসংগঠন ব্যতীত কৃষক শ্রেণীর সশস্ত্র সংগ্রামকে টিঁকিয়ে রাখা যায় না। আমরা (পড়ুন চীনের কম্যুনিস্ট পার্টি) নকশালবাড়ির সংগ্রাম কে শুধুমাত্র রাষ্ট্রক্ষমতা দখলের সংগ্রাম বলে সমর্থন করিনি। এই ব্যাপারে আমাদের সুস্পষ্ট ব্যাখ্যা পাওয়া যাবে ‘spring thunder breaks over India’ রচনাটির মধ্যে।”

(১০) “একজন নেতার সন্মান ও কর্তৃত্ব কে তৈরি ( ম্যানুফ্যাকচার) করা যায় না, সেগুলি ক্রমশ বর্ধিত ও উন্নত হয়।”

(১১) “আপনাদের orientation ঠিক আছে কিন্তু আপনারা যে সব নীতি গ্রহণ করেছেন সেগুলি ভুল।”

[কোনো প্রকার মন্তব্য, টিকা টিপ্পনি ছাড়াই মূল চিঠিকে যতদূর সম্ভব অবিকৃত রেখে এই লেখাটি লিখিত। কেবলমাত্র ঐতিহাসিক মূল্যায়ন এর জন্য: স.স]
সংগৃহীত

Let me give a short translation.

1.) Left adventurism and right wing deviation- by fighting these two trends has the CPC developed.

2.) 3 magic weapons helped in the Chinese revolution’s victory- a.) Party b.) People’s army c.) United front

3.) Calling the Chairman of one party by another party as their Chairman(China ka chairman humra chairman) is wrong. It hurts the working classe’s national sentiment.

4.) Tagging every bourgeois as comprador is wrong.

5.) “open trade union and mass organisation is not needed any more, individual assassination is the only way”. This formulation is wrong.

6.) You’ve mechanically applied Lin Biao’s people’s war theory. It’s a military theory and has no relation with political and organisational question.

7.) “One can’t become a revolutionary unless he bathes his hands in the blood of class enemies”. This formulation is wrong. If this is the yardstick of measuring a Communist then he’s not even a communist, he can’t be supported.

8.) You people have ignored agrarian revolution and the agrarian question but stressed more upon state power takeover.

9.) Without any mass movement and mass organisation one cannot sustain an armed revolution. We clearly clarified this in our article “Spring thunder breaks over India” that we simply aren’t showing support for a state power take over.

10.) One cannot manufacture the respect and authority of a leader. Those attributes gradually develop over time.

11.) Your orientation is correct but your method is wrong.

(Translation by Com Rehan)