Third Camp Marxism

How Stalin destroyed communism

Submitted by Matthew on 15 May, 2013 - 7:18

70 years ago, on 22 May 1943, Stalin announced the formal shutting-down of the Communist International, the association of revolutionary socialist parties across the world set up after the Russian Revolution.

Although Moscow retained close control of the Communist Parties until the 1960s, the shutting-down was a symbolic disavowal of socialist revolution. This is how socialists commented at the time.

He long ago destroyed it as an instrument of socialism!

By Albert Gates (Al Glotzer)

False Light on the Moscow Trials: Koestler's" Darkness at Noon"

Submitted by dalcassian on 23 March, 2015 - 6:37 Author: Albert Goldman

This time the attempt to answer the question – Why did they confess? – is made in the form of a novel. Ever since renowned leaders of the Russian revolution were brought into a Moscow court and startled the whole world by their eagerness to plead guilty to all the crimes in the counter-revolutionary calendar, many people have claimed that no satisfactory explanation has been given of their conduct. In Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler provides us with his answer to the all-engrossing riddle.

Police Hound Trotskyists In Northern Ireland (1943)

Submitted by dalcassian on 13 August, 2015 - 9:06

LONDON, Jan. 9 (By Mail)—The vicious police
regime of Northern Ireland has opened a campaign
of terrorization and repression against the Irish
Trotskyists, members of the Ulster section of the
Workers' International League. One comrade has been
blacklisted by the Belfast employers, another has been
deported to Southern Ireland, while a third has been
thrown in jail upon trumped-up accusations obviously
inspired by the Stalinists.
The first victim of this campaign was a comrade

Stalin's Slave Laborers. The Extent and Significance of a Modern Phenomenon (1947)

Submitted by dalcassian on 23 January, 2017 - 5:59 Author: Jack WEBER (Louis Jacobs)

History records no greater crime than that of the Stalinist regime in its treatment of the victims in the concentration camps. Hitler's methods were not original. They ran parallel with, if they were not mere copies of those utilized by Stalin. If Hitler sent millions of people, primarily the Jews, into the gas chambers, the Russian camps have crushed, dehumanised and done to death more victims than all other concentration camps combined. For a time the war brought a decrease in the slave labor population of the lagers, as Stalin's hell-holes are called.

What to learn from Stalinism

Submitted by AWL on 8 June, 2010 - 12:50 Author: Hal Draper

Introduction (2010)

Stalinism dominated and shaped the would-be left for two thirds of the 20th century.

Its consequences still warp and shape much of the would-be left, including organisations that are ostensibly anti-Stalinist. To a surprising extent, the left has still not properly come to terms with the lessons of Stalinism.

Socialism, Republicanism and Clericalism in 1940s Ireland

Submitted by dalcassian on 30 August, 2015 - 8:22 Author: No name: possibly Mat Merrigan

Ed's note, 1947:
From an Irish comrade, living in Dublin, we have received the following account of the problems facing the revolutionists of that country. We print below extracts from his interesting letter.

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