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Letter to Seumas on Ukraine

This was written in October 30, 2014 · by Dmitri – six months before Seumas’s latest pro-Putin apologia in the Graun. But it strikes me, now, as more apposite than ever: 1,695 more words

Stalinism

Deep is Winter #poet #winter #sorrow #Akhmatova

Memory of the Sun

Memory of sun seeps from the heart.
Grass grows yellower.
Faintly if at all the early snowflakes
Hover, hover.

Water becoming ice is slowing in… 191 more words

Poetry

Morning Star's 'anti-fascist' label for rebels in East Ukraine crass and niave

Ever since the Maidan uprising against Putin’s stooge Yanukovych just over a year ago, the Morning Star (indirectly controlled by the British CP and funded by many UK trade unions) has persisted in referring to the Kiev government and its forces as “fascist” and the pro-Putin rebels as “anti-fascists.” The… 312 more words

Stalinism

Isaak Babel, writer and revolutionary (1894–1940)

Isaak Babel

Jorge Luis Borges
El Hogar [Home]
December 1938
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He was born in the jumbled catacombs of the stair-stepped port of Odessa, late in 1894. 359 more words

Writings

New York Trotskyism in the 1930s

The Trotskyists

Geoffrey Hellman
The New Yorker
December 16, 1939
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The political group familiarly known either as the Trotskyists of the Trotskyites is officially called the Socialist Workers Party. 4,536 more words

Writings

Suffer the Little Children

My friend L. writes:

Today a fourth-grader told me that his history teacher  had explained in class that Stalin had shot traitors. “Is it true?” the child asked me. 404 more words

Society