Albania – View from abroad

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Albania – View from abroad

On this page the intention is to provide a selection of articles, pamphlets and books that were produced outside of the country in an effort to provide information on the developments within Albania during its period of Socialist Construction.

New Albania Society, England

New Albania Society Bulletin – Number 1, 1974, London, 1974, 10 pages.

New Albania Society Bulletin – Number 2, 1974, London, 1974, 10 pages.

New Albania Society Bulletin – 1975, London, 1975, 10 pages.

New Albania Society Bulletin – Number 10, London, nd, 8 pages.

Albania, the most successful country in Europe, New Albania Society, London, 1977, 36 pages. A pamphlet produced in Britain in 1977 based upon the experiences and observations of a delegation of the Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) who visited the country on 1976.

Albanian Life

Albanian Life was the journal of the Albanian Society in England.

Albanian Life, Number 24, Number 1, 1983, London, 1983, 52 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 25, Number 2, 1983, London, 1983, 52 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 26, Number 3, 1983, London, 1983, 45 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 27, Number 4, 1983, London, 1983, 48 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 32, Number 2, 1985, London, 1986, 50 pages. Published in England commemorating the life and work of Enver Hoxha shortly after the announcement of his death on 11th April 1985.

Albanian Life, Number 36, Number 3, 1986, London, 1986, 48 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 38, Number 1, 1987, London, 1987, 51 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 39, Number 2, 1987, London, 1987, 53 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 40, Number 3, 1987, London, 1987, 52 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 41, Number 1, 1988, London, 1988, 52 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 42, Number 2, 1988, London, 1988, 52 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 43, Number 3, 1988, London, 1988, 49 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 45, Number 2, 1989, London, 1989, 51 pages.

Albanian Life, Number 49 – March 1990-January 1991, London, 1991, 54 pages.

The Albanian Party of Labour on Czechoslovakia, Albanian Society, London, 1968, 17 pages.

Marxist-Leninist Journal

The Marxist-Leninist Journal was the Theoretical Journal of the Revolutionary Communist party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist).

Marxist-Leninist Journal, Volume 3, Number 2, July 1990, London, 1990, 100 pages. This edition included and article ‘On the 100th Anniversary of International Workers Day’ – (May 1st.) and two articles by Ramiz Alia

The Marxist-Leninist

Organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist).

The Marxist-Leninist – Number 7, April 14 1985, 29 pages. This issue devoted to the life and work of Enver Hoxha, produced in the days after his death in April 1985

Albania Report

Albania Report was a bulletin edited by the Albanian Affairs Study Group. The periodical was published by Gamma Publishing Company, which was based in New York.

Albania Report Volume 1, Number 9, 1971, New York, 1971, 6 pages. Includes articles on Albanian Agriculture and The Permet Congress of 1944.

Albania Report Volume 2, Number 2, 1971, New York, 1971, 6 pages. Includes articles on the success of the Albanian Resolution for the People’s Republic of China to take its rightful seat in the United nations, the 6th Congress of Party of Labour of Albania, the 30th Anniversary of the Party of Labour of Albania and Pensions for Co-op farmers.

Albania Report Volume 3, Number 1, 1972, New York, 1972, 6 pages. Includes articles on Albanian comments on the US Presidential election campaign and about Albanians commemorating Georgi Dimitrov (the great Bulgarian Marxist-Leninist).

Albania Report Volume 3, Number 3, 1973, New York, 1973, 4 pages. Includes articles on Albania’s condemnation of Nixon’s war escalation in Vietnam, the joyous celebration of Albania’s National Day and the Albanians re-affirmation of support for the Cambodian People.

Albania Report Volume 3, Number 4, 1973, New York, 1973, 4 pages. Includes articles on Albania’s pledge of full support to the Vietnamese people, Imperialist aid: a neo-colonial trap and the Budget and economic plan for 1973.

Albania Report Volume 3, Number 6, 1973, New York, 1973, 6 pages. Includes articles on Albanian women celebrating great achievements and Samdech Norodom Sihanouk, the Cambodian leader, visits Albania.

Albania Report Volume 4, Number 1, 1973, New York, 1973, 6 pages. Includes articles on Albania hailing the 10th Congress of Communist Party of China, the ‘Internationalisation’ of culture and art and Albania’s condemnation of the fascist coup in Chile.

Albania Report, Number 63, September 1985, New York, 1985, 4 pages. On the death of Enver Hoxha.

Albania Report, Number 67, December 1988, New York, 1988, 4 pages. Includes articles on Ramiz Alia‘s comments on the world situation and the great achievements of Cooperative Farm workers.

Socialist Albania

Socialist Albania was a quarterly publication of the New Albania Study Group, an organization which was devoted to informing people about the Peoples’ Socialist Republic of Albania, the life of the Albanian people, and the realities of their economic and social system. Their aim was to increase the understanding and friendship between the American and the Albanian peoples.

Socialist Albania, Number 2, Fall 1989, Chicago, 1989, 38 pages. With articles relating to 45 Years of Liberation of Socialist Albania including; on the economy and the situation of women in the country.

New Albania – A small nation, a great contribution, 1984, USA, 46 pages. A booklet produced in the United States in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the country and the beginning of the Socialist Revolution – 29th November, 1944. A collaboration by a number of US based Albanian Friendship Societies.

Pickaxe and rifle, William Ash, Howard Baker, London, 1974, 271 pages. The first book to give the opportunity of those in the capitalist ‘west’ to get an idea of the vilified and ‘isolated’ People’s Republic of Albania. Written by a British based Marxist-Leninist it offers the general reader the opportunity to get to know a society where the workers were in control. This was even more important at a time when the society in Britain was falling apart – not too different from how it is more than 40 years after its publication.

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    • Thanks for the link Thomas. I’ve been looking for this book since you mentioned it last year. I’ll put a link into my post about the so-called ‘Corfu Incident’ – for people who might want to investigate the matter further.

  1. Dear Comrades,
    Thanks for putting these books on your side. It has helped the people to learn about Albania and its contributions in the International Communist Movement. There are certain important books which has never been uploaded in the internet and these books are essential to overcome about the illusionf of the so-called “GREAT DEBATE” between USSR and China. The struggle against Titoite-Khrushchevite by the Party of Labour of Albania led by Enver Hoxha was little known to the lager world. On the other hand the Chinese perspectives were well circulated and projected as an alternative to Khrushchevite revisionism.

    I have mentioned the the following books published in between 1961-1964 which exposes the Titoite-Khrushchevite revisionism and also provide an alternative to Chinese perspective:

    1. The Ideas of MarxismLeninism Will Triumph on Revisionism
    English Edition, Tirana, 1962, pp 226.

    2. Oppose Modern Revisionism and Uphold MarxismLeninism and the Unity of the International Communist Movement
    English Edition, pp.420
    Published by- “Naim Frasheri” State Publishing Enterprise, Tirana, 1964

    3. The Belgrade Revisionist Clique — Renegades from Marxism – Leninism and Agents of Imperialism
    English Edition, pp.325
    Published by- “Naim Frasheri” State Publishing Enterprise, Tirana, 1964
    (The books contain thirteen articles originally published in Zeri i Popullit between Jan., 1962 and Sept., 1963. Articles are on the Belgrade Revisionist crusade against Marxism-Leninism and Tito’s policies and the many plots he hatched with Khrushchev).

    4. The Dangerous Maneuvers of N. Khrushchev’s Group on the So-Called Fight Against the “Cult of the Individual” Should Be Stripped Bare of Their Mask.
    English Edition, pp.123
    Published by- “Naim Frasheri” State Publishing Enterprise, Tirana, 1964.
    ( This books contains three articles reproduced from 1964 June 12, 13, 14 issues of Zeri-i-popullit Daily).

    If any one has the above books, kindly upload in the internet so to expose the Chinese perspective and provide the real Marxist-Leninist position on Modern Revisionism.

    Thanks

    MANABHANJAN
    for
    GEORGI DOMITROV MEMORIAL COMMITTEE, INDIA

  2. Dear Comrdaes,

    It is due to Scribd policy. several of your document is not downloadable. Can you please send me the scanned document or upload them on site where it is easily downloadable. May be a word-press site.

    I have a book of cde Hoxha in Hindi that i will scan in next few months and upload it.

    • It’s a shame that some of the links take you to a page where you have to pay in order to download the full document.

      • If that is the case then it is scribd, since I do not profit at all from uploading these works. I also just noticed that there are other pages on this website where you have various scanned works by Hoxha, documents of the PLA, etc. Good work!

        If anyone is confronted with a document I uploaded that they are asked to spend money on to read in full, email me at koco tosi [at] gmail dot com (no spaces) and I will send you said document.

        In December we plan on scanning some more works. Michael, if you email me I can give you a list of works we can get scanned, and help choose from among them.

        • Thanks for the clarification Thomas. I have other works I plan to add to the collection when I have time. Perhaps then we should co-ordinate to make sure there’s no duplication of effort.

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