The Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolshevik) – CPSU(B)

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The Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolshevik) – CPSU(B)

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolshevik) – CPSU(B) was a Party of a new kind. Based upon the principals of Marxism-Leninism it led the workers and peasants of the Soviet Union in the struggle to build a Socialist society in a sixth of the world’s land mass.

Further speeches and reports from other CPSU(B) (and its predecessors) conferences and congresses can be found in the collected works of VI Lenin and JV Stalin.

Report of the XV Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, CPGB, London, 1928, 415 pages.

From the First to the Second Five-Year Plan, a Symposium, J Stalin, V Molotov, L Kaganovich, K Voroshilov and others, Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the USSR, Moscow, 1933, 490 pages.

The Revolutionary Crisis is Maturing, DZ Manuilsky, report to the Seventeenth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on behalf of the Delegation of the CPSU in the Communist International, Workers Library Publishers, New York, 1934, 48 pages.

On the Organization of Party Propaganda in connection with the publication of the History of the CPSU(B) Short Course, FLPH, Moscow, 1939, 1976 reprint, 23 pages.

On the Organisation of Party Propaganda, CPSU(B), 1939, e-format, 22 pages.

The Land of Socialism Today and Tomorrow, Reports and speeches at the 18th Congress of the CPSU(B), March 10-21 1939, FLPH, Moscow, 1939, 488 pages.

Report to the Eighteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) on the Work of the Central Committee, JV Stalin, March 10, 1939, FLPH, Moscow, 1951, 108 pages.

The Growing Prosperity of the Soviet Union, N Voznesensky, Chairman of the State Planning Commission, USSR, delivered at the 18th All Union Conference of the Soviet Union February 18 1941, Workers Library Publishers, New York, 1941, 48 pages.

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Syllabus for six lectures on the history of the CPSU, with notes on reading, CPGB, London, 1942, 31 pages.

History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolshevik) – short course, edited by a commission of the CC of the CPSU(B), Cobbett Publishing, London, 1943, 345 pages.

History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks), Short Course, FLPH, Moscow, 1945, 364 pages.

Report to the Nineteenth Party Congress of the work of the Central Committee of the CPSU(B), G Malenkov, FLPH, Moscow,1952, 147 pages.

Reports to the Nineteenth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Soviet Leaders Speak for Communism and Peace, Vyacheslav Molotov, Lavrenty Beria, Nikolai Bulganin, Lazar Kaganovich, Kliment Voroshilov, New Century Publishers, New York, 1952, 49 pages.

Speech at the 19th Party Congress, JV Stalin, October 14, 1952, FLPH, Moscow, 1952, 20 pages. One of the last public speeches and appearances before his death in March 1953.

Report on the directives of the XIXth Party Congress relating to the Fifth Five-year Plan for the development of the USSR in 1951-1955, M Saburov, FLPH, Moscow, 1952, 72 pages.

Resolutions and Decisions of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Volume 1, The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1974, 338 pages.

Resolutions and Decisions of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Volume 2, The Early Soviet Period, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1974, 396 pages.

Resolutions and Decisions of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Volume 3, The Stalin years 1929-1953, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1974, 339 pages.

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Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) – CPB(ML)

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Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) – CPB(ML)

The Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) was formed on April 14th 1968. It arose out of the British anti-revisionist movement which had taken a long time to re-establish a formal party structure following Nikita Khrushchev’s repudiation of Joseph Stalin (but fundamentally Marxism-Leninism) at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956. It was the closest the British working class have, so far, come to establishing a Marxist-Leninist Party in Britain.

However, come 1982 the Party had started to lose direction (principally in relation to the Labour Party/elections and the attitude towards the Soviet Union). It still maintains a somewhat confusing stance on international issues and now treats the issues surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union almost as an obsession.

From the beginning of 1969 the Party published its newspaper, The Worker. This began as a monthly and then progressed to a fortnightly before becoming weekly towards the end of 1977.

Most of the documents below come from the period of the 1970s and early 1980s. Many were not dated and so the dates given are (sometimes) an approximation. The originals of these documents have been deposited in the Labour History Archive of the People’s History Museum in Manchester. Also to be found in the Archive are most of the issues of The Worker, the Party’s newspaper, for the first 13 or 14 years of the Party’s existence. Some other copies of The Worker can also be found in the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.

Finally, also included below are some documents that are (or have been) available on the Party’s website.

Fundamental documents

Bulletin of the CPB(ML), No. 4, 8 pages. Announcement of the formation of the Party.

Burning Questions for our Party, 1971, 5 pages.

The British Working Class and its Party, 1971, adopted at the Second Party Congress April 9-12 1971, 10 pages, duplicated version.

The British Working Class and its Party, the Party Programme, 1971, 13 pages. Adopted at the Second Party Congress April 9-12 1971.

Constitution of the Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist), with Application Form and Candidate Letter, adopted at the Second Party Congress April 9-12 1971. 11 pages.

The Definitive Statement on the Internal Polemic 1972-74, 1974, 16 pages.

Party structure and organisation

Branch Formation and Conduct, 1970?, 3 pages.

Discussion Documents, the Central Committee, Branch Functioning, 197?, 4 pages.

Party Building; organisation and Party building, Party building – practice and theory, Party building and work in industry, the role of the Party in the current situation, the Party in the present situation. Pre-Congress documents – but not sure which, probably 1976, 20 pages.

Discussion Documents

Draft action programme and analysis of the student movement, 1970, 25 pages.

Writing for The Worker, 1970, 5 pages.

Worker Distribution Committee, 1970, 2 pages.

Student National Advisory Committee, 1971, 8 pages.

Teachers Committee, Orientation of our work, 1971?, 2 pages.

The Struggle for Wages and the Current Situation, 1970?, 6 pages.

The Struggle of Ideas, 197?, 6 pages.

The Working Class, Past, Present and Future, 197?, 11 pages.

Student National Committee; Launch an offensive against ruling class repression, housing – the collective battle, EEC – a question of class, grants and education cuts, executive elections, 1971-1981, 14 pages.

Facts about the Industrial Revolution, 197?, 7 pages.

Internationalism, 197?, 3 pages.

Graduate Unemployment, discussion document for weekend school on students, October 28 and 29th 1972, 1972, 8 pages.

Dialectics, 1973?, 3 pages.

Motor Industry School, 1974?, 7 pages.

The Struggle for Ideas, 1974, 6 pages.

Revolution, Social Democracy, Class and Party, 197?, 6 pages.

Class in Britain, 197?, 9 pages.

Pre-Fourth Congress 1976, notes on organisation and Party growth, propaganda report, report on the Worker, Teachers Committee, world crisis of capitalism, economic situation, 1975, 31 pages.

Pre-5th Congress documents; the Worker (the Party newspaper), the question of discipline in a Marxist-Leninist Party, organisation, propaganda, the conduct of the Party under more difficult conditions, Soviet Revisionism, British Imperialism, 1979, 10 pages.

Draft 5th Congress Report, 1979, 13 pages.

Pre-1982 (Sixth) Congress Papers; Further and Higher Education Committee, Health Committee, National Teachers Committee, Media Committee, Workers in Public Service Sub-Committee, Civil Service Sub-Committee, Professional and Technical Sub-Committee, Revolution and the Soviet Union, Britain, Worker Distribution, Worker Editorial, The Party, 1981, 19 pages.

Party and Central Committee Statements

Central Committee statement on War and Peace, 1980?, 1 page.

Education Courses

The Bolshevik Revolution 1905-1953, 197?, 6 pages.

Study List and Bibliography, Liverpool, 1971?, 3 pages.

Study Programme, 1974, 15 pages.

Study Programme, 1975, Trade Unions, the Labour Movement, the struggle of the British Working Class, 12 pages.

Education courses; Party Study Syllabus 1976-77, Back to basics: Party education and the present situation, Education Syllabus: Revisionism and Social Democracy, Marxism – what it it? 1976-79, 10 pages.

Party Study Document, 1977-78, the need for study in the Party, Branch study, Syllabus 1 – 3, reading list, a study course for contacts. 7 pages.

Party Study Syllabus, 1978, 2 pages.

Congresses

Congress ’76, Fourth Congress, 1976, 16 pages.

Congress 1979, Fifth Congress, 1979, 23 pages.

Congress ’82, Report of the Sixth Congress, 1982, 14 pages.

Congress ’85 – Report of Seventh Congress, 1985, 15 pages.

Congress ’88, Eighth Congress, 1988, 14 pages.

Congress 2012, Sixteenth Congress, 2012, 10 pages.

British Independence and the working class, Political statement from the 18th Congress, November 2018, 4 pages.

Real control for real independence. Political statement from the 19th Congress, November 2021, 4 pages.

International

Statement on Czechoslovakia, 1968, 8 pages.

British Imperialism Out of Ireland!, 1971, 14 pages.

Oil Imperialism Britain and the Middle East, 1971, 12 pages.

Songs of the Fedayeen – Songs of the Palestinian National Liberation Fighters, 1971, 24 pages.

Ireland – One Nation, 1974, 16 pages.

Britain in the World 1977, 1977, 12 pages.

Albania – the most successful country in Europe, New Albania Society, London, 1977, 36 pages.

Strategy

Guerrilla Struggle and the working class, 197?, 16 pages.

Guerrilla Struggle and the working class, 2nd reprint, 1974?, 16 pages.

White Collar – A Myth Destroyed, a Class Made Stronger, 197?, 16 pages.

Protracted Struggle and the Working Class, May 1986, 20 pages.

Contemporary issues

Health – The Working Class Fight, 1970, first edition of the pamphlet, duplicated, 22 pages.

Teachers to the Front Line, 1970?, 12 pages.

Towards a Revolutionary Student Movement, London Revolutionary Socialist Students Federation, 1970, 28 pages.

Students into Class Struggle, 1971, 14 pages, duplicated version.

Students into Class Struggle, 1971, 10 pages.

Health – The Working Class Fight, 1971?, 16 pages.

Women in Class Struggle, 1971?, 14 pages.

Unemployment – War against the workers, 1972, 16 pages.

Education, 1973?, 18 pages.

Students into Class Struggle, 2nd Edition, 1974, 19 pages.

Grants Autonomy – Students and the Class War, 1974?, 15 pages.

London Murder, 1974?, 16 pages.

Higher Education – The struggle for the future, 1975?, 12 pages.

For Education – A Revolutionary Struggle, 1975, 16 pages.

For Health – A Revolutionary Struggle, 1976?, 16 pages.

Cuts – Brighton Fights Back, 1976?, 24 pages.

For an Industrial Revolution, 1976?, 16 pages.

Stop the Rundown – Seize our Heritage, 1977?, 26 pages.

Food for the people, January 1978, 16 pages.

Unity not Devolution, 1978?, 16 pages.

The Worker – Universities Special, 1981, 4 pages.

The Worker – Oil Industry Special, 1982?, 6 pages.

The Worker – Textile Special, 1982?, 4 pages.

Britain’s Finances – Treachery in the City, 1984, 28 pages.

Counter Attack – shop workers into struggle, 1986?, 20 pages (page 4 missing).

In the end who will defeat Thatcher?, 1988, 4 pages, leaflet.

Reclaim London, February 1990, 15 pages.

Out of the EU! Why Britain must vote Leave in the June Referendum, March 2016, 8 pages.

Take control. Red lines for Brexit – and an independent Britain, 2017, 8 pages.

Brexit – let’s get on with it. Six principles to put leaving back on track. September 2018, 8 pages.

Labour History

The Economics of Genocide, Part 1, An Historical Introduction, 1980, 16 pages.

The Economics of Genocide, Part 2, 1981, 16 pages.

The Economics of Genocide, Part 3, Genocide NO!, 1982, 22 pages.

Unemployment, 1983?, 16 pages.

A History of the Miners Struggle (Historical Reprint), 1986?, 16 pages.

Marxism-Leninism

Stalin on The October Revolution, Socialism and Industry, the Cold War, 1982, 24 pages.

Anti-party group, 1976

Anti-Party Group 1976, 5 pages.

Miscellaneous

Leaflets, a selection of leaflets from the 1970s and early 1980s. 97 pages.

Various short documents, unclassified, 14 pages.

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Communist Party of China (CPC) – history, resolutions and documents

Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party, adopted by the Enlarged Seventh Plenary Session of the Sixth Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on April 20, 1945, 72 pages. This is the revised translation from the Appendix to the 3rd edition of the pamphlet Our Study and the Current Situation, by Mao Tse-tung. (Peking: FLP, 1962)

Thirty Years of the Communist Party of China: An Outline History, by Hu Chiao-mu, (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1951), 100 pages.

Documents of the National Conference of the Communist Party of China, held in March 1955. Includes: the Communiqué, the resolution on the draft of the first 5-year plan, the resolution on the anti-Party bloc of Kao Kang and Jao Shu-shih, and the resolution on the establishment of central and local control committees. (Peking: Oct. 1955), 68 pages.

Documents of the Sixth Plenary Session (Enlarged) of the Seventh Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, a supplement to People’s China, Dec. 1, 1955, 24 pages.

Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of China, Volume 1: Documents, (Peking: FLP, 1956), 332 pages.

Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of China, Volume 2: Speeches, (Peking: FLP, 1956), 388 pages.

Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of China, Volume 3: Greetings From Fraternal Parties, (Peking: FLP, 1956), 266 pages.

Constitution of the Communist Party of China and Report on the Revision of the Constitution of the CPC by Teng Hsiao-ping. This is the Party Constitution adopted by the Eighth National Congress on Sept. 26, 1956. The report of the the revision of the Constitution was delivered by Teng Hsiao-ping [Deng Xiaoping] at that Congress on Sept. 16, 1956. (Peking: FLP, 1956), 118 pp.

Second Session of the Eighth National Congress of the Communist Party of China, seven reports and resolutions, including Report on the Work of the Central Committee of the CCP to the Second Session of the Eighth National Congress by Liu Shao-chi. (Peking: FLP, 1958), 99 pages.

Training Successors for the Revolution is the Party’s Strategic Task, 3 articles on this topic including the title article by An Tzu-wen from Hongqi, Nos. 17-18, 1964. (Peking: FLP, 1965), 68 pages.

Absorb Proletarian Fresh Blood – An Important Question in Party Consolidation, Hongqi [Red Flag] editorial, #4, Oct. 14, 1968. (Peking: FLP, 1968), 34 pages.

Communique of the Enlarged Twelfth Plenary Session of the Eighth Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, adopted on Oct. 31, 1968. (Peking: FLP, 1968), 32 pages.

The Ninth National Congress of the Communist Party of China (Documents), including the Report to the Ninth National Congress of the Communist Party of China delivered by Lin Piao; The Constitution of the Communist Party of China; lists of members of the Central Committee and the Politburo; and several press communiques. (Peking: FLP, 1969), 206 pages. Lin Piao’s Report issued as a separate small pamphlet, 112 pages.

The Constitution of the Communist Party of China, adopted by the Ninth National Congress of the Communist Party of China, April 4, 1969. (Peking: FLP, 1969), 52 pages.

Hold Aloft the Banner of Unity of the Party’s Ninth Congress and Win Still Greater Victories, editorial of Renmin Ribao, Hongqi and Jifangjun Bao, June 9, 1969. (Peking: FLP, 1969), 26 pages.

Communists Should Be the Advanced Elements of the Proletariat – In Commemoration of the 49th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China. (Peking: FLP, 1970), 20 pages.

Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Communist Party of China: 1921-1971, (Peking: FLP, 1971), 60 pages.

The Tenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China (Documents), (Peking: FLP, 1973), 138 pages.

The Eleventh National Congress of the Communist Party of China (Documents), (Peking: FLP, 1977), 270 pages.

Documents of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee – September 1956-April 1969, Union Research Institute, Hong Kong, 1974

A collection of documents (not complete) covering an important period of the development of Socialism in the People’s Republic of China. Large files hence divided into a number of parts.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Resolutions of the Tsunyi Conference, Jerome Ch’en, The China Quarterly, No 40, October-December, 1969, pp 1-38, SOAS, London.

Commentaries on the Communist Party of China

The Communist Party of China and the 20th Congress of the CPSU, Irish Communist Organisation, Cork, 1970, 20 pages. Policy statement No. 3.

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