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  Stalinist parties in India pledge to support Congress power bid
The Stalinists' erstwhile allies were denounced for having foisted a right-wing agenda on the UF government, then "betraying" secularism--as if anything else could be expected from these right-wing, caste-based parties of the regional bourgeoisie.
The truth is that it is the Stalinist parties that have fed the rise of the communal right by subordinating the working class for decades to the bourgeois Congress and later to various other regional bourgeois parties.
The Stalinists have themselves been complicit in the implementation of India's "new economic policy", not only through their participation in the UF but by actively courting international capital in their guise as state ministers in West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura.
www.wsws.org /news/1998/oct1998/ind-o31.shtml   (1254 words)

  
 Czechoslovakia Economic History Stalinist Model
Stalinist Model emphasized the goals of further industrialization and expansion of socialist ideals i.e., Marx's idea of social equality.
The Stalinist Model called for completion of targets as priority; thus there were incentives to meet the targets rather than to improve the quality of production.
The Stalinist model's goal of rapid industrialization and social equality were achieved, but the industrialization drive was unnecessary.
www.bu.edu /econ/faculty/kyn/newweb/economic_systems/Economics/Economic_History/Czechoslovakia/ecohist_cz_stalmod.htm   (1343 words)

  
 A defense of Stalinist art policy
Critics of Stalinist policy towards the arts have difficulty admitting what is actually obvious: that despite the supposed philistinism, bloodthirstiness, stupidity, evil-mindedness and malice of Stalin and his 'henchmen', the Soviet Thirties saw the greatest outpouring of works of art, theatre, literature, film, music, sculpture and architecture in Russian history.
Stalinist repression and policing of the arts is 'barbaric' and 'unconscionable' [but one justification for Stalin's policy towards Russian artists might lie in comparing it with Hitler's and then trying to judge whether Stalin's policy helped or hindered the Soviet state in its attempt to prevent Hitler carrying _his_ policy out].
Not for nothing was the Stalinist 1930s characterised BOTH by the fierce and relentless struggle against formalism in music, literature and the arts that ended careers and even lives, AND by a torrential outpouring of new work.
www.marxmail.org /archives/July99/a_defense_of_stalinist_art_polic.htm   (3329 words)

  
 New York Architecture Images- Stalinist Architecture
'Stalinist Architecture' is the term typically applied to the years between 1933 (the date of the final competition to design the Palace of the Soviets) and 1955 (The Academy of Architecture was abolished).
It follows the Stalinist gigantism style and is prominent in the city's skyline.
In terms of Moscow addresses, the seven Stalinist skyscrapers were considered the height of unattainable luxury, with solid construction, relatively luxurious materials, high ceilings, classical details and prime locations.
www.nyc-architecture.com /SCC/SCC030a.htm   (5844 words)

  
 Stalinist trade unions face collapse
The Stalinist bureaucracy had created and maintained a network of shops, resorts, apartment houses, hotels, restaurants, theatres, hospitals, foreign travel, which catered exclusively to the members of the Nomenklatura, to the bureacrats, in proportion to their rank in the hierarchy.
Seventhly, the Stalinist leadership in the unions had last year attempted to channel the anger of the workers into the formation of the United Front of Toilers as a political pressure group (this attempt has since backfired and the UFT has gotten out of control of the traditional bureaucrats in many areas of the country).
When reality does intrude and these Stalinist hacks are forced to report on a murdered striker, the homeless or the poverty seen in the cities, this is treated as an aberration, blamed on race or mental handicaps of the sufferers.
web.mit.edu /people/fjk/essays/vcsps.html   (4533 words)

  
 Marxist Bulletin: The Stalinist School of Falsification
We would also point the comrade towards the decision on 29 October of this year by the Beijing-backed provisional legislature in Hong Kong to overturn a set of labour laws passed by the former chamber at the end of June.
Comrade Hoskins’ position represents a minority of the SLP membership and reflects Stalinist politics that are fundamentally alien to socialism and need to be politically crushed if the SLP is to become a vehicle for socialist revolution.
By all means let Stalinists in the party bring their anti-working class politics into the open, but this must be within a framework which allows for the refuting of their ideas, rather than risking the misunderstanding that they represent the majority of party members.
www.bolshevik.org /mb/5china.htm   (702 words)

  
 Bolshoi Vladivostok: Architecture and Urban Planning in the Stalinist Era   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The military, bureaucratic, and capitalist city of the early years of this century was changed only superficially by the Bolshevik Revolution, but with the advent of the Five Year Plans, and the consolidation of power into the hands of Joseph Stalin, the city began preparing to transform itself into a model Soviet urban center.
The Stalinist era was a time of profound change for the peoples of the Soviet Union.
Vladivostok changed substantially during the Stalinist era, though it did not experience the wholesale transformation called for in the centrally-approved master plans of the 1930s until the post-war, indeed post-Stalin era.
depts.washington.edu /reecas/events/conf2002/abstr02/Richardson.html   (600 words)

  
 Canadian Journal of History: National Bolshevism: Stalinist Mass Culture and the Formation of Modern Russian National ...
This chronological breadth is complemented by a detailed and thorough account of each period that examines Party and government debates about history, the dissemination of historical ideas by educational institutions and through mass culture, and finally the population's reception of these ideas.
Brandenberger's main argument is that Stalinist ideologues "did not aim to promote Russian ethnic interests during these years so much as they attempted to foster a maximally accessible, populist sense of Soviet social identity through the instrumental use of russo-centric appeals" (p.
Because Brandenberger is trying to argue that Stalinist etatist rhetoric created modern Russian national identity, he also systematically underestimates the role of pre-revolutionary and early Soviet Russian national identity in shaping the later development of russo-centrism and Russian chauvinism.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3686/is_200408/ai_n9443508   (923 words)

  
 LRP Statement on the Call for an International Debate Conference
We agree that the USSR in the 1930's was a degenerated workers' state, but we believe that the Stalinist counterrevolution went further than Trotsky understood and destroyed the workers' state by the end of that decade.
We distinguish between the defense of the remaining gains held by the workers of the Stalinist and ex-Stalinist states, on the one hand, and the defense of the Stalinist state apparatus (army, police, bureaucracy, etc.), on the other.
For many years, we have maintained that the debates over the nature of the Stalinist states were not about theoretical abstractions but were at root about the revolutionary nature of the proletariat and the struggle to advance revolutionary class consciousness.
www.lrp-cofi.org /archive/POR-LBI.html   (1569 words)

  
 Stageleft:. Life on the left side » Blog Archive » Stalinist Agitprop?
Earlier this year Amnesty Secretary General Irene Khan described Guantanamo Bay as “the gulag of our time”, and in doing so sent the (Right)WingNuts into foaming at the mouth fits of rhetoric that bounced around the airwaves and the blog-o-sphere for weeks on end…..
stalinist: (n) The bureaucratic, authoritarian exercise of state power and mechanistic application of Marxist-Leninist principles associated with Stalin.
Khan was more accurate, Coulter is not only inaccurate she’s either a complete idiot or needs to subscribe to dictionary.com’s word of the day so when she spouts her drivel she doesn’t look like one.
www.stageleft.info /2005/08/18/stalinist-agitprop   (497 words)

  
 Not Bored!, "Trashing Georges Bataille, 'Accursed' Stalinist"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Given that we are well past the end date of the stalinist forms of communism - do we really need such hysterical and unhistorical posturing when a calmer understanding of Bataille and the others mentioned in the article/review might have been more useful.
Though there are no longer any Stalinist states, Stalinism as such is also a kind of conception of post-capitalism, with all kinds of implicit ideas about social struggle.
Of course Bataille is a very excentric writer, and most of his stuff is certainly not Stalinist in the sense of control-obsessed and miserable.
slash.autonomedia.org /comments.pl?cid=1808&sid=3827   (697 words)

  
 Journal of Social History: National Bolshevism: Stalinist Mass Culture and the Formation of Modern Russian National ...
The Stalinist leadership rehabilitated prerevolutionary military and cultural figures, while championing the Soviet state as the natural heir of the tsarist empire.
The Russian masses, meanwhile, overlooked the nuances of Stalinist ideology and welcomed the new rhetoric as the outright promotion of Russian nationalism; for some, the shift even became a license to express chauvinist, xenophobic, and anti-Semitic views.
Although Brandenberger's argument about the Stalinist roots of modern Russian nationalism is compelling on many levels, some readers may be left wondering why, if there was virtually no popular Russian nationalism before 1917, ordinary Russians so enthusiastically adopted the russocentric rhetoric of the Stalinist regime.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_2_38/ai_n9487454   (1062 words)

  
 Max Shachtman: Nature of the Stalinist Parties (1947)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Stalinist parties are everywhere based upon the power of the Russian bureaucracy, they serve this power, they are dependent upon it, and they cannot live without it.
But by the same token, the Stalinist parties in the capitalist countries, because they arc agents of the Kremlin oligarchy, are likewise in fundamental opposition to capitalism and the capitalist state.
But unlike the Social-Democrats, the Stalinists have practically destroyed all of the economic and political power of the bourgeoisie, destroyed also bourgeois democracy in any form, and have established what even a man with one eye in his head can recognize as a totalitarian regime.
www.marxists.org /archive/shachtma/works/ni09.htm   (7499 words)

  
 KGB/Stalinist crimes
The determination to have old Stalinist agents account for their actions in court has broad popular support, from average citizens to the Baltic presidents—all three of whom were themselves personally touched by Stalinist repression.
Speaking in a bright, white-walled interrogation room, one of Estonia’s 20 full-time Stalinist hunters insisted the investigations are carried out by the book, dispassionately and, contrary to Russian claims, with no desire to exact revenge.
Stalinist agents who have gone to court have virtually all proclaimed their innocence.
www.balticsww.com /stalin_crimes.htm   (1546 words)

  
 Mangled Thoughts » Speaking of the Stalinist Bastard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
That’s right bracks, it’s the police state ramifications which are your motive, your retarded, lying commie stalinist criminal swindling piece of dog poo.
As for the left, they include the socialists who stuff the churches, include the bishops, given they have hailed Howard is Hitler, they are curiously silent on a pack of professional dole bludgers sitting in Spring Street ramming through Parliament totalitarian decree after another - thicker and faster than a hail storm.
How amusing, here in Victoria, a pack of swindling commie stalinist bastards are busily doing things they claim to oppose and what is their response, silence, stony silence.
mangledthoughts.com /?p=2216   (1104 words)

  
 CIVITATENSIS » Blog Archive » Who’s the Stalinist?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Martin was careful in his choice, but “we do not live in Stalinist Russia and we are not going to make people crawl on their bellies and demonstrate their loyalty to Canada.”
But if we don’t live in a Stalinist state, people should be able to call into question a prime ministerial choice, and ask questions about people’s loyalties without receiving a call from the prime minister telling them not to ask the questions.
This entry was posted on Friday, August 12th, 2005 at 8:52 pm and is filed under general, federal politics, democracy.
www.civitatensis.ca /archives/2005/08/12/whos-the-stalinist   (506 words)

  
 It's Happening Global Discussion Forum - Kids Say the Darndest, Most Stalinist Things   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Unfortunately most kids don't understand that it's Stalinist to give too much power to this faceless entity we call government.
How the hell one equates "Stalinist Things" (Which by definition is far left wing) and this administration (a bit to the RIGHT of center...got that Bill?) is beyond me. Is Maher leading by example?
I am not commenting on your governemnt as a whole, but the Patriot Act is not a "bit right of centre" kinda of law.
www.itshappening.com /showthread.php?t=83087   (1669 words)

  
 Townhall.com :: Columns :: Marching with Stalinists by Michael Kelly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This was ``A Stirring in the Nation,'' in the words of an approving New York Times editorial, ``impressive for the obvious mainstream roots of the marchers.'' There is, increasingly, much that happens in the world that the Times feels its readers should be sheltered from knowing.
It rose out of a split within the old Socialist Workers Party over the Soviet Union's 1956 invasion of Hungary--the breakaway Workers World Party was all for the invasion.
It supports the last official Stalinist state, North Korea, in the mass starvation of its citizens.
www.townhall.com /columnists/michaelkelly/mk20030122.shtml   (645 words)

  
 MRB: Veiled Empire: Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia
Soviet efforts were largely responsible for creating the veil as a "national" symbol emblematic of a "tradition" that actually was quite new.
The process has reversed itself today, but for a short time in the 1920s idealism triumphed and women could walk down the street with their hair flowing proudly behind them, no longer confined to anonymity behind a Burka.
Oconee River Tales to Tell by Katherine Bowman Walters Veiled Empire: Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia by Douglas Northrop of Bostwick, GA Reminiscent by Windee Allienor Little The Madison...
www.medical-research-books.com /mrb-books-reviewed/0801488915.html   (994 words)

  
 America Already Is America - The Stalinist roots of John Kerry's new slogan. By Timothy Noah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
America Already Is America - The Stalinist roots of John Kerry's new slogan.
The Stalinist roots of John Kerry's new slogan.
The same year "Let America Be America Again" was published, Hughes signed a letter supporting the Stalinist purges; he had witnessed, with approval, one of the show trials himself.
slate.msn.com /id/2101575   (850 words)

  
 Krementsov, N.: Stalinist Science.
Based on previously unknown documents from the archives of state and Communist Party agencies and of numerous scientific institutions, Stalinist Science shows that this picture is oversimplified.
Nikolai Krementsov argues that the model of Stalinist science, already taking hold during the thirties, was reversed by the need for inter-Allied cooperation during World War II.
Science, as a tool for winning the war and as a diplomatic and propaganda instrument, began to enjoy higher status, better funding, and relative autonomy.
pup.princeton.edu /titles/5926.html   (297 words)

  
 Asia Times: Is North Korea Stalinist?
Sometimes this is what the late Nobel economics prize winner Gunnar Myrdal called "diplomacy by terminology" - as in the phrase "developing countries", many of which aren't.
True, it can be irritating when the Seoul press lazily uses "the Stalinist state" as a homonym for North Korea or the DPRK: either to put the boot in, or just avoid repetition.
As he says, "It is hard to imagine the DPRK as we know it without a Stalinist blueprint." Nor is this surprising.
www.atimes.com /koreas/CI05Dg01.html   (870 words)

  
 Chechnya Gripped by Stalinist Terror, or Where Do Suicide Bombers Come From - FEATURE - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oleg Orlov of the International Society Memorial, Russia’s top human rights organization, sheds light on the reasons that push Chechen suicide bombers to their drastic actions.
The number of quiet, undocumented kidnappings of people from their homes by federal forces in Chechnya is comparable to statistics for the peak of Stalinist repressions in 1937-1938.
During the height of Stalinist terror, people were plucked from their beds at night and taken away, never to be seen again; the figures for those years are, 44 disappearances per every 10,000 people.
www.mosnews.com /feature/2004/09/01/terror.shtml   (1149 words)

  
 Bataille: "Accursed" Stalinist
He certainly didn't finish Volume I because of the uniqueness of the Marshall Plan, which is the subject of its very last chapter, or because of the unprecedented scale and extent of the devastation during the Second World War.
Andre Breton and most of the others had distanced themselves from or openly denounced Stalinism (if not the Communist Party, as well) because of the Soviet Union's murderous campaign to "collectivize" the kulaks in 1937 (an infamous example of what Karl Marx called primitive accumulation) and because of the Hitler-Stalin Pact of 1939.
Even though this Stalinist's analyses of eroticism and sovereignty are no doubt fascinating, we will nevertheless refrain from reading Volumes II and III of his trilogy.
www.notbored.org /bataille.html   (1379 words)

  
 Anti-Stalinist Slate Introduction
Due to the ongoing abuse of the democratic process at KPFT/90.1 FM radio by a handful of vicious thugs, hatemongers, exclusionists and assorted cads, concerned members of the community have coalesced to create a slate of candidates to run in the first-ever upcoming elections for the KPFT Local Advisory Board (LAB).
Our platform is a simple one: We openly oppose the candidacies of those who choose to run under the Stalinist Slate (aka: peepee radio) that was created by KPFT's censured LAB member, Ayatollah Hep Ingham.
The above listed people (all of them white middle-aged males, save one token), who are clearly aligned with Ayatollah Hep Ingham, must be prevented from aquiring seats on the KPFT LAB and must be exposed for the anti-democratic nature of their activities during the upcoming LAB election campaign.
www.hal-pc.org /~edi/intro.html   (722 words)

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