About a week ago the Russian Federation had parliamentary elections, with surprising and welcomed results. The Communist Party of the Russian Federation received around twenty percent of the vote gaining thirty-five seats and making the Party the second largest in the country. The anti-communist United Russia Party of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev lost seventy-seven seats and now only have about fifty percent of the vote (from around sixty-four last election). This represents a good sign for Russia, we here at RCPC wish Gennady Zyuganov and CPRF the best of luck.
In other related news, it is very likely the elections were slated in favor of the ruling party: United Russia. Mikhail Gorbachev said “The country’s leaders must admit there were numerous falsifications and rigging and the results do not reflect the peoples’ will” and has called for another vote altogether. The largest protests in the history of the Russian Federation have taken place over voter fraud and election rigging. The RCPC stands with the workers in solidarity, onward to revolution!
December 10, 2011 No Comments
I received some complaints about not reviewing the history of the great holiday of May Day when I wrote about it last year, so I have decided to make a effort to explain the origins this May Day.
May Day originally had nothing to do with the workers’ revolution but was rather a traditional spring holiday, in pre-Christian Europe celebrating the Roman goddess of flowers, Flora. Afterwards the development of Christianity in Europe changed the holiday to be a celebration of Mary.
May Day, or International Workers’ Day, as we know it is the commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, when, after an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they dispersed a public meeting, Chicago police fired on workers during a general strike for the eight hour workday, killing several demonstrators and resulting in the deaths of several police officers, largely due to friendly fire.
Other important events related to the modern celebration are May Day Riots of 1894, in Cleveland, Ohio and the International Socialist Conference of 1904 (in Amsterdam) called on “all Social Democratic Party organizations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on May First for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace.” The congress made it “mandatory upon the proletarian organizations of all countries to stop work on May 1, wherever it is possible without injury to the workers.”
In modern times May Day is celebrated in nearly every country of the world, a glorious tribute to the past and a shining light to the future.
May 1, 2011 No Comments
Take time to celebrate the past and future accomplishments of Communism this May Day! Best wishes from all of us at RCPC.
May 1, 2010 2 Comments
Local restaurant on the famous Downtown Mall, Revolutionary Soup proudly displays the red star that is often used to represent the worldwide Revolution of the Proletariat. But does Revolutionary Soup, a presumably capitalist business, support the Workers’ Revolution? The RCPC and the people of Charlottesville would like an answer.
Forever fearless and devoted,
April 28, 2010 5 Comments
Perhaps the ultimate goal of communism, “true” communism (a classless and stateless society), is in reality also harmony with our planet. This harmony is disrupted constantly by the capitalists who only seek profit and viciously exploit the Earth. [Read more →]
January 15, 2010 3 Comments
The reason is simple, without the dictatorship of the proletariat the working class will always be mistreated and taken advantage of by the wealthier classes. Though many politicians talk of helping the working class [Read more →]
November 7, 2009 5 Comments
Never forget the great October Socialist Revolution! In Petrograd, Russia, Bolshevik leaders Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky lead revolutionaries in overthrowing the government on one of the most momentous and important days in history. [Read more →]
November 6, 2009 No Comments
It seems nowadays the “Communist” in Communist China doesn’t mean much any more. This supposedly “Maoist” party has fallen far from the ideals of Chairman Mao Zedong and has let China fall into the trap of a market economy. Ever since Deng Xiaoping assumed power in 1978, many Maoist policies [Read more →]
November 6, 2009 No Comments
Of course, L’Internationale first comes to mind and for good reason. L’Internationale, with words written by French Revolutionary Eugène Pottier and set to music written by fellow Revolutionary Pierre De Geyter (who was from Flanders), has become one of the most widely recognized songs in the world, [Read more →]
June 19, 2009 No Comments
Friedrich Engels, the co-founder of Marxism, is perhaps the most underappreciated communist thinker and writer, often overshadowed by his friend and colleague Karl Marx. Although he may not have been as great a thinker as Marx, his devotion and support for the revolutionary cause earn a special place in the hearts of Marxists everywhere.
A prolific writer, he was the author (or co-author) of many works such as [Read more →]
May 22, 2009 2 Comments