Anti-Communist myths debunked

In today's world no one is innocent, no one a neutral. A man is either with the oppressed or he is with the oppressors. He who takes no interest in politics gives his blessing to the prevailing order, that of the ruling classes and exploiting forces.

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Anti-Communist myths debunked

In today's world no one is innocent, no one a neutral. A man is either with the oppressed or he is with the oppressors. He who takes no interest in politics gives his blessing to the prevailing order, that of the ruling classes and exploiting forces.

politics, communism, history, reading

Anti-Communist myths debunked

“In today's world no one is innocent, no one a neutral. A man is either with the oppressed or he is with the oppressors. He who takes no interest in politics gives his blessing to the prevailing order, that of the ruling classes and exploiting forces.”

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This document exists as a guide to help Communists cut through the propaganda spread by the ruling class in their ongoing attempt to shut down debate and provide legitimacy to capitalism by demonising the only viable alternative.

This resource was created for the purpose of helping Leftists educate people about all of the misinformation, lies and propaganda spread about Communists, and past experiments with Socialism and Communism. Its other main use is in helping Leftists themselves understand some of the controversies in the Communist movement, so that we are all better able to avoid the genuine mistakes and errors that have occurred. After all, how are we supposed to learn from the past if it is buried under a mountain of lies?

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My guide on the DPRK: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1we5OEdteZFfAh11v0s_RVh3LWAkVICGrFnvksVynGxw/edit?usp=sharing

Famines & food-related myths

“Holodomor” / Famine in Ukraine

Books and academic works

Articles

YouTube videos

Misc

China food myths

USSR food myths

DPRK food myths

Other

The USSR and Stalin

General

Jews in the USSR

Purges, Moscow Trials etc

Stalin

General

Cult of personality

Unelected & unpopular “dictator”

Gulags

Mass deportations

Dissidents

World War 2 & Molotov-Ribbentropp Pact

GDR - German Democratic Republic

General

Berlin Wall

Stasi

Other Socialist/Communist countries/governments

Vietnam

Laos

Afghanistan (DRA- Democratic Republic of Afghanistan)

Cuba

General

Cuba’s economic reforms

LGBTQ+

Did Cuba censor musicians, writers etc?

Che Guevara myths

The Cuban Blockade

DPRK - Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

PRC - People’s Republic of China

Is China Socialist?

Poverty reduction campaign

General

Mao

Ghost cities?

Hong Kong

Social Credit System

Inequality

Anti-Corruption drive

Billionaires, private companies, regulation (etc)

Xi, Governance, Political education, etc

Communist Party

China infrastructure, economy, SOE’s, poverty etc

Chinese foreign relations

China-U.S. Trade war (etc)

China-DPRK-RoK relations

South China Sea (etc)

China in Africa

Belt & Road Initiative , “Imperialism” etc

Worker/labor rights, Society (etc)

Pollution & the environment

Tibet

Xinjiang / Islam / Uyghurs

Tiananmen Square

Great Leap Forward / Cultural revolution

Chinese research & development, science, etc.

Venezuela

Communist Military Interventions

Democracy: Communism and Capitalism

Cuba

USSR

Eastern Bloc

China

DPRK

Venezuela

General

Socialism doesn’t work, and other common myths

The USA has no history of Socialism/Communism & “it will never work here”

Quality of life under Socialism

General

China

USSR

Cuba

“Human Rights”

“human nature” ?

“Communism killed millions of people”

Socialism isn’t innovative

Life under communism was/is boring/dull/grey/repressive (etc)

Non-violence??

Communism = White people?

Socialism = big government?

Cultural Marxism?

“Communism is dead” (etc)

Collapse of Communism in the 20th Century

General

The USSR

The Eastern Bloc

Yugoslavia

“Why don’t you ask people who lived under communism?” and “people aren’t happy under socialist systems”

Opinion polls in former socialist/communist states

Communism, feminism, racism and LGBTQ+

General / “IdPol”

Feminism

Theory

History

Anti-racism, anti-colonialism etc

Theory etc

History

LGBTQ+

Communism and religion

Communist theory towards religion

How religion was/is treated in communist countries

World history of Imperialism, anti-Communism (etc)

General

EU

Cuba

DPRK

USSR (historical)

Latin America & Carribean

Chile

Nicaragua

China

Eastern Bloc (historical)

Middle East & Afghanistan

Syria

General

The “Imperial Left” and Syria

White Helmets, NGO’s etc

Rebel groups (etc)

Support for Assad

Chemical Weapons allegations

Douma

Libya

Palestine (“Israel”)

Iran

Iraq

East / Southeast Asia

Africa

Imperialist and anti-communist propaganda explained

The Cold War

Anti-communist propaganda (general)

Propaganda (work in progress)

Amnesty International, HRW etc

NGOs/Aid (general)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Regime change / Color revolutions

Election interference

War propaganda

Anti-DPRK propaganda

Anti-Russia propaganda / Russiagate

Syrian War Propaganda

Black book of communism

Increasing state repression in Western countries

CIA and other intelligence agencies, mass surveillance etc

Academia, publishing and media

Fascism explained

World War 2

General

The atomic bombing of Japan

Finland

Molotov-Ribbentropp Pact

Katyn Massacre

Misc

Khmer Rouge

Recommended YouTube talks

Other reading guides

Famines & food-related myths

“Holodomor” / Famine in Ukraine

Books and academic works

* Fraud, Famine and Fascism by Doug Tottle

http://rationalrevolution.net/special/library/tottlefraud.pdf

* The 1932 Harvest and the Famine of 1933 by Mark Tauger

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-eTgjCs2lzpQllPVzQ2UFd3aWM/view?usp=sharing

* Natural Disaster and Human Actions in the Soviet Famine of 1931-1933 by Mark Tauger

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-eTgjCs2lzpNExnSEVhMjBLRlE/view?usp=sharing

* The Years of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931-1933 by Davies and Wheatcroft

http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=32DAA2871728468189A57E0233492A3A

* Lies concerning the History of the Soviet Union by Mario Sousa

http://www.mariosousa.se/LiesconcerningthehistoryoftheSovietUnion.html

* The Soviet famine of 1932-1933 reconsidered

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09668130801999912

* Archive of writings of Professor Mark Tauger on the famine scourges of the early years of the Soviet Union

https://www.newcoldwar.org/archive-of-writings-of-professor-mark-tauger-on-the-famine-scourges-of-the-early-years-of-the-soviet-union/

* Blood Lies by Grover Furr

http://www.readmarxeveryday.ml/bloodlies/index.html

* Pages 95-111 of Another View of Stalin by Ludo Martens - Collectivization and the ‘Ukrainian Holocaust’

https://stalinsocietypk.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/another-view-of-stalin1.pdf

* J Arch Getty reviews “Harvest of Sorrow”

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v09/n02/j-arch-getty/starving-the-ukraine

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* Did Stalin or the Authorities stop starving peasants from leaving Ukraine? (see below pages of Bloodlies)

Articles

* Mark Tauger reviews The Years of Hunger by Davies and Wheatcroft

https://eh.net/book_reviews/the-years-of-hunger-soviet-agriculture-1931-1933/

* Stop spreading Nazi propaganda: on Holodomor

https://socialistmlmusings.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/stop-spreading-nazi-propaganda/

* The Holodomor Hoax: Joseph Stalin’s crime that never took place

http://www.greanvillepost.com/2015/08/10/the-holodomor-hoax-joseph-stalins-crime-that-never-took-place/

* Real Stalin series: famine of 1932

https://espressostalinist.com/the-real-stalin-series/famine-of-1932/

* In search of a Soviet Holocaust: A 55 year old famine feeds the Right

https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/vv.html

* The Ukrainian famine: only evidence can disclose the truth

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/31/the-ukrainian-famine-only-evidence-can-disclose-the-truth/

* The “Holodomor” and the film “Bitter Harvest” are Fascist lies

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/03/the-holodomor-and-the-film-bitter-harvest-are-fascist-lies/

* Holodomor Hoax: the anatomy of a lie invented by West’s propaganda machine

https://sputniknews.com/politics/201510191028730561-holodomor-hoax-invented-hitler-west

* The famine of 1932-33 in Ukraine the eyes of historians, the language of documents

http://www.archives.gov.ua/Sections/Famine/Publicat/Fam-Pyrig-1932.php

* How many people did Joseph Stalin really kill?

https://anti-imperialism.org/2016/02/16/how-many-people-did-joseph-stalin-really-kill/

* Evidence that Stalin was unaware of conditions in the Ukraine and tried to relieve the situation when he was informed

http://www.stalinsociety.org/2015/10/03/fighting-the-holodomor-myth-archival-evidence-that-stalin-was-unaware-of-conditions-in-the-ukraine-and-tried-to-relieve-the-situation-when-he-was-informed/

YouTube videos

* Why the Holodomor narrative is wrong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUEi7v2TMpQ

* Holodomor series - part 1 - fraudulent photos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzXFXdOz_8Q

* Food shortages and problems in the USSR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUO7_SiJCpw

* Did Stalin continue to export grain as Ukraine starved?

https://youtu.be/SMBJ_nQ4sTA

Misc

* "Recent evidence has indicated that part of the cause of the famine was an exceptionally low harvest in 1932, much lower than incorrect Soviet methods of calculation had suggested. The documents included here or published elsewhere do not yet support the claim that the famine was deliberately produced by confiscating the harvest, or that it was directed especially against the peasants of the Ukraine."

Koenker and Bachman, Eds. Revelations from the Russian Archives. Washington: Library of Congress, 1997, p. 401

* "In view of the importance of grain stocks to understanding the famine, we have searched Russian ar

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