Tag Archives: Biography

Proletarian Poet – Влади́мир Маяко́вский (Vladimir Mayakovsky)

Call To Account! The drum of war thunders and thunders. It calls: thrust iron into the living. From every country slave after slave are thrown onto bayonet steel. For the sake of what? The earth shivers hungry and stripped. Mankind … Continue reading

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Oppressive and grey? No, growing up under communism was the happiest time of my life

By Zsuzsanna Clark Daily Mail – October 17, 2009 When people ask me what it was like growing up behind the Iron Curtain in Hungary in the Seventies and Eighties, most expect to hear tales of secret police, bread queues … Continue reading

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Proletarian Heroes: Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Lyudmila Mykhailivna Pavlichenko (July 12, 1916 – October 10, 1974) was one of the greatest snipers in the history of military conflict. During the Great Patriotic War (WWII) she bagged 309 Nazi goons, including 36 enemy snipers. After being wounded and … Continue reading

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Proletarian Heroes: Joseph Stalin

                    Joseph Stalin remains a controversial figure, even among socialists and communists. Don’t close your mind to the very real possibility that you have been bamboozled by the capitalist ruling class … Continue reading

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Real Heroes: Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels (German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈɛŋəls]; 28 November 1820 – 5 August 1895) was a German–English industrialist, social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, alongside Karl Marx. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class … Continue reading

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Real Heroes: Ricardo Flores Magón

Ricardo was born on 16 September 1874, in San Antonio Eloxochitlán, Oaxaca, an indigenous Mazatec community. His father, Teodoro Flores, was a Zapotec Indian and his mother, Margarita Magón was a Mestiza.[3] The couple met each other in 1863 during … Continue reading

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Proletarian Heroes: Mao Zedong

            Due to indoctrination by the Western, capitalist media, some may be shocked to see Mao Zedong presented as a “radical hero.” Those who are committed to total pacifism will, of course, not be fans … Continue reading

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Real Heroes: Rosa Luxemburg

Quotations: “Freedom only for the supporters of the government, only for the members of a party – however numerous they may be – is no freedom at all. Freedom is always the freedom of the dissenter. Not because of the fanaticism of … Continue reading

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Real Heroes: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (Spanish: [fiˈðel ˈkastro]; born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban revolutionary and politician, having held the position of Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and then President from 1976 to 2008. He also served as … Continue reading

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Proletarian Heroes: Lucy Parsons

Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons (born c. 1853 – March 7, 1942) was an American labor organizer and radical socialist. She is remembered as a powerful orator. Lucy (or Lucia) Eldine Gonzalez was born around 1853 in Texas, likely as a … Continue reading

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