Part VI: The lessons from World War II
What are some of the main lessons that we should draw at this time, on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II?
Both the world wars of the 20th century emerged from the intensifying contradictions among the imperialist powers for control of markets, resources and spheres of influence. The imperialist powers used masses of people in their own countries and in other countries as cannon-fodder for their own greed and drive for profits.Continue reading
Part V: The end of World War II and the aims of different countries and peoples
At the end of the Second World War, the socialist Soviet Union emerged as one of the victorious powers. It stood as an inspiration to people across the world who were fighting to liberate themselves from the colonial yoke. On the other hand, US imperialism emerged as the leader of the reactionary anti-communist imperialist camp.Continue reading
Part IV: The main battles of World War II
The turning point of the War was the Battle of Stalingrad. The people of Stalingrad fought for every street, every house, and every inch of their city. After intense fighting lasting many months, the German army, which till then was considered ‘invincible’, was decimated and forced to surrender.Continue reading
Part III: Strategy of major imperialist powers and the Soviet Union before World War II
A new imperialist war for the redivision of markets and spheres of influence began in the 1930s. Britain and France pursued a deliberate policy of inciting Germany against the Soviet Union, Japan against China and the Soviet Union, etc., so that all these countries would get mutually weakened. In this way, they could join the battle later and emerge as the winners. The US strategy was to watch and enter the war after all the other powers had exhausted themselves, so that it could emerge as the undisputed leader.Continue reading
Part II: Who and what was responsible for the two world wars in the 20th century?
The imperialist powers of the world, in their pursuit to expand their spheres of control through re-division of the world, were responsible for the two world wars of the 20th century. By the beginning of the 20th century, capitalism had reached its last and final stage, that of imperialism. The leading capitalist powers of the world had divided up all the continents into their respective colonies and spheres of influence. Further expansion was only possible through wars to seize territories from one another.Continue reading
Imperialism was and remains the source of war and conflict in the world
The Communist Ghadar Party of India is publishing a 6-part series to educate our readers on the causes that led to the Second World War, and the lessons to be drawn by the peoples.
Part I – Lessons from history
We must draw the correct lessons, so that humanity can put an end once and for all to the scourge of war and oppression of peoples.Continue reading
Over 32,000 workers of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) will be on a two day All India strike on 7 and 8 September to oppose its privatisation. They include over 12,000 regular workers, and 20,000 contract workers. The strike call has been given by the All India Coordination Committee ofContinue reading
The Struggle Continues for an India without Exploitation and Oppression
Seventy three years after the end of British colonial rule, political power remains concentrated in very few hands. “Development for All” remains an empty promise.
It is the wealth and private empires of the Tatas, Ambanis, Birlas and other monopoly houses which are growing by leaps and bounds.Continue reading
Dear Editor, The COVID-19 crisis has forced many Indians, particularly activists, to take a good, hard look at the political system prevailing in our country. The rulers have exposed their thoroughly anti-people nature. Much of the resources at the command of the government have not been put to use toContinue reading