Thursday, June 09, 2016

Spring issue of Revolutionary Democracy available

Revolutionary Democracy ( is an outstanding communist theoretical and political journal published twice a year and covering "problems facing the communist movement, particularly relating to Russia, China and India, the origins of modern revisionism, the restoration of capitalism in the USSR and developments in the international communist movement."  It is published in India (in English), and usually has several articles on Indian issues, such as the situation in Kashmir and labor struggles, but it also covers historical issues, such as translating notes of discussions between Soviet leaders and British or Chinese communists after WWII, articles and statements on current international events and developments in countries such as Venezuela, and revolutionary poetry, music, and art.  Here are is the table of contents for the current issue, much of which is posted online:

The Case of Rohith Vemula, C.N. Subramaniam
The Budget: Recalibration of Economic Policy to Mask a Political Crisis, Gautam Mody
India’s New Economic Challenges and the Chinese Economic Crisis, Dr. N. Bhattacharya
Between Tolerance and Intolerance: The Army And its Nation, Dr. Malem Ningthouja
Settlement Won by Contract Workers in Chhatisgarh Cement Works, Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha
How Democracy ‘Uses’ a Colonial Law, PUDR
MSAD solidarity to JNU and the Critique of JNU Nationalism, Seram Rojesh
The Elections in Venezuela, Pablo Miranda
The Left in Bangladesh, Badruddin Umar
Recollections of the Events in Georgia of 4-9th March, 1956, Grigor Oniani
Preface to the Indian Edition of the Textbook of Political Economy of 1955, Vijay Singh
On Work Among Women, ICMLPO
First Meeting of the Women of Latin America and the Caribbean, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, September 24 -27, 2015
XXI Plenum of the ICMLPO:
On the International Situation and our Tasks, ICMLPO
Towards the 100th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution
Developments in Turkey and India
No to the politics of war, terror and misery! ICMLPO
A Farewell Letter to A.B. Bardhan, Vineet Tiwari
A Condolence Meeting in Memory of M. Rajan, Kuldip Sin
Remembering Prof. Randhir Singh, Gautam Navlakha
Pankaj Singh (1948-2015): Reminiscence, Karan Singh Chauhan
Concerning the Materials on the Situation in the Communist Party of India (3rd February 1951), CPSU (b)
L. Trotsky’s Theory of Imperialism and the Universal Crisis of Capitalism, V. Serebryakov
Women in the Art of Chittaprosad, Ashok Bhowmick
Revolutionary Democracy is available at some bookstores in the USA, UK, and India, but in North and South America, copies can be ordered from: 
George Gruenthal
192 Claremont Ave., 5D
New York, NY 10027
In the USA, send cash or a check (made out to George Gruenthal) for $6 dollars for an issue.  A mistake was made and too many copies were printed this time, so if you want two copies, send $8.  The Canadian cost is $5 ($8 for two) and for other countries one copy costs $10 ($16 for two).  George will have to give you a quote for a bulk order.     
Speaking of new issues, I have the June issue of Voice of Revolution ( and will start distributing it to the usual locations shortly.