3) BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES OF THE TWO COMRADES -On this page.
4) EXTRACTS FROM AN EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH JACK SHULMAN IN 1995; Consisting of these extracts: The Spanish Civil War; On W.Z.Foster and his Struggle in the CPUSA; and On China and Albania. CLICK HERE
5) DOCUMENTS REPRINTED FROM :
"TROTSKYITE COUP IN ALBANIA"; FIRST PUBLISHED IN BOOK FORM BY "PEOPLE’S
VOICE" NEW ZEALAND. CLICK
i) 14.2.91 Letter from CPNZ Central Committee to PLA Central Committee;
ii) 14.2.91 Full text of letter from CPNZ Central Committee to the Editorial Board of Zeri i Popullit, organ of the PLA Central Committee;
iii) 14.2.91 Full text of letter from CPNZ Central Committee to Radio Tirana;
iv) 21.2.91 Bill Bland, secretary of the Communist League of Britain, to the Communist Party of New Zealand in response to the CPNZ's exposure of Albanian revisionism:
v) List of Other organisations cited by CPNZ
vi) Full Text of "TROTSKYITE COUP" CONSISTING OF: Introduction Page I CPNZ; Central Committee statement issued on l5.4.91:
1) The Cover Picture
Kathe Kollowitz is
perhaps the best known artist, to be directly associated with the Marxist-Leninist
movement. We have used her work before, on our covers. This piece on our
present cover, is the famous work entitled "Gedankenblatt
fur Karl Liebnicht" – a wood-cut completed in 1919/20.
Of course the death of Karl Liebnicht and Rosa Luxemburg – murdered by German militarists who viciously aborted the German revolution – affected Kathe Kollowitz enormously. We do not here intend to claim that either Jack or Rex were of the stature of Karl Liebnicht. But both worked selflessly for the same goals as did Liebnicht. In time - both Jack & Rex will be remembered, for having been, in their own ways - leaders of the class of proletarians and all the toilers, of their own countries.
For our further notes on Kathe Kollowit, Go to: Kollowitz.
2) The Relationship of Alliance to the Dead Comrades
It is fitting that these two comrades are remembered in the same issue of Alliance. For they both shared the conviction that Albania had established socialism under the leadership of Enver Hoxha, and they both fought revisionism in their countries. Both had formed around themselves, in their own countries, the vanguard of pro-Albanian Marxist-Leninists.
Moreover, both have an intimate connection
to the foundation of this organisation – Alliance Marxist-Leninist (North
America). It was in 1991 that Alliance Marxist-Leninist formally began
to publish. Issue Number One, was
prompted by the recognition that the last remaining bastion of Socialism
in the world – The Peoples’ Republic of Socialist Albanian – had been subverted
into capitalism. In the setting up of Alliance, an express stated aim was
to assist in the re-grouping of the movement in both USA and Canada – along
non-sectarian lines. This was mandated due to the crumbling of the movement
all over the continent.
That first issue had a direct link to both comrades Jack and to Rex. We would to like here to explain this link.
Comrade JACK SHULMAN (1914-1999) was a founding member of Alliance, which used his pre-eminent stature in the USA movement to begin, and develop its building. From then on till his death in November 1999, Comrade Shulman was closely linked to all the developments in the Alliance movement and was a close supporter of the International Struggle Marxist-Leninist initiative. Indeed he was sorely tempted by the prospect of coming to the Paris conference, but his health did not permit him to attend. His death occurred during that meeting, and the Paris meeting carried a resolution to his memory. He died having endured a considerable degree of pain over the last years of his life. However, we were fortunate to have had his encouragement and practical advice.
We were about to embark on a series of rather detailed interviews with him, to which he had finally overcome his modesty to agree to - when he died. Fortunately, a very close personal friend of his, had already partly interviewed him. We are extremely grateful to that friend, for these details that are contained in the interview herein.
Comrade REX HOLLISS (1926-2000) was a leading member of the Communist Party New Zealand Marxist-Leninists. He was the editor of the People’s Voice. Comrades the world over, know that it was under his guidance that the CPNZ first systematically exposed to the world – Ramiz Alia’s treachery. The Marxist-Leninists of the world owe to the CPNZ a great fraternal regard, for their clarion call. It is true that other organizations and parties the world over sooner or later came to the same vantage point, as did the CPNZ. But the CPNZ took the vanguard in that struggle. Some of that credit goes to Comrade Holliss. That first issue of Alliance carried three main pieces. One was on the health services of Canada; one was an article on the USSR war-time history and Stalin’s role in that struggle; and the other was an expose from the CPNZ of the revisionist polices of Alia.
That last piece represented the opening shots in the re-groupment of the international movement. Rex Holliss led the Central Committee that fired that salvo. After that time, in consistency with their message the CPNZ adhered to the platform of the International Struggle Marxist-Leninist, and the continuing non-sectarian battles internationally.
We will miss these two comrades.
But as Jack used to cite another American, so must we:
"Don’t mourn, organize!" said Joe Hill on the eve of his death.
Jack Shulman and Rex Hollis live on in the deeds and writings they left their parties.
BH On Comrade Rex
5) DOCUMENTS REPRINTED FROM :
"TROTSKYITE COUP IN ALBANIA"; published
by the CPNZ Collective; 1991.