Vietnam — Banned, Suppressed or
Hard-to-Find Articles and Information
The great revolutionary struggle of the Vietnamese people for liberation from first French imperialism and then U.S. imperialism was one of the great events of the 20th century. In the future we hope to post many documents about this great struggle.
Unfortunately, however, the regime that then came to power in Vietnam was run by oppressive revisionist bourgeois nationalists. Over the decades it has become more and more evident that what is called “socialism” in Vietnam, is actually nothing of the kind. Actual Marxist, revolutionary, and even democratic ideas are banned and suppressed there. It will also be our goal on this site to locate and post news and information about this contemporary suppression of revolutionary and progressive ideas in Vietnam.
In addition, we will attempt to seek out and post documents here from outside Vietnam which expose and criticize the undemocratic and revisionist nature of the country at the present time.
If you know of additional documents that should be posted here, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suppression of Revolutionary & Progressive Views in Vietnam:
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French Colonial Period:
- [Book:] History of the August Revolution, (Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1972), 194 pages. About the August 14, 1945 uprising led by the Viet Minh (League for the Independence of Vietnam) against French colonial rule and the Japanese occupation of Vietnam. Searchable PDF format (9,501 KB)
- “The August Revolution”, by Truong Chinh, written on the first anniversary in 1946. (Hanoi: FLPH, 1958; reprinted Pittsburgh: Change Maker, 2013), 88 pages. PDF format (267 KB)
The American Imperialist War against Vietnam:
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Foreign Commentary on Vietnam:
- “Vietnam: Miscarriage of the Revolution”, a prescient and important unsigned article about the triumph of revisionism in Vietnam, which appeared in the RCP’s magazine Revolution, Vol. 4, No. 7-8, July/August 1979, 55 pages. So far as we know, this major critique of Vietnamese revisionism has not been reprinted and is not available elsewhere on the Internet. PDF Version (591 KB); MS Word (375 KB)
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