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Exposing The Anti-Stalin Myths Of Cold War –"Blood Lies" By Grover Furr
Date Sunday July 20
Time 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Details
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave (at 65th St.), Oakland
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorMichael Lyon
Exposing The Anti-Stalin Myths Of Cold War –"Blood Lies" By Grover Furr
Sunday, July 20, 12.30-3.30 PM
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave (at 65th St.), Oakland

Grover Furr will speak about his latest book, "Blood Lies: The Evidence that Every Accusation against Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union in Timothy Snyder’s 'Bloodlands' Is False." (Red Star Press, 2014)

Timothy Snyder, a full professor of Eastern European history at Yale, has written two dozen articles for leading intellectual journals such as the NY Review of Books. He recently published "Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin" (N.Y: Basic Books, 2010). This book is by far the most widespread attempt to date to equate Stalin with Hitler, and the Soviet Union with Nazi Germany. It has garnered rave reviews in literally dozens of newspapers and journals; received prizes for historiography; and has been translated into more than 25 languages.

Professor Tim Snyder has little to say about the Nazis. His main target is Stalin, Soviet policy, and communists generally. His broader claim is that the Soviets killed 6 to 9 million innocent civilians while the Nazis were killing about 14 million. Snyder finds parallels between Soviet and Nazi crimes at every turn.

Professor Grover Furr has spent two years methodically checking every single footnote, every reference to anything that could be construed as a crime by Stalin, the USSR, or pro-Soviet communists. Snyder’s main sources are in Polish and Ukrainian, in hard-to-find books and articles. Furr’s conclusion: Every single allegation of Soviet / Stalin “crimes” is false! Soviet History of the Stalin period must be completely rewritten!

He will also share his research on what really happened in: The Famine of 1932-33; the “Polish Operation”; the “Great Terror”; the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact; the “Soviet invasion of Poland”; the “Katyn Massacre”; the Warsaw Uprising; and “Stalin’s Anti-Semitism.”

Professor Furr will sell and sign copies of his new book and his previous books "Khrushchev Lied" and The" Murder of Sergei Kirov."

Grover Furr’s Home Page, with many articles, is at
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 11th, 2014 6:35 PM

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by Stop the Lies
Thursday Jun 12th, 2014 8:22 AM
Countering the lies of the capitalist mouthpieces with more lies makes everything worse. Stalin was a counter-revolutionary whose goal of restoring capitalism in the Soviet Union was realized in 1991. Trotsky, the founder of the Red Army, was later head of the Fourth International founded in 1938. Trotsky continued in exile in Mexico to oppose the Stalinist bureaucracy in the Soviet Union. An early advocate of Red Army intervention against European fascism, in the late 1930s, Trotsky opposed Stalin's non-aggression pact with Adolf Hitler. He was assassinated on Stalin's orders in Mexico, by Ramón Mercader, a Spanish-born Soviet agent in August 1940. Most of his family members were also killed in separate attacks. World War 2 started in Spain in 1936 where it should have been stopped. This writer met survivors of both Stalin and Hitler's concentration camps, both horrifying, and both a result of the same reactionary policies. The Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany at the Battle of Stalingrad IN SPITE OF STALIN, who never served in any military due to his withered arm. We see all around us now that if the Soviet Union had had a leader like Trotsky who would have stopped fascism's growth in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, and supported revolutionary struggles around the world, we would not be on the course of World War 3 right now, being perpetuated by Nazi USA, which has sent nuclear-capable bombers to Poland to attack Russia.
by Jim Monaghan
Friday Jun 30th, 2017 3:14 AM
Here is a detailed response by Boston based activist Doug Greene.

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