Message of the Comintern (SH)

on occasion of the 119th anniversary

of comrade Engels’ death day

August 5, 1895 – August 5, 2014

119 years ago, comrade Friedrich Engels died. Being the 2nd Classic of Marxism-Leninism, comrade Engels’ legacy is immortal and it will live forever on the minds and hearts of every worker and of every true communist.

During his lifetime, comrade Engels was the closest friend and collaborator of comrade Marx (the First Classic of Marxism-Leninism). They both lived in various different European countries (Germany, Belgium, France, Great-Britain, etc.) where they developed theoretic scientific work and revolutionary practical activities, actively contributing to and participating in many relevant struggles of their epoch, like the 1848 revolution.

Both during and after Marx’s death, Engels strived in order to defend, consolidate and develop scientific socialism. Comrade Engels refused Hegelianism and, already together with Marx, reflected about human society in an anti-Idealist manner, concluding that it is not conscience that determines existence, but it is existence which determines conscience. When referring to the teachings of Marx and Engels, the 3rd Classic of Marxism-Leninism highlighted those concluding that:

Hegel’s philosophy spoke of the development of the mind and of ideas; it was idealistic. From the development of the mind it deduced the development of nature, of man, and of human, social relations. While retaining Hegel’s idea of the eternal process of development, Marx and Engels rejected the preconceived idealist view; turning to life, they saw that it is not the development of mind that explains the development of nature but that, on the contrary, the explanation of mind must be derived from nature, from matter.... Unlike Hegel and the other Hegelians, Marx and Engels were materialists. Regarding the world and humanity materialistically, they perceived that just as material causes underlie all natural phenomena, so the development of human society is conditioned by the development of material forces, the productive forces. On the development of the productive forces depend the relations into which   men enter with one another in the production of the things required for the satisfaction of human needs. And in these relations lies the explanation of all the phenomena of social life, human aspirations, ideas and laws. The development of the productive forces creates social relations based upon private property, but now we see that this same development of the productive forces deprives the majority of their property and concentrates it in the hands of an insignificant minority. It abolishes property, the basis of the modern social order, it itself strives towards the very aim which the socialists have set themselves. All the socialists have to do is to realize which social force, owing to its position in modern society, is interested in bringing socialism about, and to impart to this force the consciousness of its interests and of its historical task.” (Lenin, Frederick Engels, 1895, edition in English)

Furthermore, comrade Engels explained that the conditions of capitalist economic system causes that bourgeois class inevitably creates its own grave-digger: the proletariat. He explained that class struggle is the true locomotive of human history - which is constituted by a succession of combats and victories of certain classes over others - and that it is proletariat’s class struggle that will definitively annihilate bourgeois-capitalist class society, and put an end to all kinds of exploitations forever. He explained capitalisms’ true innate oppressive nature with outstanding scientific accuracy at an epoch when capitalism was still in ascension and its monopolist and imperialist character were still in an initial stage. He and comrade Marx analyzed the conditions of development of productive forces and concluded that the outcome of a socialist and later communist society is not an utopia, but an inescapable historic necessity to which there is no possible alternative.

As one of the major theoretical writers of communist ideology, comrade Engels authored many books, large numbers of them jointly with comrade Marx, like happened with The Holy Family and with certain volumes of Das Kapital. Among Engels’ most important works, we can mention: The Condition of the Working Class in England (based on Engels’ own observations of the poverty and misery of British proletariat), Anti-Durhing (in which many crucial issues concerning materialist conception of history and its respective philosophical and social-economic theory are analysed), Ludwig Feuerbach, The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, among many other texts of variable size. All of comrade Engels’ genial Works are considered to be among the most significant works of Marxism and undoubtedly contribute to the opening of the doors towards the total and definitive liberation of the oppressed laboring classes from capitalist wage slavagist exploitation.

But besides this, comrade Engels was also one of the greatest proletarian internationalists of all times. In 1864, he and comrade Marx were co-founders of the first International Working Men’s Association, whose achieved purpose was to decisively contribute to the advancement of international workers’ movement through uniting the proletarians of all countries. Even after the end of the First International and of comrade Marx’s death, comrade Engels remained as the most important theoric and guide not only of working class movement, but also particularly of Europe’s socialist movement, whose leaders from multiple countries always took comrade Engel’s inestimable knowledge, experience and advises in consideration. Indeed, even during his lifetime, comrade Engels unmasked and condemned all bourgeois-revisionist influences that aimed at detaching world workers from the path of authentic Marxist science and from its genuinely revolutionary and proletarian nature attempting to turn it into a reformist ideology entirely inoffensive to the class dominion of the bourgeoisie. Even nowadays, we Stalinist-Hoxhaists take many valuable teachings from this struggle by comrade Engels.

For all these reasons, comrade Engels’ infallible and immortal teachings are an authentic guiding light for all those who follow the path towards world socialist revolution, world proletarian dictatorship, world socialism and world communism. Our ideology is called Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism-Hoxhaism, but we can never underestimate the teachings from comrade Engels, without which the lessons of the other Classics would never be complete. To uphold and defend comrade Engels’ irreplaceable revolutionary and proletarian legacy means to also uphold and defend the revolutionary and proletarian legacy of all Classics of Marxism-Leninism as a whole.

Long live comrade Engels, the 2nd Classic of Marxism-Leninism!

Long live the invincible teachings of the 5 Classics of Marxism-Leninism: Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Enver Hoxha!

Long live violent world socialist proletarian revolution and world armed proletarian dictatorship!

Long live world socialism and world communism!

Long live the Comintern (SH)!



in different languages



Frederick Engels

on occasion of his

119th Day of Death

05. 08. 2014

special selection of works concerning the First International that will celebrate its 150th anniversary of foundation in this year.



Marx and Engels on the

First International

Collected Works Volume 20 (1864 - 1868)

part 1

part 2

Collected Works Volume 21 (1867 - 1870

part 1

part 2



The International Workingmen’s Association, 1866

What have the working classes to do with Poland?


Frederick Engels

The International Workingmen's Association, 1868

On the Dissolution of the Lassallean Workers' Association


Frederick Engels

Statement by the General Council Concerning Alexander Baillie Cochrane’s Letter to the Editor of "The Eastern Post"

The Eastern Post, No. 163, November 11, 1871


Frederick Engels

Giuseppe Garibaldi’s Statement and its Effects on the Working Classes in Italy

Engels’ Record of his Report at the General Council Meeting of November 7, 1871

The Eastern Post, No. 163, November 11, 1871


Frederick Engels

Working Men’s Congress at Rome.

— Bebel’s Speeches in the Reichstag

November 14, 1871


Frederick Engels

The Position of the Danish Members of the International on the Agrarian Question

Engels’ Record of his Report at the General Council Meeting of December 5, 1871


Frederick Engels

On the Police Persecution of the Member of the International
Theodore Cuno

April 27, 1872


Frederick Engels

Documents of the First International 1872

Relations between the Irish Sections and the British Federal Council

Engels’s Record of his own Report at the General Council Meeting of May 14, 1872.


Frederick Engels

Announcement of the General Council on the Convocation and the Agenda of the Congress at The Hague

June 29, 1872


Frederick Engels

News on The International Labour Movement



Frederick Engels

News on the Activities of The International on the Continent



Frederick Engels


To the Working Men of Europe in 1877


in German language



Friedrich Engels

An den 6. Kongress der belgischen Sektion der

Internationalen Arbeiterassoziation

London - 23. Dezember 1870

Friedrich Engels

Der Kongreß von Sonvillier
und die Internationale

3. Januar 1872 


Karl Marx / Friedrich Engels

Ein Komplott gegen die Internationale Arbeiterassoziation

Im Auftrage des Haager Kongresses verfaßter Bericht über das Treiben Bakunins und der Allianz der sozialistischen Demokratie



in Spanish language


Federico Engels

Los bakuninistas en acción

Memoria sobre el levantamiento en España en el verano de 1873






Frederick Engels

- 119th Day of Death - 05. 08. 2014