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Opportunism and Trotskyism in the Face of Popular Front Governments
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by Nahuel Moreno   
Sunday, 13 December 2015 20:39

 

In the beginning of the 80’s, Nahuel Moreno, founder of the IWL-FI, debated extensively and in depth with the Frenchorganization OCI (Internationalist Communist Organization, led by Pierre Lambert) regarding its policy of capitulation to the Popular Front headed by the Social-democrat François Mitterand, thus expressed in several materials. We extract the main part of one of those debates in 1982, which is still valid for the current Greek situation.

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1905: the dress rehearsal of the Russian Revolution
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by Marcos Margarido - PSTU   
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 01:01

In 1905, the Russian proletariat starred in the first great wave of strikes of the twentieth century. for the first time, in the midst of land occupations, union strikes and break of the military hierarchy, the Soviets emerged.   

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Birth and evolution of Orientalist discourse: a Marxist appraisal
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by Gabriel Huland   
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 01:52

Besides serving to interpret the world, the speech is a tool for transmitting ideologies. It also serves to legitimize and explain the actions of social classes, which generally act in defense of their interests. When it is related to relationships of domination, between classes, states, civilizations or people, one’s speech plays the role of supporting and reinforcing the status quo, while other’s is fighting the order. Wars are also wars between different stories, between speeches opposing each other; major clashes between civilizations have been always followed by stories on which they are based.

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On the 100th anniversary of the Zimmerwald Conference, what lessons should we learn? Part II
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by Alicia Sagra   
Monday, 16 November 2015 14:53

In September this year, when the Zimmerwald Conference completed its 100th anniversary, a lot of articles and essays referring to this event was published. And predictably, in most of them, explicitly or implicitly, Lenin's policy on this conference is considered an example to be followed to address the current situation.

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A hundred years since the Zimmerwald Conference - Part 1
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Written by André Freire - PSTU (Brazil)   
Saturday, 31 October 2015 01:24

In September 1915, a handful of leaders of the Second International gathered at the Zimmerwald Conference, in Switzerland, to try to reach a common position against the First World War. Among them were Lenin and Trotsky.

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Who was Leon Trotsky?
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by Henrique Canary – PSTU/Brasil   
Friday, 21 August 2015 16:39

His life

Liev Davidovich Bronstein was born on October 26, 1879, in the Ukrainian village of Yanovka, Russian Empire. Jew, son of middle peasants, he adhered to Marxism at 19 and went on to organize the workers of the region in a political and trade union organization called “South Russian Workers’ Union."

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Engels: The General of the Revolution
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Written by Francesco Ricci - PdAC   
Monday, 10 August 2015 16:43

When Friedrich Engels died in August 5, 1895 in London, it could be read on the theoretical journal of the German Social Democracy, Die Neue Zeit, that with his death "Marx also finished to die." There was not an exaggeration: in fact it is very difficult to separate Marx from Engels, distinguish their works or the parties that each wrote in the works signed by both. There are texts with only Marx's signature, but were completed or complemented by Engels; there are others signed by Marx (eg, many articles written for US newspapers to increase his meager income), but in fact written directly by Engels. What is true of their works can be said also about the long common militancy. Their lives were developing in a permanent symbiosis, in a continuous exchange. Marx-Engels: it's like a compound name for a single person.

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On "post-modern" idealism, deterministic materialism and the radical critique of Marx and Engels
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by Glailson dos Santos - PSTU (Brazil)   
Monday, 15 June 2015 15:49

Nowadays it is becoming common to claim that there is no such thing as truth; what would exist are merely interpretations, particular points of view (knowledge), all equally valid. And that any attempt at knowing the truth would be nothing but sheer arrogance and pretentiousness of those naively seeking to cage the complexity of existence within limits authoritatively imposed by whatever deterministic approach.

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Ta Thu Thau: Vietnamese Trotskyist Leader
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Written by Ngo Van Xuyet   
Thursday, 11 June 2015 23:10

In 1945, 70 years ago, Ta Thu Thau (great fighter against French colonial rule and the main Trotskyist leader in Vietnam) was shot by Stalinists, under the orders of Ho Chi Minh. We are publishing a short biography by another Vietnamese Trotskyist, Ngo Van Xuyet. It first appeared on Revolutionary History, Vol. 3, N. 2, Autumn 1990.

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