Between cholera and electoral fraud

Many will wonder what is going on in Haiti with so many consecutive tragedies. The question makes sense: after the earthquake there came the hurricanes and now the cholera has already killed over two thousand people. The answer is tough: this has nothing to do with nature but a...

Deflected Permanent Revolution or Crisis of Leadership? – Part 2

A Marxist critique of the theory of Deflected Permanent Revolution 2) Cliff’s “Deflected Permanent Revolution”: A Marxist Critical Appraisal Let’s go now to Cliff’s contributions on the evaluation of the postwar revolutions. In his critique of Trotsky’s theory Cliff invalidates some of the theses he first outlined and then he develops new...

Socialism or war and capitalist decay

We are publishing this text from an unpublished book War, Imperialism and Socialism by Bill Hunter because yet again the question of capitalist decay is posed in relation to the collapse of Carillon. The failure of Carillon to be able to build a hospital, schools, rail infrastructure, etc. is...

Hue and Cry Over Kronstadt

  Leon Trotsky Written: January 15, 1938. First Published: The New International, Vol. 4 No. 4, April 1938, pp. 103–106. Source: MIA (Marxist Internet Archive) ** During the last months of 1920 and January of 1921, the “wrap-up” episodes of the lasting civil war (almost three years) took place, in which a coalition of counter-revolutionary forces of the...

The Matter of Family in the Russian Revolution

When we talk or think about family, the model that comes to mind is a house with father, mother and children, each with specific roles considered as natural. For women, that means domestic work, monogamy and a situation of inferiority in relation to their husbands. This is a model...

Panama Papers: evidence of an inherently corrupt system

A few days ago it came to light through the now famous Panama Papers (a leak of information from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca), the existence of offshore companies involving governments, politicians, businessmen, sportsmen, artists, etc., from more than 40 countries on five continents. What does this mean?...

After the victory of the Revolution, a bourgeois government

This process began the day after the triumph of the revolution. By Fidel Castro's advice, the Sandinista Front formed a National Reconstruction Government (GRN) with the participation of important bourgeois figures, like Violeta Chamorro. By Bernardo Cerdeira.   Back then, Fidel advised, “Nicaragua must not be a new Cuba.” Like this, the...

Mobilizations for minimum wage

Co-optation and Resistance In Haiti, the political and economic climate is decaying by the day: the despicable mess in the institutions of the state contradicting itself continuously and unavoidably indulging in indefensible drifts and miasma; while the so-called “economic recovery” so much advertised has failed to materialize, and the people,...

From Sectarian Propaganda to Electoral Opportunism (Part II)

The discussions between the IWL and the TF have been taking place for three decades. However, as we stated in Part I of this article, this organization, which used to criticize us from the “left” and the “Trotskyist extreme orthodox”, is now on our “right”. Therefore, in these discussions,...

Coronavirus: Capitalism Kills!

The world is being threatened by the coronavirus pandemic that has the potential to match the millions of deaths caused by the 1918 Spanish Flu.  In addition to its death toll, the virus threatens to kick off an economic downturn on par with the Great Depression.    Statement by the IWL-FI   These...

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