Some Thoughts on the Paris Commune

The 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune has given rise to many studies, books, comments and public enthusiasm. Much more than the hundred years of the Russian Revolution.   By Michel Lenoir, Paris   The Commune still in vogue This striking difference is due to a series of factors, at least three. Unlike the...

Paris Commune 150: the Economics

Today is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Paris Commune.  The Commune (Council) was formed as result of what should be considered the first uprising and revolution led by the working class in history.  This new class was the product of the industrial revolution in the capitalist mode...

75 years after the end of World War II and the post-war revolutionary wave

On 8 May 1945, the bloodiest military conflict in human history ended in Europe. The War in the Pacific would continue until August, when the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, Hiroshima (6 August) and Nagasaki (9 August). Jeferson Choma, PSTU-Brazil At the end of the conflict, the...

45 years of the Carnation Revolution: “people are the ones who put more order”

On April 25, 1974, 45 years ago, a military uprising unleashed the Portuguese Revolution, the last to date in Western Europe. By Juan P. The military uprising was led by a section of the army that opposed the continuation of the colonial war. At that time, Portugal sustained Angola, Mozambique and...

“Here is the voice of Tehran, the true voice of Iran, the voice of the revolution!”

With these words, on February 11, 1979, revolutionary groups that seized radio Tehran announced the end of the monarchy regime. By: Fabio Bosco As Ervand Abrahamian narrates , in the book Iran Between Two Revolutions: "The final drama began in Tehran on the night of Friday, February 9, when the imperial...

Netflix and the Russian Government Join Forces to Spread Lies About Trotsky

The Netflix Company is reproducing a series produced by the Putin administration about Leon Trotsky’s life. It is a gross and unacceptable falsification of the history of the Great Russian revolutionary. The IWL-FI joins this manifesto and we call more organizations and figures to subscribe it as a way...

Turkey: The beginning of the “Raki Effect”?

In 1994, the Mexican financial crisis had a strong international impact called the “tequila effect”. Currently, the crisis lived by the Turkish currency (lira) also begins to expand to other countries. Has the “raki effect” began? By: Alejandro Iturbe The current crisis of the Turkish lira was triggered by the announcement...

The International Marxist Tendency: from Permanent Entryism to the Abandonment of the Proletarian Dictatorship

The history of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) is mixed up with the history of its founder, Ted Grant, considered by his supporters one of the greatest Marxist theorists and by English Trotskyists who did not share his trajectory as objectivist and politically centrist. By Marcos Margarido. Edward "Ted" Grant was...

The Simon Bolivar Brigade

In 1979, in the summit of the fight against Somoza’s dictatorship, the Bolshevik Fraction of the IV International, organization that was in the base of the IWL-FI foundation, called, through one of its sections (The PST from Colombia) to constitute an internationalist brigade to go to Nicaragua and fight...

Karl Marx: a Life in Service of the Working Class

Today, Marx is portrayed in most books, articles and documentaries as an intellectual who sought to teach lessons to the working class from the outside. Lessons drawn due to his brilliant mind. Some elements of his thoughts are studied in university classes and his name is always present in...

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