1917-2017: Lenin’s April Theses – A Scandalous Text for Old and New Reformists

"It's a delusion, it's the delirium of a madman!" - (A. Bogdanov, Menshevik, referring to Lenin’s April Theses) By Francesco Ricci.   It is April 3, 1917 (April 16 of our calendar) when the so-called 'sealed train' that houses Lenin, Zinoviev, Krupskaya, Inessa Armand, Radek and others arrives at the Finland Station. To...

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...

June 28: the trigger for World War I.

On June 28, 1914, an attack carried out in Sarajevo (capital of Bosnia, the Balkans), by Gavrilo Princip (young member of a Bosnian nationalist organization) ended the lives of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand (heir to the throne of the Austro -Hungarian Empire) and his wife. It was the triggering...

The Red Guard

The Red Guard was built by the working class during the process of the Russian Revolution. It has its origins in the revolution of 1905. It reappears during the revolution of 1917 and becomes semi-clandestine for a short period, after the uprisings in July; it returns to the scene...

30 Years Anniversary of Moreno’s Death

Today, January 25, it is the 30 anniversary of the Argentinian Trotskyist, Nahuel Moreno. In 1944 he founded, in Argentina, the political tendency that would later be known as Morenism, and in 1982 he founded the International Workers’ League – Fourth International (IWL-FI), of which he was the main...

200 years of Marx birth

On May 5, today, it is 200 years of Karl Marx’s birth, in Tréveris, Germany. He was, without a doubt, one of the man with most influence in the history of the XIX, XX and XXI centuries. Together with Frederich Engels, his friend and comrade of theoretical, political elaboration...

Myths about the colonization of Spanish America

The arrival of Christopher Columbus and the colonization gave rise to statements that have little to do with the reality, from which the conquerors and their descendants sought to justify themselves. That, if it were not for Columbus' feat, we would not be here today. That European weapons’ superiority...

The Third International and Its Place in History

Written: 15 April, 1919 First Published: Published in May 1919; Published according to the manuscript. Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972 Volume 29, pages 305-313 Written: V. I. Lenin Translated: George Hanna   The imperialists of the Entente countries are blockading Russia in an effort to cut off the Soviet Republic, as a...

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...

October 12: Day of Pillage of America

524 years after Colombus arrived, our continent is facing a new colonization process. On the contrary of what has been told to us for generations, the European powers did not came to bring progress to the continent but to take its wealth. So the technological, scientific and life quality...

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