Stokely Carmichael And The First Steps Of The Panther

  The stories of the main symbol and the most notorious slogan of the Black Panthers deserve to be known. Even though they are previous to the foundation of the group, both of them are related with Stokely Carmichael (1941-98) who, years later, also became one of the principal names...

198th anniversary of Karl Marx birth

  May 5th is the 198th anniversary of Karl Marx birth, in Trier, Germany. He was, no doubt, one of the most influential men in the history of the centuries XIX, XX and XXI. Together with Frederic Engels, his friend and comrade of militancy and theoretical and political elaboration, they...

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...

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...

The Soviet Congress and the June Demonstration

  The chapter of The History of the Russian Revolution we reproduce here debates the successes of June 1917 (considering the old Russian Julian calendar). June and July were an inflection point in the accelerated revolutionary process in course. Workers and masses that featured February revolution understood quickly that throwing down...

One-hundredth Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration: A Shameful Document

“The single most destructive political document of the twentieth century on the Middle East.” With these words, Walid Khalidi, member of the Institute for Palestine Studies, described the document that came to be known later is The Balfour Declaration. By Gabriel Huland.   This document guaranteed British support for the creation...

‘Left’ Labour and opportunism

This is the second selection of Labour  Review articles by Bill Hunter from the early 1980s showing  the historic role of Labour ‘lefts’ over the post-war period. This contains an important analysis for today looking at ‘left’ Labour and the refusal to break with the right-wing. Here, Bill shows...

The end of the peaceful road to revolution

After the defeat of the July Days (see the Russian Revolution Special), a major campaign of false accusations against the Bolsheviks and their leaders was launched. The bourgeois newspapers, intellectuals and, of course, the leaders of the interim government orchestrated a campaign in which they alleged that the Bolsheviks...

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...

May 1968: 50 years from the revolutionary wave that shook France

The mobilizations of May 1968 took place in France fifty years ago. It was not a revolution, but it generated revolutionary repercussions still discussed and studied today. Why were the French May events so important? By Bernardo Cerderira.   Students' Protests that evolved… On April 22, one thousand five hundred students protested...

News

Specials