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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...

Why Does Fidel Negotiate In Secret With Reagan? – Nahuel Moreno, 1982.

Business Week magazine commented in its 22 June 1981 issue that: “despite the harsh tone speeches by the spokesmen for the Reagan administration in the rally organised by the Council of the Americas in Washington, in early June, Cuban émigrés circles still suspect that negotiations are being carried out...

Frederick Engels’ Speech at the Grave of Karl Marx

Karl Marx did not only understand the internal process of capital, and with it the dynamics of the capitalist class society as he was also the first philosopher to elaborate the concept of Dialectic Materialism: a combination that changed the understanding of the world and human society by breaking...

Commemorating Kafr Qasim Massacre at its 60th Anniversary

The 29th of October 1956 started as a quiet day in the village of Kafr Qasim, then under military rule since it was transferred to Israeli occupation by the Jordanian king in 1949. The villagers, hard-working peasants and workers, went out early to work in the fields and in near-by...

77 years of Trotsky’s murder

On the 100-years anniversary of the Russian Revolution, and the 77th anniversary of Leon Trotsky's murder by a Stalinist agent, Trotsky's legacy is more current than ever. The financial crisis of capitalism, similar or worst to that of 1929, and with the current social situation of the masses in...

Red Terror

“Whoever does not see class struggle leads unavoidably to armed conflict is blind.” Red Terror was decreed formally in the Soviet Union on September 3, 1918, through an order of the People’s Commissar for Inland, Gregory Petrovsky. He ordered the end of benevolence, imprisonment of the right-wing SRs, and...

To be Trotskyist Today – 1985

Let's start with understanding what it means to be truly Marxist. We cannot make a cult, as it has been done for Mao or Stalin. Being Trotskyist today does not mean agreeing with everything that Trotsky wrote or said, but to know how to critique or exceed him, same...

Metalworkers and the Russian Revolution

I would like to start by saying what an honor it is to be speaking to you about the Russian Revolution and the metalworkers. As you may know, the metalworkers played a crucial role in the Russian revolutionary movement before 1917 and during the revolutionary year. I will try...

Traces of Trotsky

The grandson and great-granddaughters of the assassinated revolutionary leader, survivors of the family extermination, have followed important scientific and artistic careers in Mexico and the United States. By Paul de Llano - El País.   On a sunny morning, Esteban Volkov looks at the junk piled in the courtyard of his house,...

Who Led the February Insurrection?

Chapter 8. The History of the Russian Revolution - Leon Trotsky. Lawyers and journalists belonging to the classes damaged by the revolution wasted a good deal of ink subsequently trying to prove that what happened in February was essentially a petticoat rebellion, backed up afterwards by a soldiers’ mutiny and given out...

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