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...

The Simon Bolivar Brigade

In 1979, the Bolshevik Fraction of the Fourth International promoted, from Colombia with the Socialist Workers Party (PST-Partido Socialista de los Trabajadores) the building a brigade of fighters to support the Nicaraguan people in their battle to overthrow the Anastasio Somoza dictatorship. Since its founding in 1977, the PST...

200 years of Marx: A life in the service of the working class

May 5 was the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx birth. To honour him, the ISL will publish a series of articles on the German revolutionary. Our aim is to popularise his thinking and work, especially among the workers. In this article we present a short summary of his life and...

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...

International Women’s Day – A Militant Celebration

Women’s Day or Working Women’s Day is a day of international solidarity and a day for reviewing the strength and organization of proletarian women. But this is not a special day for women alone. The 8th of March is a historic and memorable day for the workers and peasants, for...

International Working Women’s Day: Origin and Current Lessons

March 8 has been celebrated for more than one hundred years. But the truth is that the origin of this date is a matter of controversy because many of the events that gave rise to it have been forgotten, distorted or made up. By Laura Requena. Read:  Live | March 8 demonstration...

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...

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...

Sabra and Shatila Massacre: 35 years after, an open wound

On September, it is the 35 anniversary of the massacre in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila, in East Beirut, Lebanon. Almost three thousand Palestinians were murdered with cruelty, shocking the whole world. Even today, the wound is still open. In both places, the memory of the massacres...

The rise and fall of Aneurin Bevan

Corbynism or modern day left- reformism can be traced back to Aneurin Bevan who oversaw the introduction of the National Health Service, in the Labour government after the Second World War. That, and a number of nationalisations were brought in by a Labour government led by a right-wing Cabinet. By...

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