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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...

Capitalist Restoration in China – Special

"China’s economy is going through hard times. The most important expression of it has been the recent successive drops in the country’s main stock markets (Shanghai and Shenzhen). It had previously manifested itself as a Real Estate crisis (with several unfinished projects and other finished ones that couldn’t find...

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...

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...

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