The Fall of Al-Watiya and the Battle for Tripoli

On February 17, 2011 a democratic revolution begins in Libya that culminates in the overthrow of the regime and the dismantling of the Libyan bourgeois state. In 2014 Libya is divided between two forces. The GNC (General National Council) based in Tripoli, and the HoR (House of Representatives) based...

Once Again, Bastion of Reaction

Marx sometimes referred to nineteenth-century tsarist Russia as the bastion of reaction in Europe. Keeping the proper proportions, Russia under Putin again plays this pitiful role. By POI (Russia)   The situation in Russia deserves the attention of any activist in the world, as its significance goes far beyond the country's national...

The elections in the Ukraine and the slander from Russia

The presidential elections in the Ukraine have generated a few more episodes in the unending anti-Ukrainian campaign in Russian TV. The hosts of the various different channels ridiculed the fact that the problems most felt by Ukrainians are being openly discussed, as well as the mutual accusations between the...
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International Courier on Black Africa Available Soon!

The International Courier magazine number 19 is dedicated to Black Africa. Imperialist colonization and the complicity by national governments are present along the history of the continent. The struggles for independence and against Apartheid have been the answer. The International courier addresses all these issues from a marxist perspective. Futhermore, the International Courier...

Socialism or war and capitalist decay

We are publishing this text from an unpublished book War, Imperialism and Socialism by Bill Hunter because yet again the question of capitalist decay is posed in relation to the collapse of Carillon. The failure of Carillon to be able to build a hospital, schools, rail infrastructure, etc. is...

The “Democratic Reaction”: From Vietnam To Iraq Syndrome

In 1975, the United States suffered a severe military defeat in the Vietnam War (the first in its history). This defeat limited the capacity for direct military intervention by U.S. imperialism and led to a policy adapted to this reality that we have called "democratic reaction". By Alejandro Iturbe. Originally published...

Why Stalinism Collapsed

Bill Hunter - 1993. Originally published @ Socialist Voice #26.   Gorbachev, who became general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1985, began Perestroika and Glasnost, proclaimed as “restructuring” and “openness”, and introduced profound changes in economic practice, internal affairs and international relations. The changes were meant...

‘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 rise and fall of Labour

   Histories of the Labour Party and tales of Labour heroes can perform a very specific function. They can ‘legitimise’ woolliness, lack of theory, class-collaboration and opportunism as a natural and beneficial product of British conditions and as being in line with the superiority of British institutions to those...

Opportunism and Trotskyism in the Face of Popular Front Governments

  In the beginning of the 80’s, Nahuel Moreno, founder of the IWL-FI, debated extensively and in depth with the Frenchorganization OCI (Internationalist Communist Organization, led by Pierre Lambert) regarding its policy of capitulation to the Popular Front headed by the Social-democrat François Mitterand, thus expressed in several materials. We extract the main part of...

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