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Ta Thu Thau: Vietnamese Trotskyist Leader

In 1945, 70 years ago, Ta Thu Thau (great fighter against French colonial rule and the main Trotskyist leader in Vietnam) was shot by Stalinists, under the orders of Ho Chi Minh. We are publishing a short biography by another Vietnamese Trotskyist, Ngo Van Xuyet. It first appeared...

History: The war for National Liberation in Vietnam and the agrarian revolution

Forty years ago, on May 1975, the American imperialism was defeated in Vietnam by the resistance of the Vietcong and all the Vietnamese people. In 1967, before that defeat, the Argentinian Trotskyist and founder of the IWL-FI Nahuel Moreno wrote Chinese and Indochinese Revolutions  where he gives an account...

What Are the Origins of May Day?

This short article by Rosa Luxemburg shows the steps given by the working class in the world to create the First of May or, as she says "a proletarian holiday celebration" to demand the eight-hour working day. The happy idea of using a proletarian holiday celebration as a means...

Pietro Tresso (Blasco), Trotskyist militant and founder of the IV International

Pietro Tresso (Blasco) was born on the 30th of January 1893, in Magrè di Schio in the province of Vicenza, in Italy. In 1921, Tresso was among the founders of the PCdI (Communist Party of Italy) and was one of the founders of the Fourth International in 1938. He...

IWL-FI TV launches its first program. Watch it now!

The first issue of our program shows interviews with IWL-FI militants, in which they explain the main events of the class struggle in their countries. You can watch interviews with Soraya Misleh, a Brazilian-Palestine activist who talks about the last failed Israeli attempt to occupy the Gaza strip; Rosemary...

Being a Trotskyist in the 21st century

Nahuel Moreno wrote a short essay entitled Being a Trotskyist today in 1985. In it, the Argentine Trotskyist leader claimed what he believed to be the fundamental political, theoretical and programmatic legacy that Leon Trotsky left to Marxism. Namely, the international character of the socialist revolution, the struggle against...

Marxism and the myth of democracy

Mass demonstrations around the world generally open a period of enormous possibilities for the mass movement. But also of enormous dangers.  Along with the innumerous concussion grenades and tear gas thrown against political activists, leftists and social activists they always face a true ideological bombardment, which despite being invisible,...

The validity of Lenin’s imperialism theory

In two years’ time, Lenin’s book, Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism, will be a hundred years old. What part of it is still valid? What trends have not passed the test of the latest years? What parts of the book did not take place exactly the way Lenin...

XI Congress of the IWL-FI: From the centres of class struggle

Between 5th and 12th April, the XI Congress of the IWL-FI, the highest instance of the our International was held and it took place within the framework of a very rich and dynamic reality. On the one hand, this reality is brand marked by the continuity of the impact...

Horizontalism, democracy and the fight against capitalism

Part 1: The ideological crisis of bourgeois democracy and our generation This article is part 1 of a two part series. We will publish the second part of this piece in the next issue of Workers´Voice and on this website. In response to the last round of economic crisis of...

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