Leon Trotsky

Online course: Theory of the Permanent Revolution in English – 09/18

The Center for Marxist Education David Riazanov will offer a new course on the Theory of the Permanent Revolution on September 18. This is a new version for the Spanish-speaking public but also with subtitles and texts in English. Our goal is to offer an ever wider Marxist training,...

77 years later: to continue Trotsky’s battle is to reconstruct the IV International

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...

Could the Bolsheviks Have Seized the Power in July? [Part III]

León Trotsky Chapter 26 - The History of the Russian Revolution https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1930/hrr/ch26.htm   The demonstration forbidden by the government and the Executive Committee had been a colossal one. On the second day not less than five hundred thousand people participated. Sukhanov, who cannot find words strong enough for the “blood and filth” of...

The July Days: Culmination and Rout – Part II

León Trotsky Chapter 25 - The History of the Russian Revolution https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1930/hrr/ch25.htm From that moment the direct leadership of the movement passed conclusively into the hands of the Petrograd committee of the party, whose chief force as an agitator was Volodarsky. The task of mobilizing the garrison was assigned to the Military...

The July Days: Preparation and Beginning – Part I

León Trotsky Chapter 24 - The History of the Russian Revolution https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1930/hrr/ch24.htm   Introduction In the introduction to the previous chapter of The History of the Russian Revolution on the demonstration of June of 1917 (according to the former Julian Russian calendar), we said that June and July were an inflection point in the...

Hue and Cry Over Kronstadt

  Leon Trotsky Written: January 15, 1938. First Published: The New International, Vol. 4 No. 4, April 1938, pp. 103–106. Source: MIA (Marxist Internet Archive) ** During the last months of 1920 and January of 1921, the “wrap-up” episodes of the lasting civil war (almost three years) took place, in which a coalition of counter-revolutionary forces of the...

The Soviet Congress and the June Demonstration

  The chapter of The History of the Russian Revolution we reproduce here debates the successes of June 1917 (considering the old Russian Julian calendar). June and July were an inflection point in the accelerated revolutionary process in course. Workers and masses that featured February revolution understood quickly that throwing down...

100 Years Of The Russian Revolution: Dual Power

Chapter 11 - The History of the Russian Revolution Volume One: The Overthrow of Tzarism Leon Trotsky. Source: www.marxists.org   What constitutes the essence of a dual power?  We must pause upon this question, for an illumination of it has never appeared in historic literature. And yet this dual power is a distinct condition of social crisis,...

Testament of Leon Trotsky

My high (and still rising) blood pressure is deceiving those near me about my actual condition. I am active and able to work but the outcome is evidently near. These lines will be made public after my death.   I have no need to refute here once again the stupid and...

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...

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