Left-Wing Communism: an Infantile Disorder

Before publishing houses in our country—which has been plundered by the imperialists of the whole world in revenge for the proletarian revolution, and which is still being plundered and blockaded by them regardless of all promises they made to their workers—were able to bring out my pamphlet, additional material...

70 years after his murder: To continue Trotsky’s battle is to reconstruct the IV International

This article was published on the 70th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination. We are publishing it again because the Arab revolution, the European resistance and struggles, and the U.S. crisis urge us to put on the agenda the discussions on the Fourth International reconstruction and the need to solve the revolutionary proletariat leadership crisis. On August 20th, 1940,...

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...

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...

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...

Who Led the February Insurrection?

Chapter 8. The History of the Russian Revolution - Leon Trotsky. Lawyers and journalists belonging to the classes damaged by the revolution wasted a good deal of ink subsequently trying to prove that what happened in February was essentially a petticoat rebellion, backed up afterwards by a soldiers’ mutiny and given out...

The Permanent Revolution

To mark the 71st anniversary of Leon Trotsky’s assassination at the hands of Stalin we are reprinting a part of Bill Hunter’s article that was published in 2001 in The Permanent Revolution, Battle Cry of the Twenty First Century which was a defence of Trotsky’s theory of the Permanent Revolution. This...

The Cheka: Sword and Shield of the Revolution

After seizing the power, the Soviet government understood there were two great battlefronts to face the counter-revolution in the context of the Civil War. A “foreign front” in the military field, against the White Army and the imperialist troops. A conflict that reached 21 countries, with Czarist officials, international...

Russian Revolution, 97 years: Soviets in action

November 7 (October 25 according to the old Russian calendar) is the 97th anniversary of the October Revolution that would create the first workers' state in history.  To remember this important date, we publish the article Soviets in Action, written by John Reed in October 1918, still in the heat...

The Verdict of History – Prologue to Russian Edition

This new edition, now in Russian, of The Verdict of History ,is added to the one in Portuguese (2008), the one in Spanish (2009), and the upcoming one in English. The several editions of this book show the interest it awoke among those who seek to understand what happened with the...

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