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Netflix and the Russian Government Join Forces to Spread Lies About Trotsky

The Netflix Company is reproducing a series produced by the Putin administration about Leon Trotsky’s life. It is a gross and unacceptable falsification of the history of the Great Russian revolutionary. The IWL-FI joins this manifesto and we call more organizations and figures to subscribe it as a way...

Rose Luxemburg, “For a world where we are socially equal, humanly different and totally free”

When hundreds of women organize to call for an 8M General Strike in Spain and declare that the feminism they fight for is "anti-capitalist, anti-racist and anti-colonialist", we want to remember the figure of this great Polish revolutionary, on the centenary of her murder. By Laura R. One hundred years later,...

Marx and the Fight against Oppression

Many activists believe that the fight against oppression is a relatively new phenomenon. Moreover, they believe that Marxist organizations never gave much importance to that. In the end, for a Marxist what would matter most would be the social classes, and all the rest would be secondary, except in...

Discussion: How to achieve a Second Independence in Latin America?

Imperialist domination advances and deepens in Latin America. Political independence achieved in the XIX century is formal and limited. The bourgeois nationalist movements failed in their limited resistance and ended by capitulating. What are the way and the tasks to achieve a second and definitive Latin American independence? By: Alejandro...

Revolutionaries and Elections

The role of socialists in electoral politics during the period of competitive capitalism   Marx and Engels studied the French Revolutions of 1830 and 1848, along with the Paris Commune of 1871. They argued that while parliaments were key for the bourgeoisie to articulate itself as a class and mediate its...

Marx and the Impossibility to reform Capitalist Society

In a famous scene of Spanish literature, noble Don Quixote, dominated by madness, fought against windmills believing them to be giant warriors. A character that sought to change the world, forcing it on his ways, and went from one mess to another. He attempted with all his strength to...

For the Rebuilding of the Fourth International

Throughout 2018, our website has published several articles dedicated to the 80 years of the foundation of the Fourth International. They approached the context and objectives of its foundation, the causes of the 1953 crisis and its consequences in the scattering of the Trotskyist forces. Just as the debates...

78 Years from Trotsky’s Murder: the Permanent Revolution as a Topical Subject

On August 20, 1940, Ramon Mercader inflicted the blow that ended Trotsky’s life on Stalin’s command. It was the last of a series of attacks that began in the second half of the XX century. Defamation, political persecution, followed by being expelled from the party and the country, the...

Bolchevism and Stalinism: opposite poles

This year we are celebrating the 100 years of the October 1917 Revolution. The first victorious socialist revolution, the first Workers’ State established in history, the triumph of the Red Army against the counter-revolutionary Tsarist and imperialist armies: all of this generated immense enthusiasm of the working class and...

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...

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