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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...

A Letter to Trotskyists Throughout the World -1953

By James P. Cannon, 
21 October 2008 - From the 25th Anniversary Plenum of the National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party. To All Trotskyists: Dear Comrades: On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Trotskyist movement in the United States, the Plenum of the National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party...

The Issue of the Party and the Revolutionary Movement

The women in the Bolshevik party and the relevance of the resolutions of the Third International. By Laura Sguazzabia.   Despite the millennial customs that left women in passivity and obedience, in Russia, the contribution of the female proletariat to the revolution was strong and determining. This active participation was expressed in...

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...

Trotsky’s Tribute to Lenin

 A few days ago, January the 21st, it was the 92th anniversary of Lenin's death (1924). We publish a hardly known text written by Trotsky as a tribute, one day after the great Bolshevik's Party's founder and Russian Revolution leader passed away.   Lenin is no more. We have lost Lenin. The dark...

Engels: The General of the Revolution

When Friedrich Engels died in August 5, 1895 in London, it could be read on the theoretical journal of the German Social Democracy, Die Neue Zeit, that with his death "Marx also finished to die." There was not an exaggeration: in fact it is very difficult to separate...

«Vote for Socialism in 1956» (notes on North American Trotskyism in the electoral terrain in 1948, 1952 and 1956)

“The traditional two-party system in the United States has been very well suited for normal times. The ruling capitalists couldn’t ask for anything better than this (…). The aggravation of the crisis which we all see ahead can shake up the whole American political situation (…)”. By Daniel Solon.   Through...

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...

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...

Who was Leon Trotsky?

His life Liev Davidovich Bronstein was born on October 26, 1879, in the Ukrainian village of Yanovka, Russian Empire. Jew, son of middle peasants, he adhered to Marxism at 19 and went on to organize the workers of the region in a political and trade union organization called “South Russian...

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