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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...

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...

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...

Obama’s visit to Vietnam and Hiroshima

The U.S. president Barack Obama is dedicating the last part of his second turn to visit different countries of the world. This time, it is a trip to the East, including Vietnam and the Japanese city of Hiroshima; both of them, symbolic places of major facts of the XX...

Trotsky on the construction of a Workers’ Party in the United States

   The presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party from the USA and the good results he is obtaining have opened an intense debate within the world left, among a large majority (including several organizations who call themselves Trotskyists) which, using different arguments, support and called...

A Great Achievement

When these lines appear in the press, the Conference of the Fourth International will probably have concluded its labors. The calling of this Conference is a major achievement. The irreconcilable revolutionary tendency, subjected to such persecutions as no other political tendency in world history has in all likelihood suffered,...

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...

Online Education Center offers Marxist theory courses to activists around the world

 The Centre for Marxist Education David Ryazanov (CFMRiazanov) it's begining its activities in the next weeks. The online Education Center is an initiative of the IWL-FI, International Workers League - Fourth International, which aims to contribute to the spread of Marxist theory to new generations of activists that...

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...

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