The Third International and Its Place in History

Written: 15 April, 1919 First Published: Published in May 1919; Published according to the manuscript. Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972 Volume 29, pages 305-313 Written: V. I. Lenin Translated: George Hanna   The imperialists of the Entente countries are blockading Russia in an effort to cut off the Soviet Republic, as a...

Profit Non-Profit: The Influence of Corporate Foundations on Nonprofits and Social Movements

By Brian Crawford   Crises are endemic to capitalism. Increasingly, even when economic indicators point toward prosperity, this prosperity only extends to a very thin layer within society. Labor has for many decades experienced wage losses and massive reductions in state interventions to ameliorate the worst aspects of capitalism. Lacking sufficient...

Trotsky explains the criteria to develop the program

From 1933, with the victory of Hitler in Germany (largely by the responsibility of the III Stalinist International), Trotsky called to build a new International. This 1938th text is one, among several others, which arises as a result of Trotsky’s discussions with the American SWP leaders in regards to...

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...

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...

Peace, Land and Bread, a Documentary on the Russian Revolution is Available Online

This documentary, shot in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and cities in three other countries, is an outstanding work that connects that historical event with today’s world. That connection is done through labor, peasant and people’s leaders as well as revolutionary Marxists from different countries. In times we live under threat by...

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...

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...

Engels and the Materialist Interpretation of the History of Women’s Oppression

Engels was born on 28 November, 200 years ago. In his homage, the International Workers League - Fourth International published a series of articles in defence of Marxism and Engels' legacy, thus recovering his theoretical and revolutionary heritage as a co-founder of scientific socialism. This series of articles would...

198th anniversary of Karl Marx birth

  May 5th is the 198th anniversary of Karl Marx birth, in Trier, Germany. He was, no doubt, one of the most influential men in the history of the centuries XIX, XX and XXI. Together with Frederic Engels, his friend and comrade of militancy and theoretical and political elaboration, they...

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