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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...

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...

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...

100 Years Of The Russian Revolution: Dual Power

Chapter 11 - The History of the Russian Revolution Volume One: The Overthrow of Tzarism Leon Trotsky. Source: www.marxists.org   What constitutes the essence of a dual power?  We must pause upon this question, for an illumination of it has never appeared in historic literature. And yet this dual power is a distinct condition of social crisis,...

Marxist Education Centre David Ryazanov launches course on Permanent Revolution

The CFM David Ryazanov begins its activities launching a course in great demand by revolutionary militants and activists of social movements, the course on Permanent Revolution. The Education Centre is based on an online platform for distance learning, which provides the facility for the achievement of its courses anywhere in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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