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...

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...

Questions on Revolutionary Party Organization – Part 3

Marx Examining in depth the class struggle at his time, mainly the Paris Commune, Marx defined the revolutionary tasks, which were politically correspondent to the introduction of the "dictatorship of the proletariat", i.e., destroying the bourgeois state and the establishment of a workers' government: "…the next attempt of the French Revolution...

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,...

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...

Some reflections on “Morenism”

Published in  Marxismo Vivo (Marxism Alive) special issue (2007) with the title: Nahuel Moreno. 20 years after his demise, some reflections on  "morenism". ___________________________________ Normally, within the left, when a leader acquires great dimension and contributes with something qualitatively different, whether positive or negative, his followers and even his enemies identify...

Fiddles Melody: Bicentennial of Friedrich Engels, the Communist General

"For a correct appraisal of Marx’s views, an acquaintance is essential with the works of Frederick Engels, his closest fellow-thinker and collaborator. It is impossible to understand Marxism and to propound it fully without taking into account all the works of Engels." Lenin, 1914. In 1893, shortly before the publication of...

How revolutionaries are formed*

Dear Comrade Paz, To the joint letter - which I do not have to characterise as would be proper in my reply since I am sure I will be collaborating with the majority of the signers, who signed by mistake - you add a private letter that gives me the...

Socialists and Islam

It is a mistake that to consider Islam only metaphysically or to think that it consists all about what is written in the Qur'an. Therefore, as in all cases, Islam should be handled within its historicity, social and political dimensions. The subject of this article is not the historical...

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...

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