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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...

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,...

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...

“Empowering” women or “organizing” the struggle for their liberation?

   After March 8th, International Working Women's Day, it is important to think about the content of women's struggle. In the frame of growing male-chauvinist and sexist violence; being left aside, marginated and oppressed by the society, it is normal we stand up for the place we deserve and...

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...

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...

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