Certainties and questions raised by China’s economic crisis – Part 1

"China’s economy is going through hard times. The most important expression of it has been the recent successive drops in the country's main stock markets (Shanghai and Shenzhen). It had previously manifested itself as a Real Estate crisis (with several unfinished projects and other finished ones that couldn't find...

“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...

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...

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...

Myths about the colonization of Spanish America

The arrival of Christopher Columbus and the colonization gave rise to statements that have little to do with the reality, from which the conquerors and their descendants sought to justify themselves. That, if it were not for Columbus' feat, we would not be here today. That European weapons’ superiority...

Trotsky’s Tribute to Lenin

 A few days ago, January the 21st, it was the 92th anniversary of Lenin's death (1924). We publish a hardly known text written by Trotsky as a tribute, one day after the great Bolshevik's Party's founder and Russian Revolution leader passed away.   Lenin is no more. We have lost Lenin. The dark...

The rise and fall of Labour

   Histories of the Labour Party and tales of Labour heroes can perform a very specific function. They can ‘legitimise’ woolliness, lack of theory, class-collaboration and opportunism as a natural and beneficial product of British conditions and as being in line with the superiority of British institutions to those...

Opportunism and Trotskyism in the Face of Popular Front Governments

  In the beginning of the 80’s, Nahuel Moreno, founder of the IWL-FI, debated extensively and in depth with the Frenchorganization OCI (Internationalist Communist Organization, led by Pierre Lambert) regarding its policy of capitulation to the Popular Front headed by the Social-democrat François Mitterand, thus expressed in several materials. We extract the main part of...

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...

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...

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