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What is Happening in Myanmar and Why?

The military coup in Myanmar unleashed an unexpected movement. In this article, we attempt to outline some of the historical and immediate factors that led to this sudden and sharp change in the situation.

10 Years On: Lessons of the Egyptian Revolution

Among the Arab Spring, the Egyptian Revolution is perhaps the richest in lessons, as well as prospects for the immediate future. This article provides a balance sheet of the revolution and its aftermath, 10 years […]

The Rise of the Comintern and the Role of Leon Trotsky

We publish the introduction to our new edition of “The First Five Years of the Communist International,” which outlines some of the key debates and decisions taken in the first four congresses of the Communist International.

Frederick Engels: 200 Years Since His Birth

November 28, 2020 marks the 200th birthday of Friedrich Engels. We commemorate this bicentenary by looking at the vital contribution that Engels made to developing the ideas of Marxism.

Lesser Evilism in Italy: How It Destroyed the Left

The Italian left wrecked itself on the rocks of “lesser evilism” starting in the 1970s. With the US 2020 election underway and huge pressure on the left to vote for Biden, we can draw important […]

The Revolutionary Legacy of the 1919 Seattle General Strike

In February 1919, a general strike paralyzed Seattle for six days. The tumultuous epoch that we are now entering in the US demands that we study our class’s revolutionary traditions and draw the necessary lessons.

The Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression: Lessons for Today

With mass unemployment on the cards, many are comparing the current crisis to the Great Depression of the 1930s. There are many lessons from studying the period of the Great Depression.

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Class Struggle and the New Deal

We are living through a time in which many people have lost all hope in the future. There are many lessons for socialists to learn from the Great Depression and how the FDR administration presided […]

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[Video] Lessons of the 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters’ Strike

Tune in on Saturday, August 29 at 7 PM ET for a livestream on the Minneapolis Teamsters’ Strike of 1934 and the lessons for today’s labor movement.

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Review of “The First Five Years of the Communist International”: a Revolutionary Treasure Trove

A review of “The First Five Years of the Communist International,” consisting of Trotsky’s writings and speeches on building the Third International. The book is rich with lessons for the workers’ struggle today.

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Lecciones de la historia y la lucha del Partido Panteras Negras

En este artículo, nos centraremos en el ascenso colosal y el colapso precipitado del Partido de las Panteras Negras, y las lecciones que se pueden extraer de estos importantes eventos en la historia estadounidense.

Villa, Zapata, and the Mexican Revolution
[Video] Villa, Zapata, and the Mexican Revolution

Socialist Revolution editor John Peterson gives an account of the lives of Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, and their role in the extraordinary events of the Mexican Revolution.