Fred Weston, editor of In Defence of Marxism, discusses the lessons of the Third International on the centennial of its founding.
The Minneapolis Strike demonstrated the role played by the young forces of American Trotskyism in obtaining gains for workers.
The Third International became a vital school of revolutionary ideas and strategy. Rob Sewell (editor of Socialist Appeal, British journal of the IMT) looks back on this momentous event.
As for the liberation of imperialist-dominated countries, Mao had nothing but detrimental policies to offer.
The historical struggle for “forty acres and a mule” demonstrates that inequality, racism, and oppression are hardwired into capitalism.
For those of us who have had the privilege of fighting for the building of a genuine Trotskyist international, the discovery of this missing letter was a very inspiring experience.
How can we reach the masses? This question has been at the center of revolutionary debate since the birth of the socialist movement.
The fight for equality—not only in theory, but in practice—is an integral part of Marxism. Only working class unity can defeat the capitalists and lay the basis for ending oppression.
Socialists have long been at the forefront of the struggle for gender equality.
If we are to have a genuinely revolutionary understanding of society, we have to throw the light of Marxist analysis on even the most shadowy corners of the bourgeois state, including constitutional law.
No other event in human history has been the subject of more distortions, falsehoods, fabrications, and downright lies as the Russian Revolution.
Successful strikes require preparation and leadership with a clear, class-independent vision. Our aim is not to let off steam but to challenge the bosses’ right to rule.