The Communist International was a declaration of war on the whole capitalist world. Under the control of Stalin and Zinoviev, it transformed into its opposite. 80 years ago this month, Stalin dissolved it.
In the final episode of this podcast series, John Peterson explains how the White terror drowned the revolution in blood after the Social-Democratic leaders’ vacillation prevented the working class from seizing power.
The American Civil War is an event of world-historic significance. This revolutionary war overthrew slavery as a mode of exploitation and laid the ground for the rapid development of US capitalism.
The second episode of the podcast series explores how the Finnish workers rose up, inspired by the Russian Revolution. Even though it had massive support in the streets and factories, the Social-Democratic leaders derailed the […]
In August 1965, a social volcano erupted in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts. This episode of insurrectionary anger inspired similar uprisings in cities across the nation, with echoes that can still be heard today.
The Finnish Revolution of 1917–18 is a proud chapter in the history of the international working class, that was tragically drained in blood by the forces of counterrevolution. In this three-part podcast series, John Peterson […]
The feature article in the latest edition of In Defence of Marxism takes on the Spanish Conquest of the Americas, which far from a “meeting of cultures,” was a bloody affair resulting in the extermination of […]
One hundred years ago French troops invaded the Ruhr. This occupation, combined with hyperinflation, sparked revolutionary convulsions across Germany.
Michael Harrington’s ideas continue to have wide influence, but his American variant of reformism is a political dead end.
On May 4, 1926 a general strike began in Britain. But after nine inspiring days, the strike was betrayed by the trade union leaders, who were given a left cover by the Stalinists.
The division of society into classes is a relatively recent development in human history. And just as it came into existence, Marxists understand it must eventually go out of existence.
At the 2022 NYC Marxist School, Alex Grant of Fightback (the Canadian section of the IMT) provided a brief history and background on the USSR and looked at the difference between genuine Bolshevism and Stalinism.