Lessons of the Spanish Revolution

The Spanish Civil War, like any revolutionary period, was an acid test for political parties and tendencies. Despite its ultimate defeat by the counterrevolution, it holds rich lessons for socialists today.

Capitalism: A History of Horror Without End—Part I

This year we will see learned critics working to turn public opinion against the Bolsheviks and what they stood for, in an attempt to bury the truth about what the revolution was really about.

On the Day After the Revolution

The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 marked a fundamental break with the old order and the beginning of the socialist transformation of society.

Lessons of the Populist Movement of the 1890s

Many American workers aren’t aware of the time when the US nearly had a mass socialist party of the working class.

Everything in Pittsburgh is Named After Two Robber Barons

Neither Carnegie nor Frick are responsible for the growth of Pittsburgh.

Trotsky in January 1917: “Bronx Man Leads Russian Revolution”

One hundred years ago today, on January 13, 1917, just weeks before the collapse of tsarism, the thirty-eight-year-old Trotsky arrived in New York City.

60 Years Since the Hungarian Revolution of 1956

We are republishing this article on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, first published on the 40th anniversary in Socialist Appeal.

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History and Lessons of the Militant Tendency—Part Two

The rise of the Corbyn movement in Britain have resulted in a renewed interest in the Militant—the Marxist tendency in the labor movement that became a household name.

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[Video] Alan Woods on Leon Trotsky’s “Stalin”

Alan explains the background to Trotsky’s masterpiece, which provides an analysis of the degeneration of the Soviet Union from a democratic workers’ state into the Stalinist bureaucratic regime.

42 Years Since the Portuguese Revolution

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the Portuguese Revolution. On this occasion we recommend the following analysis, written by Alan Woods in 1974.

The October Revolution and LGBTQ+ Struggle

In its ascendant phase, the Russian Revolution enacted the most progressive laws of its time as a step towards the liberation of all the oppressed.

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The United Nations: a Tool of Imperialism

At the 2015 British Labour Party conference, shortly after Jeremy Corbyn’s victory as party leader, Labour members voted in favor of a motion from Unite (Britain’s biggest union) to only support air strikes on Syria […]

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