1934 Teamsters Strike
The 75th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters Strike

The 1934 Teamsters strike in Minneapolis was a decisive moment in the US labor and socialist movements.

From "Discussions with Trotsky"

In this selection, taken from two days of discussion with Leon Trotsky and the leaders of the SWP, Trotsky explains the need for a non-sectarian approach to the Stalinist workers and criticizes a narrow trade union approach to the party.

Thirty years since the Iranian Revolution
Thirty Years Since the Iranian Revolution

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Iranian revolution and the mainstream media around […]

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Prospects for a Labor Party

In every major country, the working class has built political parties to combat the capitalists in the political arena, with one exception: the working class in the United States has not yet built its own political […]

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The Declaration of Independence

In 1774 the delegates for the Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia. Hostilities had already broken out and the delegates, although all from the wealthier classes of society, were under pressure to adopt a more radical […]

Black Struggle and the Socialist Revolution

This document was passed at the 2008 National Congress of the US Section of the IMT. To fight racism, we must fight capitalism!

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Mightier than the sword

If there was one man who embodied the spirit of revolutionary democracy, it was Tom Paine. He inspired the American Revolution of 1776, took part in the French Revolution of 1789 and, while abroad in […]

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The Tet Offensive: the Turning Point in the Vietnam War—Part Two

In the early hours of January 31, 1968, 70,000 North Vietnamese soldiers, together with guerrilla fighters of the NLF, launched one of the most daring military campaigns in history. The Tet Offensive was the real […]

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The Tet Offensive: the Turning Point in the Vietnam War

Alan Woods analyzes the events that led to the Vietnam War and the significance of the Tet Offensive in bringing about the defeat of US imperialism, and draws some parallels with Iraq.

Shays' Rebellion
Shays’ Rebellion

The challenge thrown down by Shays terrified the oligarchy that was quietly concentrating political and economic power into its own hands.

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What About Russia?

As early as 1936, Leon Trotsky predicted that the Stalinist bureaucracy that usurped power after Lenin’s death, would not be satisfied with its legal and illegal privileges, but would inevitably strive to replace the nationalized […]

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Vietnam

The war in Vietnam, which completely transformed the situation in the U.S.A., did not begin in a planned way. The U.S.A. was sucked into it almost by accident. It began with a covert operation, the […]

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