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.

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Marxism vs Queer Theory

Is Queer Theory compatible with Marxism? Can there be such a thing as “Queer Marxism”? Yola Kipcak in Vienna replies in the negative, and explains why.

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.

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Will There Be a Boom?

The capitalists are eager for the COVID-19 crisis to come to an end, and many anticipate a rapid economic bounceback. But the new normal will be one of crisis, chaos, and class struggle.

Break with the Democrats! A Resolution Presented to Phoenix DSA

We republish a resolution presented in the Phoenix DSA chapter. Written by Marxist members of DSA who support our ideas, it argues for a clean break from the Democrats and for independent class politics.

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.

NJ Protest during the Great Depression
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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Election 2020: The Socialist Case Against “Lesser-Evil” Politics

The US is barreling blindly towards an electoral reckoning which, no matter the outcome, will test the limits of the American capitalists’ experiment with bourgeois democracy.

In Defense of Hegel

Hegel revolutionized every field that he dedicated himself to. The impact of Hegel’s ideas cannot be underestimated, and as Marxists we owe him a tremendous debt.

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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.