80 years ago, Stalin dissolved the Communist International. This 3-part podcast series digs deeper into the theoretical and historical background that led to the Comintern’s degeneration, differentiating genuine Leninism from its bureaucratic opposites of Zinovievism […]
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.
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.
This article explores the political debates between the leadership of the Comintern and the leaders of its Italian section.
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.
Just a few years after it entered the scene of history, the Comintern suffered a sudden, irreversible decline. How was all that potential squandered and turned into its opposite?
Tom Trottier, editor of Socialist Revolution, discusses the work of the Communist International in the trade union movement.
Fred Weston, editor of In Defence of Marxism, discusses the lessons of the Third International on the centennial of its founding.
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.