From Emancipation to Criminalization: Stalinist Persecution of Homosexuals from 1934

The October revolution was a leap forward for LGBTQ liberation. But in March 1934, Stalin re-criminalized homosexuality across the whole of the Soviet Union.

In Defense of Historical Materialism: New Magazine Out Now!

Alan Woods’ editorial on historical materialism from the Winter 2021 issue of the In Defence of Marxism, the theoretical journal of the IMT.

Italy: Battles in the Third International

This article explores the political debates between the leadership of the Comintern and the leaders of its Italian section.

500 Years After the Fall of Mexico-Tenochtitlán: A Marxist Perspective

500 years ago the Spanish invaders captured the last Aztec ruler, marking the fall of Mexico-Tenochtitlán. This was one of the starting points of capitalist globalization.

The 8th Congress of the PCC and the Challenges Facing the Cuban Revolution

In April, the Communist Party of Cuba held its 8th congress, which culminated the process of replacing the historical leadership in a context of economic crisis and dangerous economic reforms.

The Partition of Ireland at 100: A Story of Blood-Soaked Counterrevolution

As long as capitalism exists, the consequences of the barbaric division of Ireland and centuries of inculcating sectarian division can never be undone. Only on the basis of uniting the working class for a revolutionary […]

Tiananmen: a Marxist Reading Guide

June 4th is the anniversary of the crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square movement. We publish a reading guide on these events, as both the western media and the Chinese regime actively hide what happened.

Inflation and Instability: Contradictions Mount for Capitalism

Governments spent the last year propping up the capitalist system with unprecedented state support. These desperate measures have built dynamite into the foundations of the world economy—which is now set to explode.

The Revolutionary Ideas of Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci died in 1937, after spending nearly ten years in prison under Mussolini’s fascist regime. All these years later, his ideas and legacy are still being debated and reinterpreted.

[Video] Rosa Luxemburg, the German Revolution, and the Rise of Fascism

Rob Sewell discusses the failure of the German Revolutions from 1918 through the early 1930s, and the consequent rise of the Nazis, at the NYC Marxist School 2019.

[Video] The Comintern and the Trade Unions

Tom Trottier, editor of Socialist Revolution, discusses the work of the Communist International in the trade union movement.

Trotsky’s Suppressed Letter: An Introduction by Alan Woods

For those of us who have had the privilege of fighting for the building of a genuine Trotskyist international, the discovery of this missing letter was a very inspiring experience.