Can a Socialist Revolution Happen in the United States?

It is not uncommon to encounter skepticism or even extreme pessimism about the possibility of a socialist revolution in the United States. However, revolutions have exploded in what seemed to be the most unlikely places.

A Communist Review of Michael Parenti’s Blackshirts and Reds

The rising tide of support for socialism and communism has generated renewed interest in Michael Parenti’s work. While he brings forward some valuable observations and insights, his method also has significant limitations.

Lessons of Chile 1973

Monday, September 11, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1973 coup that overthrew president Salvador Allende in Chile and installed the brutal Pinochet dictatorship.

“The Eighteenth Brumaire”: A Masterpiece of Marxism

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte remains not only a classic of Marxist theory but one of the greatest works of political analysis ever written.

The Korean War at 70: Imperialism’s Legacy of Bloodshed and Division

July of this year marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement, which halted the three-year-long, all-out conflict known as the Korean War. The war remains one of US imperialism’s most […]

The Spanish Civil War and the Crimes of Stalinism

The Spanish Civil War began this month in 1936 with the beginning of the coup by General Franco. The fascist forces could have been defeated, with the working class rising up and fighting back. But […]

Moving Meeting to Celebrate Esteban Volkov at the Trotsky House Museum in Mexico

On Sunday, July 9 an event was held to celebrate the memory of Esteban Volkov, Trotsky’s grandson, under the auspices of the Leon Trotsky House Museum in Mexico City.

The “June Days” of 1848: The Volcano of Revolution Erupts

1848 was a year of revolution in Europe, with French workers exploding onto the streets in a struggle against the old order. Today, a specter is again haunting the ruling classes—the specter of communism.

The Death of Sieva Volkov, Trotsky’s Grandson: A Tribute to a Great Fighter

Trotsky’s grandson Esteban Volkov (1926–2023) was an important living symbol—the symbol of a whole revolutionary epoch, a heroic period of storm and stress, full of triumphs and tragedies.

Lessons of the Finnish Revolution of 1917–1918 (Pt. 3)

In the final episode of this podcast series, John Peterson explains how the White terror drowned the revolution in blood after the Social-Democratic leaders’ vacillation prevented the working class from seizing power.

The Civil War: America’s Second Revolution

The American Civil War is an event of world-historic significance. This revolutionary war overthrew slavery as a mode of exploitation and laid the ground for the rapid development of US capitalism.

Lessons of the Finnish Revolution of 1917–1918 (Pt. 2)

The second episode of the podcast series explores how the Finnish workers rose up, inspired by the Russian Revolution. Even though it had massive support in the streets and factories, the Social-Democratic leaders derailed the […]