The Class, the Party, and the Leadership: How to Organize Revolution

Capitalism should long ago have been overthrown by the working class. Why hasn’t it? The key to answering this question lies in the role of leadership and of the revolutionary party.

Reclaiming the Revolutionary Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg was born 150 years ago. Her revolutionary legacy is paramount for those who wish to change the world. But before we can learn from Luxemburg’s experience, we must first uncover her true legacy.

10 Years On: Lessons of the Egyptian Revolution

Among the Arab Spring, the Egyptian Revolution is perhaps the richest in lessons, as well as prospects for the immediate future. This article provides a balance sheet of the revolution and its aftermath, 10 years […]

[Video] Villa, Zapata, and the Mexican Revolution

Socialist Revolution editor John Peterson gives an account of the lives of Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, and their role in the extraordinary events of the Mexican Revolution.

Happy Birthday, Lenin! The Great Fighter and Teacher of Marxism

Today marks the 150th birthday of Vladimir Lenin, the great revolutionary leader. Whilst the bourgeois historians and liberals slander him, we celebrate his life and ideas, which are more relevant now than ever.

Cuba 50 Years Later—Where Is the Revolution Going?

The Cuban Revolution, on the basis of its nationalized planned economy and the Cuban people’s willingness to defend it, has endured for decades despite being so closely situated to the most powerful imperialist power on Earth. […]

Afghanistan's Saur Revolution: The Revolution Obliterated From History

The Saur Revolution—distorted and obliterated by the intelligentsia and official historians—dared to free the oppressed masses in Afghanistan from centuries of brutal despotism and ferocious devastation by imperialists of all shapes.  

Lessons of the Paris Commune

March 18 marked the anniversary of the beginning of the Paris Commune, where the working class, for the first time in history, took power into its own hands.

Lessons of Chile 1973

We publish here a document written in 1979 by Alan Woods analyzing the history of the Chilean labor movement, the period of the Popular Unity coalition government of Allende, and the brutal Pinochet coup.