The Greek Revolution and Civil War: 70 Years Since the Battle of Athens—Part Two

In October 1944, the last German soldiers left Greece, and on the 12th ELAS, the Greek People’s Liberation Army, moved into Athens. The atmosphere among the masses was electric, especially in the working class neighborhoods. […]

In Defense of Theory—Or Ignorance Never Yet Helped Anybody

For our January 2015 organization-wide monthly reading we republish this excellent article by Alan Woods. In Defense of Theory—Or Ignorance Never Yet Helped Anybody highlights the attitude of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Trotsky towards theory and its […]

The Greek Revolution and Civil War: 70 Years Since the Battle of Athens—Part One

On December 3, 1944, British snipers, the Athens police, and fascist paramilitaries opened fire on a demonstration of communist sympathizers in Athens’ Syntagma Square, leaving 28 dead. They were protesting against the provocations of the […]

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The "Third Period" of the Comintern's Mistakes

We republish here, for our June, July, and August 2014 organization-wide reading, an “under-the-radar” classic by Leon Trotsky. It was written during the important period that he was building the International Left Opposition. It includes […]

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Stalinism in the Postwar World

World War Two ended in a complex and entirely unforeseen relationship of forces between the nations and between the classes. It ended in the victory of two continental powers on the world arena, US imperialism […]

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WWI—Part Six: Tsarist Russia and the War

In the bloody struggle for world domination Russia entered as a second-rate partner of the Entente. The apparent strength of the Russian Empire concealed its internal contradictions and fundamental weaknesses. Russian tsarism combined elements of […]

The First International

For the WIL’s organization-wide reading for November and December 2014, we link here three articles on the founding of the First International. The Inaugural Address of the International Workingmen’s Association by Karl Marx, The First […]

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Problems of Entrism

For our December 2013 organization-wide reading we republish Problems of Entrism by Ted Grant. This document assesses the situaton faced by the weakened forces of Marxism in Britain in the postwar period and how to […]

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

Many skeptics say that a socialist society could never exist in America. They say that the working class and poor, who make up 90 percent of the country, are too fragmented. They say that Americans […]

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97th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

On the 97th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, we commemorate this great event by recommending three works of Ted Grant and Alan Woods: Russia: from Revolution to Counter-Revolution by Ted Grant (1997), The Meaning of October by Alan Woods […]

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Program of the International

We republish here, for April 2014’s organization-wide reading, Ted Grant’s Program of the International. In this document, which helped orient the first embryo of comrades in the as-yet-to-be-formed Committee for a Workers International, Ted traces the history […]

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Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)

This song, written by Woody Guthrie in 1948, documents the treatment of several “illegal”deportees both before and after their death.

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