One hundred years later, Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution is still the most compelling narrative of that world-shaking event.
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Las divisiones en el movimiento trotskista han debilitado las luchas de la clase trabajadora en todo el planeta. El Comité por el Reagrupamiento International Revolucionario fue fundado hace cuatro años para abordar el tema de la crisis y para reunir a partidos revolucionarios de diferentes tradiciones para defender a los más explotados y oprimidos. El… Read more »
Trotskyist groups from five countries in the Americas meet to discuss burning issues and lay plans.
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How does a workers’ state morph into an imperialist wannabe?
No more bailouts for bankers & speculators. Open the books. Nationalize banking and insurance under the management of workers’ committees. • Let workers audit allegedly failing companies; make the results public. • Send corporate crooks to jail. Redirect war spending. Put the Pentagon’s $700 billion-plus budget into retraining soldiers and workers for peacetime production and… Read more »
POLITICAL PRISONER Punished with solitary Jaan K. Laaman, long-time anti-imperialist political prisoner, is still locked down in segregation (minimum of 23 hours per day in a 6’×9′ cell). Jaan has been in “segregation” for months simply for issuing two statements, a clear violation of free speech and human rights. He is being threatened with transfer… Read more »
In my roughly 35 years on the far left, I’ve been around, in, and interested in a myriad of Trotskyist organizations. It’s been about twenty years since I was able to participate in one, due to various life demands and other exigencies, but my interest has never flagged. Lately, with the Trump election, the events… Read more »
A century ago, millions of working people were dying so that the richest capitalist countries could carve up the globe among them. In Russia, the people were suffering wartime deaths and starvation on top of suffocating repression by an all-powerful monarchy. On International Women’s Day 1917 (in February by the old Russian calendar), women textile… Read more »
Not a day goes by that U.S. politicians, media pundits and career spies don’t warn of chilling dangers from Russia. Why did Russia again become so despised? Political obfuscation and distraction at home are motivators. So are geopolitical jockeying for power and the economic need to keep the military-industrial complex fully charged up. Democrats, a… Read more »