Global capitalism faces a crisis — and it’s not the economic one, not directly, anyway. In the last four years, in cities across the world, mass protest has greeted meetings… Read more »
Proportional Representation: Winning a Voice for the Minority is Key to Becoming a Majority
Just how “democratic” is capitalist democracy? Not very! Howard was returned to office last election with less than 50% of the vote. Thatcher governed Britain for more than a decade… Read more »
“Battle in Seattle” Promises a New Era of Solidarity Against Free Trade Piracy
When representatives of the World Trade Organization swept into downtown Seattle at the end of November, they meant for their five-day Ministerial Round to entrench and expand “free trade” —… Read more »
The Transitional Program: A Tool Kit for Radical 21st Century Organisers
Leon Trotsky wrote The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International 62 years ago while living in exile in Mexico. Trotsky was a leader of the… Read more »
Spirited Memorial Celebrates the Life of Clara Fraser – Irrepressible Radical Innovator
On Sunday May 24, people from wide-ranging political backgrounds joined in the Melbourne celebration of the extraordinary life of Marxist feminist trailblazer, Clara Fraser, who died of emphysema on February 24 at the age of 74.
Ted Bull: Lifelong Communist – 29 January 1914 – 11 December 1997
Ted Bull was a working class leader, radicalised by being unemployed during the Depression. After years of working as a wharfie, Ted was elected as Secretary of the Waterside Workers… Read more »
International Anti-Fascist Conference: A Lost Opportunity to Build Solidarity
In the ‘80s and early ‘90s, the shocking resurgence of fascism in Europe was marked by jackbooted racist skinheads, marches of uniformed “seig-heiling” Hitlerites and the torching of Turkish refugee… Read more »
Gee, Thanks Guys!
One thing working class activists have learned is that working people can’t rely on the capitalist state to stop injustice. The reason for this is, of course, that capitalism is… Read more »
Clara Zetkin – Revolutionary Fighter for Women’s Liberation
Zetkin was a pioneer who paved the way for many fighters for women’s liberation who followed. She was a great leader of working class women. One of her greatest contributions was to successfully challenge the dangerous and incorrect notion that socialism and feminism and incompatible ideologies.
Women’s Emancipation and Permanent Revolution
Revolutionary feminism is the only program and method that can truly unite the class and the Trotskyist movement, for it is a unity based on equality and mutual respect and not on a lower caste sacrificing itself for an upper caste. Women, people of colour, lesbians, youth, elders and differently abled just happen to be the most exploited sectors of the proletariat. We as Trotskyists are obliged to hoist our banner with them.