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Ideas & Debates

Is it the ’empire’ or else imperialism?

The massive attacks against the WTC and the Pentagon back on September 11, 2001 and its aftermath -particularly, the growing interventionism and “unilateralism” of the US’s foreign policy- has raised an intense debate among the intellectuals and all the strands of politics worldwide. Many old (and not so old) ideas are being put to the […]

Juan Chingo

June 8, 2009

A balance sheet of the political strategies of the left

Introduction In the previous issues of Estrategia Internacional we pointed out that the situation in Argentina was characterized by a crisis of bourgeois hegemony, with the political institutions of the regime questioned by the mass movement and the ruling class was mired by internecine disputes.In this historical crisis, however, none of the classes or class […]

Jorge Sanmartino

January 1, 2003

The war in the Balkans and the international situation

Introduction On March 24 this year NATO bombs and cruise missiles started to rain down the Yugoslav territory. The war would rage for almost three months. As it unfolded, the world witnessed the various acts of the drama: the devastation of Serbia from the air, Milosevic’s ethnic cleansing, the flood tide of Kosovar refugees, the […]

Juan Chingo

July 1, 1999

Polemic with the LIT and the Theoretical Legacy of Nahuel Moreno

This work is the systematization of a debate that began two years ago at the cadre school of the Workers Party for Socialism (PTS). It is important in that it has allowed us to homogeneously develop a critical vision of our own political-theoretical past: drawing both a clear line of demarcation between ourselves and the “Morenista” current of the Trotskyist movement that we have come from, and at the same time reclaiming what we think is the method and theory of Leon Trotsky.

[Dossier] “The Crisis of the Revolution and the Tasks of the Proletariat” (previously unpublished)

NOTE: This is the third of three linked documents on Left Oppositionists in a Russian Prison. The brief introductory reading guide is here. The political introduction to the series of three is here. An academic article explaining the origin of the prison text is here. We present, for the first time in English, translated from […]

Left Voice

January 1, 1917

[Dossier] The Struggle of the Trotskyists in the Soviet Union: An Alternative to Stalinism

NOTE: This is the first of three linked documents on Left Oppositionists in a Russian Prison. The brief introductory reading guide is here. An academic article explaining the origin of the prison text is here. The final document — the text from the imprisoned Left Oppositionists in the 1930s — is here. This year is […]

Guillermo Iturbide

January 1, 1917

[Dossier] The Soviet Left Opposition and the Discovery of the Verkhneuralsk Prison Booklets

NOTE: This is the second of three linked documents on Left Oppositionists in a Russian Prison. The brief introductory reading guide is here. The political introduction to the series of three is here. The final document –— the text from the imprisoned Left Oppositionists in the 1930s — is here. In this article, historian Aleksandr […]

Aleksandr Fokin

January 1, 1917