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100 Years of the Communist Youth International

On November 20, 1919, delegates from 14 countries founded the Communist Youth International. Its youth organizations played a leading role in the resistance against World War One, fighting against both bourgeois governments and their own party’s reformist leaders.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 20, 2019

Queer Oppression is Etched in the Heart of Capitalism

LGBTQ+ oppression is inscribed in capitalist production and reproduction. Only socialism can create the context for queer liberation and sexual liberation for all.

A Revolution in Search of Heirs

In the current context of a prolonged crisis of capitalism and its parties, as well as the emergence of new political phenomena, the question is raised once again: Shall we recreate illusions in reformism or prepare for the next revolution?

Claudia Cinatti

June 6, 2018

Menshevism: The Girondins of 1917

Menshevism was committed to gradualism and opposed to the “historical impatience” of a socialist revolution.

Doug Enaa Greene

April 18, 2018

“No One is Handed Freedom on a Silver Platter”: Women and the Russian Revolution

An interview with author of Women, State and Revolution, Wendy Goldman.

Left Voice

August 23, 2017

Socialism’s Future Can’t Be Its Failures

Bhaskar Sunkara's recent New York Times piece is a dangerous misremembering of socialist history that tries to make socialism safe for liberals. To avoid repeating the failures of the 20th century, we have to take an honest look at our own defeats.

Evan McLaughlin

July 6, 2017

Lenin and the Newspaper (I): The Iskra Period

La Izquierda Diario has become a reference for vast sectors of militant, radical and revolutionary activists around the world as well as has increased its influence in Argentina. Vladimir Lenin’s vision for the press was for it to play an important role as collective organizing tool and for the formation of a revolutionary workers' party. In this article, we analyze the foundation and the consequences of Iskra, the revolutionary newspaper that helped to organize Russian social democracy in the early 20th century.

Claudia Ferri

August 1, 2016