On Lenin’s Birthday, Let’s Give a Shout Out for Some of His Greatest Contributions
Among the giants whose shoulders today’s revolutionaries stand upon, few loom as large as Lenin. To commemorate his birthday, here are four of his greatest contributions to revolutionary theory and practice.
Scott CooperApril 22, 2021
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 FlakinNovember 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.
Tatiana CozzarelliJuly 5, 2019
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 CinattiJune 6, 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 VoiceAugust 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 McLaughlinJuly 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 FerriAugust 1, 2016