#AllThatsLeftPod: Stalinism, Anti-Communism, and the Fate of the Soviet Union — An Interview with Doug Greene
In this episode, we interview author and historian Douglas Greene about his new book “Stalinism and the Dialectics of Saturn: Anticommunism, Marxism, and the Fate of the Soviet Union.”
Left VoiceAugust 14, 2023
The Communist Women’s International, in English for the First Time
An Interview with historians Daria Dyakovona and Mike Taber about their new book with documents from the Communist Women’s International
Josefina L. MartínezJuly 11, 2023
The Birth of the Homosexual Movement and Socialism in Germany
In this article, we look back at the birth of the homosexual movement in Germany, its ties to socialism, and the lessons of this alliance — in its victories and defeats.
Camille LupoJune 30, 2023
The Institute for Sexual Science: Berlin’s Forgotten Centre for Trans Activism
In the 1920s, a fancy Berlin villa was home to a gay Jewish doctor who facilitated the very first gender-affirming surgeries. In the same building, communist leaders held secret meetings with anti-colonial guerrilla fighters. The Institute for Sexual Science was like something out of a Fox News fever dream.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 29, 2023
75 Years of Nakba: The Catastrophe Is Ongoing
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe” in Arabic. Yet the displacement and dispossession of Palestinian people from their homeland began even before the creation of the Zionist State of Israel in 1948, and continues to this day.
Luigi MorrisMay 15, 2023
May Day Memories of a Czech Communist Imprisoned by Nazis during WWII
Journalist and communist Julius Fucik wrote an account of his time imprisoned and tortured by the Gestapo on cigarette papers and pencils smuggled into the Prague prison where he was held and ultimately executed for resisting Nazi occupation. The following is an excerpt of his recollections of May Day, International Workers Day, and the comrades who kept the hope of workers revolution and liberation alive from within the prison
Left VoiceMay 1, 2023
#AllThatsLeftPod: A History of the U.S. Revolutionary Left and Trotskyism
In this episode of the podcast, we're joined by historian Bryan Palmer to discuss the origins of the U.S. revolutionary left and Trotskyism, James P. Cannon, and socialists' role in class struggle in the 1920s and 30s.
Left VoiceFebruary 6, 2023
Militarism, Imperialism, and Self-Determination: Marxist Debates on the War
During World War I, the Marxist movement had a rich debate on the questions of militarism, imperialism, and self-determination. Those discussions help inform some of the current issues around the war in Ukraine.
Josefina L. MartínezMarch 31, 2022