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Leon Trotsky

Permanent Revolution in Iran

The revolution that began 42 years ago offers lessons for how to beat imperialism and reactionary governments.

Maryam Alaniz

February 7, 2021

“Bourgeois Democracy”: What Do Marxists Mean by That Term?

The inauguration of a new U.S. president is a moment to reflect on the kind of democracy Marxists fight for, and on the true character of the pseudo-democracy used to administer the United States on behalf of the capitalist class.

Scott Cooper

January 23, 2021

How We Fight to Win: The United Front versus the Popular Front

As 2021 unfolds, the question of strategy may confront the working class in ways it has not in decades. The strength to fight back against a capitalist onslaught of austerity coupled with an insurgent right wing will hinge on whether the working class unites itself or allies with our class enemies.

Scott Cooper

January 16, 2021

What Is Fascism?

The violent far-right assault on the Capitol on Wednesday has raised the specter of fascism. But what is meant by that term? Marxism provides the answer.

Scott Cooper

January 9, 2021

The Relevance of Trotsky’s Ideas Today

Interview with Emilio Albamonte at the online event #Trotsky2020

Left Voice

November 1, 2020

Trump, Fascism, and the Metaphysics of Democracy

Noam Chomsky says Trump is not a fascist, but he's wrong about why. It's not that Trump is failing to seize control of big business. Fascism is "the continuation of capitalism, an attempt to perpetuate its existence by means of the most bestial and monstrous measures." For all Trump's authoritarianism, capital has yet to call on him to take those steps.

Rob Wilkie

October 13, 2020

Left Voice: How Can a Publication Help Build a Revolutionary Left?

Who is Left Voice? What are we trying to build? And how do we conceive of our publication?

Left Voice

October 6, 2020

An Introduction to Trotsky’s Theory of Permanent Revolution

First introduced over a hundred years ago, Leon Trotsky’s theory of Permanent Revolution remains a vital tool for understanding the world today. The theory shows that only the working class can lead a socialist revolution, and is an antidote to many who now claim that we can rely on bourgeois forces to take us half way there.

Kate Frey

September 22, 2020

Learning from the Masses: Trotsky at the Modern Circus

In the early 20th century, mass audiences at the Modern Circus in Petrograd clamored at the sound of Trotsky’s voice, and he, in turn, vibrated to the rhythm of the audience. Marxist scholar Warren Montag dissects a passage of Trotsky’s 'My Life' and analyzes it through the lens of Baruch Spinoza. 

Warren Montag

September 6, 2020