Anti-Colonial Marxism: 100 Years Since the Congress of the Peoples of the East in Baku
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Baku Congress. The Congress of the Peoples of the East was initiated by the Communist International, bringing together revolutionary organizations from Iraq, Persia, Turkey, Afghanistan, China, India, and other countries. This experience shows what Marxism has to offer to anti-colonial struggles.
Dylan EdwardAugust 31, 2020
#TROTSKY2020: The Relevance of Leon Trotsky’s Ideas Today
80 years after his murder, the international news network Left Voice—La Izquierda Diario features the voices of militants from the most important struggles taking place in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Keynote speaker Emilio Albamonte of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS) in Argentina shares the crucial lessons Leon Trotsky's life and work hold for socialists today.
Left VoiceAugust 26, 2020
What Is Trotskyism?
Today is the 80th anniversary of the murder of Leon Trotsky. Though he was killed at the hands of Stalinism, revolutionaries carry on his legacy. Here is an introduction to his ideas.
Tatiana CozzarelliAugust 21, 2020
Leon Trotsky Lives on in Our American Struggle
Today marks 80 years since the murder of Leon Trotsky in Mexico, at the hand of an assassin sent by Joseph Stalin, as he sat at his desk reviewing an article his killer had written.
Scott CooperAugust 21, 2020
Remembering Trotsky’s Contributions
For revolutionary militants today, Leon Trotsky not only serves as an example, but his Marxism is a necessary tool in the struggle for communism. The following are some of Trotsky's contributions.
Doug Enaa GreeneAugust 21, 2020
The Trotskys Betrayed
Stalin's bureaucratic dictatorship assassinated Leon Trotsky 80 years ago. What many may not realize, however, is that it also killed all of his children.
Sam MillerAugust 20, 2020
The Woman Question in the Work of Leon Trotsky
What do the works of revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky have to say about patriarchal oppression under capitalism and the path forward for women's liberation?
Andrea D'AtriJuly 22, 2020
The French Revolution In the Political Thought of Leon Trotsky
The Great French Revolution was of fundamental importance in Leon Trotsky’s political thinking. Here are some of its central aspects.
Ana RiveraJuly 18, 2020
Leon Trotsky’s Legacy and the Present
We publish here the introduction to Marxism and Our Epoch, a collection of Leon Trotsky’s texts that are most relevant for understanding our current moment.
Christian CastilloJuly 17, 2020
Culture and Revolution: Trotsky’s Debates on the Transition to Socialism
During the 1920s, when the Russian Revolution was struggling with new problems — international isolation, the introduction of the NEP, and the open political struggles within the party after Lenin’s death. In the public debate about how to reckon with these problems, Trotsky intervened through various writings on the cultural problems of the transition. This article addresses one of these interventions, focusing on Trotsky’s writings in Literature and Revolution (1924)
Ariane DiazJune 28, 2020