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
France’s Homosexual Front for Revolutionary Action Showed an Anti-Capitalist Perspective for Sexual Liberation
The Homosexual Front for Revolutionary Action was formed amid the massive protests in France in May 1968. The group’s anti-capitalist perspective for sexual liberation rings true today, especially during Pride month.
Pablo HerónJune 9, 2022
May 1: For an International of Socialist Revolution
On May 1, the Trotskyist Fraction — Fourth International held an online rally to present a new manifesto. Comrades from 14 countries in Europe and the Americas took part. You can watch the video here.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalMay 3, 2021
An Illustrated History of May Day
May Day, or International Workers Day, is celebrated every year around the world to honor the struggles of the generations of workers who fought against capitalist exploitation. Here we take a look at the one that started it all — the Haymarket uprising in Chicago, 1886.
Sarah CroweMay 1, 2021
May Day 2021: Virtual Rally for an International of Socialist Revolution
On Saturday at 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific, the Trotskyist Fraction — Fourth International will hold an online rally to present a new manifesto. Comrades from 14 countries in Europe and the Americas will be participating.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalApril 30, 2021
Chile Shows That the True Engine of History Is Class Struggle
Lester Calderon is an industrial worker and member of the Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR) in Chile. In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, he explains how the government of President Sebastián Piñera, with the complicity of several “left” parties, has used the pandemic to further suppress the mass uprising that began last year.
Lester CalderonMay 14, 2020
Scilla Di Pietro: Workers Have Turned Anger Into Struggle
In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Scilla Di Pietro, a food service worker and member of the Revolutionary International Fraction (FIR), speaks about how years of neoliberal austerity measures at the hands of the EU and the Italian government has turned the coronavirus pandemic into widespread devastation. She talks about how the efforts and struggles of workers has been central to counterposing the false unity broadcast by the government and capitalists.
Scilla Di PietroMay 12, 2020
Santiago Lupe: We Are Fighting for the United Socialist States of Europe
In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Santiago Lupe, a historian and member of the Revolutionary Workers Current in the Spanish State, explains how the pandemic has shown clearly that the European Union is nothing but a unified force of Europe’s imperialist powers to impose the interests of capitalists. Only a united working class across borders can put a stop to the death and destruction facing millions of people and find a way out of the current crisis.
Santiago LupeMay 12, 2020
Karina Rojas: “In This Crisis, Women Bear the Heaviest Burdens”
In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Karina Rojas, a member of the Current of Socialist Workers (CTS) and Pan y Rosas, explains how the public health and economic crises have disproportionately affected women in Uruguay, leaving many unemployed and subject to violence by the state and at home.
Left VoiceMay 11, 2020