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Why Is the New Anticapitalist Party in France Trying to Kick Out its Left Wing?

The New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in France is in crisis, as the leadership attempts to kick out the principal left-wing opposition. This is important for the international Left — but not necessarily easy to understand. An FAQ about the NPA’s crisis.

Nathaniel Flakin

June 10, 2021

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

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

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 Cozzarelli

August 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 Cooper

August 21, 2020

When Imperialism Lost: The United Army of Central America and the Defeat of the Filibusters

In 1856, the combined forces of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala beat back U.S.-backed filibuster William Walker’s attacks from Nicaragua.

Rob Lyons

August 11, 2018

Central America and the Permanent Revolution, Part 1: The Origins

This is the first article in a series that aims to analyze the perspectives of revolutionary processes in Central America using the concept of permanent revolution.

Rob Lyons

July 9, 2018

Memories of the Future

The Russian revolution is not old and dead history; socialists can learn central lessons from the working class revolution 100 years ago. What are these lessons?

Christian Castillo

March 28, 2018

Permanent Revolution in 1917 Russia and Today

The theory of the permanent revolution can serve as a guide for action for working-class politics, internationalism and strategy for socialism.

Juan Cruz Ferre

January 11, 2018