George Jackson: Black August Revolutionary
George Jackson was a Black man serving a one year to life sentence over a petty crime. During his time in prison, he began reading Marxist texts and became a radical communist prison organizer.
Kimberly AnnAugust 21, 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
François-Noël Babeuf: The People’s Manifesto and the First Cries of Communism
In the whirlwind of the great French Revolution, new ideas emerged: ideas against private property, in favor of newspapers as a tribune of the people, and calling for an organization of cadres to lead the revolution.
Luigi MorrisJuly 14, 2020
Police Abolition, Self Defense, and Self Organization
Now that the movement has put the very existence of the police on the table, socialists everywhere must begin to think about the forms of self organization needed to further develop and strengthen the struggle in order to eventually build a broader confrontation with capital and the state.
Jimena VergaraJune 28, 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
The Return of the Class Struggle
A specter is haunting the world. It is not yet that of communism, but that of class struggle—in capital letters. This new wave of protests began with the emergence of the yellow vests in France, which for the first time in many years made the ruling class of an imperialist country fear revolt. It has only spread since then.
Claudia CinattiOctober 22, 2019
Reform or Revolution, 2019 Edition
The old debate between Luxemburg and Bernstein is back: reform or revolution? But now it is Chris Maisano from the DSA and Jacobin defending electoral politics, while Tim Horras of the Philly Socialists argues for revolution and “base building.” Here, Juan Cruz Ferre of Left Voice explains why we need a revolutionary workers’ party.
Juan CJuly 28, 2019
The Prerevolutionary Elements of the Yellow Vest Uprising
The spontaneous uprising of the “Gilets Jaunes” (Yellow Vests) shows that we are facing a transitional situation. Cracks are opening at the top, allowing the anger of the mass movement to enter the scene and creating a prerevolutionary situation in France
Juan ChingoDecember 5, 2018