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Stalinism

How Joseph Stalin Helped Create the State of Israel

Joseph Stalin committed numerous crimes against the international working class. But one of his greatest crimes was the support he gave to the foundation of the state of Israel. Trotskyists, in contrast, have always opposed Zionism.

Nathaniel Flakin

May 21, 2021

62 Years after the Revolution: What Are the Perspectives for Cuba?

January 1 was the 62nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. The government of Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel is celebrating with austerity and economic opening. This is opening lots of debates about perspectives.

Diego Dalai

January 9, 2021

Interview: If Unions Had Organized the South, Could Trump Have Been Avoided?

What can the labor struggles of unions in the 30s and 40s in the South tell us about the character of U.S. politics and the labor movement today? An interview with Marxist Michael Goldfield on his book The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s.

Chris Wright

December 12, 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 Miller

August 20, 2020

75 Years After the Liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp: The Declaration by the International Communists

75 years ago, the prisoners at the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in central Germany liberated themselves. Trotskyists from different countries who had been imprisoned in the camp published a declaration calling for a Germany based on workers' councils.

Nathaniel Flakin

April 11, 2020

Between the Myth and the Woman: Remembering Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is widely considered one of the most famous painters in Latin America. On the 65th anniversary of her death, her unique body of work and enigmatic persona continue to mesmerize viewers, but the picture her works paint of her life tell a more complex story.

Madeleine Freeman

July 13, 2019

On the Trotskyist Rudolf Klement, Assassinated by Stalinism

Rudolf Klement, secretary of the Fourth International and a companion of Leon Trotsky, was so instrumental in spreading Trotskyist ideas and arguments abroad that he became a danger to Stalin's hegemony. Stalinist agents kidnapped him on July 12, 1938, and his body was found over a month later.

Leah Muñoz

July 12, 2019

Chernobyl: An Environmental Catastrophe Caused by Stalinism

In the early hours of April 26, 1986, Reactor No. 4 of the Pripyat nuclear power plant in Ukraine—then part of the USSR—blew up. The HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” shows what caused the disaster: Stalinism.

Óscar Fernández

June 10, 2019

The Moscow Thermidor: Stalinist Degeneration and the Lessons for Today

What was Stalinism? Why did it occur and will it be the fate of all socialist revolutions?

Edson Urbano

April 16, 2018