Marxism, Stalinism, and Queerphobia
A historical survey of Marxism and queer life, from the young Soviet Union to Stalinist homophobia.
Marco HelmbrechtJuly 17, 2022
Cuba: Freedom for Frank García Hernández and Other Detainees
On Sunday, Cuban communist Frank García Hernández was arrested at a protest in Havanna. The government of Miguel Díaz-Canel is attacking critical communists whose aim is to defend the gains of the Cuban Revolution.
Left VoiceJuly 12, 2021
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 FlakinMay 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 DalaiJanuary 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 WrightDecember 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 MillerAugust 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 FlakinApril 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 FreemanJuly 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 MuñozJuly 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 FernándezJune 10, 2019