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On the Anniversary of the Fourth International’s Founding

80 years ago today, on September 3, 1938, a secret meeting took place in a house in Périgny, a small town outside of Paris. 26 delegates represented eleven revolutionary organizations from around the world. Two dozen more organizations supported the Congress even though they were unable to send representatives.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 3, 2018

Why Trotskyism?

Why is Trotskyism still relevant today? We reflect on the anniversary of his assassination.

Jimena Vergara

August 25, 2018

Martin Monath: A Jewish Trotskyist Among Nazi Soldiers

A secret history of resistance during World War II: Wladek Flakin just published a biography of Martin Monath (1913-44), the editor of a communist newspaper for German soldiers in occupied France.

Nathaniel Flakin

July 26, 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

Who was Nahuel Moreno?

Nahuel Moreno helped build one of the most important currents to claim the mantle of the Fourth International. Who was he and what what did he contribute to the left?

Gabriela Liszt

February 16, 2018

Memories of Leon Trotsky, From His Grandson

Esteban Volkov was thirteen when assassins tried to murder him. Because his grandfather was Leon Trotsky. Now ninety-one, Volkov keeps Trotsky's memory alive at a museum in Mexico City where Trotsky spent the final years of his life.

Nathaniel Flakin

December 4, 2017

Young Trotsky: The Making of a Revolutionary

Leon Trotsky was born on November 7, 1879 in the Russian village of Ianovka. This article focuses on Trotsky’s early life and his first major revolutionary experience in the failed 1905 revolution.

Jazmín Jiminez

November 9, 2017

The Trotskyists’ Struggle Against Nazism in World War II

Today is the 72nd anniversary of V Day – the victory of the Allies in World War II. But the war wasn't fought between fascism and democracy. It was a war between imperialist powers for the redivision of the world. Trotskyists fought in many countries for the war to end with socialist revolution.

Gabriela Liszt

May 8, 2017

Inheritance and Situation: Interview with New Generation of Revolutionary Marxists in China

Left Voice spoke with Stone Song and Ji Hengge, Trotskyists in China who translated and published the first Chinese edition of The History of American Trotskyism by James P. Cannon

Left Voice

April 6, 2016