When 20,000 New Yorkers Attended a Nazi Rally—and 50,000 Joined the Trotskyist Counterprotest
Eighty years ago, American fascists filled Madison Square Garden. The short documentary film “A Night at the Garden” shows disturbing scenes from the Nazi rally. What it doesn’t show: The Trotskyists led a protest of 50,000 all around the arena.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 1, 2019
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 FlakinSeptember 3, 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 FlakinJuly 26, 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 FlakinDecember 4, 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 LisztMay 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 VoiceApril 6, 2016