History

Marxist feminism an oxymoron?

by Karin Hilpisch, August 25th 2022  “Freedom and equality for the oppressed sex!” Lenin (1) Introductory remarks In discussing the contentious, much debated issue of the compatibility of feminism and Marxism, this article aims to show that Marxist feminism is neither an oxymoron nor a tautology. Based on the understanding that sexism, the name by […]

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This is the most dangerous crisis in human history! A warning from a lifelong Communist

by Mike Gimbel, 19th July 2022 This is a presentation by life long Communist, Mike Gimbel, who lives in the USA. Below is the transcript and embedded video Comrades: I believe I am not ‘crying wolf’ in this video! Things are getting real scary! THIS MAY BE THE MOST CRITICAL MOMENT IN HUMAN HISTORY! Comrades: […]

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Marxists Speak Out : Victory Day, against Nazism and Imperialism, yesterday and today

A panel with have participants from Australia, South East Asia, South Asia, East Asia, north, central and south America, and Europe was held on Saturday 14th May. The panel was entitled “Marxists Speak out: Victory Day, against Nazism and Imperialism, yesterday and today.” May 9th marked the seventieth-seventh anniversary of the surrender of the fascist […]

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Diego Rivera’s memoir of Hitler: a stunning insight on the rise of fascism

The following is an a reprint of an article that appeared in Internationalist Standpoint on January 30th 2022. Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor in Germany 89 years ago today, on January 30, 1933. On this occasion, we publish a text written by the painter and left-wing activist Diego Rivera. Rivera makes recollections of his visit […]

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Review: “Removing the Stalin Stain – Marxism and the working class in the 21st Century”

by Davey Heller, 25th September 2021 William Briggs has set himself an ambitious task with his book “Removing the Stalin Stain – Marxism and the working class in the 21st Century”. It is an attempt to explain why socialism has not yet overthrown capitalism, despite it lurching from crisis to crisis including World War, ecocide, […]

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How one US labor council fought back against both the fascists and the bureaucrats trying to crush them.

Sometimes a seemingly arcane struggle can in reality represent an epic battle of class forces. This is the case in the struggle between the Vermont State Labor Council and the President of the National AFL-CIO Richard Trumka. Hiding behind the use of bureaucratic clauses, Trumka tried and failed to punish the only state labor council […]

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Who’s who of the Australian Trotskyist movement

by Davey Heller, 29th December 2020  “The world political situation as a whole is chiefly characterized by a historical crisis of the leadership of the proletariat.” Leon Trotsky 1938 These words are as true today as they were on the eve of World War 2 and this is why understanding the history of the groups […]

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A Marxist History of the Police, Part 4. Building the New Institutions of Class Rule – Crime and Imprisonment

By Stephen James Kerr Today we are publishing the fourth part in a series “A Marxist History of the Police” which  Part 1: Repression in the face of revolution, examined how the birth of the industrial working class and the tumult of the bourgeois revolutions drove the need for new forms of repression. Part 2: Experimenting […]

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A Marxist History of the Police, Part Three: the crisis of the English Bourgeoisie

By Stephen James Kerr, 14th September 2020 Today we are publishing the third part in a series “A Marxist History of the Police” which examines the balance of class forces in 1820 Britain. To understand the emergence of the police, an appraisal of the relative positions of the working aristocracy, bourgeoisie and working class in British society […]

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Support the Leon Trotsky House Museum Appeal

8th September 2020 An appeal for funds has been made by Leon Trotsky’s grandson, Estaban Volkov, to support the Leon Trotsky House Museum. The Museum requires urgent funds because it has been closed to the public since March because of measures taken to limit the spread of Cov-19. A significant part of the museum’s income […]

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