Sixty years ago, the dictator Stalin orchestrated the murder of Leon
Trotsky, exiled and isolated in Mexico. Stalin was motivated not merely
by personal rivalry and malice but by the ruling bureaucracy’s need to
crush the Fourth International, which continued to fight for
internationalism and workers’...
In the 1930s Trotsky and his family were finding it impossible to secure
safe refuge. Deported from France, refused entry into Britain, they
moved to Norway. LAURENCE COATES describes how an alliance of
Stalinists, fascists and ’democrats’ ensured that Trotsky’s days of
living on a planet without a...
SIXTY YEARS AGO this August, Stalin’s hit man, Raymond Mercader,
murdered the greatest living revolutionary of that time, Leon Trotsky.
It was not just the Trotskyists who felt the terrible blow of his death
but the working class and labour movement of the whole world. This brain
- in a sense, the brain of the...