With the collapse of Stalinism in the former-USSR, and the removal of
the threat of Soviet-backed regimes coming to power in the colonial and
ex-colonial world, Islamic fundamentalism has replaced ‘communism’ in
the demonology of imperialism. The imperialist powers are terrified at
the prospect of...
Following on the heels of Seattle, Washington, London and
Melbourne tens of thousands of activists will take to the streets of
Prague 23-26 September and march against global capitalism. The target:
the annual meeting of the International...
To commemorate the contribution of Leon Trotsky in building the workers’
movement internationally, we print here three articles which look at
different aspects of his political work. Their publication mark the
sixtieth anniversary of the murder of Leon Trotsky by an assassin hired
by Stalin in Mexico in August...
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...
"Consider the big picture: an east Asia of toppling currencies and bank
insolvency: rising unemployment in Latin America’s largest economy
(Brazil) and falling real wages throughout the region: stagnation and
unemployment in Europe: a rapidly approaching limit to the capacity of
US consumers to take on more...