Essential debates facing Marxists and the Left today – socialism and ‘identity politics’; the role and character of trade unions and the working-class movement; the national question; and the programme needed to overcome oppression, austerity and capitalism
Since the financial crisis of 2007-08, many different movements have developed against oppression, austerity, neoliberalism and capitalism – with mixed success.
In a complicated situation, Marxists must take stock, analyse what is going on and why, and present a way forward.
In 2018-19, a dispute broke out over exactly these questions within the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI).
‘In Defence of Trotskyism’ is a new book bringing together many of the key documents produced to defend a working-class, Trotskyist CWI; a process which culminated in the CWI’s re-foundation.
The focus of this debate included the questions of socialism and ‘identity politics’; the role of the trade unions and the working-class movement; the national question; and under what programme and how should Marxists organise internationally and domestically.
In Defence of Trotskyism collects contributions from across the world, bringing together the collective experience of working-class fighters to weigh on these important questions.
This book is much more than a record of internal debate. It is a restatement of Marxist principles and a living example of their application in today’s world. In Defence of Trotskyism will be invaluable to all those fighting for socialism.